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Clontarf Football Academy The Clontarf Football Academy is an innovative programme that re-connects Indigenous students into formal schooling through football academies. To be accepted and maintain a position in the programme, boys must demonstrate an ongoing commitment towards training and their school education. From EdNA Online on August 22, 2005 at 9:30 p.m..


Best Site of the Summer award Last year my Best Site of the Summer award went to Nobody Here. This year it's the utterly addictive Flickr Colr Pickr. From Chalkface: Blog on August 22, 2005 at 7:30 p.m..


Rugged Durabooks from Twinhead The N15RI is the newest model in Twinhead's rugged line of Durabook laptops. From Read laptop reviews and notebook news at the laptops weblog - Laptopical on August 22, 2005 at 7:30 p.m..


Geography Of Africa Increasingly, articles from Wikipedia.org like this one are rising to the top tier of google and other searches. The authority and quality of the Wikipedia article on the Geography of Africa are both excellent. The article is also richly linked to related articles and web links. It seems likely that the future of open learning [...] From Golden Swamp on August 22, 2005 at 1:30 p.m..


The Molecular Workbench Software Molecular Workbench is free, content-oriented modeling software for use in education. If you have used ball-and-stick molecular structure models in teaching, Molecular Workbench will be a natural upgrade of your teaching tool. Unlike the static ball-and-stick models, Molecular Workbench computes and visualizes the motion of ensembles of atoms in real time, in both 2D and 3D, using molecular dynamics methods. More broadly, it is a multi-science program. It can be used to visualize concepts in physics, chemistry and biology, and design virtual experiments to explore various what-if scenarios. It From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on August 22, 2005 at 12:30 p.m..


Landmarks Citation Machine AMAZING! Students can input their citation information and the interactive FREE site (as of 8/2005) will print out an Endnotes page for them. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on August 22, 2005 at 12:30 p.m..


A ROADMAP FOR SUCCESSFUL ONLINE LEARNING From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on August 22, 2005 at 12:30 p.m..


Atom Builder Allows students to build isotopes by dragging protons, neutrons and electrons into an empty atom shell. Students click to verify whether their isotope exists. Includes audio instructions. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on August 22, 2005 at 12:30 p.m..


MARINE LIFE FIELD GUIDE of the NOAA National Marine Sanctuary Program The NOAA National Marine Sanctuary Program has unveiled a new, online resource that highlights the diverse marine life of America's ocean and Great Lakes treaures. The Encylcopedia of the Sanctuaries is available online and is part of a continuing NOAA effort to enhance public awareness, understanding and appreciation of the marine environment. This online field guide provides photos, streaming video and important biological information for over 100 marine species from each of the national marine sanctuaries in the United States, ranging from spiny lobster to killer whales and white-tippe From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on August 22, 2005 at 12:30 p.m..


Street Children - Prevalence, Abuse & Exploitation A website for use in both education & research consisting of country-by-country reports focused on children who make their homes in the street. A number of resources for teachers are provided, namely Lesson Plans, Graphics and Images, Essay Questions, Anecdotes, Topics for Debate, Background Material, and a Guest book / Discussion board From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on August 22, 2005 at 12:30 p.m..


Educating the net generation This e-book by Educause is a rather long document that can be printed by chapter. It is well researched and should be of interest to all faculty who wonder "what is wrong with today's students?" From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on August 22, 2005 at 12:30 p.m..


Presentations Of Science base - POSbase POSbase is a database with Powerpoint presentations of psychological studies and keywords. Teachers in psychology can download studies and keywords for their teaching. The presentations are interlinked so that students can go through presentations and keywords online. First student evaluations of the database have brought positive results, especially as a supplement to lectures. The database has been presented at last year's IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies. Up to now, there are presentations of more than 100 studies and of as many keywords on the database, From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on August 22, 2005 at 12:30 p.m..


READI - Readiness for Education At a Distance Indicator READI is a tool for identifying students who might be at risk of not doing well in an online course. While many college websites provide a ten item survey of "Is Distance Learning For You," READI goes much deeper and is actually a skills test to quantify the student's level of readiness for studying online. READI measures variables in the areas of technical competency, learning styles, on-screen reading speed & comprehension, individual attributes, and typing speed and accuracy. In addition to the student receiving immediate graphical and textual feedback with an interpretation of their s From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on August 22, 2005 at 12:30 p.m..


FacultyFinder FacultyFinder.com is a collection of thousands of profiles of prospective online faculty members. There is no cost for a faculty member to create a fully searchable profile. Institutions can then search the database by variables specific to distance learning such as learning management system familiarity. Using FacultyFinder to identify online faculty members is much faster and more cost effective than placing ads in national journals. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on August 22, 2005 at 12:30 p.m..


Fermilabrynth This site contains interactive games where users from 10-18 years can run a Particle Accelerator in warp speed and play other physics animations about particles. From EdNA Online on August 22, 2005 at 5:30 a.m..


G8 Gleneagles 2005 The G8 stands for the 'Group of Eight' nations. At the G8 Summit, the leaders of the eight member countries discuss the major policy issues affecting the international community and their own countries. This website for the 2005 summit, hosted at Gleneagles in Scotland, contains speeches, statements, FAQs, information about countries that participate in the G8 and a glossary of relevant terms. From Recent Items on August 22, 2005 at 5:30 a.m..


Einstein's Big Idea In this companion Web site to the NOVA program Einstein's Big Idea, view interactive features on the history and science behind E = mc2, download audio clips of today's top physicists explaining his most famous equation, visit our teacher's guide, and more. From EdNA Online on August 22, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


CERN - Resources for Teaching CERN is the European Organization for Nuclear Research, the world's largest particle physics centre. There are experiments to perform in the classroom, games and interactives, movies, animations, videoclips, photos and posters. From EdNA Online on August 22, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Diabetes Manual Diabetes in children and adolescents is a challenging task for families, health professionals and teachers. Education and knowledge are essential elements in being able to look after children with diabetes each day and in special situations. This site aims to help revise and build knowledge and also serve as a ready reference when new situations arise. From EdNA Online on August 22, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


OxyGen OxyGen is an Australian website dedicated to informing young people about tobacco and its use in Australia. The website is a portal for educators to access a large range of tobacco education resources and support materials that aim to reduce the prevalence of youth smoking. Links and contact details of state organisations are listed as further sources of information. From EdNA Online on August 22, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


1000 PeaceWomen The project 1000 Women for the Nobel Peace Prize 2005 defined as its objective the nominating of 1000 women to represent collectively the millions of women engaged daily in working for a better future. The life stories, the visions, methods, strategies and networks of these 1000 women will be publicised on the website. From Recent Items on August 22, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Mapping Worlds This website features an innovative series of maps that use proportional representation to make statistics more accessible. Countries are represented in proportion to their response to particular issues e.g. highlighting progress towards the Millennium Development Goals, including a depiction of actual aid in relation to the agreed 0.7% of gross national income. Another series of maps features refugees and asylum seekers with maps on people adrift, people on the move and hospitality of the EU towards immigrants. All maps are based on proportional cartography: the size of a country directly ref From Recent Items on August 22, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Educating for Global Citizenship in a Changing World: a Teacher's Resource Handbook This resource provides teachers and other educational stakeholders with a range of ideas and practices for teaching and learning about citizenship within today's global context. It is intended that this resource will be helpful to those who are 'critically' considering ways in which global perspectives might be infused into our classes and school-wide programs. The ideas and practices were investigated, developed, and piloted by practicing teachers and teacher educators in school settings in the Toronto area with the support of the Canadian International Development Agency' From Recent Items on August 22, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Technical and Vocational Education From Australian Education International, this site provides information about the historical background of Technical and Vocational Education, the current system of vocational education and training in Australia, the national training framework, institutions, qualifications, programmes and courses, technical and vocational education before the mid 1990s and research bodies. From EdNA Online on August 21, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Curriculum Leadership Journal 3:25 New Annual School Reports, New South Wales Curriculum Leadership Journal 3:25 New Annual School Reports, New South Wales. Annual school reports are a means to make schools accountable to the school community. The New South Wales Department of Education and Training has produced a new format for annual school reports. The new draft format will be trialled in about 50 schools in first term 2006, using 2005 data. From EdNA Online on August 21, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


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