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Most recent update: March 29, 2005 at 11:00 p.m. Atlantic Time (GMT-4)
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The Chalkboard or a Laptop Computer? Ah, the familiar dread of math class. The traditional, cold, chalkboard-and-textbook lecture, usually about as interesting as grandpa's bird watching vacation slide show. From Read laptop reviews and notebook news at the laptops weblog - Laptopical on March 29, 2005 at 4:45 p.m..


Global Education Issues: Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) issues page from the Global Education Website, initiated and funded by AusAID to support its Global Education Program. Includes: Facts; Background; Australia's responses; the global agenda, teaching activities, links to other resources and case studies including: Humanitarian assistance for Sudan; and Out of a wasteland: resettlement in Sri Lanka. From EdNA Online on March 29, 2005 at 9:30 a.m..


Technology in Schools: Education, ICT and the Knowledge Society This report for the World Bank (2004) examines how the rush to incorporate information and communication technology (ICT) in schools in developed countries is leading to a double challenge facing developing countries. The authors' findings include: well-trained and motivated teachers can improve the learning conditions with ICT, and can acquire ICT skills together with their students, thus preparing them more properly for the emerging knowledge society. From EdNA Online on March 29, 2005 at 8:30 a.m..


Last-First Networks Last-First Networks is a non-profit resource centre, dedicated to advancing effective community renewal and grassroots development. It achieves this by raising awareness of proven practical approaches to working with the poorest and marginal groups of any society, and by resourcing practitioners and organisations who work with these groups. The geographical focus is Asia and the Pacific. Tools for Change has a searchable catalogue of resources including books, videos, articles and websites on community renewal, social change, peace-building, aid and development practice, micro-enterprise, and From EdNA Online on March 29, 2005 at 7:12 a.m..


Australia says YES to refugees. Primary School Information Kit A series of fact sheets, profiles and a poster written for primary school students. The fact sheets include descriptions of how Australia helps refugees, and information about where refugees arriving in Australia come from, and what it is like to live in an African refugee camp. The profiles include young people from Sierra Leone, Bosnia, Sudan and Afghanistan. The kit is published by the Australian Minister for Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs as part of the Humanitarian Program website. From Recent Items on March 29, 2005 at 7:12 a.m..


MathFROG MathFROG is a Canadian site that contains games and resources developed by a team at the University of Waterloo (Ontario) and are intended for students in grades four, five and six. The lessons are self-contained, combining online mathematics games or technological tools with appropriate paper-and-pencil follow-up exercises, which can also be downloaded free of charge. Each lesson lasts about 45 to 60 minutes and includes information on the related Ontario curriculum topics that are addressed. A section for parents and teachers provides some background information on the activities, including From EdNA Online on March 29, 2005 at 5:30 a.m..


Junior Cycle English skoool.ie's interactive, multimedia lessons provide an exciting, new approach to English. These lessons will help students to understand how language works in poetry and how writing and grammar can help them appreciate literature and the media. The site contains a link to the Senior Cycle materials. From EdNA Online on March 29, 2005 at 5:30 a.m..


skool.ie This interactive website from Ireland provides totally free resources. It provides for both Senior and Junior students and contains materials for studying English, Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, French, Business, German, Geography, and Home Economics. From EdNA Online on March 29, 2005 at 5:30 a.m..


Junior Cycle Maths skoool.ie from Ireland provides online, interactive, multimedia lessons that bring Maths to life and help with the areas of Maths that students typically find most difficult: algebra, geometry and trigonometry. These lessons also teach the key mathematical skill of problem-solving which is critical to all areas of Maths, whether in the classroom, for home work or in an exam. The lessons allow students to test their understanding and gain confidence in their Maths skills with specially-designed interactions. From EdNA Online on March 29, 2005 at 5:30 a.m..


Australian Honour Society The Australian Honour Society is a student based organisation, open to those who set the highest standards of achievement in their undergraduate or postgraduate studies. Its principal role is to provide recognition and career assistance to these members, as well as giving them the opportunity to engage in a wide range of socialising and community service activities. From EdNA Online on March 29, 2005 at 4:30 a.m..


BBC Skillswise - Numbers BBC Skillswise enables adults to number skills by providing numeracy development resources - the focus is on whole numbers, basic skills, measures, shapes, space, fractions, decimals, percentages, and handling data. From EdNA Online on March 29, 2005 at 4:30 a.m..


BBC Skillswise - Words BBC Skillswise enables adults to improve their literacy skills. Words focusses on grammar, spelling, reading, writing, listening, and vocabulary. The vocabulary section picks out words specific to particular occupations such childcare, retail, plumbing, carpentry, nursing, residential care, catering, hospitality, plastering, decorating, and electrics. From EdNA Online on March 29, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Step Up, Step In, Step Out: Report on the Inquiry into the Suitability of Pre-Service Teacher Training in Victoria On 3 June 2003, the Parliament of Victoria referred to the Education and Training Committee a reference to inquire into, consider and report on the suitability of current pre-service teacher training courses, including: future requirements of such courses to train teachers appropriate for future schooling; and the particular training needs and arrangements for mature-age entrants from other professions. In the final report The Committee identified that significant improvements to pre-service teacher education can be achieved in three simple steps. In brief, we need to 'step up' the q From EdNA Online on March 29, 2005 at 2:02 a.m..


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