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Rescooped by Tim Walters from iGeneration - 21st Century Education (Pedagogy & Digital Innovation)
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Introducing Wolfram|Alpha’s Step-by-step for Chemistry!

Introducing Wolfram|Alpha’s Step-by-step for Chemistry! | Student Content Interaction | Scoop.it
Wolfram|Alpha now offers its Step-by-step solutions for Chemistry too—learn more about where to put those chemical bonds, and why!

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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An Overview on Competency-Based Education

An Overview on Competency-Based Education | Student Content Interaction | Scoop.it

There has been a significant amount of progress and interest in competency-based education. Here is a general overview.


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PNAS via IRRI: Gene discovery leads way to more rice

PNAS via IRRI: Gene discovery leads way to more rice | Student Content Interaction | Scoop.it
Scientists from Japan and IRRI have discovered a rice gene that could increase production by 13–36%.

 

The article in PNAS, "NAL1 allele from a rice landrace greatly increases yield in modern indica cultivars", is OA and here: http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2013/11/27/1310790110.abstract


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Mary Williams's curator insight, December 3, 2013 3:33 AM

I love the photo;  rows and rows of plant tags lined up waiting for the seedlings to emerge. Is there anything more thrilling than plant breeding and genetics?