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Citing Electronic Resources This is an excellent resource for citing works in a variety of styles including most popular style manuals: Turabian (6th ed.), Chicago Manual of Style (14th ed.), 5th edition of the MLA Handbook, and the 5th edition of the APA style manual. There are also links to other resources. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 30, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Encryption A video discussion of encryption over the Internet for beginners From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 30, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Chatting on the Internet A Producer Video and slides about chatting on the Internet From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 30, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


What's New in Technology in 2005? Slides about Longhorn, new technologies, PhotoStory 3 From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 30, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Performance Standards for Language Students:PALS Rubrics for the evaluation of speaking and writing from the Fairfax County Virginia Public School System. Though intended for secondary school, postsecondary faculty can make good use of these tools. Spanish for heritage Speakers rubrics also available. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 30, 2005 at 10:30 a.m..


Foreign Language NAEP National Consensus Building Project This project describes a plan for a comprehensive national assessment on what U.S. students know and can do in foreign language. ACTFL and the Center for Applied Linguistic collaborated on this program. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 30, 2005 at 10:30 a.m..


Virtual Language Environments This is a lecture in Flash format, viewable on any Web browser with a Flash player plug-in. It's on VLEs (Virtual Learning Environments) and mainly discusses the qualifying features of VLEs. The narration (audio) going with the presentation was made with AT&T's text-to-speech engine. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 30, 2005 at 10:30 a.m..


Staff Matters Staff Matters supports Australian educators and other interested persons in developing their knowledge and understanding of themsleves and others. Includes the Interpersonal, Organisational, Professional, Thriving self, School and Community, Bibliography, Discussion group and Training. State links and contact information. From EdNA Online on March 30, 2005 at 8:30 a.m..


Decade to Overcome Violence The Decade to Overcome Violence: Churches Seeking Reconciliation and Peace is an initiative of the World Council of Churches for the years 2001-2010. This website features resources which could be adapted for a variety of students collected around the seven circles of violence and peace: personal, family, local community, religious/cultural groups, national, international and ecological. From Recent Items on March 30, 2005 at 6:30 a.m..


Educators for Social Responsibility Educators for Social Responsibility helps educators create safe, caring, respectful, and productive learning environments. Ab Online Teacher Center provides teaching resources on a range of issues related to international security, conflict resolution, peacemaking, violence prevention, and social responsibility. From Recent Items on March 30, 2005 at 6:30 a.m..


Peace Jam PeaceJam is an international education program built around leading Nobel Peace Laureates who work personally with youth to pass on the spirit, skills, and wisdom they embody. The goal of PeaceJam is to inspire a new generation of peacemakers who will transform their local communities, themselves, and the world. From Recent Items on March 30, 2005 at 6:30 a.m..


Developing People This site, aimed at teachers in South Australia, lists professional development activities and resources made available through Organisation and Professional Development Services. From EdNA Online on March 30, 2005 at 5:30 a.m..


MIT Handheld Augmented Reality Simulations Augmented Reality simulations aim to engage people in simulation games that combine real world experiences with additional information supplied to them by handheld computers. From EdNA Online on March 30, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Society for Organisational Learning (Australia) The Society for Organisational Learning (Australia) Limited (SOLA) is a not for profit member organisation, which is part of the international Global SOL Network (GSN). Established in 2000, SOLA provides a forum for practitioners, consultants and researchers to work together to share learning and develop new approaches, principles and practices that will integrate: Research: disciplined pursuit of discovery and understanding; Capacity Building: developing new individual and collective capabilities, and Practice: the application of concepts and tools in pursuit of a specific goal. From EdNA Online on March 30, 2005 at 1:52 a.m..


Education Arcade The Education Arcade represents a consortium of international game designers, publishers, scholars, educators, and policy makers who are exploring the new frontiers of educational media that have been opened by computer and video games. Our mission is to demonstrate the social, cultural, and educational potentials of games by initiating new game development projects, coordinating interdisciplinary research efforts, and informing public conversations about the broader and sometimes unexpected uses of this emerging art form in education. In short, we want to lead change in the way the world lear From EdNA Online on March 30, 2005 at 1:52 a.m..


Participatory PDA Simulations PDA Participatory Simulations, from the MIT Teacher Education Program, use Palm OS or Pocket PC handheld computers to embed people inside of simulations. Interactions between players in the game are mediated by peer to peer beaming. Games that can be downloaded from this site: Big Fish-Little Fish, Discussion, Live Long and Prosper, Tit for Tat, Virus, Sugar and Spice. From EdNA Online on March 30, 2005 at 1:52 a.m..


Blogs in Education A page designed to provide teachers with some resources to get started using blogs for themselves or with students. The author suggests some ways in which blogs can be used and provides links to articles, examples and tools. From EdNA Online on March 30, 2005 at 1:52 a.m..


Tell the Time This freeware is designed to help children learn to tell the time. The program provides children with access to a speaking play-clock together with exercises in setting a clock to a given time and reading the time from a pre-set clock. Questions can be on whole hours, half hours, quarter hours or five minute intervals. Tell the digital or analogue time. A bonus for students with impaired vision is the large, clear display. From EdNA Online on March 30, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


Picture Arithmetic Picture Arithmetic is freeware that allows pupils to practice the four rules of arithmetic. Ten questions are set and marked with each correct answer causing part of a mystery picture to be revealed. By editing the teacher's control pages, the teacher can control the degree of difficulty of the questions set and/or select a particular number to add, subtract, multiply or divide by. From EdNA Online on March 30, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


Canon World Clip Art World clip arts by illustrators around the world can be downloaded free. Each clip art can be selected either in large or small size for both Macintosh and Windows. Images are available linked to particular countries including Australia, Asia, Africa, Europe and the Universe. From EdNA Online on March 30, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


James Madison Papers (Library of Congress) The collection consists of approximately 12,000 items captured in some 72,000 digital images. They document the life of the man who came to be known as the Father of the Constitution through correspondence, personal notes, drafts of letters and legislation, an autobiography, legal and financial documents, and miscellaneous manuscripts. The collection is organized into six series dating from 1723 to 1836. Beginning with a selection of his father's letters, the series moves through Madison's years as a student, and as a member of the Virginia House of Delegates and include extensive no From EdNA Online on March 30, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


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