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BBC - OpenSource This site provides information about and links to BBC open source projects. It lists projects developed by the BBC where the source code has been released as open source. The site doesn't cover the many open source projects to which the BBC has contributed, but only those that the BBC has initiated and managed itself. From EdNA Online on September 13, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Help for Intellectually Disabled Children - $100,000 Boost for Best Buddies Programme Minister for Education, Science and training announced funding for Best Buddies Australia, a not for profit organisation, who match high school students with mild to moderate intellectual disability, known as Buddies, with volunteers of comparable age and with similar interests, known as Peer Buddies. Through the fostering of friendships, the programme helps improve the learning outcomes of the students and allows them to develop their social, life, communication and leadership skills. Supervision is provided by a programme manager, teachers, support staff and family members. From EdNA Online on September 13, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Using the Social Atlas Overview This a reference tool developed by the GTASA (Geography Teachers' Association of South Australia), to provide practical examples of how to introduce geographical concepts into the classroom using the ABS publication Adelaide A Social Atlas. Although the activities have been modelled on the Adelaide Social Atlas, teachers from other states and territories should be able to easily adapt the exercises to suit their own needs. The resource kit is FREE to download as a pdf file. From EdNA Online on September 13, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Festival of e-Learning Dr Tim Hawkes, Headmaster, The King's School and Professor Shirley Alexander, Dean, Faculty of Education, University of Technology Sydney lead the symposium as they explore questions such as: How do we stimulate and engage our digital learners? What will it mean to teachers when students consider a school's advanced technology as 'so yesterday'? How will schools define technology-enabled learning from the technology savvy student perspective? How will we begin to transform our traditional classrooms into e-Learning spaces? From EdNA Online on September 13, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Chinese language information page The Chinese Language Information Page is an online gateway to Internet resources aimed at students and teachers of Mandarin Chinese. The Web site is made up of several sections containing annotated links, which address: Chinese educational resources; viewing and listening to Chinese online; scholarly and linguistic resources on Chinese; East Asian librarianship; and Chinese language courses (featuring links to university departments in the US, Australia and Asia). Other sections act as gateways to online resources that help with inputting Chinese characters, and with reading Chinese fonts in I From New Humbul Resources on September 13, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Qin dynasty online source book The Qin Dynasty Online Sourcebook is an accessible introduction to the main personalities, events and artefacts from the Qin Dynasty (314-202BC), when China was united into a single empire, and the Great Wall was built to safeguard the new nation from enemy marauders. Users can read short articles on aspects of the Qin which are reached from the main page. These are illustrated with diagrams and photographs, and include: a chronology of the Qin Dynasty; information on Qin armour; a guide to the standardisation of units of measurement and currency that took place during the Qin; and explanation From New Humbul Resources on September 13, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


The Nobel prize in literature 2000 In 2000, the Nobel Prize For Literature went to a Chinese-born author for the first time to considerable controversy. This online resource introduces the winner, Gao Xingjian (b.1940, now an exile in France), and features excerpts from his writings, the official announcement of the 2000 prize, and an interview with Gao. The first section of the Web site deals with the official announcement of Gao's success, where users can watch a 20 minute video of the announcement, and can read the presentation speech and press release. The remainder of the resource focuses on Gao Xingjian's work t From New Humbul Resources on September 13, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


East Asian library This Web site from the University of Southern California's East Asian Library provides practical information for visitors, describes its print, audiovisual and microform holdings, and introduces its collections for Chinese studies, Japanese studies and Korean studies. The Chinese studies collection features an outline of Chinese language, literature and history research resources, the title pages of which can be downloaded in pdf format. Users will also find lists of Taiwan statistical resources and links to online resources for Chinese studies. The Korean studies section of the resource From New Humbul Resources on September 13, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Harvard Asia quarterly Harvard Asia Quarterly is an interdisciplinary journal covering contemporary Asian affairs that was established by students of the Harvard Law School and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Editions of the journal from 1999 to 2004 are freely available online in HTML format. Articles of interest to humanities scholars cover: Asian cinema; China's national memory; ethnic identities in Western China; expressive art in Japanese girls' culture; and the resurgence of religion in 20th century Korea. Featured writers in the field of Chinese studies include: Lucien Pye; Colin MacKerras From New Humbul Resources on September 13, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Hong Kong museum of history The online resource for the Hong Kong Museum of History describes its past, current and future exhibitions, introduces the collections of the museum, and outlines its resources for researchers. Users can explore the museum through an interactive map, which provides images and textual information on the museum's permanent collections. 'The Hong Kong Story' video material that accompanies the gallery exhibits can be downloaded in full from the permanent exhibition section of the Web site in RealPlayer format, although this can take some time. There is also a list of past exhibitio From New Humbul Resources on September 13, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Chinese woodblock prints The online exploration of A E Maia do Amaral's collection of Chinese traditional and modern woodblock prints introduces users to regional variations in prints, explains common themes, and displays the works selected for a recent gallery exhibition. The Web site is navigated from the main page, where users will find a link to prints selected for a recent exhibition at Coimbra Museum, Portugal. These prints are divided by region, and users can read more about individual works (including an explanation of the meaning and the placing of the print) by clicking on their thumbnail images. Users From New Humbul Resources on September 13, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Renditions The Web site, Renditions, is a journal on Chinese literature and culture, featuring translations of fiction, poetry and prose, and critical essays. Although not all articles are freely available online, a selection of sample translations and articles can be accessed in HTML format from the contents index for each edition. The Web site also showcases special issues of Renditions, which include: new Taiwan poetry; Chinese author Zhang Ailing; contemporary women writers; and Singapore Chinese poetry. Translations appear in a separate window, and users are able to view the original Chinese version From New Humbul Resources on September 13, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Research unit on Taiwanese culture and literature The Research Unit on Taiwanese Culture and Literature from Ruhr University Bochum is an online source of news on current events and publications in the field of Taiwan research, which aims to establish a virtual community of Taiwan scholars, and to highlight this previously marginalised specialism. The Web site consists of a single main page, which can be navigated by a simple task bar. Users will find textual information on: current and past conferences; publications from the Research Unit; details of ongoing research projects in Bochum; and news from the Research Unit's research library From New Humbul Resources on September 13, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Zhongwen.com : Chinese characters explained Zhongwen (or 'Chinese language') is an online tool designed to aid Chinese language learners of all abilities. With no need to download Chinese language software, the Web site features online Chinese texts, lists of specialised Chinese vocabulary, and links to online dictionaries. Users can discover the etymology of Chinese characters by clicking on their images, after which a dictionary definition and an explanation of their meanings will appear in a dedicated window. The Web site also acts as a gateway to other online resources designed to help students of Chinese language and cult From New Humbul Resources on September 13, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Learning Chinese online Learning Chinese online is an excellent annotated directory of Internet resources for teachers and students of Mandarin Chinese. From the main page, the directory is divided into 21 sections covering different aspects and experiences of learning Chinese, from tools for total beginners, to resources for more experienced learners. For example, users will find annotated links to Web sites with online listening comprehensions, help with character-recognition, and a guide to Chinese online dictionaries. Other useful sections include: online Chinese tests; readings for students of different abilitie From New Humbul Resources on September 13, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Marjorie Chan's Chinalinks This directory of online resources for Chinese studies and linguistics was created by Professor Marjorie Chan, a Professor of Chinese Language and Linguistics at Ohio State University. The Web site is divided into four main sections, covering: Chinese studies, online texts, search engines and online news sources; Chinese language software and audio-visual programmes; Chinese language and linguistics links; and general linguistic and Internet resources. Chinalinks lists over 600 resources, and is updated regularly. Scholars and students of Chinese language and linguistics will find the resour From New Humbul Resources on September 13, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Age of the great Khan, painting and calligraphy in the Mongol Yuan dynasty Age of the Great Khan is an online exhibit from the National Palace Museum, Taipei (Taiwan), which looks at the art and calligraphy of the Mongol Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368). Presented in English and Chinese, the Web site contains two main sections along with a search facility. The Teachers' Guide covers six themes in Yuan Dynasty art: portraiture; architecture; revivalism; focus; balance; and rhythm. Each theme is presented with examples from the exhibition, which are often animated to illustrate the main ideas of the short but informative accompanying text. The remainder of the Web site is From New Humbul Resources on September 13, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Journal of translation The Journal of Translation (ISSN 1499-1640) is a semi-annual online journal from the University of Manitoba, Canada, that features Chinese translations of Canadian authors, and English translations of modern Chinese authors. Users can choose to read the main pages in English or Chinese, which feature two sections: one leading to the English translations of Chinese literature, and the Chinese section that translates Canadian authors. Two editions of the journal are featured online, but include translations and articles on the same writers. The English sections feature translations of works by M From New Humbul Resources on September 13, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


The legacy events index : Chinese history The Legacy Project is a non-profit organisation that addresses the effects of historical traumas around the world as they are expressed through art, film and literature. The organisation has built a sizeable collection of exhibition material and publications, including those which address the tragedies of Maoist history. Its online Chinese history index gives a short textual introduction to the main events of twentieth century China, and provides a series of links to information on visual art, films and literature that address issues in the Chinese past. Featured artists include: Fang Lijun; X From New Humbul Resources on September 13, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Tablet Versatility from Gateway The Gateway CX200 combines the power of a desktop replacement, with the stylus pen and touchscreen of a tablet PC. From Read laptop reviews and notebook news at the laptops weblog - Laptopical on September 13, 2005 at 7:30 p.m..


Cyberplagiarism: Investigation of Online Plagiarism in the ‘Cut and Paste’ World of Today My summer project was to investigate Cyberplagiarism and come up with a plan to be used both in the library and the Learning Enhancement Center at Estrella Mountain. From Maricopa Learning eXchange (MLX) Newest on September 13, 2005 at 7:30 p.m..


Spanish A-Go-Go 2005 I increased my proficiency in the Spanish language by undertaking professional instruction, realistic practice, and guided self-study. From Maricopa Learning eXchange (MLX) Newest on September 13, 2005 at 7:30 p.m..


This project provided the opportunity to visit key college libraries in the New York City area and attend the BookExpo America 2005. The purpose of visiting multiple college libraries was to examine library instructional materials and discuss Information Literacy strategies with colleagues. From Maricopa Learning eXchange (MLX) Newest on September 13, 2005 at 7:30 p.m..


Penguins Just about anything you might want to know about penguins — and probably considerably more — can be learned here from SeaWorld. This is an extensive resource of information covering the science and way of life of these appealing birds made popular this summer by the documentary of the march the emperor penquins. Animal sciences From Golden Swamp on September 13, 2005 at 5:30 p.m..


Yacapaca - now worth nicking! Yacapaca reached a very significant milestone last night. For the first time, somebody thought it was worthwhile nicking stuff off it. Well, not nicking, strictly speaking. Somebody who'd had a free 100-unit subscription and used it up, set up a second free sub via the new self-signup page and moved all her student records across, thus saving a tenner. In fairness we don't actually publish a rule anywhere (even in the --> From Chalkface: Blog on September 13, 2005 at 1:30 p.m..


African Studies Tutorial This is a tutorial on Africa that covers the geography of the continent, the history of Europe-Africa relations, the politics of Africa, interesting facts, and finally some resources for more information on Africa. There are links to videos that cover these topics. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on September 13, 2005 at 11:57 a.m..


¿Qué es la cultura informacional? Information literacy approach for all students and teachers From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on September 13, 2005 at 11:57 a.m..


6th National Men's Health Conference incorporating the 4th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Male Health Convention The 6th National Men's Health Conference incorporating the 4th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Male Health Convention is a three day event for everyone who works with men and boys to improve their health and wellbeing. This is a key opportunity to participate in strengthening the foundations for the advancement of men's and boys' health and wellbeing within the Australasian region and beyond through effective strategic planning and knowledge management. From EdNA Online on September 13, 2005 at 6:30 a.m..


Annual Conference of the Alliance of Girls' Schools The Alliance of Girls' Schools (Australasia) aims to bring together educators of girls in girls' schools to promote a broad and excellent education for girls in an all girls environment. The Annual Conference provides interesting speakers on topics relevant to the education of girls in girls' schools and an opportunity for networking between Heads and other leading staff of girls' schools. From EdNA Online on September 13, 2005 at 4:46 a.m..


International Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Management (ICE WaRM) The International Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Management (ICE WaRM) provides a national focus and international gateway to Australia's education, training and research expertise in water. ICE WaRM facilitates collaboration in water-related research, education and training opportunities for international scholars wanting to advance their careers, as well as leadership and innovation in collaborative approaches to water resources management. From EdNA Online on September 13, 2005 at 4:46 a.m..


Global Partnership for Development: Australia's Contribution to Achieving the Millennium Development Goals September 2005 report produced by AusAID detailing Australia's approach to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and reporting on their contribution towards meeting MDG8, covering issues such as the development of an open, rule-based trading and financial system, the level of official development assistance, and debt relief. The report also outlines what Australia is doing to support developing countries in reaching MDGs 1-7 and contains a section on future directions for Australia's aid program. From Recent Items on September 13, 2005 at 4:46 a.m..


Attitudes, Intentions, Participation The latest findings from the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) show that intentions and attitudes predict participation in schooling. According to the research, nurturing positive attitudes to school could increase participation in post-compulsory education. The findings indicate that attending to aspects of curriculum, teaching practices and organisational arrangements that are likely to influence student attitudes could have a beneficial effect. From EdNA Online on September 13, 2005 at 4:03 a.m..


Senior secondary School Students Perceptions of the World of Work The study of 3,018 year 10, 11 and 12 students from financially disadvantaged backgrounds, funded by the AMP Foundation and conducted by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) for The Smith Family, found that a majority of students are identifying preferred career paths based on their skills and personal interests with little to no understanding of the availability of these jobs in the current labour market. It also found that a quarter of students were planning insufficient education for their preferred job. From EdNA Online on September 13, 2005 at 4:03 a.m..


What Do Students Think of Work? The study of 3,018 year 10, 11 and 12 students from financially disadvantaged backgrounds, funded by the AMP Foundation and conducted by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) for The Smith Family, found that a majority of students are identifying preferred career paths based on their skills and personal interests with little to no understanding of the availability of these jobs in the current labour market. It also found that a quarter of students were planning insufficient education for their preferred job. From EdNA Online on September 13, 2005 at 4:03 a.m..


World Population Data Sheet (PRB) The Population Reference Bureau's World Population Data Sheet contains the latest population estimates, projections, and other key indicators for all geographic entities with populations of 150,000 or more and all members of the United Nations, providing a look at regional and national contrasts in age structure, population growth, life expectancy and income. From Recent Items on September 13, 2005 at 4:03 a.m..


2005 Call for AEF Grant Proposals The APEC Education Foundation (AEF) has announced a call for grant proposals for 2005 under the theme of 'Enhancing the ICT capacity of disadvantaged youth affected by social and economic factors such as low income, geographical isolation, and disability.' Institutions or non-profit organisations actively engaged in education or human resources development activities in all APEC member economies are invited to submit grant proposals that are consistent with the mission of the Foundation. Proposals could request between US$50,000 and US$200,000, depending upon the tasks to be accompli From EdNA Online on September 13, 2005 at 2:45 a.m..


Coogee Public School Coogee Public School opened in October 1876. It is amongst the oldest schools in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney. The school has a proud history of caring for its students and has always been part of its local community. Although the school had 800 students after the war years, it had been around 300 through the 80s and early 90s. Recent years have seen this grow again to about 475 students. Coogee developed a proud tradition of care for the welfare of students along with academic and sporting success. Many advanced students have left our school to join Opportunity Classes or to go to Selective From EdNA Online on September 13, 2005 at 1:48 a.m..


Partnerships, Performance and Pathways Annual Youth In ACE conference, targetting practitioners, coordinators and managers working with young people who are disengaged or at risk of disengagement from education and training. From EdNA Online on September 13, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


Recognising Educational Qualifications from Europe & Central Asia an EAIE Workshop - Registration Date Extended. Workshop registration date has been extended to 16 September 2005. Participation in this event will further develop knowledge in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region about European and Central Asian education systems and qualifications. From EdNA Online on September 13, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


Australian Training Awards 2005 The Australian Training Awards for 2005 will be presented on Thursday 17 November at the Perth Convention Centre. Ten awards will be presented in the categories of: New Apprenticeships Apprentice of the Year, New Apprenticeships Trainee of the Year, Vocational Student of the Year, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year, Australian Training Initiative Award, Employer of the Year, Prime Minister's Small Business of Year, Large Training Provider of the Year, Small Training Provider of the Year Award, VET in Schools Excellence Award, and Industry awards in up to ten categor From EdNA Online on September 13, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


Roadmap for Open ICT Ecosystems The Roadmap for Open ICT Ecosystems is a user-friendly guide for policymakers and technologists offerings tools for understanding, creating, and sustaining open information and communication technologies ecosystems. From EdNA Online on September 13, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


Print Free Graph Paper Print Cartesian, engineering, polar, isometric, hexagonal, probability, Smith chart and logarithmic graph paper free from your computer. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on September 13, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


Atomic Learning Tutorials on software applications for Windows and Macintosh. Applications include Microsoft Office products, Adobe products, Macromedia products, Apple products, Inspiration, and many more! Free trial! From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on September 13, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


Reading, Knowing, Doing: IASL Conference 2006 - Portugal The theme of the 2006 International Association of School Librarianship Conference is Reading, Knowing, Doing: the multiple faces of literacy. From EdNA Online on September 12, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


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