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Observable Verbs for Cognitive Domain Instructional Objectives Site provides a table showing verbs appropriate for cognitive domains: knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation. Brief definitions of the domains are provided. This page is a good quick reference for keeping in mind the connection between assessment and objectives. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 24, 2005 at 3:30 p.m..


Writing Objectives A concise lesson on writing objectives; topics include reasons for stating objectives, ABCDs of writing objectives, pitfalls, and the “helpful hundred.” From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 24, 2005 at 3:30 p.m..


Les fiches pédagogiques du CLEMI Detailed lesson plans in French on how to use print media in the classroom. All sections of the newspaper from headlines to photos are covered. Many group and team activities to promote active learning and target language use. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 24, 2005 at 3:30 p.m..


Automaticity Summary of automaticity with brain images and diagrams to illustrate the concept; links to additional information are included. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 24, 2005 at 3:30 p.m..


The Role of ICT in Building Communities and Social Capital : A Discussion Paper This discussion paper looks at the role ICT in the community and non-profit sectors and its contribution to developing social capital. Accompanying case studies illustrate the scope and nature of some social and community impacts of ICT. From EdNA Online on February 24, 2005 at 10:30 a.m..


Real Estate Institute of Australia The Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA) is the national professional association for the real estate industry in Australia. Since 1924, REIA has worked to represent real estate industry interests. REIA is a politically non-aligned organisation that provides researched and well-informed advice to the Federal Government, Opposition, media, and the public on a range of issues affecting the property market. REIA has an excellent reputation as the most credible source of knowledge and considered opinion regarding the commercial and residential property markets in Australia. This site contains From EdNA Online on February 24, 2005 at 6:30 a.m..


CutePDF CutePDF Writer is freeware that allows the user to create PDF files from any printable document, save PDF forms for using with Acrobat Reader. From EdNA Online on February 24, 2005 at 6:30 a.m..


Free PDF Creator - PrimoPDF Free PDF Converter Tool - create high-quality PDF from virtually any Windows application with this PDF printer driver, includes the ability to optimize PDF output for either printing or on-screen use. No annoying pop-up ads, no watermarking - not just a free trial. From EdNA Online on February 24, 2005 at 6:30 a.m..


Curriculum Communities Homepage Curriculum Communities Website is designed to help teachers develop confidence in using online services and the Internet. Arts, English and Science EdNets each include a moderated discussion group, website directory, noticeboard, weekly e-mail newsletter and an online tutorial. Create opportunities for collaborative projects, build a network of peers. From EdNA Online on February 24, 2005 at 6:30 a.m..


Science EdNet Homepage Science EdNet Website is designed to help teachers develop confidence in using online services and the Internet in teaching science. Includes a moderated discussion group, website directory, noticeboard, weekly e-mail newsletter and an online tutorial. Create opportunities for collaborative projects, build a network of peers. From EdNA Online on February 24, 2005 at 6:30 a.m..


Arts EdNet Homepage Arts EdNet Website is designed to help teachers develop confidence in using online services and the Internet in teaching art. Includes a moderated discussion group, website directory, noticeboard, weekly e-mail newsletter and an online tutorial. Create opportunities for collaborative projects, build a network of peers. From EdNA Online on February 24, 2005 at 6:30 a.m..


Human Development Reports Statistical Data : Energy and the Environment The Human Development Reports aim to stimulate policy debates and discussions on critical issues of human development by providing data and statistical analysis in various areas of human development. The Energy and the environment table contains various indicators, including traditional fuel consumption expressed as a percentage of overall energy consumption; electricity consumption (1980 and 2000 figures); and carbon dioxide emissions by per capita (1980 and 2000) expressed as a percentage of the world's emissions, and the ratification of key environmental treaties. From EdNA Online on February 24, 2005 at 4:30 a.m..


Religion and Ethics NewsWeekly (PBS) The Religion Ethics NewsWeekly explores contemporary moral and spiritual issues and profiles people and groups across the spectrum of religion and ethics. The website contains lesson plans, teacher resources, a multifaith calendar, access to an RSS news feed, a featured sites archive, and an email newsletter. From EdNA Online on February 24, 2005 at 4:30 a.m..


Write Response Write Response provide, at a cost, mailing lists of Australian schools, TAFEs, libraries, child care centres, and kindergartens, that can be used for direct mail, fax broadcast, and email marketing. From EdNA Online on February 24, 2005 at 4:30 a.m..


Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions This is Edwin Abbott's novel about a two-dimensional being who visits one-dimensional and three-dimensional worlds. Includes the original drawings. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 24, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Equilateral Hexagons and Pentagons This site consists of several pages devoted to the construction and exploration of equilateral hexagons and pentagons. Includes a discussion of symmetries and the trigonometric theory. Java applets provide means for further illustration and experimentation. Includes source codes of the java applets and of the program used to produce the images. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 24, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Learning Abstract Concepts on-line Literary resources often provide a helpful context for learning abstract concepts. These tutorials show how to use a variety of materials in a philosophy class. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 24, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Binomial distribution This is a Microsoft Excel 2000 spreadsheet file. By means of four spin buttons, the user changes the values of n, the number of trials (from 1 to 25); p the probability of "success"; and two values of the discrete random variable X. Various probabilities and the graph with the pdf and cdf are updated automatically. (A pull-down menu allows the user to change the amount by which probability p is stepped.) Click on the image, above left: "how to use" this sheet should be apparent. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 24, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Information About Behavioral Objectives and How to Write Them Topics addressed included in this straight-forward summary of behavioral objectives are definitions & characteristics, a history, purpose and function, the three domains, using behavioral objectives in instructional design, examples and tips on writing, and resources. A PPT providing guiding writing objectives also is included. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 24, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) Based at the City University of New York, NBER is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research organisation promoting a greater understanding of how the economy works. The NBER undertakes and disseminates economic research among public policymakers, business professionals, and the academic community. From EdNA Online on February 24, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..


Social Sciences Virtual Library The site contains Social Sciences Resources by Subject. Maintained at the University of Florida. From EdNA Online on February 24, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..


Children in Victorian Britain Children in Victorian Britain is a BBC schools site aimed at Key stage 2b (age group 9-11 years). It covers the Victorian schoolroom, Victorian children at play and working children. From EdNA Online on February 24, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..


WWW Virtual Library - Labour History Maintained by the International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The site lists labour history institutions and collections. From EdNA Online on February 24, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..


Australian Periodical Publications 1840-1845 A digital library of Australian journals that began publication between 1840-1845. The site has been developed as part of the Australian Cooperative Digitisation Project - an Australian Research Council funded initiative. One of the Project's key aims was to ensure access to and preservation of the selected titles through a process of preservation microfilming and digitisation. The digitised are available as multipage PDF files. From EdNA Online on February 24, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..


EconWPA (Economics Working Papers Archive) This service (provided by the Economics Department of Washington University), is devoted to the free distribution of working papers in economics. There are 22 subject areas, along with a test posting area, a meetings area, an area for programs and an area for data. From EdNA Online on February 24, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..


National Sustainable Schools Initiative Sustainable Schools integrates sustainability education into a holistic program with measurable environmental, economic, educational and social outcomes. Sustainable Schools integrates sustainability education into a holistic program with measurable environmental, economic, educational and social outcomes. The program implements improvement in a school's management of resources and grounds (including energy, waste, water, biodiversity, landscape design, products and materials) and integrates this approach into the existing curriculum and daily running of the school. The program is action From EdNA Online on February 24, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..


Scholars' Guide to WWW A comprehensive guide to resources on the world wide web for scholars updated with monthly versions. This Guide was prepared with support from the National Endowment for Humanities, the Center for Global Partnership of the Japan Foundation, the University of Illinois, RPI, the Gilder-Lehrman Foundation, the Luce Foundation, and the Robert H. Michel Civic Education Grants sponsored by The Dirksen Congressional Center. From EdNA Online on February 24, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..


Main Features - Schools, Australia, 2004 Statistics released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) to August 2004, showing the number of schools in Australia, the number of children in school, the breakdown between government and non-government, age participation rates, apparent retention rates, and the number of full-time equivalent (FTE) teaching staff. From EdNA Online on February 24, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..


Benediktinerkloster Engelberg This is the website of the monastery of Benediktinerkloster Engelberg and its private monastic library surviving since the 12th century. The pages dedicated to the library are few and grouped under the section Kultur. They give a general overview of the library's holdings comprising 1,000 manuscripts, of which over 300 are medieval. The library also holds a large collection of incunabula and other rare books, periodicals and modern books. As an example of its precious medieval holdings the library has made available on the website a brief description of its Codex 60 (um 1330), Psalterium From New Humbul Resources on February 24, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..


Miniature Art at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Miniature art is a research project in progress in the Art History Section of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. The website gives only a brief description of the main themes covered by the project and details of the project staff. Among themes is the study of book illumination in the Netherlands (c 1370-1470), which aims to produce extensive bibliographic and archival documentation, a library of surrogate images, and a card-index. On the website there is also a listing of all the other research projects ongoing in the art History Section. (Senate House Library, University of London ) From New Humbul Resources on February 24, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..


Bob Peckham's list of Paleography and MSS URLs This is a gateway to web based research resources for palaeography, codicology and manuscript studies compiled by Dr Bob Peckham and re-published with additions on this website by J J Crump. It is a straitforward list of links grouped in sections: general links, links to periodicals, palaeography, codicology, single authors and works, and manuscript collections. There are many links to resources in French and German. (Senate House Library, University of London ) From New Humbul Resources on February 24, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..


Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA), Australia Victorian Essential Learning Standards describe what is essential for all students to achieve during the compulsory years of schooling (Prep-10) in Victoria. From EdNA Online on February 24, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


Methodist Ladies' College Adds the Personal Touch to a Digital World This Microsoft case study describes the use of the tablet PC at Melbourne Ladies College. The case study includes information about the learning style at MLC. From EdNA Online on February 24, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


John Paul College: Meeting Individual Learning Styles with the Tablet PC This Microsoft case study describes the trial of the tablet PC at John Paul College in Queensland. The case study includes classroom examples. From EdNA Online on February 24, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


Curriculum Documents - ACTivatED ACT and National Curriculum Documents including Every Chance to Learn - Curriculum for ACT Schools P-10; Every Chance to Learn - Future Directions in ACT Curriculum Renewal From EdNA Online on February 24, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


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