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Most recent update: February 25, 2005 at 11:00 p.m. Atlantic Time (GMT-4)
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Australian Centre for Oral History The centre has been set up to foster the publishing of oral histories showcasing the Australian story - people, places and events that contribute to the Australian way of life and culture. The Centre will develop oral history projects on behalf of customers, assist people in planning and undertaking oral history projects, and sell the Testimony Software system through 'Oral History in a Suitcase'. From EdNA Online on February 25, 2005 at 8:30 a.m..


Active-Ate Active-Ate is a school-based program from Queensland Health designed to increase knowledge and awareness of healthy eating and physical activity amongst students of primary school age and the wider school community. The documents available include teacher resources, fact sheets, information for parents, and 15 minute physical activity lessons. From EdNA Online on February 25, 2005 at 4:30 a.m..


Silk Road Seattle This resource provides a rich array of information, maps, images and other materials of value to anyone studying the Silk Road and the cultural interactions which occurred across Eurasia in the course of the history of this vital trade route. There is a virtual art exhibit, an extensive annotated list of various online museum exhibits featuring some aspect of the Silk Road, an extensive collection of photographs taken of a range of cities and towns along the route, detailed maps, interesting historical sources (such as Chinese accounts of Rome, and a Franciscan monk's account of his trave From EdNA Online on February 25, 2005 at 4:30 a.m..


Danwei: Media and advertising in China This interesting website 'about media, advertising and urban life in China' keeps track of how the news is reported in China. It provides valuable insight (and translations) of what the Chinese media is interested in - from how Chinese youth celebrate that decadent Western tradition of Valentine's Day to lottery scandals to US-Japan relations. The site is updated daily and is produced in Hong Kong. From EdNA Online on February 25, 2005 at 4:30 a.m..


Indonesian Ramayana This site tells the story of the Ramayana in 41 episodes, both in English and Indonesian. In addition, there is audio available for the Indonesian version and also a summary of the story (Indonesian only). A nice touch is a cross-reference from episodes of the story with pictures of reliefs from a variety of Javanese temples. From EdNA Online on February 25, 2005 at 4:30 a.m..


Eat Well and Exercise This WickED theme page from TKI (New Zealand) is centred around children's food and nutrition issues. Topics covered: Food guide pyramid facts, My food pyramid, Feeling hungry, Quick foody fun, Body Mass Index (BMI), Lovely lunchboxes, Are you active?, and Mission Nutrition. Mission Nutrition is an interactive game. From EdNA Online on February 25, 2005 at 4:30 a.m..


5 a Day Games This site provides a number of interactive games related to the food pyramid, food groups and children's nutrition issues. The games include a food trivia challenge, vending machine mania, snack man challenge, 5 a day detectives, comic book fun, slide puzzles, salad factory, creating recipes, and colouring pages. From EdNA Online on February 25, 2005 at 4:30 a.m..


Edible School Yard The Edible Schoolyard, in collaboration with Martin Luther King Junior Middle School, provides urban public school students with a one-acre organic garden and a kitchen classroom. Using food systems as a unifying concept, students learn how to grow, harvest, and prepare nutritious seasonal produce. Experiences in the kitchen and garden foster a better understanding of how the natural world sustains us, and promote the environmental and social well being of our school community. From EdNA Online on February 25, 2005 at 4:30 a.m..


School Kitchen Garden Project Stephanie Alexander's project began as an investigation whether by creating and caring for an extensive vegetable garden and then preparing and cooking the harvested produce, young children could develop greater enjoyment of flavour and texture, a better understanding of cultural and culinary difference, and an increased understanding of the relationship between growing things and caring for the environment. An equally important part of such an experiment would be the sharing around the table and talking about what was being eaten. The site includes the project report. From EdNA Online on February 25, 2005 at 4:30 a.m..


Magazine Espace francophone Videos on music, theatre and cultural topics produced by television networks in French-speaking countries. Rendez-vous hebdomadaire, "Espace francophone" est diffusé par France 3, CFI, RFO et une trentaine de télévisions francophones dans le monde. Animé depuis 1982 par Dominique Gallet et Mona Makki, il a pour vocation de favoriser une véritable connaissance mutuelle entre la cinquantaine de peuples ayant en commun l'usage de la langue française et de développer dans les opinions publiques une prise de conscience communautaire francophone. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 25, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Conic sections and eccentricity This is a Microsoft Excel 2000 spreadsheet file. By means of four spin buttons, the user specifies the directrix, the focus and the eccentricity for a conic section; an accompanying chart updates automatically. Six additional spin buttons give the user control of the chart and three command buttons respectively initialize an ellipse, hyperbola and parabola. Click on the image, above left, for a screen capture of the interface. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 25, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Normal distribution This is a Microsoft Excel 2000 spreadsheet file. By means of four spin buttons, the user changes the values of the mean and variance and two values of a normally distributed random variable; various probabilities and the graph with the pdf and cdf update automatically. Click on the image, above left; "how to use" this worksheet should be apparent. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 25, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


La Documentation française Three collections of online dossiers containing the French government perspective on current affairs at home and worldwide. French policies on the family, immigration, the disabled, security and defense are all here. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 25, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Biochemical Animations This site includes free samples for biochemical animations such as DNA structure, nucleosome remodeling, malaria fighting and other important concepts. The company can also provide custom animations. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 25, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy The journal publishes work by philosophically oriented thinkers from all disciplines. The journal will publish two editions per year starting in May 2005. From EdNA Online on February 25, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..


Australian Research Institute in Education for Sustainability (ARIES) ARIES is based at Macquarie University, Sydney. Its core business is to undertake research that informs policy and practice in Education for Sustainability across a range of sectors including: business and industry, school education, community education, further and higher education. From EdNA Online on February 25, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..


Australian Homeland Security Research Centre The Australian Homeland Security Research Centre undertakes independent, evidence-based analysis of domestic security issues as well as facilitating a range of security related professional development events. The primary aim of the Centre is to provide informed, balanced advice in order to enhance the quality of decisions at senior levels of the public and private sectors in Australia. From EdNA Online on February 25, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..


Educating the Net Generation This e-book explores the Net Gen and the implications for institutions in areas such as teaching, service, learning space design, faculty development, and curriculum. Contributions by educators and students are included. From EdNA Online on February 25, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..


Futures Project The project aims to stimulate an informed debate about the role of higher education in the global society, and the opportunities and dangers presented by a global market for higher education. The project also aims to develop policies that ensure a skilled use of market forces to maximize the opportunities while minimizing the dangers. From EdNA Online on February 25, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..


Correcting Course: How We Can Restore the Ideals of Public Higher Education in a Market-Driven Era The Futures Project has released Correcting Course: How We Can Restore the Ideals of Public Higher Education in a Market-Driven Era. The Futures Project http://www.futuresproject.org/about.html aims to stimulate an informed debate about the role of higher education in the global society, and the opportunities and dangers presented by a global market for higher education. The project also aims to develop policies that ensure a skilled use of market forces to maximize the opportunities while minimizing the dangers. From EdNA Online on February 25, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..


Australian Film Commission - NewsAndEvents - Big Screen Big Screen is a travelling film festival - an Australian Film Commission initiative that takes a selection of contemporary and archival films, documentaries and shorts to remote, regional and rural communities around Australia. The site gives the schedule for the current tour. There is also news about screenings, festivals, seminars and other events in Australia. From EdNA Online on February 25, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..


Classroom Antarctica Classroom Antarctica is designed to help both teachers and students gain a greater awareness of the global importance of Antarctica, of Australia's role in Antarctica, past and present, and our commitment to its future. We can learn much from studying Antarctica and the Southern Ocean and their ecosystems, how scientific programs are supported there and how people live in the harsh, isolated environment. From EdNA Online on February 25, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


Core Technologies for the Cultural and Scientific Heritage Sector (DigiCULT Technology Watch Report 3) The report examines six core technologies: Open Source Software, Natural Language Processing, Information Retrieval technologies, Location Based Systems, Visualisation of Data, and Telepresence, Haptics and Robotics. This report builds on two earlier reports which examined Customer Relationship Management Systems, Digital Asset Management Systems, Virtual Reality, Human Computer Interface technologies, Smart Tags and Labels, Games, Application Service Models, the XML family of technologies, Cultural Agents and Avatars, Mobile Access technologies, Rights Management and Payment technologies, and From EdNA Online on February 25, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


Career Information Service - Queensland Studies Authority This is the initial trial release of the new Queensland Career Information Service and it includes published articles and links on career information including occupations, courses, job search skills, study skills. Further enhancements to the site are planned. From EdNA Online on February 25, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


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