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Caravan Kingdoms: Ancient Yemen The Smithsonian exhibit here is an example of an online nugget of knowledge that has virtually no roots in any living culture. Nearly 3000 years ago caravans crossed deserts, river valleys and mountains in a “global economy.” Along with history and art, this beautifully presented project conveys a sense of the ancient roots of humanity [...] From Golden Swamp on July 15, 2005 at 6:30 p.m..


Laptop LCD Blues? - Try Dead Pixel Buddy Find hot pixels on your notebook's display using Dead Pixel Buddy. From Read laptop reviews and notebook news at the laptops weblog - Laptopical on July 15, 2005 at 3:30 p.m..


The iPrint leads to paperless schools News that Empire High School in Tuscon, Arizona will become a truly paperless school next year has already done the rounds. It's the first of a trickle of such news items that will become a flood by next year and cease to be news by the year after. What astonishes me is that this is still news. Now, thanks to a link from Tim From Chalkface: Blog on July 15, 2005 at 9:31 a.m..


Groups in Society - a Learning Quest This webquest/ global project asks students to consider the role that volunteers play in our society. From EdNA Online on July 15, 2005 at 9:30 a.m..


Teach42 - Using Podcasting An example of the use of pocasting by a teacher. This is an XML content feed. It is intended to be viewed in a newsreader or syndicated to another site. The content of the podcast can be viewed online. From EdNA Online on July 15, 2005 at 9:30 a.m..


Current Issues in Education: Student Gender and Teacher Gender: What is the Impact on High Stakes Test Scores? A large literature establishes that boys and girls are treated differently in the classroom. Research suggests that this treatment depends upon the gender of the teacher. Using a large data set that observes a matched teacher/student sample over multiple years, this paper explores the impact of teacher and student gender differences on standardised test scores. Three notable findings are found: 1) conditional upon their test scores at the end of third grade, boys perform worse and gain less on math, reading, and writing during the 4th grade; 2) regardless of gender, students of male teachers p From EdNA Online on July 15, 2005 at 8:30 a.m..


BBC - Get Writing Get Writing gives you top tips and advice on getting your stories, scripts and poems out there. There are examples, mini courses, useful internet links, tools and quizzes. Suitable for use by older students. From EdNA Online on July 15, 2005 at 8:30 a.m..


South Oz E-learning Exploring the potential of blogs, feeds and podcasting in education. From EdNA Online on July 15, 2005 at 8:30 a.m..


Acronyma An acronym and abbreviation search engine that provides an interface to a large database of acronyms found on the Internet. From EdNA Online on July 15, 2005 at 4:30 a.m..


Windows Media Encoder Windows Media Encoder 9 Series is a powerful tool for content producers who want to take advantage of the many innovations in Windows Media 9 Series including high-quality multichannel sound, high-definition video quality, new support for mixed-mode voice and music content, and more. From EdNA Online on July 15, 2005 at 4:30 a.m..


Growing Up Digital How the Web Changes Work, Education, and the Ways People Learn. From EdNA Online on July 15, 2005 at 3:10 a.m..


Spatial Probability Measure Demonstration of the Spatial Probability Measure assessment instrument. The SPM allows one to collect data on response certitude. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on July 15, 2005 at 3:10 a.m..


The Maxwell-Boltzmann Distribution: A Hands-on Approach This tutorial covers equilibrium, equipartition of energy, and probability and randomness as they apply to the behavior of a gas. A java applet is used to illustrate the physics. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on July 15, 2005 at 3:10 a.m..


John Seeley Brown.com John Seely Brown was the Chief Scientist of Xerox Corporation and the Director of its Palo Alto Research Center. He was deeply involved in the management of radical innovation and in the formation of corporate strategy and strategic positioning of Xerox as The Document Company. Today, he is helping people ask the right questions, trying to make a difference through his work- speaking, writing, teaching about digital culture and learning in the digital age. The website consists of downloadable pdf files where Seely discusses topics including: Digital culture and learning in the digital age, Why From EdNA Online on July 15, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..


Microsoft Movie Maker Windows Movie Maker 2.1 is a free application download from Microsoft for the Windows XP platform. Video is a versatile and global medium for sharing information and storytelling that can be used extensively in all curriculum areas and at all year levels. With Movie Maker you can easily build your movie with a few simple drag-and-drops. Create, edit, and share your movies with just a few simple actions. Delete bad shots and include only the best scenes. Then share your movie via the Web, e-mail, or CD. Using third-party software you can even take movies you've made and turn them into DVDs From EdNA Online on July 15, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


Challenge of Managing and Preserving E-Research Overheads from Chris Rusbridge talk on 9 June 2005. Provided by the Australian Partnership for Sustainable Repositories. From EdNA Online on July 15, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


7 Things You Should Know About Wikis Wikis are Web pages that can be viewed and modified by anyone with a Web browser and Internet access. Described as a composition system, a discussion medium, and a repository, wikis support asynchronous communication and group collaboration online. Their inherent simplicity gives students direct access to their content, which is crucial in group editing or other collaborative activities. Their versioning capability allows them to illustrate the evolution of thought processes as students interact with a site and its contents. Wikis are also being used as e-portfolios, highlighting their utility From EdNA Online on July 14, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Overview of E-Portfolios Three types of e-portfolios are described in this report: student e-portfolios, teaching e-portfolios, and institutional e-portfolios. E-portfolios can support student advisement, career preparation, and credential documentation; the sharing of teaching philosophies and practices; department and program self-studies; and institutional and program accreditation processes. This report defines and categorizes e-portfolios, offers examples of higher education e-portfolio implementations, reviews e-portfolio technology, and addresses adoption issues. From EdNA Online on July 14, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Good Enough! IT Investment and Business Process Performance in Higher Education - Key Findings This ECAR (EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research) study takes a complex look at the performance of so-called business processes in higher education, with a special focus on how IT investments have influenced that performance. It explores the question of what higher education has gained from its sizeable investment in improving business processes. This study also looks at the role that leadership and culture play in the performance of institutional processes. CIOs and others from more than 300 U.S. and Canadian institutions provided quantitative data, while individuals from some two dozen instit From EdNA Online on July 14, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


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