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Writer’s Handbook The University of Wisconsin has supplied open online guides and advice for correct and effective writing over the development years of the internet. The excellent latest version of their Writer’s Handbook is here. There are many other excellent online writing guides including those here from Dartmouth. Thanks to the Scout Report. Languages From Golden Swamp on August 19, 2005 at 9:30 a.m..


Multilevel Assessment Program - Resources This sections contains information and resources to assist Northern Territory teachers (government and non-government) in the implementation of the Multilevel Assessment Program. It contains test results spreadsheets and Writing task marking criteria. From EdNA Online on August 19, 2005 at 5:30 a.m..


Macromedia Flash 5 Notes Rupert Russell has examples of Flash files with source code on his website. From EdNA Online on August 19, 2005 at 5:30 a.m..


Flash 5 Notes Designed by Rupert Russell, this site contains an online Flash tutorial. From EdNA Online on August 19, 2005 at 5:30 a.m..


Learning Processes and Contexts The education community could benefit from learning to use data about student performance more effectively to support both student and teacher learning, according to educational researcher Dr Ken Rowe. He believes successful learning support depends on the extent to which schools are provided with an opportunity to claim ownership and control over their own data. From EdNA Online on August 19, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


From Accounting to Accountability: Harnessing Data for School Improvement Using data in school decision-making does not have to be a mechanical or technical process that denigrates educators’ intuition, teaching philosophy and personal experience, according to Dr Lorna Earl, Associate Professor and co-director of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. From EdNA Online on August 19, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Bills Digest: Higher Education Support Amendment (Abolition of Compulsory Up-front Student Union Fees) Bill 2005 The Bill will amend the Higher Education Support Act 2003 to prevent higher education providers from requiring their students to become members of student organisations or to require them to pay fees for services and amenities that are not of an academic nature. Background information to the bill is provided. From EdNA Online on August 19, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


What is the Nature of Evidence That Makes a Difference to Learning? The move to collecting more data from schools needs to be stopped and the move to making defensible interpretations about teaching and learning upgraded to priority level says leading educationalist Professor John Hattie of Auckland University. From EdNA Online on August 19, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Benchmarks and Growth and Success The mark of a schools success is how effectively it causes growth for students and not just how many students it helps over a particular proficiency hurdle, according to Professor Gage Kingsbury of the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA). He said a more complete accountability system would reward schools for the growth they nurture in students. From EdNA Online on August 19, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Mparntwe Project This website is the result of an ESL/Literacy project involving Year 6 students from Larapinta Primary School in Alice Springs. It deals with the Yipirinya creation story for Alice Springs. From EdNA Online on August 19, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Our Bushtucker Website This website is the result of an ESL/Literacy project by Year 5 and 6 indigenous students at Larapinta Primary School in Alice Springs. It describes many of the plants and animals of Central Australia and how they are used as bush tucker by the indigenous people of Central Australia. From EdNA Online on August 19, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Children's Book Week 2005 - Reading Rocks! A comprehensive site from CMIS, WA Department of Education and training, featuring approaches to Book Week, quick links to sites and a section on each section of the Award, with teacher guides and reviews. From EdNA Online on August 19, 2005 at 2:32 a.m..


Teachers Notes - The Running Man Written by Michael Gerard Bauer From Scholastic, this site contains a synopsis of the story, background on the author, the story, its structure and style. There are pre-reading activities and questions to consider during and after reading. From EdNA Online on August 19, 2005 at 2:32 a.m..


Book of the Year 2005: Older Readers Here you will find bibliographic and copyright information plus book covers, for each title in the Older Readers 2005 category, as well as links to reviews, authors, Book Raps and teaching notes. From EdNA Online on August 19, 2005 at 2:32 a.m..


IMS Meta-data Best Practice Guide for IEEE 1484.12.1-2002 Standard for Learning Object Metadata This Version 1.3 Public Draft Standard resolves the drift between the IMS Meta-data and the IEEE LOM standard, which began as a combination of IMS Meta-data and ARIADNE collaboration. The purpose of this document is to provide users and implementers of the IMS Learning Resource Meta-data v1.3 Specification with a narrative description of the data model along with guidelines on its use, including the creation of application profiles. This Best Practice and Implementation Guide also provides a brief description of IEEE P1484.12.3 Draft Standard for Extensible Markup Language (XML) Schema Definit From EdNA Online on August 19, 2005 at 2:32 a.m..


Teacher Appreciation Teachers play a key role in every individual's development and evolution. Showing appreciation to Teachers is therefore a fair reward. This site makes suggestions on how to show teachers appreciation, and provides information on teacher appreciation activities such as Teachers' Day for those countries where such celebrations exist. From EdNA Online on August 19, 2005 at 2:32 a.m..


Teacher's notes - The Silver Donkey Written by Pam Macintyre, this teachers guide to Sonya Hartnett's The Silver Donkey has activities, an overview, themes, characters, narrative construction, stylle, language and symbolism. From EdNA Online on August 19, 2005 at 2:32 a.m..


World Wide Art Gallery Art Gallery has international and Australian art. There are links to artists and their works, art history and education. There is also a weekly quiz, and a Kids Art section. From EdNA Online on August 19, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


Education and the Arts The Australia Council is currently focused on the potential of education and the arts in Australia from the national perspective. The Council aims to see improved opportunities for Australians in education and the arts through forging productive links and strengthened partnerships between the education system and the arts sector throughout the country. From EdNA Online on August 19, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


Young Carers The Young Carers website is a portal for information, advice and referral services for children who are in a caring situation in their home. The interactive website includes details such as dealing with emergencies, coping with school and stress, the impact on relationships and finding the right service such as respite care. The website has information and resources for young carers, their parents and their teachers. Classroom activities are included in the teachers section. From EdNA Online on August 19, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


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