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Curriculum Leadership Journal 3:22 What can schools do? Knowledge, social identities and the changing world (part 2) Curriculum Leadership Journal 3:22 What can schools do? Conclusion of Professor Lyn Yates' lecture examines three major projects funded by the Australian Research Council to look at how these issues play out at the local level for schools and students. Effects Project - to study what was actually happening in state schools that had reputations for doing good things with computers, 12 to 18 Project to look at what happens to particular young people with particular backgrounds in particular schools, and Vocational Pedagogies Project which examines how classrooms were going about producing t From EdNA Online on August 26, 2005 at 9:30 p.m..


Free Software Foundation The organization promotes the development and use of free software, particularly for the GNU operating system (GNU/Linux). FSF is the primary sponsor of the GNU Project, which was established to create new distribution terms that would prevent the project from being turned into proprietary software. The website provides information on current FSF projects, such as providing development systems support for GNU software maintainers and raising awareness about the Free Software license and how to use it. They also maintain the Free Software Directory, which catalogues 'all useful free softwa From EdNA Online on August 26, 2005 at 9:30 p.m..


Curriculum Leadership Journal 3:16 Numeracy across the curriculum: demands and opportunities Curriculum Leadership Journal 3:16 Numeracy across the curriculum: demands and opportunities. Developing students' numeracy skills at school by encouraging them to use mathematics in other curriculum areas. Numeracy needs to be seen as integral to every learning area. The results of the Middle Years Numeracy Across the Curriculum Project, commissioned by the ACT Department of Education, Youth and Family Services in 2003. From EdNA Online on August 26, 2005 at 9:30 p.m..


Curriculum Leadership Journal 3:17 Empowering teachers for school improvement Curriculum Leadership Journal 3:17 Empowering teachers for school improvement. Empowering teachers is an idea whose time has come. I have personally experienced the benefits of being included in the decision-making process of the school. While the results were impressive for us and our administrators, the results for our students were even more powerful. From EdNA Online on August 26, 2005 at 9:30 p.m..


Microsoft Games for Windows Windows game titles from Microsoft Game Studios. Some of these games are available for online play, while others have free trial downloads. They include popular board games, and strategy games. From EdNA Online on August 26, 2005 at 9:30 p.m..


Hybrid Course Design Workshop Series This workshop series took a hands-on approach to understanding the pedagogy behind hybrid course design. Participants engaged in relevant discussion on topics such as preparing for hybrid education, hybrid course management, humanizing the hybrid, and assessment. Insight was provided by various workshop facilitators who are experts in the field of E-learning. Each workshop had a hands-on application of concepts learned by way of developing a hybrid course in Blackboard. At the end of the workshop series, participants had a significant portion of their hybrid course developed! From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on August 26, 2005 at 12:30 p.m..


Study of the Spanish-Speaking People of Texas The Study of the Spanish-Speaking People of Texas series consists of more than 900 images taken by Russell Lee between April and July 1949 in Corpus Christi, San Angelo, San Antonio, and El Paso. The photographs include images of the many poignant, proud, exasperating, joyful, and intimate moments in the lives of people in these Mexican-American communities at a very specific point in time. The images represent a unique visual record for that period, and are unparalleled in their variety, scope, and quality. Among the many subject areas are families, children, schools, churches, housing, migra From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on August 26, 2005 at 12:30 p.m..


The High Frontier: Outer Space Open For Business Four Corners presents an extended edition of the program The High Frontier, first broadcast on 2 May 2005. Through video and interactive content, they explore in greater depth the issues raised in the original program concerning this little known but booming industry high above our heads. From EdNA Online on August 26, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


City Litmits: Australia's Urban Water Crisis Four Corners presents an extended edition of our City Limits program, first broadcast in October 2004. Through video and interactive content, Four Corners explore in greater depth the issues raised in the original program concerning Australia's continuing urban water crisis. From EdNA Online on August 26, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Museum of Online Museums This is an online museum directory where you will find links from our archives to online collections and exhibits covering a vast array of interests and obsessions. From EdNA Online on August 26, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Four Corners: Messing With Heads Invesitigative TV Journalism, new research, cannabis, psychosis, addiction, marijuana, drugs From EdNA Online on August 26, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Symmetry and Pattern: The Art of Oriental Carpets Symmetry is used to analyze the patterns in Oriental carpets. Educational activities are provided along with other educational resources. This web site is a collaborative project of The Textile Museum and The Math Forum. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on August 26, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


M.C. Escher This site provides a comprehensive record of M.C. Escher's life, including links to approximately twenty images of his works of art as well as to a number of additional resources. Excellent presentation. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on August 26, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


Easier Fibonacci Puzzles A collection of puzzles whose answers involve the Fibonacci numbers. The puzzles are of two types: easier and harder; the goal is to explain WHY the puzzles have their respective answers. A link to the page containing the harder puzzles is provided. This site is a sub-page of the larger site, Fibonacci Numbers and the Golden Section. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on August 26, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


Harder Fibonacci Puzzles A collection of puzzles whose answers involve the Fibonacci numbers. The puzzles are of two types: easier and harder; the goal is to explain WHY the puzzles have their respective answers. A link to the page containing the easier puzzles is provided. This site is a sub-page of the larger site, Fibonacci Numbers and the Golden Section. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on August 26, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


Fibonacci Numbers and The Golden Section in Art, Architecture and Music This site introduces some of the occurrences of the Fibonacci series and the Golden Ratio in architecture, art and music. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on August 26, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


Sprott's Fractal Gallery This site is a gallery of fractal images of various types and includes MIDI Fractal background music and a Fractal of the Day. Strange attractors, Julia sets, iterated function systems, quadratic map basins, natural fractals, and more. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on August 26, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


Introduction to Cryptography This site provides a brief textual overview of the field of cryptography and related issues including popular techniques, applications and standards. It is part of a larger body of information provided by RSA Laboratories, a division of RSA Security. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on August 26, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


RSA Cryptosystem The RSA public-key cryptosystem is described here along with encryption and digital signatures. This is part of a larger body of information provided by RSA Laboratories. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on August 26, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


CIA's Kryptos Sculpture This site provides a photo of the enigmatic Kryptos Sculpture at the CIA Headquarters in Washington, D.C., as well as a link to further information on the coded material that the sculpture contains and the efforts that have been made to decode it. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on August 26, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


The Story Behind Kryptos This site provides information on the CIA's enigmatic sculpture known as "Kryptos", its background, development, history and a copy of the coded message that it contains. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on August 26, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


Australian Education Network - Australian Universities The Australian higher education sector offers a complete range of programs and courses that lead to highly regarded and internationally recognised qualifications. The site contains listings of Australian universities in alphabetical order and by State/Territory and offers information on university rankings. From EdNA Online on August 25, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Australian Education Network - Study Abroad Australia The site offers information about a variety of study areas as well as a Student Enquiry Service. From EdNA Online on August 25, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Australian Education Network - Distance Education in Australia The site offers information about online and distance education programs in Australia. Users can browse the currently listed programs and visit the program providers' websites for their complete offering and further information. From EdNA Online on August 25, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


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