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Ch.I.Ps This project focuses on the cataloguing and analysis of best practices in e-learning (particularly in the digital literacy field) targeting children between 5 and 12 years old. The team working on this project is made up of internationally known institutions engaging in education and training issues. The aim of the project is to gather relevant information in relation to successful practices (in terms of products, resources, methodologies and experiences) that have been implemented and tested nationally and/or locally, particularly on how to teach children to use new technology and how to teac From EdNA Online on August 30, 2005 at 9:30 p.m..


Time Out In this article in the September 2005 issue of Edutopia, the author argues that the traditional American school year of 180 days each of 6 hours is not only too short but also has a detrimental affect on student learning. From EdNA Online on August 30, 2005 at 9:30 p.m..


Moon Tennis Humans are heading back to the Moon. Tennis, anyone? Tennis pro Andy Roddick ponders the physics of his game on other worlds. From EdNA Online on August 30, 2005 at 9:30 p.m..


Achievement Gap: Causes (Part 1) One of the most troubling problems facing schools today is the achievement gap - the disparity in academic performance between different groups of students. This two-part special report from ASCD SmartBriefs offers a collection of resources designed to help educators better understand the issues surrounding achievement gap. Part I of the report explores the causes of the gap. From EdNA Online on August 30, 2005 at 9:30 p.m..


Leadership (Part II) Principals play a crucial role in setting a positive tone that encourages hard work and innovation among teachers and other staff. Part II of this Special Report from ASCD SmartBriefs examines trends in principal preparation, the importance of instructional leadership and various management strategies. From EdNA Online on August 30, 2005 at 9:30 p.m..


Leadership (Part 1) Effective leadership by teachers and principals is the linchpin of any school's success. Just as good leadership can significantly boost student learning, poor leadership can lead a school down the wrong path. This two-part special report from ASCD SmartBriefs provides a wealth of resources on leadership intended to help educators perform their jobs more effectively. Part I focuses on the importance of teacher leadership in boosting student learning and covers numerous issues including teacher preparation, professional development and evaluation practices. From EdNA Online on August 30, 2005 at 9:30 p.m..


Computer Science Study Guides This site provides study guides and notes on a variety of computer science topics including C++ programming, arrays, pointers, trees, recursion, searching, and sorting. There are also message boards for discussing other areas of the subject, including hardware, Perl and Java programming, cryptography, and UNIX. From EEVL New Learning Materials on August 30, 2005 at 2:30 p.m..


Brain Basics The Center for Synaptic Plasticity at the University of Bristol’s website has here a primer on the basics of the brain. The pages are an example of senior experts in a specialty using the Internet to explain their field in terms that can be understood by entry-level learners. These Bristol guys are very smart about [...] From Golden Swamp on August 30, 2005 at 1:30 p.m..


IFA Berlin to Showcase Samsung M70 Laptop with Detachable Screen The M70 boasts a 19 inch detachable display, and will make it's debut at IFA Berlin 2005. From Read laptop reviews and notebook news at the laptops weblog - Laptopical on August 30, 2005 at 8:30 a.m..


Scanning Basics This article looks at scanning basics and how you can turn your photos into digital images with the help of a good scanner and some editing software. From EdNA Online on August 30, 2005 at 5:30 a.m..


Web Graphics Overview This article looks at devleoping graphics for the web, from manipulating existing images to building from scratch, choosing a format to Web optimization, rollovers to animations. From EdNA Online on August 30, 2005 at 5:30 a.m..


Informal Workplace Learning Can Be Facilitated This article looks at the workplace as a learning arena due to its overriding focus on optimising the output. The informal learning takes place in a context where the ultimate goal is to produce a certain product as efficiently as possible. From EdNA Online on August 30, 2005 at 5:30 a.m..


RFID in Education: Revolutionary or Evolutionary? This article looks at Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) a fast-growing technology that entails using tiny wireless transmitters to tag individual objects to uniquely identify them onto a network. From EdNA Online on August 30, 2005 at 5:30 a.m..


RFID An Educational Primer This document provides a primer into the use of RFID technology within educational applications. From EdNA Online on August 30, 2005 at 5:30 a.m..


Enterprising, Franchised and Online:Towards a Model of e-learning for Small Businesses This project report documents an interactive elearning model, 'enAble', which provides a pathway for industry and organsiations to undertake e-learning and implement within small to medium enterprises. From EdNA Online on August 30, 2005 at 5:30 a.m..


Chinese Celebrations, Hiolidays and Customs This set of pages contains information about the Chinese Zodiac, New Year, Yin and Yang, and the Moon Festival. There are activities for the classroom such as making zodiac bookmarks, shoe box dragons, lucky red envelopes, accordian dragons, yin and yang symbols, New Year's firecrackers, zodiac puppets, and moon cakes. From Recent Items on August 30, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


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