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How To Help A Stranded Animal The Animal Rescue Center website here introduces the New England Aquarium program that has responded to strandings of over 4000 marine mammals and sea turtles. A How To Help section explains what you should do if you find a stranded animal. Meet some of the patients being rehabilitated for return to the see and [...] From Golden Swamp on April 21, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Howard Heys Homepage This site details the research of Howard Heys into the design and analysis of cryptographic algorithms or ciphers, as well as the consideration of the application of cryptography to communication networks. This includes his publications. A tutorial on linear and differential cryptanalysis is also provided. Howard Heys is chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at the Memorial University of Newfoundland in Canada. From EEVL New Learning Materials on April 21, 2005 at 6:30 p.m..


Whatever Happened To Polio? Those of us who remember polio in the United States can revisit here one of the great triumphs of medicine. This in-depth exhibit from the Smithsonian also provides a discussion of polio’s future and what we all should be doing to protect future generation worldwide. From Golden Swamp on April 21, 2005 at 1:30 p.m..


Web based calculus applications Nine interactive models help students to experiment with concepts in calculus. Java applets are used as simulations for the user to test mathematical analysis of waves, parachute drops, radar, diving from a tower, ship movements, deck areas, aircraft wing volume, torque and the slope of a hill. With each exercise the user's input produces a graph or diagram. A review of the mathematics related to the simulation is provided and students are encouraged to provide feedback on the effectiveness of the models in helping them to learn. The applets were originally designed as part of a train From EEVL New Learning Materials on April 21, 2005 at 12:30 p.m..


Topology lecture notes Selected lecture and research notes are presented on this site; in PDF format, requiring Adobe Acrobat Reader software. The notes introduce topics in topology for undergraduate students. These topics include entropy, automorphisms, functional analysis and basics of algebra and trigonometry. The author of the lectures is Professor Thomas Ward of the University of East Anglia at Norwich. From EEVL New Learning Materials on April 21, 2005 at 12:30 p.m..


STEPS Statistics glossary This online textbook is a dictionary of statistics terms for students in Higher Education. It is divided into chapters dealing with different aspects of statistics such as data presentation, categorical data, sampling, probability, paired data, confidence intervals, NOVA and experimental design, non-parametric methods and time series data. The glossary was developed by Valerie J Easton and John H McColl of the Centre for Applied Statistics at the University of Lancaster. From EEVL New Learning Materials on April 21, 2005 at 11:30 a.m..


More or less Students using this web site are encouraged to think critically about how statistics and numbers are used by the government, media and academics to communicate with the general public. Case studies in topical issues (eg. cigarette smoking and health, the psychology of learning mathematics) are used to illustrate the application and interpretation of statistics to social, economic, political, educational and scientific fields. An "Essential Guide" explains in plain language the central concepts of statistics including averages, probablity and terminology. Originally conceived as a series of From EEVL New Learning Materials on April 21, 2005 at 11:30 a.m..


Radio 4 - More or Less This programme broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in two series annually, takes a critical look at how statistics and numbers are used by the government, media and academics to communicate with the general public. Current issues in the news are investigated to see how numbers and statistics are researched, analysed and interpreted. The presenter of "More or Less" is Andrew Dilnot, Principal of St Hugh's College Oxford. Archives of the programme can be played back using Real Player software. From EEVL New Learning Materials on April 21, 2005 at 11:30 a.m..


Talent This support website for adult key skills tutors, and careers and training advisors, provides teaching resources for classroom use (including materials for numeracy classes), sharing of good practice and information about professional courses, qualifications, job vacancies, news and a discussion forum. There are also updates on the work being done by regional "Skills for Life" projects, a glossary of IT terms, acronyms, useful contacts and organisations. Registration is free and enables access to the teaching resources and an email newsletter. The site was launched nationally in January 2 From EEVL New Learning Materials on April 21, 2005 at 11:30 a.m..


Interactive mathematics These lecture notes were designed to be presented to undergraduate students and cover basic mathematical principles and calculus. Topics covered include algebra, logarithms, trigonmetry, graphs, complex numbers, statistics, differentiation, integration and higher calculus. LiveMath, Scientific Notebook and Flash software are used. A non-Flash version is available. The materials were developed by Murray Bourne of NgeeAnn Polytechnic, Singapore. From EEVL New Learning Materials on April 21, 2005 at 11:30 a.m..


Teaching quantitative skills in the classroom This collection of articles, features and teaching resources is aimed at lecturers in the geosciences. The resources provide ideas and materials for developing mathematical understanding and skills, and provide a channel for the sharing of good practice, discussions of assessment and classroom techniques. There are also resources to promote independent learning amongst geoscience students. A discussion forum provides science teachers with an opportunity to exchange ideas with other geoscience teachers and mathematicians. This web site was developed as part of the Digital Library for Earth From EEVL New Learning Materials on April 21, 2005 at 11:30 a.m..


FSA Wales - Interactive Games Food Safety Association Wales - Interactive games about healthy eating and food safety, designed for children aged 5 to 11. In the barbecue game, find out whether meat is properly cooked. Stack the fridge: make sure all the food is stored safely and doesn't drip nasty bugs. Find out what a healthy balance of food is. Makeup your own healthy breakfast. From EdNA Online on April 21, 2005 at 10:30 a.m..


Reading for purpose and pleasure - An evaluation of the teaching of reading in primary schools This Ofsted (UK) survey was undertaken to identify reasons for the wide range in attainment in reading among primary-aged pupils; to disseminate schools' effective practice in reducing underachievement and developing pupils' positive attitudes to reading; and to describe key features of the successful teaching of reading. The survey found that in effective schools, high standards in reading were underpinned by a whole-school commitment to ensure that all pupils could read. This embodied a cohesive approach to teaching, assessment and effective intervention which was consistently appl From EdNA Online on April 21, 2005 at 10:30 a.m..


Adventure Camp at Noorla Yo-long, Limestone Coast, South Australia Noorla Yo-Long adventure programs are based around the practical application of life skills.We use a variety of activities as tools to provide opportunities for people to develop life skills. Some of these activities include: Co-operative team building games, trust activities, initiative problems, a low and high ropes challenge course, a 20 metre abseiling tower and an 80 metre flying fox. From EdNA Online on April 21, 2005 at 10:30 a.m..


People Power People Power is an Australian political movement aiming to empower people who have become invisible in the political system. From EdNA Online on April 21, 2005 at 10:30 a.m..


Formative Assessment: Improving Learning in Secondary Classrooms - OECD Report January 2005 - Executive Summary This report from the OECD,looks at the practice of formative assessment in classrooms and schools in eight education systems: Australia (Queensland), Canada, Denmark, England, Finland, Italy, New Zealand and Scotland. Formative assessment refers to frequent, interactive assessments of student progress and understanding. Teachers are then able to adjust teaching approaches to better meet identified learning needs. From EdNA Online on April 21, 2005 at 10:30 a.m..


What Works for Children with Difficulties in Mathematics? There has long been some concern over children with numeracy difficulties, and research on methods of helping such children. Recently, there has been an increased emphasis on numeracy in educational policy and practice in Britain as well as in some other countries, resulting in an increased number of studies of the nature of such difficulties, and of intervention techniques. However, many of the studies that have been carried out on these topics have not received wide publicity, and the research base is quite fragmented. The aims of the review included bringing together the results of such stu From EdNA Online on April 21, 2005 at 10:30 a.m..


Film Reviews The films listed here have been reviewed by the Australian Catholic Film Office (ACFO). The ACFO is an office established by the Bishops' Committee for the Media. The reviews date back to 2000 and include a story synopsis and details about actors, length, and audience rating. From EdNA Online on April 21, 2005 at 10:30 a.m..


Getassessed.com Getassessed is responsible for the administration of the desktop component of the Microsoft IT Academy program in the Australia Pacific region. They provide assessment, training and certification services mapped to globally recognised qualifications to help individuals realise their potential at school, work and in life. A free assessment tool is available online. From EdNA Online on April 21, 2005 at 10:30 a.m..


HIV/AIDS (Youthink) A collection of research, knowledge, case studies and experiences on HIV/AIDS gathered by the World Bank. Just as HIV/AIDS weakens a person's immune system, a developing country's infrastructure is weakened by epidemics. Chances are its health care system is already overburdened so providing expensive treatment to a growing number of the population infected by HIV is nearly impossible. Resources for educating the public about risky behavior are equally limited. Under these circumstances, the disease can become an epidemic. From Recent Items on April 21, 2005 at 10:30 a.m..


U.S. Education is Affordable, Report Finds From usjournal.com: U.S. Journal of Academics on April 21, 2005 at 9:30 a.m..


World Health Organization Fact Sheets Fact sheets on health issues, diseases and disease prevention from the World Health Organization on topics including: Food safety, Immunisation, Injuries, Leprosy, Tuberculosis, Rehabilitation, Malaria, Mental health, Nutrition, Pharmaceuticals products, Poliomyelitis, Prenatal care, Reproductive health, Sanitation, Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), Traditional medicine and water. From EdNA Online on April 21, 2005 at 7:30 a.m..


KEEP Toolkit The KEEP toolkit is a set of web-based tools from the Carnegie Foundation that help teachers, students and institutions quickly create compact and engaging knowledge representations on the Web. KEEP is an acronym for Knowledge, Exchange, Exhibition, Presentation. The KEEP Toolkit is available from this website as a free web-based service. The Carnegie Foundation aims to offer the KEEP Toolkit as a downloadable package for widespread incorporation by educational programs and institutions in the near future. From EdNA Online on April 21, 2005 at 7:30 a.m..


E4S - education for sustainability E4S provides teachers with lesson planning materials on the sustainable use of water, textiles and timber resources and issues surrounding waste management. Printable worksheets are available for use in Science, Geography and Environmental Studies. From EdNA Online on April 21, 2005 at 7:30 a.m..


NYPL Digital Gallery NYPL Digital Gallery provides access to over 275,000 images digitised from primary sources and printed rarities in the collections of The New York Public Library, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints and photographs, illustrated books, and printed ephemera. From EdNA Online on April 21, 2005 at 7:30 a.m..


Schoolscience This site contains free online resources for Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Among the topics covered are Cell division and cancer, catalytic cracking, microbes and food, periodic table, fractional distillation, paints, copper and electricity, history of medicine, diseases, asthma, digestion, immunity, drugs of abuse, a virtual nature trail, a virtual visit to an oil platform, a virtual visit to an oil refinery, dealing with nuclear waste, inside atoms, and a game called the Big Bang time machine. The site map links to a variety of resources related to Life processes and living things, Materia From EdNA Online on April 21, 2005 at 7:30 a.m..


Popular Quia Categories These Quia quizzes and interactive games can be chosen from a menu of topics: Art, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, English, French, Geography, German, History, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Mathematics, Medicine, Music, Science, Spanish, and Technology. Interactives can be played online. From EdNA Online on April 21, 2005 at 7:30 a.m..


Nobel Prize in Chemistry Nobel Posters - Illustrated Presentations of Nobel Prizes in Chemistry - describe the discoveries that have won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry each year from 1988 to 2004. Interactive games teach the user about conductive polymers, chirality, DNA molecules, and inheritance. The Virtual Biochemistry Laboratory consists of several rooms, each focusing on one particular method used in biochemistry. From EdNA Online on April 21, 2005 at 7:30 a.m..


Word Search Builder Word Search Builder is an online tool that allows the user to input a list of words and then choose display options and to print the word search out. From EdNA Online on April 21, 2005 at 7:30 a.m..


World Health Organization - The 3 by 5 Initiative The 3 by 5 Initiative is the global target to get three million people living with HIV/AIDS in developing and middle income countries on antiretroviral treatment (ART) by the end of 2005. It is a step towards the gaol of providing, as a human right, universal access to HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment services for all who need them. From EdNA Online on April 21, 2005 at 7:30 a.m..


Nobel Prize in Economics These articles about economic sciences cover the criteria used in the awarding of the Nobel Prize so far, and biographical information about prize winners. From EdNA Online on April 21, 2005 at 5:30 a.m..


ICT in Schools: A Handbook for Teachers or How ICT Can Create New, Open Learning Environments This handbook is principally designed for teachers and teacher educators who are currently working with, or would like to know more about, ICT in schools. A major theme in the book concerns how ICT can create new, open learning environments and their instrumental role in shifting the emphasis from a teacher-centred to a learner-centred environment; where teachers move from being the key source of information and transmitter of knowledge to becoming a collaborator and co-learner; and where the role of students changes from one of passively receiving information to being actively involved in the From EdNA Online on April 21, 2005 at 5:30 a.m..


Who's Teaching Science? Meeting the Demand for Qualified Science Teachers in Australian Secondary Schools This report prepared for the Australian Council of the Deans of Science examines the characteristics of teachers currently teaching science in Australian secondary schools, focussing on their level of university education in science, their age profile and their present attitudes towards their careers. The objective is to examine issues associated with the quality and supply of science teachers. The project's findings are based on a national survey of science teachers and heads of secondary school science departments. The survey was conducted within a carefully stratified sample of seconda From EdNA Online on April 21, 2005 at 5:30 a.m..


LAMS: Learning Activity Management System Learning Activity Management System (LAMS) LAMS is a tool for designing, managing and delivering online collaborative learning activities. It provides teachers with an authoring environment for creating sequences of learning activities. These activities can include a range of individual tasks, small group work and whole class activities based on both content and collaboration. From EdNA Online on April 21, 2005 at 5:30 a.m..


Vegetarian Eating for Young People There are a number of different styles of vegetarian eating, with the main ones being vegetarian (avoids all meat or flesh products), Lacto-ovo vegetarian (avoids meat, but eats egg and milk products), Vegan (avoids all foods of animal origin, eg. dairy foods, eggs, gelatin). Some people will eat limited amounts of meat, chicken and fish - but this is not a true vegetarian diet. From EdNA Online on April 21, 2005 at 5:30 a.m..


Nobel Prize in Physics A variety of interactive games on this site teach th aplayers about achievement in the understaning of physicsthat have won the NObel Prize for Physics. Topics include micrososcopes, the structure of matter, conductivity, nuclear energy, lasers, integrated circuits, X-rays, transistors, accelerators, particles, semiconductors, vacuums, relativity, and quantum theory. From EdNA Online on April 21, 2005 at 5:30 a.m..


Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine The focus of this website is interactive games that teach the user about a particular achievement in Physiology or Medicine that won a Nobel Prize. Topics include immunity, MRI imaging, malaria, human brain, vitamin B1, synapse, blood typing, inheritance, cell division, ECG, pavlov, tuberculosis, and penicillin. From EdNA Online on April 21, 2005 at 5:30 a.m..


Nobel Prize in Literature This site has a number of interactives about the authors and books that have won the Nobel Prize in literature. Find the Authors lists the names of Literature Laureates in twenty year periods. On Nobel Literature Radio listen to more than thirty Prize Winners through recordings dating from 1937 and onward. A memory game challenges those who have read Lord of the Flies, while Author Village provides the opportunity to get to know some of the prize winners. Players can save their game in the Author Village. From EdNA Online on April 21, 2005 at 5:30 a.m..


Nobel Peace Prize Use this site to check out where and when the wars were fought in the 20th century. Find out also where in the world the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates and nominees come from. Listen to speeches by twenty Prize Winners or representatives of the prize winning organisations, through recordings dating from 1937–1979. Speakers include Albert Schweizer, Martin Luther King Jr., Willy Brandt, and Mother Theresa. Play the Peace Doves Game! Several people and organizations have received the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts concerning nuclear weapons disarmament. From EdNA Online on April 21, 2005 at 5:30 a.m..


Learning: the Treasure Within: Report to UNESCO of the International Commission on Education for the Twenty-first Century. Highlights Highlights of the 1998 publication for UNESCO by Jacques Delors. From EdNA Online on April 21, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Learning Module Page This is an online version of Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check. The user may input their own list of words or use one of the five word lists provided. From EdNA Online on April 21, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Years 1-10 Science: Sourcebook Modules These Sourcebook modules from the Queensland Studies Authority are a resource for teachers. Each module is a collection of activities focusing on one or more core learning outcomes. Each core learning outcome at a particular level describes what a student knows and can do with what they know related to one of the key concepts. The modules suggest ways that students can develop conceptual understandings and demonstrate what they know and can do at the focus level. They also provide examples of how the same activity can be used with students to demonstrate what they know and can do at a level ot From EdNA Online on April 21, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Facing the palace: excavations in front of the Roman palace at Fishbourne The 'Facing the Palace' archive focuses on Fishbourne Roman Palace and provides supplementary information to that contained in the hard-copy publication of the same name. The archive is not intended to be read as a stand-alone source but instead provides supplementary information such as extra text, downloadable database files and detailed descriptions of phasing that compliment and expand upon the hard-copy publication. Fishbourne Roman Palace, located just outside Chichester, Sussex, was initially discovered in the 1960s and is considered one of the highlights of archaeology in th From New Humbul Resources on April 21, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..


Educator Use of Research to Improve Practice How do educators use research to improve practice, and what are some of the barriers and incentives to this use? This research brief from ASCD, the US Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, finds that the process of translating education research findings into teacher practice is complex and multilayered. Strong relationships between researchers and practitioners are necessary, as is a professional culture that supports research application. From EdNA Online on April 21, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


Foundations of Development Good overall summary of prenatal development, birth and the stages of development. Also gives good references for future research. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 20, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Diffusion tutorial A collection of java based applets on diffusion, osmosis and diffusion potentials using the Nernst equation. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 20, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Business French Packet The French Business Packet, produced by the center for Language Education and Research at Michgan State University, includes guidelines for creating a French website about the development of a successful business, as well as activities with graphs and data, reading, and discussions that draw on the students’ personal experience, and guide them to build basic concepts and knowledge about how to do business. In addition, it has activities that strengthen the students’ communication and cultural skills while focusing on their cultural environment and learning about the target cultural environme From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 20, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


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