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Dramata Festiva. Le théâtre des Jésuites au Collège de Luxembourg An online edition of the arguments (periochae) of the plays performed on the stage of the Collegium Luxemburgense during the 17th and the beginning of the 18th centuries. Theatrical representations were a central part of festive activities at the college in addition to sacred plays and speeches. This resource provides the periochae of some 108 plays from 1603 until 1717 preserved in the national library of Luxembourg as well as some introductory essays and a short bibliography of items on Jesuit theatre and a page of weblinks to sites on Jesuit cultural patronage. The plays, mostly on classica From New Humbul Resources on June 27, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Medieval wall painting in the English parish church. A developing catalogue This website, written and designed by Anne Marshall, an associate lecturer with the Open University, provides an excellent visual overview of the wealth of surviving mediaeval religious wall paintings of Britain. While most images in churches were destroyed during the religious and political upheavals of the 16th and 17th centuries, as this resource demonstrates the surprising number which remain indicate the lavish decoration of pre-Reformation churches. The corpus is an on-going project so coverage, though widespread, is not yet complete at the time of writing. The existing material is arran From New Humbul Resources on June 27, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Histoire et reconstruction virtuelle du temple d'Athéna de Poseidonia The Greek temples of Paestum (ancient Poseidonia) in southern Italy are among the best preserved religious structures from antiquity and had been an important source of knowledge about Greek architecture since antiquarians began to take an interest in them during the 18th century. This attractively produced resource provides an illustrated introduction to various aspects of the Temple of Athena (once known as the temple of Ceres) in its wider historical and cultural context, especially its technical and architectural properties and its position within the tradition of western Greek Doric desig From New Humbul Resources on June 27, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Mitrou Archaeological Project The Mitrou Archaeological Project (MAP) is an on-going collaborative project between the University of Tennesee and the Greek Archaeological Service which aims to examine a small island in the Bay of Atalanti, eastern Lokris. Mitrou is largest prehistoric site known in the region and may have served as a port for the Late Bronze Age city of Orchomenos some 20 km to the south-west. The site has also been identified as the Opoeis in Homer's Iliad which sent 40 ships to Troy and was thus the home of Patroklos and Lokrian Ajax. The resource provides a brief introduction to the site and its pr From New Humbul Resources on June 27, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Princeton University Library papyrus home page An on-line guide to the extensive papyrus collections of Princeton University housed in the Harvey S. Firestone Memorial Library providing outline information on more than 1600 items ranging in date form the 4th century BC to the 7th century AD in Greek, Latin, Egypritan (in hieroglyphic, hieratic, demotic scripts), Coptic and Arabic. The resource provides a brief overview of the history and content of the collection with succinct details of individual texts (many of which are unpublished). Also featured is a selection of digital images of important papyri including portions of the Egyptian Bo From New Humbul Resources on June 27, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Yale University. Papyrus collection database This on-line searchable database of the papyrus collection of Yale University Beinecke Library is prefaced by a useful introduction to the structure and nature of the catalogue. The collection comprises a considerable corpus of material ranging in date from Pharaonic Egypt to the modern period (post 1798) in a variety of languages: arabic, Aramaic, Egyptian (hieroglyphic, hieratic and demotic), Greek, Hebrew, Latin, Parthian, Parthian and Syriac. Each record sheet provides basic information on the papyrus document, including call numbers, genre, language, date, place of origin and relevant pub From New Humbul Resources on June 27, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


The Neolithic monument complex at Thornborough, North Yorkshire An outline account of the University of Newcastle's survey and excavation work on the extraordinary Neolithic henge complex and other archaeological features around Thornborough in the Vale of Mowbray, North Yorkshire. The University of Newcastle, directed by Dr Jan Harding, conducted field walking and excavation on the complex from 1994-1999 and again from 2003. Despite their size and significant landscape context, the three aligned Thornborough henges, each 240m in diameter, and the almost identical group several kms away at Nunwick, Hutton Moor and Cana Barn, are much less well underst From New Humbul Resources on June 27, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Monumental past. The life-histories of megalithic monuments in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Germany) A hypermedia version of Cornelius Holtorf's 1998 doctoral thesis on the perception and reuse of the megalithic monuments of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in northern Germany. The work does not provide a traditional cultural/historical survey of the region or an up-to-date interpretation of the monuments themselves (in fact the author admits to being not particularly concerned with this aspect of the subject at all); rather, it charts the reception of megaliths from the later Bronze Age, by which time any direct cultural continuity with the original builders would have ceased, and the Slavic peri From New Humbul Resources on June 27, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Classical backpacking in Greece A website for the classically informed traveller to archaeological sites in Greece providing a useful source of commentary and images as well as practical details on a variety of major ancient sites in Attica and the Megarid, the Peloponnese, parts of central Greece (including Delphi) and the islands of Aigina, Poros/ Kelauria and Syros. Others may be added in the future though the site seems not to have been updated since 2002. There is also a fairly extensive bibliography of ancient sources and modern scholarship for further research together with extracts from the accounts of 19th century t From New Humbul Resources on June 27, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Energy This page compiled by Jackie Miers contains links to sites with facts and information about energy, energy sources and energy pioneers. From EdNA Online on June 27, 2005 at 9:30 p.m..


Renewable Energy Sources This page created by Jackie Miers contains links to sites with facts and information about energy, energy sources and energy pioneers. From EdNA Online on June 27, 2005 at 9:30 p.m..


Curriculum Leadership Journal 3:15 The Guaranteeing Futures Area Taskforce Initiative in Tasmania Curriculum Leadership Journal 3:15 The Guaranteeing Futures Area Taskforce Initiative in Tasmania. Tasmanian Government area taskforces aimed at improving post-compulsory education, training and employment opportunities for young people. Taskforces will develop, implement and monitor action plans which support young people aged 15 to 24 to move from Year 10 towards meaningful participation in their communities as adults. From EdNA Online on June 27, 2005 at 9:30 p.m..


Curriculum Leadership Journal 3:18 The Staff Matters web resource Curriculum Leadership Journal 3:18 The Staff Matters web resource. Staff Matters website: a resource providing school staff with information and ideas on how to protect and enhance their own health and wellbeing. A universal and health literacy approach within the educational working context, available for staff in all schools. Covers a range of topics and summaries of articles and opinion pieces about mental health and links. From EdNA Online on June 27, 2005 at 9:30 p.m..


A 'Multiple Intelligences' (MI) Approach to Education This is the text of an address given by Howard Gardner in April 2005 to a Multiple Intelligences Conference at Manchester University. In the address Gardner talks about theories of intelligence, myths about MI, educational applications, and MI issues for the Future. From EdNA Online on June 27, 2005 at 9:30 p.m..


International Learning Management Australia ILM Australia is accredited by the Minister for Education in Queensland as a provider of tertiary education that combines online tuition from Australia provided in an assisted environment with facilitators drawn from the country of delivery. Students can study to attain a fully accredited Australian Bachelor or Master degree qualification in business and information technology. Partner sites are in Malaysia, Middle East, Kenya and South Africa. From EdNA Online on June 27, 2005 at 9:30 p.m..


Pioneers in Energy This page created by Jackie Miers contains links to information about people who pioneered the use of various sources of energy including Anders Celsius, Marie Curie, John Dalton, Rudolf Diesel, Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, Michael Faraday, Georg Ohm, and Alessandro Volta. From EdNA Online on June 27, 2005 at 9:30 p.m..


Non-Renewable Energy Sources This page created by Jackie Miers contains links to information about non-renewable energy resources: fossil fuels and nuclear energy. From EdNA Online on June 27, 2005 at 9:30 p.m..


Science Biographies great listing of links and resources for bibliography for 3rd quarter research paper. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on June 27, 2005 at 3:30 p.m..


List of the elements of the Periodic Table All the elements of the periodic table are listed to be sorted in a dozen or so ways (buttons on the left of the screen to change the order from year of discovery to amount of the element in the earth's crust). From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on June 27, 2005 at 3:30 p.m..


Tests of chemicals great pictures of specific mineral specimens, flame coloration tests and others. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on June 27, 2005 at 3:30 p.m..


Comic book Periodic Table using cartoon characters, explanations for kids of various elementas. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on June 27, 2005 at 3:30 p.m..


Animated atomic models of Periodic Table Elements From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on June 27, 2005 at 3:30 p.m..


Animated atomic models of Periodic Table Elements From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on June 27, 2005 at 3:30 p.m..


Geometry Center A site regarding Geometry, Triangle Tilings and Symmetry and Tiling From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on June 27, 2005 at 3:30 p.m..


Biographies of Scientists Listing of links to lots of information on scientists for biographies. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on June 27, 2005 at 3:30 p.m..


Famous Scientists another list of links to information on famous scientists From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on June 27, 2005 at 3:30 p.m..


Biographies of Famous Scientists Research page set up for another middle school research project. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on June 27, 2005 at 3:30 p.m..


Is the secondary mathematics curriculum too difficult? No, many students get turned off mathematics by Grade 7 or 8 and there's not enough math specialists in the system to help them reverse their disengagement. Unfortunately, the bias against math as an elitist subject area lives on. From OISE/UT's Ask the Experts on June 27, 2005 at 2:30 p.m..


How do elementary students best learn mathematics? We studied 12,000 students across Canada and learned that hands-on discovery/inquiry methods work best. Teach children the big ideas in mathematics, the concepts, and you will see gains in student achievement. Dr. Douglas McDougall is an associate professor of Mathematics Education at OISE/UT. Duration: 2:39 minutes Windows Media: 56k (dial up modem) | 300k (high speed) Quicktime:: 56k (dial up modem) | 300k (high speed) From OISE/UT's Ask the Experts on June 27, 2005 at 1:30 p.m..


Fusion Basics The basic website about fusion here is a sample of a subject website that is established, authoritative, kept up-to-date and serves as a key node in many study patterns across the internet and over time. It is a project of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, managed by Princeton University and funded by the US Department [...] From Golden Swamp on June 27, 2005 at 1:30 p.m..


XMethods This site lists publicly available web services and provides links to tools, tutorials, whitepapers, and demos. SOAP implementations are also included. Support is provided for those services that have XMethods as the listed owner. From EEVL New Learning Materials on June 27, 2005 at 1:30 p.m..


The Impossible Mobile Dream? 24 Hour Battery Life For Laptops! The vision of all day power for laptops from a single fuel cell battery, is now edging ever closer. From Read laptop reviews and notebook news at the laptops weblog - Laptopical on June 27, 2005 at 12:30 p.m..


Key Questions to Ask When Purchasing a Printer This document from the Department of Education and Children's Services in South Australia provides advice about purchasing printers or photocopiers for school administration, curriculum and preschool adminstration and curriculum. From EdNA Online on June 27, 2005 at 11:30 a.m..


Key Questions to Ask When Purchasing a PDA A short checklist from the Department of Education and Children's Services South Australia. PDA devices have been available for about a decade and have become popular for people who need an electronic paper organiser to manage or schedule appointments and perform administrative tasks when away from their desk. The technology has advanced with the incorporation of new features that make them desirable for people whose work requires communicating with and tracking administrative information. DECS have no preferred PDA devices but the information in thus document is provided to assist people From EdNA Online on June 27, 2005 at 11:30 a.m..


Applied Physics, Dan Russell Dan Russell is an Associate Professor of Applied Physics, at Kettering University Michigan, this site includes a range of resources and links related to acoustics. Material includes online learning material from a Minor in acoustics, explanations of acoustics and vibrational behaviour of a variety of items including wood, guitars, animations for teaching acoustics and acoustics laboratory experiments. From EdNA Online on June 27, 2005 at 5:30 a.m..


ScatterChart A free tool for teachers that allows students to monitor their percentage results relative to the class. It displays results anonymously. ScatterChart is also a useful moderation tool for teachers. It can also be used as a simple median and average calculator. From EdNA Online on June 27, 2005 at 5:30 a.m..


Software Training Tools This site contains a number of free tutorials in a variety of software products including Macromedia Flash 5, Fireworks 4, Dream Weaver, Adobe Photoshop, and Front Page. From EdNA Online on June 27, 2005 at 5:30 a.m..


Australian Student Tutoring Services This website provides a service which connects students with tutors across Sydney for all subjects from Kindergarten to Year 12 HSC. From EdNA Online on June 27, 2005 at 5:30 a.m..


AskNumbers Asknumbers.com is an online conversion site to convert any type of units of weights, length, pressure, volume, currency and more. From EdNA Online on June 27, 2005 at 5:30 a.m..


Space: The Final Frontier In this project, students create a variety of multimedia rich tasks that culminate in an interactive learning kiosk. With lessons that incorporate technology including Microsoft Producer, Photo Story, and PowerPoint. The lesson focus on space exploration, using space images, and planetary research. From EdNA Online on June 27, 2005 at 5:30 a.m..


Paper: Study Pathways of International Students in Australia This analysis by AEI(Australian Education International)examines study pathways followed by international students studying in Australia. The focus is on the major pathways followed by students, differences in pathway choice based on nationality, and intra-sectoral pathways. From EdNA Online on June 27, 2005 at 5:30 a.m..


Semantic Search Engine for Learning Resources The authors present an architectural overview of a search engine based on semantic web technologies to improve the search for learning resources. The use of search engines has contributed to the success of the Web. At present, many people use search engines to retrieve relevant information about a topic and students also use search engines to find learning resources. Keyword-based searches present several problems related to the meaning of the keyword used in the search query, these limits can be overcome by applying semantic web technologies to search engines. Semantic web meta-data can be us From EdNA Online on June 27, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


The Flight of Ducks The Flight of Ducks was Australia's first online Ph.D. A continuously evolving and layered work, it is part history, part data-base, part postcard, part diary, part museum, part poem, part conversation, part shed. As an Australian on-line documentary it spans more than 70 years. F.J.A. Pockley travelled to Central Australia in January 1933 where he undertook a private camel expedition from Hermannsburg Mission to Mount Liebig. He brought back cinefilm, photographs, journals and aboriginal ceremonial objects. The collection provides insights into the end of the frontier period when there w From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on June 27, 2005 at 2:57 a.m..


Database of Macromolecular Movements To quote the site: "This describes the motions that occur in proteins and other macromolecules, particularly using movies. Associated with it are a variety of free software tools and servers for structural analysis." Movies of molecules can be browsed and searched. Further, users can generate their own movies if you have structures of two protein structural conformations From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on June 27, 2005 at 2:57 a.m..


Molecular Expressions -- Exploring the world of optics and microscopy Virtual Microscopes. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on June 27, 2005 at 2:57 a.m..


Nutrition Topics Database of information for research on food and the chemical substances they contain. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on June 27, 2005 at 2:57 a.m..


http:www.na/usda.gov/fnic/etext/fnic.html Listing of food and nutrition topics From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on June 27, 2005 at 2:57 a.m..


http:www.na/usda.gov/fnic/etext/fnic.html Listing of food and nutrition topics From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on June 27, 2005 at 2:57 a.m..


Savage Earth, PBS series PBS broadcasted a video series in 1998, titled "Savage Earth". This site has video streams and animation clips explaining volcanoes, earthquakes, and tsunamis. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on June 27, 2005 at 2:57 a.m..


Step by Step Natrual Selection A Step by step tutorial of Darwinian principles of Natural Selection that link the direct relation to Evoltuion. This site offers complete explanations of Darwin's five tenets of Natural Selection which will help prime students to understand Natural Selection leading to Evoltuion. Then to cement the students' grasp of this phenomena, the tutorial uses a wonderful simulation of a fictional population. This simulation, using a graph and ingenius graph/active setup, displays how under the stress of the struggle to survive, organisms' phenotype change or in rare instances mutate. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on June 27, 2005 at 2:57 a.m..


Step by Step Natrual Selection A Step by step tutorial of Darwinian principles of Natural Selection that link the direct relation to Evoltuion. This site offers complete explanations of Darwin's five tenets of Natural Selection which will help prime students to understand Natural Selection leading to Evoltuion. Then to cement the students' grasp of this phenomena, the tutorial uses a wonderful simulation of a fictional population. This simulation, using a graph and ingenius graph/active setup, displays how under the stress of the struggle to survive, organisms' phenotype change or in rare instances mutate (ge From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on June 27, 2005 at 2:57 a.m..


Radiology Education A digital library of authoritative radiology education resources that can be used by radiologists while working for radiology learning, teaching, and communicating. Specifically, RadiologyEducation.com can be used by radiologists at the point-of-care to seek answers to questions for the purpose of improving patients' care, outcomes, and lives. From EdNA Online on June 27, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


Curriculum Leadership Journal 3:14 Teacher librarians, an under utilised asset in schools Curriculum Leadership Journal 3:14 Teacher librarians, an under utilised asset in schools. The school library and its staff are significant school assets, and need to be considered as an educational investment rather than a cost. Many teacher librarians provide professional development activities in their schools and beyond. Their combination of expertise in literacy and information skills and knowledge of resources and pedagogy can offer invaluable support to hard-pressed teachers and principals. However, schools across Australia are inadequately staffed in terms of professionally qualified t From EdNA Online on June 27, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


Curriculum Leadership Journal 3:13 Curriculum and assessment: closing the gap Curriculum Leadership Journal 3:13 Curriculum and assessment: closing the gap. Curriculum Corporation's 12th annual conference, examines the relationship between curriculum and assessment and proposes that there is a need to close the gap. How can assessment sit more effectively inside the curriculum and be integrated into good pedagogy, feeding back continuously into student learning? How can we close the achievement gap between social groups? From EdNA Online on June 27, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


Flash is a tool not a toy Received from a Paperless School user who I won't name to spare the blushes of his technical department... We are about to run into problem with technicians again! They turned off flash player because some pupils were playing games in other classes, promptly losing the online encyclopedia*, how nice to be consulted! ...and the reply I'd really like to send, but won't. Dear _ When I visited your school a while back I noticed one of your pupils doodling in his jotter. Clearly, this activity is not educational and in From Chalkface: Blog on June 27, 2005 at 1:29 a.m..


Monash International - Self Service Information from Monash University, for current and prospective international students. From EdNA Online on June 26, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Australian Mathematics Trust The Trust is a national non-profit organisation. It administers mathematical enrichment activities for Australian and international students and publishes books on mathematical enrichment. Its Trustee is the University of Canberra and its Board comprises representation from the Australian Academy of Science, the Australian Mathematical Society, the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers, and a number of academics and corporate people. Its activities include the Australian Mathematics Competition and the Australian Mathematical Olympiad Committee (AMOC), which runs many mathematics acti From EdNA Online on June 26, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


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