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International Children's Digital Library Digitized children’s books in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Filipino/Tagalog, German, Hebrew, Persian/Farsi, and Spanish. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on June 29, 2005 at 3:09 p.m..


Google Earth Google Earth is a 3D interface to the planet that combines satellite imagery, maps, and search to enhance access to geographic information. High-resolution imagery which reveals detail for individual buildings is available for major cities in the US, Western Europe, Canada, and the UK. The images in Google Earth are photographs taken by satellites and aircraft sometime in the last three years, and are updated on a rolling basis. Free for personal use. Requires download and 3D graphics card. From EdNA Online on June 29, 2005 at 11:30 a.m..


Freedom Tower New York City Learn about the new design of the Freedom Tower here on the website of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation. This website will track the development of the tower in coming months along with the ongoing recovery of one of the most famous neighborhoods on Earth. Engineering From Golden Swamp on June 29, 2005 at 8:30 a.m..


Courtesy of Compaq - Turion Laptop with Biometric Fingerprint Reader for under $1000 Today you can buy up a HP notebook, powered by a 64 bit Turion processor, and equipped with a biometric fingerprint sensor, for $999. From Read laptop reviews and notebook news at the laptops weblog - Laptopical on June 29, 2005 at 7:30 a.m..


Interactive Learning Pages This site includes revision notes on computer hardware and software as well as ICT related topics and general science. There are quizzes and also tips on projects and assignments. Links to related sites are provided. This site is written by a teacher and is aimed at GCSE level students. From EEVL New Learning Materials on June 29, 2005 at 6:18 a.m..


South Australia Works Ticket to Training The South Australia Works Ticket to Training program assists small business in South Australia by providing organisations with up to $500 funding to purchase training from Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) and increase specific skills that will benefit their operations. From EdNA Online on June 29, 2005 at 5:30 a.m..


Website Indigenous Statistics - WISE Website Indigenous Statistics Education (WISE) incorporates the most recent statistics on indigenous peoples, and communicates this information using easy to read maps and graphs. WISE also includes classroom activities, in particular an online tutorial is directed towards people who would like to understand and know how to use statistics for the purpose of learning more about Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It includes a section on Indigenous education. From EdNA Online on June 29, 2005 at 5:30 a.m..


Global Call to Action against Poverty (GCAP) The Global Call to Action against Poverty is a worldwide alliance committed to making world leaders live up to their promises, and to making a breakthrough on poverty in 2005. It is an alliance between a range of actors around the common cause of ending poverty: existing coalitions, community groups, trade unions, individuals, religious and faith groups, campaigners and more. From Recent Items on June 29, 2005 at 4:30 a.m..


Success for Boys: Helping Boys Achieve Success for Boys is an initiative of the Australian Government Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST) intended to improve learning outcomes for boys across Australia. There are two stages: Stage One - to develop and trial five professional learning modules for teachers, in forty schools; and Stage Two - to implement the professional learning modules in 1600 schools across Australia in 2006 and 2007. From EdNA Online on June 29, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Online Curriculum Content: Investment Proposal 2006-08 This document presents Ministers of Education in Australia and New Zealand with the information and rationale for a further three year investment (2006-2008) in online curriculum content for Australian and New Zealand schools. MCEETYA’s goal is that online curriculum content be used in all schools in Australia and New Zealand to increase learning effectiveness and to support a modern, enterprising, knowledge-generating society. From EdNA Online on June 29, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Beyond the Horseless Carriage: Harnessing the Potential of ICT in Education and Training This paper suggests that the use of ICT has changed our conventional way of understanding learning and proposes the need to rethink education in terms of a more current context. Beyond the Horseless Carriages was first published as a paper for the Board of education.au limited on 28 January 2005, and following wide consultation has been republished for general readership. From EdNA Online on June 29, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Australian Job Search Australian Job Search is a free online employment service. Australian Job Search (AJS) provides a new way for job seekers to search for a job. Our aim is to give all job seekers the best possible access to the biggest choice of jobs. The national vacancy database contains every job listed with every Job Network Service around the country, jobs advertised in some national newspapers, jobs listed in the Commonwealth Public Service gazette, jobs lodged directly by employers using our advertise a job service, and jobs from RCSA (Recruitment and Consulting Services Association). From EdNA Online on June 29, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Australian School Innovation in Science, Technology and Mathematics (ASISTM) Australian School Innovation in Science, Technology and Mathematics (ASISTM) is a three year programme to encourage innovation and excellence in the teaching of science, technology and mathematics. From EdNA Online on June 29, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


A systems approach to learning science. Biologica offers interactive features that encourages independent inquiry and scientific reasoning. By solving a sequence of activities, students can build a body of scientific knowledge while Biologica monitors their progress, offers hints, and will even build a portfolio of their work. While I have not used this as an assignment yet. I am particularly interested in trying it out to help my students with their school wide portfolio. There is an interactive 3D model component to show cell structure and function as well as DNA molecular structure. Views are Quick Time movies and interaction wit From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on June 29, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Learning About Mars, The Fun Way!! Website about Mars that contains lesson plans under the title of " Educators". It also contains much more such as a gallery, facts, and news. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on June 29, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Understanding nitrogen pollution and its' effect on the San Joaquin Valley. A fact sheet about nitrogen pollution is provided on the first website, and a article that discusses nitrogen pollution problems in the Fresno Valley is provided on the mirror website. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on June 29, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Reading to Learn and Writing to Learn Science Activities for Elementary School Classrooms Article on teaching students expository reading and writing in science. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on June 29, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Mapping Queer Meanings This site invites visitors to explore the cultural meanings and social power of homosexuality. Homosexuality is more than the ordinary, enduring fact of same-sex sexual preference. It is also a complex system of symbolic meanings elaborated over centuries. Contemporary gay and lesbian people are forced to an encounter with these meanings. We are vilified and demonized by a homophobic culture. The archetypes, stereotypes and images in which we are enmeshed are an enormous burden. They are also a gigantic opportunity. Gay and lesbian people are linked to myth, history, and the capacity to transf From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on June 29, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Mars Lab: Angry Red Planet Mystery ------ENTER "THE MYSTERY SPOT" LINK AND THEN CLIK ON "THE ANGRY RED PLANET" LINK------- This site gives a detailed story of a group of young adults on a mission to mars. Everything was fine until they realized the oxygen was getting low. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on June 29, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


MISSION BIOMES This NASA website is a great resource tool for teaching the terrestrial biomes of the world. The site provides nice climate data and graphs that your students can use. Other links are also provided to supplement each biome. If you look under Experiments, you will find two activities that check students knowledge at the end of your biomes unit. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on June 29, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Mitosis and Cytokinesis Animation This a beautiful animation of Mitosis and Cytokinesis with audio. It can be stopped at any time, there is labeling and great animations. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on June 29, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Volcano Observatory This could be used for student generated graphs and materials, or as an aid to instructor lecture. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on June 29, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Science Safety Rules From the Mouths of the Students This is a collection of safety rules that students have come up with or have learned in their own science classes. Some students include real life examples of why the rule is important to their safety. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on June 29, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Make Poverty History The Make Poverty History campaign brings together a wide cross section of organisations, faith groups and celebrities who are united by a common belief that 2005 offers a unprecedented opportunity for global change. The Make Poverty History campaign urges support for the trade justice movement, a drop the debt campaign and a make poverty history charity wristband. From Recent Items on June 29, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..


Living Taxonomy Project (LTP) A collaborative effort aimed at creating a global set of open source, standards-based taxonomies for education. The purpose of these taxonomies will be to provide a free cataloging structure for the collection and sharing of education materials around the world. The Living Taxonomy Project is governed by a board comprised of industry and academic members. From EdNA Online on June 29, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


Downloadable Audio Project Radio National Australia has begun providing MP3 downloads and podcast feeds for many of its programs. Some files will be an entire program, some will be a selected segment. The audio is in MP3 format. From EdNA Online on June 29, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


Marshall Islands: An Electronic Library and Archive of Primary Sources Information about the people, culture, environment, arts, history, health, politics and economy of the Marshall Islands in Micronesia. Maintained by Dirk Spennemann, Cultural Heritage Studies, School of Environmental and Information Sciences, Charles Sturt University. From EdNA Online on June 29, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


Education Queensland Discussion Lists These webpages provide information on the discussion lists hosted by the Queensland Education Department. They are provided for staff to share ideas and provide a communication path on special and ongoing projects and everyday areas of the department. From EdNA Online on June 28, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Efficiency, Technology and Productivity Change in Australian Universities, 1998-2003 In this study, productivity growth in thirty-five Australian universities is investigated using nonparametric frontier techniques over the period 1998 to 2003. The inputs included in the analysis are full-time equivalent academic and non-academic staff, non-labour expenditure and undergraduate and postgraduate student load and the outputs are undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD completions, national competitive and industry grants and publications. From EdNA Online on June 28, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


An Overview of ICT Data Sets Collected in Australia, the United States, United Kingdom, Across the OECD and New Zealand, Japan, Korea and Singapore This paper prepared for the MCEETYA ICT in Schools Taskforce presents an overview of data collection in Australia, United Kingdom, United States, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and selected Asia/Pacific nations (New Zealand, Korea, Singapore and Japan), related to ICT usage with an emphasis on school-based ICT usage data collection. The data sets and collection methods vary considerably across these countries. A strong focus on economic imperatives related to e-business is evident. There is less work being carried out to analyse the patterns of usage, blockage From EdNA Online on June 28, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


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