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Frontiers | The role of mycorrhizal associations in plant potassium nutrition | Plant Traffic and Transport

Frontiers | The role of mycorrhizal associations in plant potassium nutrition | Plant Traffic and Transport | Teaching science | Scoop.it
Potassium (K+) is one of the most abundant elements of soil composition but its very low availability limits plant growth and productivity of ecosystems. Because this cation participates in many biological processes, its constitutive uptake from soil solution is crucial for the plant cell machinery. Thus, the understanding of strategies responsible of K+ nutrition is a major issue in plant science. Mycorrhizal associations occurring between roots and hyphae of underground fungi improve hydro-mineral nutrition of the majority of terrestrial plants. The contribution of this mutualistic symbiosis to the enhancement of plant K+ nutrition is not well understood and poorly studied so far. This mini-review examines the current knowledge about the impact of both arbuscular mycorrhizal and ectomycorrhizal symbioses on the transfer of K+ from the soil to the plants. A model summarizing plant and fungal transport systems identified and hypothetically involved in K+ transport is proposed. In addition, some data related to benefits for plants provided by the improvement of K+ nutrition thanks to mycorrhizal symbioses are presented.

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FutureLearn — Learning for Life

FutureLearn — Learning for Life | Teaching science | Scoop.it

Enjoy free online courses from leading UK and international universities.


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's comment, September 30, 2013 3:29 AM
Thanks for sharing David. This course looks interesting: THE MIND IS FLAT: THE SHOCKING SHALLOWNESS OF HUMAN PSYCHOLOGY.
Pájaro Chogüí's curator insight, November 26, 2013 4:47 PM

Los aprendizajes más efectivos en las enseñanzas básicas son aquellos que se enfocan a las herramientas esenciales "para la vida" en tiempo escolar y con miras a nuevas formas de aprender.

Pájaro Chogüí's curator insight, December 6, 2013 4:56 PM

Pájaro Chogüí saluda a esta bella imagen terrestre.

 

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Biology: Changing the world. A new project from the Society of Biology

Biology: Changing the world. A new project from the Society of Biology | Teaching science | Scoop.it

Biology: Changing the world inspiring and celebrating the great biologists of the UK - a new project by the Society of Biology, Heritage Lottery Fund and BBSRC.

Biology: Changing the World will celebrate life science research and life scientists, communicating their discoveries to students and teachers. The project focusses on how biology has saved the world, from discoveries that have changed how we treat a disease to scientists that have campaigned to save a species on the bridge of extinction. Sharing the journey of the individual; how they became a biologist and the hurdles they overcame will be a crucial part of our project."
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Math 42 - Best Math for Teens and Tweens to Solve Algebraic Equations - Fun Educational Apps for Kids

Math 42 - Best Math for Teens and Tweens to Solve Algebraic Equations - Fun Educational Apps for Kids | Teaching science | Scoop.it
Are your kids struggling with math? Math 42 by Cogeon is a great math app designed to help and support students with every steps when solving an algebraic equation. A great app for math support that shows student aged 10 to 16 how to solve problems!

 

Check it out. FREE for a limited time!


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MAXIM NITSCHE's curator insight, August 16, 7:45 PM

Check it out! #Math42

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A Must See Chart on SAMR Model and iPad Teaching ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Must See Chart on SAMR Model and iPad Teaching ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Teaching science | Scoop.it

"Technology integration in instruction is a process that starts with setting out clearly defined objectives and ends with assessing learning outcomes against these objectives, and all along the way several tools and strategies are employed to attend to the overall performance of this process. Hence, the first question teachers need to ponder when thinking about using technology in class is not what kind of technology to use but what do they want to achieve behind using this technology? On a deeper level, they need to find answers to questions such as: Does this technology constitute a a good addition to the learning task ?  Can the same learning task be performed without using technology? These and several other questions  should come to the forefront when you start planning a technology-based learning activity.

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Theophilus's curator insight, June 16, 5:21 AM

Clearly, if there was still any doubt, technology-assisted learning expects a great deal more from the teacher. It does NOT make your life easier. The processes advocated in this article demands a teachers who is unafraid and willing to engage in hard mental spadework.

Nicole Sprainger's curator insight, June 16, 5:47 PM

Useful application of SAMR for Primary Maths 

A/Prof Jon Willis's curator insight, June 16, 7:14 PM

SAMR models - Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, Redefinition - are a new idea to me, but very seductive.

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20,000+ FREE Online Science and Technology Lectures from Top Universities

20,000+ FREE Online Science and Technology Lectures from Top Universities | Teaching science | Scoop.it

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Aerospace, Anthropology, Astrobiology, Astronomy, Astrophysics, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Cognitive Science, Computers, Cosmology, Dentistry, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Environment, Future, General Science, Geoscience, Machine Learning, Material Science, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Medicine, Metallurgy, Mining, Nanotechnology, Oceanography, Philosophy, Physics, Physiology, Robotics, and Sociology.

 

Lectures are in Playlists and are alphabetically sorted with thumbnail pictures. No fee, no registration required - learn at your own pace. Certificates can be arranged with presenting universities.

 

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Casper Pieters's curator insight, March 9, 7:21 PM

Great resources for online learning just about everything.  All you need is will power and self- discipline.

Russ Roberts's curator insight, April 23, 11:37 PM

A very interesting site.  Amazing Science covers many disciplines.  Subscribe to the news letter and be " amazed." Aloha, Russ, KH6JRM. 

Siegfried Holle's curator insight, July 4, 8:45 AM

Your knowledge is your strength and power 

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Geophysicists fingerprint sea-level rise

Geophysicists fingerprint sea-level rise | Teaching science | Scoop.it

By considering the unique sea-level "fingerprint" created by a melting ice sheet, a team of geophysicists in North America has developed a new method for pinpointing the sources of global sea-level rise. Their approach could provide a way to measure the impact of the Greenland and West Antarctic ice sheets – the greatest sources of uncertainty in projections of future sea-level changes.

 

Long-term variations in sea level are caused by processes including thermal expansion of the water, changes in ocean circulation, and changes in the size of glaciers and ice sheets. Measurements from tide gauges indicate a global average sea-level rise of 1–2 mm/yr during the 20th century. However, this estimate ignores geographical variations in sea level, and provides no information about the contribution of different processes.

 

One possible way to pick apart the total sea-level change is to look for the distinct pattern, or fingerprint, of a melting ice sheet. Close to the ice sheet, for example, the sea level tends to fall. This is a result of both the local uplift of the Earth's crust after being relieved of the great weight of the ice and a reduction in the ice sheet's gravitational pull on the ocean. Moving further away from the ice sheet, however, the sea level rises progressively.

 

Melt rates of 0.3 and 0.5 mm/yr were assumed for the Greenland (GIS) and West Antarctic (WAIS) ice sheets, respectively, along with their predicted fingerprints. The researchers then applied the Kalman filter to this synthetic dataset, initializing the algorithm with melt rates of zero.

The algorithm was found to estimate the melt rates most accurately when applied to the maximum number of tide gauges, providing enough information for the ice-sheet fingerprints to be separated from the globally uniform trend. The final estimated melt rates for the GIS and WAIS were 0.21 and 0.38 mm/yr, respectively, close to the values used in the synthetic dataset. The 1σ uncertainties associated with these values indicate the magnitude of ice-sheet melting that could potentially be detected in real sea-level records.


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How to use icons and symbols to improve the clarity of your mind maps

How to use icons and symbols to improve the clarity of your mind maps | Teaching science | Scoop.it
Icons and symbols are small visual elements that you can attach to topics in your mind maps, which add meaning and context to them. These miniature images can be used to depict priority, types of activities, tasks, and types of information and ideas.

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, January 8, 2013 5:54 PM

Chuck Frey discusses the role of icons and symbols in mind maps, gives tips how to use and how NOT to use them in your maps, shares websites for free icon download.

FPPT's curator insight, January 8, 2013 7:39 PM

Chuck Frey discusses the role of icons and symbols in mind maps, gives tips how to use and how NOT to use them in your maps, shares websites for free icon download.

Megan Kopke's curator insight, October 31, 2013 4:09 PM

the importance of icons and symbols in "mind maps" or outlines, webs, anything like that.  symbols can have a much broader meaning and definition, bringing ideas and memories up quicker than a vague word or phrase.

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Blumind - create free mind maps

Blumind - create free mind maps | Teaching science | Scoop.it

Blumind is a lightweight and powerful free mind mapping tool.

 

Features:

The basic mind map of the edit, view, print and others.

It has simple and easy user interface, multiple document editing, supporting for multiple languages such as Chinese, etc.

Supports some chart layouts, such as: organization chart, tree diagram, logic diagram, etc.

Supports multiple export formats, including all common image formats, and svg, text, etc.

Support the color themes, the program built in a lot of themes, and can be customized by user or installed outside themes.

Support notes, icons, progress bars and other widgets, providing a rich view to render and function.


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, December 23, 2012 8:15 AM

Works in several languages including Spanish, German, Japanese, Polish, Swedish, Korean and others.

Downloadable quick help files.

Communica8GH's curator insight, December 24, 2012 7:24 AM

Can use images to visualize project.

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The Philosophy of Motivation

The Philosophy of Motivation | Teaching science | Scoop.it
Great companies recognize that their employees achievements are not only a means to attaining greater objectives, they are, in fact, ends in themselves.
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Visualead

Visualead | Teaching science | Scoop.it

This site makes it easy to create images merged with QR codes. It's great for creating stylish interactive logos or add QR links or info to photos. Just choose an image, enter the QR code details, drag into place and download the result.

http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/ICT+%26+Web+Tools

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Top 29 Best Ways to Stay Creative in Life Inspirational | All Infographics

Top 29 Best Ways to Stay Creative in Life Inspirational | All Infographics | Teaching science | Scoop.it
Infographics on being creative in life and inspiration with top 29 ways to be creative on success and startup exploring and researching ideas and concept...

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Elisa Vivancos's comment, December 22, 2012 3:46 AM
http://allinfographics.org/top-29-best-ways-to-stay-creative-in-life-inspirational
Kathy Jordan's curator insight, February 10, 2013 11:27 AM

I need motivation to stay creative and this infographic by @all_infographic is a winner.

Ana Gea's curator insight, March 19, 2013 9:03 PM

Most importantly- Have fun & Finish something. 

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Remote Presentation for Skype

Remote Presentation for Skype | Teaching science | Scoop.it

This solution extends ConceptDraw MINDMAP v7 with the ability to collaborate via Skype*.

It lets you present remotely to participants of your Skype conference call.

It works great with other ConceptDraw Solution Park solutions such as Word Exchange, Presentation Exchange, and Mind Map Exchange.

 

*Requires all participants to have ConceptDraw MINDMAP v7.5 and Skype to present or view presentation.

 

Read more on ConceptDraw website http://www.conceptdraw.com/


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New Phytologist: Hitchhiker's guide to multi-dimensional plant pathology (2014)

New Phytologist: Hitchhiker's guide to multi-dimensional plant pathology (2014) | Teaching science | Scoop.it

Filamentous pathogens pose a substantial threat to global food security. One central question in plant pathology is how pathogens cause infection and manage to evade or suppress plant immunity to promote disease. With many technological advances over the past decade, including DNA sequencing technology, an array of new tools has become embedded within the toolbox of next-generation plant pathologists. By employing a multidisciplinary approach plant pathologists can fully leverage these technical advances to answer key questions in plant pathology, aimed at achieving global food security. This review discusses the impact of: cell biology and genetics on progressing our understanding of infection structure formation on the leaf surface; biochemical and molecular analysis to study how pathogens subdue plant immunity and manipulate plant processes through effectors; genomics and DNA sequencing technologies on all areas of plant pathology; and new forms of collaboration on accelerating exploitation of big data. As we embark on the next phase in plant pathology, the integration of systems biology promises to provide a holistic perspective of plant–pathogen interactions from big data and only once we fully appreciate these complexities can we design truly sustainable solutions to preserve our resources.


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Marie Zen Attitude's curator insight, July 26, 8:21 AM

Un petit lien spécial pour Emeric ;)

 

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David Cameron welcomes Futurelearn expansion as British Library and 5 universities join

David Cameron welcomes Futurelearn expansion as British Library and 5 universities join | Teaching science | Scoop.it
UK Prime Minister welcomes Futurelearn expansion as British Library joins UK's first free open online platform for university courses (MOOCs)

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Liz Hartnett's curator insight, February 19, 2013 9:12 AM

 

Britain's first MOOC platform, Futurelearn, continues to build steam in preparation for a launch later this year, and announced yesterday that they are joined by the British Library.

 

In a single stroke, Futurelearn has set itself above other MOOC platforms by giving students access to the Library's spectacular range of resources. This has the potential to dramatically enrich online instruction, particularly in the Humanities.

 

It will be interesting to see whether existing MOOC platforms will follow suit, and take advantage of the powerful allies to be found in libraries.

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Pupils' mental health needs 'unmet'

Pupils' mental health needs 'unmet' | Teaching science | Scoop.it
Too many young people with unmet mental health issues are unfairly labelled as trouble makers, says education minister, Elizabeth Truss.
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iPad Bingo Card with Great iPad Apps and Activities to Use in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

iPad Bingo Card with Great iPad Apps and Activities to Use in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Teaching science | Scoop.it

"Today I am sharing with you an iPad Bingo card created by iPad Bingo. This card is available for free download from this page. iPad Bingo card is a chart that features 6 iPad apps and with each of these apps is attached a set of activities to be achieved through the use of that app. These activities are divided into three levels with different layers of difficulty."


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Shawn Galvin's curator insight, June 16, 9:00 AM

Free or low cost apps

A/Prof Jon Willis's curator insight, June 16, 7:12 PM

Although this is a relatively trivial example, the idea of a Bingo approach to skills building is an interesting one - at UQ we're using a passport as part of engagement processes with Aboriginal school students visiting the university. For every activity they participate in, there is a unique stamp for their passport. The bingo card idea is similar so that across a semester, students fill up their bingo card with activities that build their skills in a range of domains, or across a range of technologies or tools.

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VARK -- A Guide to Learning Styles

VARK -- A Guide to Learning Styles | Teaching science | Scoop.it

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Paul Westeneng's curator insight, June 1, 2013 4:47 AM

Excellent site about learning modatlities Visual, Aural, Read/write and Kinesthetic. Contains questionnaires in different languages for adults and children and learning strategies that support the different styles.

Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, June 1, 2013 7:44 AM

And a Learning Style Questionnaire

Ness Crouch's curator insight, July 3, 2013 5:12 PM

Very interesting, very useful

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Reaching out with OER: the new role of public-facing open scholar - Open Research Online

Reaching out with OER: the new role of public-facing open scholar - Open Research Online | Teaching science | Scoop.it

Reaching out with OER: the new role of public-facing open scholar.


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Tim Scholze's curator insight, January 3, 2013 9:54 PM

Looks like it could be an interesting read!

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Emerging Microbes & Infections

Emerging Microbes & Infections | Teaching science | Scoop.it

From July 2012 Nature Publishing Group launches Emerging Microbes & Infections, an online-only, open access journal publishing Original Articles, Reviews, Editorials, Case Reports, News and Views, Letters to the Editor and Research Summaries pertaining to all areas of emerging microbes and infectious diseases.


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SoundCloud - Hear the world’s sounds

Explore the largest community of artists, bands, podcasters and creators of music & audio (I'm just tryna watch snowflakes. http://t.co/hhyPJz3H)
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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Using Technology

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Using Technology | Teaching science | Scoop.it

I really like how these habits are sequenced and I found them to be the habits of every successful teacher and not only those using technology.


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50 Top Sources Of Free eLearning Courses

50 Top Sources Of Free eLearning Courses | Teaching science | Scoop.it
50 Top Sources Of Free eLearning Courses (50 Top Sources Of Free #eLearning Courses http://t.co/LSysb9xl #teaching #education #HigherEd #ictev #edtech...)...
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Mapping Media to the Curriculum » What do you want to CREATE today?

Mapping Media to the Curriculum » What do you want to CREATE today? | Teaching science | Scoop.it

Click here to edit the content...


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Ana Cristina Pratas's comment, December 2, 2012 12:00 PM
You're most welcome LuAnne! Glad you find them useful; I do as well :-)
Nancy Jones's comment, February 10, 2013 12:02 PM
This is a gold mine of info. Thanks
Gary Harwell's curator insight, March 5, 2013 11:54 PM

Something interesting to pass on ot teachers

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12 Principles Of Mobile Learning

12 Principles Of Mobile Learning | Teaching science | Scoop.it

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Mobile Learning is about self-actuated personalization.

As learning practices and technology tools change, mobile learning itself will continue to evolve. For 2013, the focus is on a variety of challenges, from how learners access content to how the idea of a “curriculum” is defined."


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Helene Testud's curator insight, December 17, 2012 2:41 AM

 

 

 
Emily DiGiulio's curator insight, July 12, 2013 9:48 AM

12 Principles of Mobile Learning

roberto gilli's curator insight, October 31, 2013 5:46 AM

I would add: "on-the-job".