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Genes and Gene Therapy This link give you up to date information about Genes and Gene Therapy, including research and latest news. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 21, 2005 at 10:26 a.m..


Mozart Webquest This is a webquest where students gather information about the famous composer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Students prepare a packet of information by providing written response to specific questions that are printed and turned in to the teacher. The site includes links to sound files, biographical information, and music. Games provide the opportunity for students to test their knowledge of factual information. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 21, 2005 at 10:26 a.m..


Facilitating Dysfunctional Teams This website has guidelines for faculty members in helping with dysfunctional student teams. The site addresses the following questions: - How might an instructor reduce the likelihood of dysfunctional teams? - How might team members reduce the likelihood of dysfunctional teams? - What is a dysfunctional team? - How might an instructor recognize a dysfunctional team? - What examples of dysfunctional behavior can lead to the destruction of a team? - How might an instructor facilitate a dysfunctional team? From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 21, 2005 at 10:26 a.m..


Global Village Imagine a tiny village of 100 people, where the demographics of the village mirror the demographics of the world's 6 billion people. Here's what that village would look like, circa 2000 using statistics tables from sources including the World Bank, CIA World factbook and United Nations in regard to: people, food, water, health, drugs, education, employment, information, agriculture, energy, geography, and objects. From Recent Items on March 21, 2005 at 10:26 a.m..


CadetNet CadetNet is a website designed and developed exclusively for the 25,000 Cadets and 2,500 Cadet Staff that make up the Australian Defence Force Cadet Community. Through the web pages, email and Bulletin Board forums, the CadetNet website allows Cadets and Cadet Staff to exchange, manage and share information and knowledge and communicate within and throughout Australia. As a Cadet, young Australians are able to take part in adventurous, fulfilling and educational activities in a military setting. The ADFC consists of four organisations: Directorate of Defence Force Cadets (DDFC), Australian Nav From EdNA Online on March 21, 2005 at 5:30 a.m..


A Guide to Community Grants The Guide to Community Grants provides: Links to selected sources of Commonwealth, State and Territory financial assistance to community groups; A selection of links to non-government organisations which may provide community grants; Links to commercial services providing grant information via subscription. From EdNA Online on March 21, 2005 at 4:30 a.m..


Schools Associations 2005 - Tasmania During 2004, Tasmanian schools will review and revise their arrangements in order to have a fully constituted School Association ready for 2005. This website provides the resources that schools will need to undertake this process. From EdNA Online on March 21, 2005 at 4:30 a.m..


It Takes a Community - Issue 2 2004 This publication from the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) government, is designed to keep ACT parents informed about issues that affect their children's education and wellbeing. This edition features information on school boards, choosing a school, being sun smart, curriculum renewal and training. From EdNA Online on March 21, 2005 at 4:30 a.m..


DEST - Australian State and Territory School Education Systems DEST's site about Australian State and Territory School Education systems gives an outline of awards and records of achievement, assessment, grading systems and tertiary entrance for each state. From EdNA Online on March 21, 2005 at 4:30 a.m..


Annual Report on Operations 2003-2004 The Annual Report on Operations 2003-2004 is ANTA's key reporting and accountability document. The report focuses on the Authority's internal operations and provides an account of activities against the annual ANTA Plan and work priorities. Also included is information on system stakeholders, corporate governance, the organisational structure and major activities. From EdNA Online on March 21, 2005 at 4:30 a.m..


Youth Employment Scheme The Youth Employment Scheme (YES) was introduced in July 2000. YES aims to improve the employment prospects of young people. The program provides apprenticeship and traineeship opportunities within the Victorian Government for young people aged between 15 and 24. Positions are available across Victoria. The website provides case studies of different occupations, film clips of the case studies, and a link to the Youth Jobs database and other youth related websites. From EdNA Online on March 21, 2005 at 4:30 a.m..


AusAid Focus Magazine - Tsunami Special Edition 2005 A special issue of AusAID's Focus magazine dedicated to the December 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami and the subsequent aid effort. The issue covers: recovery, map of the region, protecting the children, disaster management, and aid funding; articles on Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives as well as powerful colour photographs. From Recent Items on March 21, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Harnessing Technology: Transforming Learning and Children's Services (DfES) 2005 Strategy from the UK Department for Education and Skills (DfES) focuses on what the technology can do for informing and advising citizens, for supporting children and learners of all ages in their encounters with the system, and for transforming the experience of learning. It identified six priorities, to provide: an integrated online information service for all citizens; integrated online personal support for children and learners; a collaborative approach to personalised learning activities; a good quality training and support package for practitioners; a leadership and development pack From EdNA Online on March 21, 2005 at 2:15 a.m..


Australian Woodwork Educational Links A list is provided of training providers in each of the states and territories that have courses in woodwork, furniture making, cabinet making, woodturning, woodcarving, carpentry, furnishing. From EdNA Online on March 21, 2005 at 2:15 a.m..


Australian Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission: Racial Discrimination Racial discrimination occurs when a person is treated less favourably than someone else in a similar situation because of their race, colour, descent or national or ethnic origin. This is direct discrimination. Indirect discrimination can also occur when the operation of a particular rule or policy disadvantages more people of a particular race, colour, descent or national or ethnic origin than other people. From EdNA Online on March 21, 2005 at 1:01 a.m..


Code of Ethics for Registered Teachers (NZ Teachers Council) The purpose of this Code of Ethics from the New Zealand Teachers Council, is to to clarify the ethics of the profession, to inspire the quality of behaviour which reflects the honour and dignity of the profession, to encourage and emphasise those positive attributes of professional conduct that characterise strong and effective teaching, and to enable members of the profession to appraise and reflect on their ethical decisions. It is intended for registered teachers and those granted a limited authority to teach From EdNA Online on March 21, 2005 at 1:01 a.m..


Roots of Empathy (ROE) Roots of Empathy is a Canadian classroom-based parenting program that aims to reduce aggression through the fostering of empathy and emotional literacy. The program reaches children aged 3 to 14 years. From EdNA Online on March 21, 2005 at 1:01 a.m..


You Quote It, You Note It! (Vaughan Memorial Library, Acadia University) This interactive tutorial created by Vaughan Memorial Library at Acadia University (Nova Scotia, Canada) takes about 10 minutes to complete. An interesting feature is that it allows the student to choose an identity by choosing one of four different featured students. The interactive tutorial then takes you through the process of distinguishing paraphrasing from quoting, citing sources, etc. through the eyes of the chosen student. Very well done, easy to understand, focused on relevant content without overloading students with extraneous information, and actually fun! Provides examples of chan From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 20, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


How Your Brain Works This site examines the structures of the brain and what each one does. With this general overview of the brain, you will be able to understand concepts such as motor control, visual processing, auditory processing, sensation, learning, memory and emotions. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 20, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Using Powerpoint to Create Poster Presentations This site contains tutorials on how to develop posters for research (and other) presentations using PowerPoint. Links to sites on PowerPoint poster content, development, and presentation are also included. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 20, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


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