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Standards of Professional Excellence for Teacher Librarians Statement of professional standards endorsed by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) and the Australian School Library Association (ASLA). This statement describes the professional knowledge, practice and commitment demonstrated by teacher librarians working at a level of excellence. It represents the goals to which all Australian teacher librarians should aspire, and provides inspiration for quality teaching and ongoing professional practice. From EdNA Online on March 3, 2005 at 3:53 a.m..


Picture Books that Explore the Values of Education Lists of picture books that explore the Values of Education under the headings of: Connectedness, Resilience, Achievement; Creativity; Integrity; Responsibility and Equity. From EdNA Online on March 3, 2005 at 3:53 a.m..


Queensland Core Skills Test (QCS Test) The QCS Test complements Queensland's system of school-based assessment. It is a common statewide test designed for Queensland Year 12 students that is also available to private entry candidates. It is an achievement test, not an intelligence test, nor an aptitude test. It tests the 49 common elements that are the threads of the Queensland senior curriculum. These elements are called Common Curriculum Elements (CCEs). The QCS Test is developed and administered by the Queensland Studies Authority. From EdNA Online on March 3, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Carrick Institute for Learning and Teaching and Higher Education The Carrick Institute is an initiative of the Australian Government Department of Education, Science and Training. It aims to promote and advance learning and teaching in Australian higher education. The website provides information and resources for those with an interest in learning and teaching in higher education. Information and resources will continue be added to the website. From EdNA Online on March 3, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning, Vol 2. No. 2. February 2005 A refereed journal, global and focused on research and innovation in teaching and learning, published by the TEIR Center, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh PA. In this issue: Editorial: The Golden Age of Television. Donald G. Perrin; New Teacher and Student Roles in the Technology-Supported, Language Classroom. Daithí Ó Murchú; Transformation in an Urban School: Using Systemic Analysis to Understand an Innovative Urban Teacher's Implementation of an Online Problem-Based Unit. Donna L. Russell; The Right Horse and Harness to Pull the Carriage: Teaching Online Doctorate Students about Lite From EdNA Online on March 3, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Natural Convection Model for Circular and Square-Finned Annular Heat Sinks Online calculator that predicts heat transfer from natural convection horizontal annular heat sinks. The online model incorporates both fin efficiency and radiation functions. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 3, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Natural Convection Model for Rectangular Heat Sinks Online calculator that predicts heat transfer from natural convection rectangular heat sinks. The online model incorporates a fin efficiency function, and allows for both single and back-to-back configurations. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 3, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


The Thermal Wizard Collection of online tools for solving problems related to thermal analysis. Includes conduction, convection, and radiation calculators and material thermal properties. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 3, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Boundary Layer Applets A collection of eight JAVA computer codes for solving boundary-layer problems or boundary-layer convection problems. Intended specifically for student use, the the formulation, logic and programming of the codes have been kept as simple as possible to enable the student to grasp the flow of the calculations. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 3, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Sun Path Calculator An online calculator that displays the path of the sun across the sky for any latitude and date. An intuitive graphical user interface and impressive graphical display make the calculator ideal for classroom demonstrations. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 3, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Four Stroke Cycle (Otto Cycle) Site offers a full tutorial and a very nice animation of the 4-stroke Otto Cycle that forms the basis for the modern internal combustion engine. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 3, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Graphe easy This is an outstanding two dimensional plotting program that produces smooth, textbook quality output. Several features make it easy to generate pictures including, for example, tangent lines, Riemann rectangles, trapezoid approximations. The original version is French and there is an English version. The public domain version allows the use of all features except printing/exporting graphics. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 3, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Dynamics Illuminations -- Newton's Laws A collection of Java applets with accompanying text illustrating conceptually the relations between force, acceleration, velocity and math. The items are interactive, and provide immediate feedback and a running score, making them suitable for student self-study. A means of recording scores for a homework grade is available from the author. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 3, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Supersonic Wing Interactive site that allows the user to explore the aerodynamics of a supersonic wing. In particular, values of flow properties in specific areas can be found quickly along with the location of the shock waves present. The wing geometry can be changed quite easily using a "point-and-click" interface. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 3, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Educational Research and Statistics Part of a McGraw Hill series, this is a list of online resources related to educational research methods and statistics. Contents include: the scientific method, research methods, qualitative research, quantitative research, educational measurement, statistical methods and resources, evaluation methods, policy studies and resources, statistical studies in education, Online research summaries, writing reserach reports and research grants in education. Over a hundred sites listed. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 3, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


COL Learning Object Repository (Commonwealth of Learning) An online database of learning content that provides software to Commonweath countries free of charge. Institutions or governments can establish a shared repository by accessing free open source software. From EdNA Online on March 3, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


Create a Graph Users of this site from the US National Center for Education Statistics can select from five graph formats, decide on display options, add data, and generate a graph which can then be printed and/or saved. From EdNA Online on March 3, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


SMCC/AAEC Bioscience Collaborative (SABiCo) SABiCo developed a comprehensive biotechnology curriculum with research quality facilities creating a charter high school, MI/HSI community college, and university pathway. Students learn science concepts as they conduct original research in association with four residential PhD’s, USDA, and U.C. San Diego’ Supercomputer Human Genome Project. Students may present their scientific findings at national symposia and apply for bio-industry and federal government internships. Enrollment was 36 in Sp’03, 115 in F’04, and is projected at 230 in 2005. From Maricopa Learning eXchange (MLX) Newest on March 3, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


Expanding the ESL Program into the Community Since January 2000, responding to the needs of the community, the ESL Program at Scottsdale Community College has planned and implemented English language training for such diverse businesses as hospitality, landscaping, construction, and the automobile industry. This innovative effort has contributed to an increase of over 1000% in ESL enrollment. From Maricopa Learning eXchange (MLX) Newest on March 3, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


Communication Skills for English Language Learners International and immigrant students learning English can now earn an academic certificate demonstrating proficiency in oral communication in English. “Communication Skills for English Language Learners” guides English Language Learners (ELL) through an academic program leading to competency in speaking English. This program of study provides continuing education for professionals, communication skill building for new immigrants, and a desired credential for international students. From Maricopa Learning eXchange (MLX) Newest on March 2, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Rio Salado College's Online Pre-licensure Nursing Program The innovative Online Pre-licensure Nursing program provides students with a convenient, accessible, and quality learning experience using an accelerated, e-learning format. Through unique partnerships with healthcare organizations, clinical requirements are completed in a real-world environment under the tutelage of practicing nurses working as clinical faculty. In its inaugural year, 26 students graduated. From Maricopa Learning eXchange (MLX) Newest on March 2, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Adjunct Faculty Initiative The Adjunct Faculty Initiative (AFI) promotes professional growth and development of adjunct faculty consistent with Paradise Valley Community College’s core value of learning. The AFI has successfully increased the participation of adjunct faculty in programs which have been shown by national studies to promote students’ deeper learning and retention. From Maricopa Learning eXchange (MLX) Newest on March 2, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Reality English for ESL: Bringing the community into your classroom. This program is a new instructional approach bringing the community into the classroom by using on-sight tours, hands-on experiences and guest speakers. There is no such program being used at Phoenix College or Maricopa for ESL. As these reality-based experiences occur, they will be recorded for future ESL classes. From Maricopa Learning eXchange (MLX) Newest on March 2, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Student Bus Passes The Maricopa Skill Center used its own buses to bring students to school until a new look at the service found it would be environmentally-friendly and budget-smart to utilize the Valley Metro bus system. Now free bus passes give needy students unlimited transportation as long as they have good attendance. From Maricopa Learning eXchange (MLX) Newest on March 2, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


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