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For Leadership in Pedagogic Leadership: Refocusing on Learning and Teaching This paper in the January 2005 issue of the International Electronic Journal For Leadership in Learning critiques instructional leadership and the notion of pedagogic leadership is proposed as an alternative, broader conception of the principalship. Pedagogy concerns enabling the learning and intellectual growth of students in contrast to instruction that treats students as the object of curriculum implementation. Successful classroom pedagogy requires that teachers understand how students learn and have the autonomy to design, implement and assess educational activities that meet the needs of From EdNA Online on January 31, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Java Web Services Tutorial 1.0 This tutorial is a beginner's guide to developing web services and web applications on version 1.0 of the Java Web Services Developer Pack. It includes an introduction to web services and XML, and information about web and XML technology along with a case study, tools and a glossary. A PDF version of the tutorial is available. From EEVL New Learning Materials on January 31, 2005 at 7:30 p.m..


Autocad Central Autocad Central provides free AutoCAD tutorials, covering basics and various commands. A discussion forum, news and related links are also available. From EEVL New Learning Materials on January 31, 2005 at 1:30 p.m..


School Uniforms in New South Wales Government Schools These guidelines have been developed to support the New South Wales (NSW) Department of Education and Training's School Uniform Policy. They aim to assist NSW school communities to recognise the benefits of school uniforms that are supported by parents, students and staff. From EdNA Online on January 31, 2005 at 11:30 a.m..


National Review of School Music Education In March 2004, the Hon Dr Brendan Nelson, Australian Government Minister for Education, Science and Training, announced a National Review of School Music Education. The purpose of the Review is to investigate the current quality and status of music education in Australian primary and secondary schools and to determine how both can be increased for the benefit of students. A team from Murdoch University, the Universities of Western Australia, Sydney and Queensland and the Northern Territory Department of Education are undertaking the Review. The Review Team will consult widely with members of t From EdNA Online on January 31, 2005 at 11:30 a.m..


Marinediesels.co.uk with Warsash Maritime Centre This site is constructed and maintained by a senior lecturer based at Warsash Maritime Centre, part of Southampton Institute, principally to assist cadet engineer officers in their understanding of engine technology. The author also intends to share information on the construction and maintenance of slow 2 stroke and medium speed 4 stroke engines as found on major ocean going merchant vessels. A section is devoted to maintenance and repair procedures for slow and medium speed engines; some photographs and diagrams are included. There is an introduction to the principles of 2 and 4 stroke engin From EEVL New Learning Materials on January 31, 2005 at 11:30 a.m..


Proceedings: Designing for the 21st Century III - An International Conference on Universal Design Proceedings from the conference Designing for the 21st Century III - An International Conference on Universal Design, held in Brazil in 2004. From EdNA Online on January 31, 2005 at 7:10 a.m..


Assessor Networks in Action The Assessor Networks in Action project was conducted by the Australian National Training Authority (ANTA) during 2003 with funding from the Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST). The aim of the project was to demonstrate the effectiveness of industry-focussed assessor networks for improving the consistency of assessment and for building stakeholder confidence in assessment outcomes. The assessor networks established through the project were focussed on particular industry areas. Each network included industry or enterprise representatives and was supported by a mentor with indu From EdNA Online on January 31, 2005 at 7:10 a.m..


Web Accessibility and Design: a Failure of the Imagination A presentation from a conference held in Brazil in December 2004, Designing for the 21st Century III - An International Conference on Universal Design. Web Accessibility and Web Design are two disciplines with a common theory and divergent practices. Both endeavors rely on a standard set of techniques to ensure a consistent experience of data and content across a diverse set of end users. Both rely on creative individuals to build and deliver great sites and great experiences that have an impact on the user. Both seek to extend the reach of the end user and link individuals together to form a From EdNA Online on January 31, 2005 at 7:10 a.m..


Regional Disability Liaison Officers and Disibility Coordination Officers National Website The RDLO/DCO website is a web based information resource that provides up-to-date, accurate and comprehensive information for: prospective students and graduates with disabilities; their families and friends; their teachers, community service providers; and career advisory staff. The site aims to provide information to people with disabilities to encourage them to make a successful transition to further education or training, by providing information on courses and the support services available for students with disabilities, and provide information to graduates with disabilities on appropria From EdNA Online on January 31, 2005 at 7:10 a.m..


UMassOnline (University of Massachusetts) A gateway to online education from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, Lowell and Medical School campuses. From EdNA Online on January 31, 2005 at 6:30 a.m..


Google Information for Webmasters Guidelines, best practice principles and quality checklist for websites from the Google search engine. Topics include: how to get a site listed on Google, illicit practices that may lead to a site being removed from the Google index, PageRank information, search engine optimizers, FAQs and a Google Groups User Support Discussion Forum. From EdNA Online on January 31, 2005 at 6:30 a.m..


September 11, 2001 Documentary Project Offered by the Library of Congress. This presentation captures the heartfelt reactions, eyewitness accounts, and diverse opinions of Americans and others in the months that followed the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and United Airlines Flight 93. Patriotism and unity mixed with sadness, anger and insecurity are common themes expressed in the sound and video recordings, written narratives, poetry, photographs and drawings that comprise this online presentation. The online presentation includes almost 170 audio and video interviews, 41 graphic materials (photographs From EdNA Online on January 31, 2005 at 6:30 a.m..


Tsunami Aftermath (DECS SA) A resource for teachers, students and parents that includes advice, support, learning materials and information from aid agencies concerning the 2004 Boxing Day earthquake and tsunami disaster. Sections include: When there is a tragedy, Relevant administrative guidelines, Natural hazards and disasters, links to the SACSA framework, and online links. From Recent Items on January 31, 2005 at 6:30 a.m..


People, Networks, Books: New Strategies For University Academic Information This paper originated in late 2003, as a result of some thinking about the possible future organisation of, and services provided by James Cook University's Academic Support Division. An overview of the current influences affecting universities' planning and organisation of learning and research support services. The author concludes that many University libraries are in danger of defining their roles too narrowly, and continuing to focus on traditional resources and services, within universities that are often poorly organised to ensure that staff and students receive the services c From EdNA Online on January 31, 2005 at 5:30 a.m..


Counselling Services for Parents and Children The Australian organisations and links described on this page from the Australian Institute of Family Studies provide a focus on counselling support for children and parents. Many are good starting points for locating other organisations or links in this area. From EdNA Online on January 31, 2005 at 5:30 a.m..


Asian Earthquake and Tsunami This page put together by an Australian teacher lists websites with information about the earthquake and tsunami. It contains general Information, Media Releases, Aid Organisations and Lesson Plans. From Recent Items on January 31, 2005 at 5:30 a.m..


Afghanistan Unveiled A firsthand look at women's lives in Afghanistan since the fall of the Taliban by following a team of female journalists. These fourteen young women, some still teenagers, trained as camera operators and video journalists at the Afghan Media and Culture Centre (AINA) in Kabul, between July 2002 and August 2003. They used their new skills to document the harsh lives of rural women of Afghanistan. From Recent Items on January 31, 2005 at 5:30 a.m..


BEST (Beginning and Establishing Successful Teachers) This site has been developed by staff in the Faculty of Education at the University of Wollongong. This website has been created to support beginning teachers interact with each other, access relevant resources and stay in touch with the latest in education. From EdNA Online on January 31, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..


QuickBird Images of Tsunami Sites From DigitalGlobe, comparative images of shorelines in Indonesia and Sri Lanka, showing quite clearly the effects of the tsunami on 26 December 2004, comparing post-tsunami images with images taken earlier in 2004. Accompanying pdf files give use maps and photographs to give graphic analysis of the damage caused. They also pinpoint relief work being undertaken. From Recent Items on January 31, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..


Academic and Scholar Search Engines and Sources - Internet MiniGuide Annotated Link Compilation A research paper listing selected resources both new and existing that will help anyone who is attempting to find academic and scholarly information and knowledge available on the Internet. Each source is described along with the URL address than can be accessed. From EdNA Online on January 31, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


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