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Financial Literacy Forum Held in Canberra The Financial Literacy Forum held at Parliament House will explore the key elements of the Government's strategy to ensure a nationally coordinated approach to help all Australians increase their financial knowledge, and better understand the options and choices they can make in using and managing their money. Australia's business, education and community sector leaders will be on hand to lend their expertise. From EdNA Online on September 15, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Osmosis This is a Reusable Learning Object (RLO) on Osmosis, with defintions, animations and interactive assessment. From Maricopa Learning eXchange (MLX) Newest on September 15, 2005 at 9:30 p.m..


Raid on Deerfield Massachusetts 1704 The history of this famed American colonial period raid is presented here from the viewpoints of a variety of participants. This superbly executed web exhibit is the work of historians and museum experts on the event. The presentation is authoritative yet allows students of this well-known piece of history to look at it thoroughly [...] From Golden Swamp on September 15, 2005 at 6:30 p.m..


Basic Research in Computer Science This site provides access to full text papers, lecture notes, proceedings, presentations, and course materials on algorithms and mathematical logic. Information on forthcoming events such as seminars, workshops, and mini courses is given. An archive of BRICS newsletters is also included. Based in Denmark, BRICS combines a research centre with an international PhD school. Abstracts from PhD dissertations are available to view, along with academic and PhD opportunities. From EEVL New Learning Materials on September 15, 2005 at 2:30 p.m..


Center for Parallel Computers This site provides information about the research activities performed at this centre for parallel computers. Reports and presentations are included. There are also details of PDC's services, links to learning materials and resources, and a newsletter. From EEVL New Learning Materials on September 15, 2005 at 1:30 p.m..


Engaging Calculus Exercises Although commercials turn me off, too, I thought this short collection of some notable exercises from my text would be worth posting. This is a printable pdf with exercises from precalculus and first year calculus. Most exercises show that the tools available in these classes already give access to a surprising level of sophistication. Some other exercises are specifically designed to make a point about an important skill or a frequently observed mistake. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on September 15, 2005 at 12:30 p.m..


Neale-Wade Community College visit My thanks to Andrew Field and his Year 7 ICT class at Neale-Wade for some fascinating classroom observation yesterday. Some issues that came out of the visit, in no particular order:

  • Why are school ICT networks so hard for children to use? At every school I visit, I see some children unable to use some or all of the features they should be using for half the lesson or even more. I suspect many teachers think this problem is unique to their own school, From Chalkface: Blog on September 15, 2005 at 10:02 a.m..


    Promoting Adult Learning This publication from the OECD provides policy guidance in adult learning. It brings together key lessons from 17 OECD countries, providing evidence on the strategies in place to improve adults' participation in learning. It addresses potential barriers to learning as well as the policies to remedy them. Among these are policies for increasing and promoting the benefits of adult learning to make them transparent and easily recognised. From EdNA Online on September 15, 2005 at 5:30 a.m..


    Research in the Department of Education & Training (DE&T) Research in the Victorian Department of Education and Training (DE&T) informs the strategic thinking and policy development of the Department. Research undertaken or commissioned by DE&T focuses on areas that are most important to improve the quality, participation and outcomes of education and training for Victorians. From EdNA Online on September 15, 2005 at 5:30 a.m..


    Aula de Lengua The Instituto Cervantes is a prestigious institution which aims to promote Spanish as a foreign language. There is a wide range of pedagogical materials for all levels and ages, including AVE, a full virtual course in Spanish for foreigners. Information on how to become teacher of Spanish as a foreign language, the necessary steps to get an official diploma of Spanish as a foreign language and information for translators is also available. From EdNA Online on September 15, 2005 at 4:30 a.m..


    Insegnamentio Dell'Itaniano This site provides resources and information useful for learning and teaching Italian as a foreign language. It contains on-line courses, resources, dictionaries, certificates, magazines for teachers and Italian newspapers. From EdNA Online on September 15, 2005 at 4:30 a.m..


    Trebuchet Challenge GlobalSpec Games has developed a challenge where users custom build their own trebuchet, a siege engine used in medieval times to either to batter fortresses or to throw projectiles over walls. They then use physics knowledge to take on three separate challenges: distance, accuracy and power. From EdNA Online on September 15, 2005 at 4:30 a.m..


    National Solar House Day The Solar House Day site gives examples of solar house design in each state and territory as well as information about open houses on the second weekend in September each year. From EdNA Online on September 15, 2005 at 4:30 a.m..


    Careers in Science This website features information on careers in science. It also explains how undertaking subjects such as physics, chemistry, biology, earth science and mathematics in Years 11 and 12 help broaden the choices students can make for university subjects and careers. From EdNA Online on September 15, 2005 at 4:30 a.m..


    Workers Rights Are Human Rights This section of the APHEDA website examinines the universal right to work and provides an introduction to International Labour Standards. It also offers a comparison of the income, conditions and living standards of workers in the teaching, nursing and manufacturing industries in various countries with a focus on the textile and clothing industry in China. From Recent Items on September 15, 2005 at 4:30 a.m..


    TechiWarehouse Art Showcase - Digital Art This website has a huge collection of 2D and 3D digital art. There are various categories including: digital art, animation, abstract, architectural and cartoons and many more. From EdNA Online on September 15, 2005 at 2:58 a.m..


    CMS Implementation for Non-Web Designers Taking place in Sydney and expertly facilitated by Primus Telecom, this workshop will guide you through the processes involved in managing your intranet with a content management software solution. Specifically, the workshop will focus on how to:Assess whether you actually need a content management solution; Develop your administration hierarchy; Select your content administrators; Integrate with your server environment; Deploy the software; Train non-web designers to update the intranet; Develop a folder structure Cost: $595.00 + GST From EdNA Online on September 15, 2005 at 2:58 a.m..


    Deutsch-online This Austrian website for German as a foreign language offers teaching material, online activities and downloadable worksheets. From EdNA Online on September 15, 2005 at 2:58 a.m..


    Quelle statue! This site contains a learning module for lessons of French as a foreign language, in which the pupils are asked to solve a problem. They will also get to know some famous sculptures, create new ones and prepare a power-point presentation for their classmates. A pedagogical guide for both teachers and pupils is provided. From EdNA Online on September 15, 2005 at 2:58 a.m..


    $100 Million for Evnironmental Research Research into Australia’s most pressing environmental issues will receive a $100 million boost with the launch of the Commonwealth Environment Research Facilities (CERF) Programme. Funding of $40 million will support a Marine and Tropical Sciences Research Facility, located at James Cook University, and will help to address the urgent needs of the North Queensland region, including environmental concerns facing the Great Barrier Reef, tropical rainforests and the Torres Strait. A further $60 million will be allocated across Australia to support public-good environmental research through a se From EdNA Online on September 15, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


    Poor Grammar an Issue for Students In a survey of 660 Australian Defence Force Academy students, grammar appeared as the area in which they felt least competent. Researcher Fiona Mueller told The Australian that there was concern that this otherwise high-achieving, highly motivated and able group of students were demonstrating a very poor command of the basic rules of English. From EdNA Online on September 15, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


    All Digital School Passes First Test A school in Arizona, America has issues all 340 students with laptop computers. The first school in America to shun printed textbooks. Officials in the school hope that the technology will encourage students engagement in learning. From EdNA Online on September 15, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


    Franc Parler This Web Portal for French teachers worldwide is run by CIEP (Centre international d’�tudes p�dagogiques) and FIPF (F�d�ration internationale des professeurs de fran�ais). It features news on teaching and learning French as a foreign language and gives access to resources for French lessons. It also hosts communication tools and a newsletter for French teachers. From EdNA Online on September 15, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


    World Atlas: Asia Map Clickable map of Asia providing clear labels of Asian countries and seas. Linked individual country maps also label some key landforms and cities. From EdNA Online on September 14, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


    World Education Database The world education database is designed to offer educators, administrators and schools a single source to locate and disseminate educational material globally. It includes over 220,000 schools in 158 countries, and Ministries and Authorities in 147 countries. From EdNA Online on September 14, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


    Hallet Cove School R-12 Hallett Cove School R-12 prides itself as a leader in integrating new technologies to improve time and information managment. As well as providing visitors with information about Hallett Cove School R-12, this site acts as a portal for staff and students to access a range of school network resources while off-site. The site includes live information about the school, local community and weather. From EdNA Online on September 14, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


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