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Nvu Nvu is a Web editing environment based on the Mozilla platform and its Gecko layout engine. A complete Web Authoring System for Linux Desktop users as well as Microsoft Windows and Macintosh users. The downloads available are beta versions. It is supported by a forum where users may ask questions of other users. From EdNA Online on August 4, 2005 at 10:59 p.m..


Australian Humanitarian Aid to Iraq Developed by the Australian goverment this website documents the significant and constructive role that Australia plays in the reconstruction of Iraq. From Recent Items on August 4, 2005 at 10:59 p.m..


Omniglot A guide to written language here contains an enormous amount of material that is beautifully organized and presented. Beginning students or knowledgeable linguists will gain insight and appreciate the lovely scripts and crisp explanations. Languages From Golden Swamp on August 4, 2005 at 6:30 p.m..


Turn Your Laptop into a Secretary Speech recognition software - Dragon NaturallySpeaking 8 - Can be used to compose emails, and articles on your notebook, without using a keyboard or mouse. From Read laptop reviews and notebook news at the laptops weblog - Laptopical on August 4, 2005 at 3:30 p.m..


Current Issues in Education Vol 8, 2005 - Teacher Isolation: How Mentoring Programs Can Help Teacher attrition has become a very serious problem in the United States in recent years. Studies have shown that many talented, new teachers are leaving the profession early in their careers due to feelings of isolation. In response to the alarming turnover rate, school districts have adopted mentoring programs which have been successful at making beginning teachers feel less isolated. This article examines four such mentoring programs and their potential to reduce teacher isolation. From EdNA Online on August 4, 2005 at 11:30 a.m..


Bloggin', Furls et al This set of pages covers some recent technologies such as blogs, furls, RSS, Wikis, podcasting, and Flickr. The author has located examples of these technologies being used in school settings. From EdNA Online on August 4, 2005 at 10:03 a.m..


School Blogs SchoolBlogs.com allows anyone involved in education can create and maintain an individual SchoolBlog free of charge. It permits use of the tool by both teachers and students and aims to encourage collaborative world-wide projects between schools as well as discussion and information flows within an individual educational establishment. From EdNA Online on August 4, 2005 at 10:03 a.m..


Schools, Australia 2004 Statistics from the Australian Bureau of Statistics for 2004 covering schools, students, apparent retention rates, age participation rates, staff, according to category of school, by states and territories. Includes comparative figures over the period 1998-2004. Seventy three tables of information available as spreadsheets. From EdNA Online on August 4, 2005 at 4:30 a.m..


Mathemusician Resources for using music/songs to help students with mathematics procedures, concepts, history or general motivation. (May not be reproduced, sold, or archived without permission, but may otherwise be used in individual classrooms without charge or notification.) From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on August 4, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Connexions The connexions site is mainteined by Rice University. It contains a significant number of links and is growing regulalry. The site offers free content as well as free software for academics at all levels. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on August 4, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Sloan School @M.I.T. This link takes you to the Solan School of Management at M.I.T. the site contains links to free and very usable content that can be linked into your business courses. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on August 4, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Smart Classrooms Strategy The Queensland government Smart Classrooms strategy is organised into System Initiatives, School Processes, and Teacher and Student Initiatives and brings together the future perspective and the momentum established by the 2002-2005 ICTs for Learning strategy to build the classroom of the future: the smart classroom. From EdNA Online on August 4, 2005 at 2:46 a.m..


EdTechUK: UK based Edubloggers Directory A directory of UK-based edublogs, with links to international blogs by 'key' personnel. From EdNA Online on August 4, 2005 at 2:46 a.m..


PowerPoint Presentations - How to Improve Them This file is a set of guidelines directed to secondary school students about creating presentations in Power Point. It covers the balance of content against presentation, layout of slides, acknowledgement of sources, presentation tips, rubrics, and a bibliography. From EdNA Online on August 4, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..


Louis Sachar @Web English Teacher Lesson plans and resources for teaching Holes by Louis Sachar From EdNA Online on August 4, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


Communities of Practice and the National Training Framework: Core Ideas A summary of the core ideas of the report Potential for Communities of Practice to Underpin the National Training Framework (Mitchell 2002), providing a quick overview of the concept of communities of practice in vocational education and training. From EdNA Online on August 4, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


Applying Information and Research: Good Practices from 2003 This short paper discusses ways to apply research and information to the task of implementing an Australian national vocational education and training (VET) system. From EdNA Online on August 4, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


The Library of Congress A Website with over 10 million primary resources online. Resources included for families, children, libarians, publishers, researchers and teachers. From EdNA Online on August 3, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


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