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The Dirt on Dirt Part of a new comprehensive tutorial on Exploratorium, the dirt topic here gives the basics on dirt for growing things. The dirt materials are part of an information-rich gardening resource called the Science of Gardening. Its organization is a fine example of the increasing break from top-down, tree-structured learning websites to online ecologies of stuff [...] From Golden Swamp on September 16, 2005 at 7:30 p.m..


Computer Technology Documentation Project This site offers a series of tutorials and resources, covering a range of topics from basic computing to networking, security, and programming. The site also contains the online version of four volumes of Agustin Velasco's Series about Linux. From EEVL New Learning Materials on September 16, 2005 at 2:30 p.m..


Clinical Skills Online CSO is a project aimed at providing interactive online videos demonstrating core procedural skills common to a wide range of medical and health-based courses. The clinical skills videos on this site have been created at the 'lowest common denominator' level for a host of medical and healthcare related disciplines with a view to share with the wider community. The content has been created and peer-reviewed by a multi-professional team so that it is applicable, with little or no change, to a variety of health-based courses. St George’s, University of London, have taken extreme care in From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on September 16, 2005 at 1:30 p.m..


Learning Module Toolbox The Learning Module Toolbox was designed to help instructors create high-quality learning modules without spending a lot of him on design. The toolbox templates contain the necessary sections to create an excellent learning module. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on September 16, 2005 at 1:30 p.m..


CCCS Account Balancer This is a site that allows you to balance your checkbook and automatically calculates your balnce. Great for students that need daily living skills. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on September 16, 2005 at 1:30 p.m..


Regent Review This site is great for reviewing for the Regents Exams. Every subject area is listed so that the students or others can click a subject and take a practice regents tests. It gives information on test schedules, and regents review links for every subject area. Great Resource! From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on September 16, 2005 at 1:30 p.m..


New Memory Cards - Flash in the Pan from Samsung? Samsung are set to revolutionise the hard drive market for notebooks, with the development of their flash memory technology. From Read laptop reviews and notebook news at the laptops weblog - Laptopical on September 16, 2005 at 9:30 a.m..


Ancient Observatories: Chichen Itza This site has information about the Mayan Observatory at Chichen Itza. It contains a short description of the history of the Mayan civilization and Mayan astronomy. There is a teacher's guide and activities to go with the site. From EdNA Online on September 16, 2005 at 4:54 a.m..


Influenza World Health Organization has a resource page which includes information about global influenza, avian influenza, recommendations for influenza vaccines, pandemic preparedness and a link to the WHO fact sheet on influenza. From EdNA Online on September 16, 2005 at 3:46 a.m..


Cezanne and Pissarro This interactive Website from the Museum of Modern Art displays pairs of paintings by Paul Cezanne and Camille Pissaro so that viewers can compare them. It also displays the paintings in themes and gives descriptions of the techniques used. From EdNA Online on September 16, 2005 at 3:46 a.m..


Southern California Earthquake Data Center This site contains a clickable map that features information on recent earthquakes in California and Nevada as well as a fault map of Southern California where users can learn about the local faults and recent activity along each fault. There is also a historical earthquake database of Southern California. From EdNA Online on September 16, 2005 at 3:46 a.m..


BioEd Online: Biology Teacher Resources Developed by Baylor College of Medicine, BioEd Online provides up-to-date teacher resources for biology educators. Site features include: a PowerPoint slide library, stream video presentations, news from Nature Publishing Group, and discussions. From EdNA Online on September 16, 2005 at 3:46 a.m..


Hans Christian Andersen This introduction about Hans Christian Andersen's life and work which is associated with the British Library exhibition, aims to look briefly at the underlying themes to Andersen's fiction. It contains a timeline and six illustrated themes. There is also an essay by Andersen's biographer, Jackie Wullschlager From EdNA Online on September 16, 2005 at 3:46 a.m..


Blogs, Wikis & RSS 1 Day Workshop During this class you will learn about the use of blogs, wikis, RSS and podcasts and the benefits of using them as sharing tools. From EdNA Online on September 16, 2005 at 2:46 a.m..


What Makes a Teacher Course Effective? Teachers who reported that they felt well prepared by their training had completed courses that gave them deep knowledge of what they were expected to help students learn, and how students learned it, as well as skill in diagnosing students’ existing levels of understanding of the content to be taught, planning activities that would promote further development and assessing the extent to which development had taken place. ACER eNews Issue 33, September 2005 From EdNA Online on September 16, 2005 at 2:46 a.m..


The Skilled Facilitator Workshop (Brisbane) Spend a day with a recognised pioneer in the field of facilitation and group dynamics, Dr. Roger Schwarz. This is Roger’s first trip to Australia and New Zealand, numbers are limited and these sessions will sell out!. Roger is author of The Skilled Facilitator, a widely recognised bestseller in the field of facilitation. He is also co-author of The Skilled Facilitator Fieldbook. Dr. Schwarz helps leaders at numerous global corporations get results they didn’t think possible through his unique approach to facilitation. From EdNA Online on September 16, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


Simplifying Dual-Sector Reporting Requirements Concerns about reporting requirements for dual-sector institutions (i.e. those which deliver both vocational education and training (VET) and higher education awards) were highlighted in submissions and responses to the Higher Education Review in 2002 as well as the 2003 Victorian TAFE Governance Review. In 2004 DEST and the Victorian Department of Education and Training jointly commissioned a project to investigate the reporting requirements arising from State/Territory and Commonwealth requirements. From EdNA Online on September 16, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


Tenders Invited - Adult Literacy and Numeracy Research Program Suitably qualified and experienced researchers are also invited to submit proposals for an open category in which we seek forward looking and innovative research ideas that will contribute to improved adult literacy and numeracy policy and/or practice. Proposals accepted until 5pm Monday 26 September 2005. From EdNA Online on September 16, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


e-Learning Centre Reaps Success By Sharing Knowledge A Macquarie University centre devoted to researching and developing next-generation distributed e-learning and information systems has been recognised as the Australian leader in open source software advice to the education and research sector. The Macquarie University E-Learning Centre of Excellence (MELCOE) was recently awarded almost $200,000 from the Australian government under the Systemic Infrastructure Initiative. It will partner with Oxford University, the Open Source Industry Association and Open Source Law in a project titled Australian Service for Knowledge of Open Source Software ( From EdNA Online on September 16, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


Schooling Issues Digest - Students with Learning Difficulties in Relation to Literacy and Numeracy The Schools Issues Digests summarise existing research material on selected topics relevant to schooling in Australia. This Digest reports on the recent international and national research on Students with Learning Difficulties in Relation to Literacy and Numeracy. The report gives key findings, issues to do with literacy and numeracy, the role of parents, further research directions and useful websites. From EdNA Online on September 16, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


Ruby Lee the Bumble Bee - A Bee's Bit of Wisdom by Dawn Matheson Dawn Matheson writes with wonderful sensitivity about the fears that children face. In skillfully moving Ashley from self-doubt to self-reliance, the author gives young readers an important life lesson. Ruby Lee The Bumble Bee encourages children to meet life’s challenges with courage and faith. The Kidz Zone section of the website links to useful resources for the classroom. From EdNA Online on September 16, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


PediatricEducation.org PediatricEducation.org is a Pediatric Digital Library and Learning Collaboratory intended to serve as a source of continuing pediatric education. The project's hypothesis is that residents, fellows, and staff physicians practicing pediatrics can broaden and deepen their knowledge of pediatrics through the use of a continuing pediatric education program that is delivered daily in small granules and integrated into their workflow in the form of pediatric cases. From EdNA Online on September 16, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


'Challenge Your Thinking' - International Education Forum 2006 Registrations Opening Soon The International Education Forum 2006 is an initiative of the Australian Government hosted by the Department of Education, Science and Training. The forum programme will soon be available with registrations accepted soon. From EdNA Online on September 16, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


Virtual Children's Hospital Virtual Children's Hospital is a digital health sciences library created in 1992 at the University of Iowa to help meet the information needs of pediatrics health care providers and patients. The goal of the Virtual Children's Hospital digital library is to make the Internet a useful medical reference and health promotion tool for pediatrics health care providers and patients. From EdNA Online on September 16, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


Intuitive instruments for improvisers A website exploring alternate tunings and layouts of instruments. Has nice piano and guitar chording java applets From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on September 16, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


Classroom Activities for Calculus This is a collection of activities for use in precalculus and single variable calculus. It is prefaced by a brief summary of what I know about group learning and how I use the activities. Many activities are quick combinations of discovery and practice. The statistics gets a bit lengthy, but I thought I'd include it anyway. As far as I recall, my text is only mentioned once and this posting should not be considered a commercial. Use the activities any way you want. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on September 16, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


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