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Web Sites for College Astronomy Instructors This is an annotated guide to web sites for teaching Astronomy 101 at the college or advanced high-school level located on the education web pages of the nonprofit Astronomical Society of the Pacific. It currently lists and explains 90 sites, divided into 10 categories, including: * collections of course syllabi * demonstrations and class activities * suggestions for new teaching approaches * lab and observing exercises * applets and shareware * interdisciplinary approaches to astronomy Please note that this is NOT a guide to astronomical subject matter. Instead of focusing on WHAT to teach, i From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 6, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Science Fiction Stories with Good Astronomy & Physics: A Topical Index This is an annotated topical index to science fiction stories and novels that use good astronomy and is part of the education web pages of the nonprofit Astronomical Society of the Pacific. The listing currently has 195 entries organized into 40 categories, ranging from "anti-matter" to "Venus." It includes stories and novels by a number of scientists (some writing under a pseudonym) and by other writers who pay attention to the accuracy of their science. It is not designed as a complete index, but highlights stories that teachers have found particularly useful for making scientific ideas come From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 6, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Astronomical Pseudo-Science: A Skeptic's Resource List This annotated guide with over 200 skeptical resources about astrology, UFO's, moon hoaxes, faces on the planets, crop circles, and other examples of "fiction science" is designed to help instructors in astronomy and general science classes answer student questions and respond to the onslaught of gullible media stories to which students are exposed. It is part of the education web pages of the nonprofit Astronomical Society of the Pacific. The guide lists and reviews articles, books, and web sites that provide ammunition for teachers, scientists, youth leaders, television news producers, From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 6, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Technical Competencies Framework: Self Assessment Tool for ICT Technicians Working in Schools This framework is concerned with competences specifically related to ICT technical support. It does not deal with the more generic competences relevant to any member of the school workforce. The framework was co-developed between Becta and e-skills UK. It is designed as a self assessment tool for individuals to identify the skills they have and the skills they need to gain to perform their role. (It may also be of use to schools in identifying their skills requirements). A summary of an individual's assessment, in the 12 areas, is produced at the end and can be printed. From EdNA Online on March 6, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


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