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Why is "The Diary of Anne Frank" such a popular text? A significant and compelling summary....awaiting content. From OISE/UT's Ask the Experts on May 11, 2005 at 11:22 p.m..


Why should teacher education in Ontario be longer than it is now? From OISE/UT's Ask the Experts on May 11, 2005 at 11:22 p.m..


Laptop Questions Answered at the Notebook Forums Laptopical has unearthed one of the most informative websites about laptops on the net, for the delectation of our readers - Notebook Forums. From Read laptop reviews and notebook news at the laptops weblog - Laptopical on May 11, 2005 at 8:30 p.m..


ACA Tool Kit The Tool Kit is an information portal provided by the Australian Communications Authority and designed to help Australians choose the best value mobile, Internet and fixed line products and services to meet their needs. The Teacher Tool Kit is an education package for the classroom teacher. The Teacher Tool Kit contains lesson plans and other useful resources that aim to raise awareness and knowledge of issues particularly relating to mobile phone usage and debt. The Teacher Tool Kit targets the middle secondary levels and includes teacher guides and resources, classroom activities and extensi From EdNA Online on May 11, 2005 at 11:30 a.m..


VisualTutor (PDFCreator) This is a tutorial in how to download, install, and use the open source software application called "pdfcreator". This application generates PDF files from any Windows application. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on May 11, 2005 at 11:30 a.m..


Test This site will help teachers who teach anatomy From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on May 11, 2005 at 11:30 a.m..


Life and Times of the Extraordinary William Bligh This biographical web-site tells the story of explorer, navigator, Royal Naval officer and Governor of NSW - William Bligh. Presented in graphic novel form with hundreds of beautiful, coloured illustrations by Kiera Poelsma, along with maps, interviews, supporting information and teachers' notes, this project taps into the definitive collection of Bligh materials housed at the State Library of New South Wales. From cabin boy to Governor and Admiral, a sumptuous portrait of an extraordinary man of his time. From EdNA Online on May 11, 2005 at 9:30 a.m..


Basic eLearning ToolSet (BELTS) The Basic E-Learning Tool Set (BELTS)has been developed by The Le@rning Federation (TLF) to demonstrate the distribution, management and use of online curriculum content and to aid investigation of requirements for e-learning environments by Australian and New Zealand school jurisdictions. BELTS currently provides a limited set of tools, including: a content repository; basic activity creation, using lessons; basic group management, using classes; content to curriculum outcomes matching (the curriculum organiser); downloading of content from The Le@rning Federation's Exchange repository o From EdNA Online on May 11, 2005 at 9:30 a.m..


Framework for Evaluating Online Learning Systems This framework was developed by The Learning Federation (TLF) to outline the functionality of online learning systems valued by Australian and New Zealand school education systems. Criteria address: flexibility, interoperability, reusability, efficiency, security; expertise, support, maintenance, access management, student management, administration and tracking, whole of school ICT management, flexibility, interoperability, reusability, efficiency and security. From EdNA Online on May 11, 2005 at 7:30 a.m..


Buzz About Insect Robots Insects are a marvel of bioengineering. Scientists are studying how insects walk, fly and navigate their way in the world to overcome some of the obstacles in the development of robots. From EdNA Online on May 11, 2005 at 7:30 a.m..


Kildare College A Catholic Secondary School for Girls in the Brigidine Tradition situated in Holden Hill, South Australia that opened in 1966. From EdNA Online on May 11, 2005 at 7:30 a.m..


Sudan Net Collection of links to news about Sudan and to information on Sudanese government, society, culture, travel, tourism, and education. From EdNA Online on May 11, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


in2art - Creating Careers For people interested in working in the arts this site is a great way to find out more about what sorts of jobs are possible. Users can explore the worlds of music, performing arts, visual arts, craft, design, literature, media and digital art and discover the stories behind what drives people to work in the creative industries. The site contains stories, quotes, facts, career info, and a game. Advice and ideas from people working in the arts is also included. From EdNA Online on May 11, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Should We Ban Instant Messaging in School? A point/counterpoint article from the ISTE journal Learning & Leading with Technology April 2005 giving the pros and cons of instant messaging (IM) in classrooms. The debate covers classroom supervision, chatter versus chat, email, motivation, purpose and engagement, instantaneous teacher-student exchanges, benefits for shy students and culture of learning. From EdNA Online on May 11, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Robin Hood - bold outlaw of Barnsdale and Sherwood 'Robin Hood - Bold Outlaw of Barnsdale and Sherwood' is a Web site that traces the Robin Hood legend from its late medieval origins to its current manifestation in popular films and television programmes. The site is written and maintained by a well-informed Robin Hood enthusiast, and is informal rather than scholarly in approach. It is nevertheless intended to be of use to students studying the legend, and contains a good deal of material that should be of academic interest. The site summarises some of the key themes and events of the Robin Hood stories as they have developed down From New Humbul Resources on May 11, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..


Nuestro.cl Nuestro.cl is a Web site that is devoted to Chilean culture, offering news, articles, reports and general information related to contemporary culture in Chile. Users will find much to read on this site, including: topical articles about events and exhibitions; interviews with painters, musicians, writers, actors, and so on; reports related to such themes as the role of culture in the Chilean education system, and ethnic identity; more in-depth essays on the history of Chilean culture; and reports of cultural activities in the community. Of interest will be the site's online library, which From New Humbul Resources on May 11, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..


Terra roxas e outras terras : revista de estudos literários Terra Roxas e Outras Terras (ISSN 1678-2054) is a peer-reviewed electronic journal edited by the Universidade Estadual de Londrina's postgraduate programme in literary studies. The journal, which began in 2002 and has been an annual publication ever since, publishes literary criticism and analysis, interviews and reviews by postgraduate students from both Londrina and other Brazilian universities. While the journal's focus is literary studies in general, it has tended to focus to date on lusophone and Latin American literature, and contributions are written in Portuguese. Specificall From New Humbul Resources on May 11, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..


Teknokultura Teknokultura (ISSN 1549-2230) is an online magazine devoted to the critical and transdisciplinary study of the sociological changes and cultural spaces produced by the integration of technology into contemporary society. Published by the University of Puerto Rico and beginning in 2001, Teknokultura is a serious, scholarly magazine with much to appeal to those interested in cyberculture, as manifested both in Latin America and internationally. As well as critical articles on all aspects of 'technoculture', the magazine makes available artworks that focus on the integration of technolo From New Humbul Resources on May 11, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..


Boy soldiers This Channel 4 website describes briefly the story of some of the 250,000 or more underage boys that enlisted in the British Army during the First World War - of whom perhaps half were killed or wounded. This article was written by Richard van Emden, author and producer of a number of books and TV documentaries about the Great War (1914-1918). It includes recent comments from some of the very few survivors of World War I, which shows their reasons for enlisting and the reactions of their families. The article includes links to further information from other Channel 4 history microsites, books From New Humbul Resources on May 11, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..


Revista de historia indígena This Web site makes available in electronic form recent issues of the Revista de historia indígena (ISSN 0717-158), a scholarly peer-reviewed publication from the University of Chile. The journal focuses on the indigenous history of Latin America, and at the time of cataloguing four issues of the journal were available online as PDFs. Articles have addressed such areas as: the inclusion of the Mapuche within the notion of the new Chilean nation between 1810 and 1830; testimonies by indigenous women in 17th century Chile; and spiritual identity and social structure in the central Andes at the From New Humbul Resources on May 11, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..


Span (journal of the South Pacific association for Commonwealth literature and language studies) 1992-1993 The SPAN Web site publishes the content of the out-of-print 1992-1993 editions of the Journal of the South Pacific Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies. The journal focuses predominantly upon postcolonial, neo-colonial, and diaspora literature in English from the British Commonwealth nations. The full texts of the articles, reviews, poetry and fiction from volumes 32 to 37 are all freely available on the site. There are essays on authors such as V. S. Naipaul, Sally Morgan, Mudrooroo Narogin, and Peter Carey. (James Wilson) From New Humbul Resources on May 11, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..


UsingEnglish.com UsingEnglish.com is a substantial online resource for students and teachers of ESL (English as a Second Language). The Web site features online exercises, reference materials, articles, discussion forums, and teacher handouts. Some of the materials require user registration to access, but all are freely available. Reference materials include an online glossary of English grammar, dictionaries, and guides to idiomatic terms, irregular verbs, and 'phrasal verbs'. Teacher resources include lesson plans, quizzes and tests to set students, and job lists. The collection of English language From New Humbul Resources on May 11, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..


The Survival and Decline of the Apprenticeship System in the Australian and UK Construction Industries The preservation of the apprenticeship system in the Australian construction industry contrasts with its collapse in Britain over the last three decades. Given that the Australian construction industry has undergone the same structural changes that are conventionally advanced to account for the decline of apprentice training in the United Kingdom construction industry, this difference in outcome requires explanation. Echoing the findings of Howard Gospel (1994), this paper suggests that the differences may be attributable to institutional differences in the organisation of labour, employers an From EdNA Online on May 11, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


Wi-Fi Restaurant Serves Up Laptops The Trapeze restaurant in California not only serves customers tasty food, it also offers free wireless internet access for laptop computers. From Read laptop reviews and notebook news at the laptops weblog - Laptopical on May 11, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


Spreadsheets for help with Grading A couple of spreadsheets that are designed in a general way to assist large class instructors manage their course grades. Interestingly, there doesn't seem to be a good category for this type of content. The form for contributing content forces a category, so I chose Reference Material. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on May 10, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Ethics and Distance Education A site with papers and presentations on ethics in distance education, ethical use of technology, developing ethcial policy and ethical research on the Internet. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on May 10, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Educational Powerpoint template Educational themed powerpoint template for download to create microsoft powerpoint presentations in the class From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on May 10, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Step by step powerpoint tutorial Easy to follow step by step powerpoint tutorial. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on May 10, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


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