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English Maze - Online English Lessons A unique website for ESL students, teachers and schools worldwide. Contains hundreds of dynamic Speaking, Listening, Reading, Writing & Grammar activities. Plus Chat, Discussion boards, E-pals, Lesson plans + many other free resources. From Teaching and Learning on the Web on January 25, 2005 at 9:30 p.m..


Human Dynamics Group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab This site provides access to current and past projects of this research group in human dynamics. Publications are listed with full access to papers in PDF. Links to related learning materials are also available. Links are available to home pages of research staff as well as to main research projects such as wearable computing, human learning, distributed mobile systems, and reality mining. From EEVL New Learning Materials on January 25, 2005 at 4:30 p.m..


Australian Acrostics Acrostic Poetry is written using a word as the title and each letter of the word then begins each line of the poem. This page features poetry written by school students as a tribute to firefighters who battled bushfires in New South Wales in 2003. Poetry written in earlier years is also available from this page. From EdNA Online on January 25, 2005 at 7:30 a.m..


Values for Australian Schooling This poster created for the Australian Minister of Education shows nine values for Australian school students: Care and Compassion; Doing Your Best; Fair Go; Freedom; Honesty and Trustworthiness; Integrity; Respect; Responsibility; Understanding, Tolerance and Inclusion. From EdNA Online on January 25, 2005 at 7:30 a.m..


International Journal of Equity and Innovation in Early Childhood The International Journal of Equity and Innovation in Early Childhood (IJEIEC) is an on-line, fully refereed, international research and policy journal published by the Centre for Equity and Innovation in Early Childhood (Melbourne University) for its members and for other subscribers. The journal aims to explore and advance the nature of early childhood education and thinking about childhood through the publishing work that illustrates, extends, inspires and provokes innovative approaches to the theory and practice of social justice, children's rights and equity in early childhood educat From EdNA Online on January 25, 2005 at 6:30 a.m..


Bethlehem College, Ashfield A Catholic Girls Secondary School renowned for excellence, expertise, energy and enthusiasm for the education of young women, years 7-12. The College is a regional school serving the parishes of Annandale, Ashfield, Ashbury, Belfield, Concord West, Concord, Dulwich Hill, Enmore, Lewisham, Stanmore, Strathfield, South Strathfield and Summer Hill. Many of our students travel from further afield taking advantage of the College's proximity to excellent transport links. From EdNA Online on January 25, 2005 at 5:12 a.m..


Nullarbor Net Nullarbor Net is an independent on-line travel guide to driving across the Nullarbor Desert. Check out the Southern Right Whales, the Bunda cliffs and surf Cactus Beach. Travel the real outback and visit remote rural destinations in Western Australia and South Australia. The site contains a trip planner which can be used to work out distances between destinations, as well as regional maps with points of interest marked on them. From EdNA Online on January 25, 2005 at 5:12 a.m..


Thomson Education Direct Thomson Education Direct provides courses worldwide. They offer over 125 courses in 13 faculties including the following subject areas: Business and Marketing, Journalism, Travel and Tourism, Animal Care, Child Care, Computer Studies, Counselling and Psychology, Creative Arts and Leisure, Hospitality and Retail, IT, Technical and Trade Skills. Many courses are nationally recognised by Government organisations and Austudy/Abstudy approved. Thomson Education Direct is also a Registered Training Organisation and a member of VETAB (Vocational Education and Training Board). From EdNA Online on January 25, 2005 at 5:12 a.m..


Xgrade Public Beta 1 Xgrade is a computerised markbook for Mac OS X 10.2.8 or newer, freely downloadable in a Beta version, and designed to save teachers time by automatically calculating statistics, rankings, weighted and moderated marks. It is specifically designed to comply with the NSW education system. From EdNA Online on January 25, 2005 at 5:12 a.m..


InfoVisual: Visual Dictionary This online visual dictionary for biology has three main sections: Vegetal Biology, Animal Biology and Human Biology. Each volume begins with a chart from which the user chooses a particular image. Each image is linked to a labelled diagram. From EdNA Online on January 25, 2005 at 5:12 a.m..


Parent Project Australia Parent Project Australia aims to use national and international collaboration, to improve the treatment, quality of life and long-term outlook for persons affected by Duchenne and Becker Muscular Dystrophy through research, education and advocacy. From EdNA Online on January 25, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..


Lessons in Food Lessons in food is a 'one stop shop' for teachers and careers advisers in schools who would like to give students a taste of what the Australian food industry is all about. It's a database which contains resources that have been produced by Australian food businesses, food industry associations or other relevant organisations, which contain a variety of information - such as how the food industry works, what type of careers are available, how food gets from paddock to plate etc. Resources can be searched for on the basis of the media used, the industry sector, the education leve From EdNA Online on January 25, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..


Emergency Management Australia - Schools This Australian government resource on emergency management for Australian late primary and secondary school students and teachers contains lesson plans, images, history, links and information about all aspects of emergency management. Includes Tsunami resource materials for schools and support for school communities. From Recent Items on January 25, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..


English plays, 1660-1900 : Richard Cumberland, the West Indian This Web site hosts the text of Richard Cumberland's comedy, 'The West Indian'. Two other plays, Matthew Lewis's 'The Castle Spectre', and Edward Moore's 'The Gamester' are planned additions. As these three plays all date from the second half of the eighteenth century, and the title of the site suggests a much broader coverage, it may be assumed that more content is planned for the future. Cumberland's 'The West Indian', first performed in 1771, is one of the better-known examples of sentimental comedy. The text on the Web is divided From New Humbul Resources on January 25, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..


Missing Instructor - Does E-learning Promote Absenteeism? The text-based interaction of e-learning arguably creates more work for an instructor. That, coupled with the lack of face-to-face contact with students, makes teacher absenteeism easier to rationalize (and harder to notice). Online instructors often go absent from their classes for spans of time simply not tolerated in the traditional classroom. The irony is that the current model of e-learning sets student needs and instructor workload in opposition-online students need interaction with their instructors far more than their face-to-face counterparts. It may seem politically expedient to igno From EdNA Online on January 25, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


Hitler's Germany: A Study in Totalitarian Dictatorship This site contains a set of lectures about the rise of Nazism and the advent of Hitler, Auschwitz, exam questions and quizzes. From EdNA Online on January 25, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


Flexible Learning Leaders - Developing Leaders in Flexible Learning Flexible Learning Leaders are funded to increase their skills and leadership to enable change in education and training. They form a national network aimed at expanding flexible learning. The website gives links to previous leaders, events and articles. From EdNA Online on January 25, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


Interactive Narratives: More Tsunami Graphics This blog page links to infographics and multimedia specials on the 2004 Asian tsunami. The interactive graphics include a number of learning objects that illustrate plate tectonics, the causes of earthquakes, the impact of the tsunami, and the Richter scale. Sources include Speigel, El Mundo, the Guardian, BBC Online, USA today, Washington Post, The Globe and Mail, Sydney Morning Herald, CBC, Discovery Channel, CNews, MSNBC, CNN, NY Times, and the Los Angeles Times. From Recent Items on January 25, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


UN Decade for Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014) UNESCO is the United Nations lead organisation for this decade and aims to play a key role in setting quality standards in education for sustainable development. The site lists objectives, priorities, key action themes, definitions of basic education, and quality education, online consultations, upcoming conferences, and information briefs. From Recent Items on January 25, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


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