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Accredis Education The Accredis Education website provides advice on education, careers and alternative pathways into university. They provide a list of courses and education providers for Australian students and an online assessment form to help select an appropriate course. From EdNA Online on January 4, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


VolNet This page contains information about the Canadian Government's Voluntary Sector Network Support Program (VolNet), which finished on March 31st, 2002. The program successfully met and surpassed its objectives of connecting 10,000 voluntary organisations to the Internet while at the same time training more than 17,000 staff and volunteers. The Final Report, Formulative Evaluation and other links are included. From EdNA Online on January 4, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Retrospective on Twenty Years of Education Technology Policy This paper provides an overview and analysis of twenty years of key policy reports addressing the challenges and opportunities involved in integrating technology into K-12 education in the United States. The report summarises recommendations made in these reports, and comments on the shifting rationales for and expectations of educational technology investments that have shaped those recommendations over time. This report is intended to contribute to the planning and development of the third National Education Technology Plan (see http://www.NationalEdTechPlan.org). This plan, mandated by the From EdNA Online on January 4, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Minimum Standards for Education in Emergencies, Chronic Crises and Early Reconstruction The Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) is a global network of over 100 organisational and 800 individual members who are working together to ensure the right to education in emergencies and post-crisis reconstruction. The network is responsible for gathering and disseminating information on education in emergencies, promoting the right to education for people affected by emergencies, and ensuring the regular exchange of information among its members and partners. INEE is led by a Steering Group currently composed of representatives from CARE USA, the International Rescue From Recent Items on January 4, 2005 at 8:30 p.m..


Career Development Lecture This presentation discusses the nursing manager's responsibilities in helping staff with career development. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 4, 2005 at 1:30 p.m..


Microhematocrit Lecture This presentation shows students a visual representation of the actual hematocrit value. The hematocrit is the percentage of RBCs found in a aliquot of whole blood. This diagnostic tool is important in diagnosis of certain diseases such as anemia and polycythemia. The microhematocrit procedure gives an accurate determination of the patient's hematocrit using a very small sample of the patient's blood. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 4, 2005 at 1:30 p.m..


Performance Appraisals Lecture This presentation discusses the process of performance appraisal. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 4, 2005 at 1:30 p.m..


Did the Punishment Fit the Crime? Webquest created by staff at Melbourne High School. In groups students are being asked to present an understanding of crime and punishment within a chosen time period or cultural grouping and present a perspective on how the punishment reflected the values of society at the time. Time periods/Cultural groupings include: Babylonian and Egyptian times, Ancient Greek and Roman times, Early Middle Ages 1200-1450, Elizabethan Era 1450-1750, Industrial times 1750-1900, Ancient India and China, and Aboriginal Tribal Law. From EdNA Online on January 4, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..


Webquest on Ancient Greece A webquest aimed at Years 7-8 devised by staff members at Reservoir District Secondary College, Victoria. After taking part in one of the activities in this webquest students should have gained a greater appreciation of Ancient Greece and the fact that this civilization made so many discoveries in such a wide range of arts and sciences. They should have also developed skills as a team member and presenter. From EdNA Online on January 4, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..


Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities The Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities was first signed on 22 October 2003. The signing of this declaration was preceded by a three-day conference where leading, international experts discussed new ways of accessing scientific knowledge and cultural heritage via the Internet. From EdNA Online on January 4, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..


PowerPoint Life Guard This is a collection of articles that describe good practices designing and using PowerPoint slides for presentations. Following the advice will help avoid boring, distracting, or overloaded slideshows. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 4, 2005 at 12:57 a.m..


Powerful Practices Powerful Practices in Mathematics and Science includes two research-based CD-ROMs and a monograph that features findings of several years of in-class research conducted through the National Center for Improving Student Learning and Achievement in Mathematics and Science. The classroom episodes featured in the CD-ROMs and discussed in the monograph show the ways that the powerful practices of modeling, generalization, and justification strengthen students' learning and understanding of complex mathematics and science ideas to the great benefit of elementary and secondary students. Professi From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 4, 2005 at 12:57 a.m..


Connecting With the Learner: An Equity Toolkit Connecting With the Learner: An Equity Toolkit is a collaborative project between NCEMSC and the Michigan Department of Education. It is designed for professional developers with the intent that more equitable practice might be integrated into teaching, learning, assessment, and professional development. The original 600-page toolkit has been edited, refined, and is now available on CD-ROM. Connecting With the Learner contains a series of activities that can be used as stand-alone activities, or as the framework around which a particular equity issue can be explored in depth from a systemic pe From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 4, 2005 at 12:57 a.m..


Course Map This is an example of how a linear syllabus can be converted into a Flow Chart or Course Map. It helps instructional designers verify that the syllabus meets sound desing principles. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 4, 2005 at 12:57 a.m..


Course Map or Flow Chart This visual shows how a linear syllabus can be converted into a one-page flow chart or course map. It helps instructional designers offer faculty another way to present course material that also exhibits sound instructional design. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 4, 2005 at 12:57 a.m..


Internet Sourcebook for Business French Produced by MSU and CIBER, this sourcebook provides useful information for students of International business with an emphasis on French-speaking countries. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 4, 2005 at 12:57 a.m..


Academic Commons Sponsored by the Center of Inquiry in the Liberal Arts at Wabash College, to share knowledge, develop collaborations, and evaluate and disseminate digital tools and innovative practices for teaching and learning with technology. From EdNA Online on January 4, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


Metadata Authority Description Schema (MADS) As an XML schema, the Metadata Authority Description Schema (MADS) is intended to be able to carry selected data from existing MARC 21 authority records as well as to enable the creation of original records for agents and terms. From EdNA Online on January 4, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


Into the Wardrobe: a C. S. Lewis Web Site Information on the life, world and writing of English writer C.S. Lewis whose works include the Narnia Chronicles. Provides biography, news, discussion forums, papers, multimedia files and links. From EdNA Online on January 4, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


Environmental School Camps Since 1982 environmental and experiential programs have been run in the Barrington Tops area for many diverse groups such as youth at risk, schools, colleges etc. The programs have a curriculum based focus. The goal is for students to develop an awareness and appreciation of the natural environment through experiential education in this unique location. The Environmental School Camps for years 5 and 6 include: Gold Unit mine tour and gold panning; Rainforest Unit, exploring different forest types of the Barrington Tops (including, eucalyptus, rainforest, arctic beech, snowgums); Environmentall From EdNA Online on January 4, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


Way Things Work WebQuest A webquest developed by Boroondara Park Primary, Victoria on inventions and machines. Your group has been invited to make a guest appearance on 'The New Inventors' program. The program has been re-vamped! It is introducing a new segment where children are asked to present an invention along with a patent application. The panel will select the invention that can be used in either the kitchen, bathroom or the garden to make life easier. From EdNA Online on January 4, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


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