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Australian CensusAtSchool CensusAtSchool is a non compulsory education project conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). It is a FREE Internet based data collection and analysis project being conducted throughout 2006. Students respond to questions of interest about themselves by completing the CensusAtSchool online questionnaire. The questionnaire response data is then released back to teachers and students providing real, relevant data, for use with the supporting activities across the curriculum in all states and territories. From EdNA Online on September 29, 2005 at 8:30 p.m..


Architectural Museum Treasures - SA Dr Julie Collins, Collections Manager of the University of South Australia Louis Laybourne Smith School of Architecture Museum is conducting a tour of the Museum and displaying some of the many fascinating items in the collection. The Museum was established to acquire, collect and preserve documents and related material relevant to architects, planners and associated professionals. Tour followed by dinner at the World's End Hotel at 7.00pm. From EdNA Online on September 29, 2005 at 8:30 p.m..


Making the Difference: Indigenous Perspectives and SACE Aboriginal Studies - SA This conference has a secondary years focus and is intended for Indigenous Education Focus Teachers, Teachers of Aboriginal Studies and Secondary teachers across the curriculum from schools both with and without Indigenous student enrolments. Keynote address: Why We Need to Get Our Act Together and Take This Seriously by Jackie Huggins. From EdNA Online on September 29, 2005 at 8:30 p.m..


e-Learning Indicators 2005 - Survey Results Released Results from a recent survey show e-learning uptake on the improve in Australia's VET system. The statistics found that 85% of teachers and trainers within the VET system are using e-learning and that they believe e-learning is improving the learning outcomes for their students. From EdNA Online on September 29, 2005 at 8:30 p.m..


Kids to Teach Elderly Net Skills Children are being encouraged to teach their grandparents to use the internet to help close the digital divide. A British telecommunications company believes that young people are in the best position to prevent their grandparents from becoming digitally excluded. From EdNA Online on September 29, 2005 at 8:30 p.m..


Victorian State Library - Online and Research Skills Training Services This session demonstrates where and how to find information on Australian industries. From capital-intensive resources industries to the labour-intensive retail sector, you can find out who the players are, how the industry is structured and what kind of money is involved. The session features hands-on instruction in using the extensive resources available at the State Library. From EdNA Online on September 29, 2005 at 8:30 p.m..


Free Computer Science and Programming Books Free computer science and engineering books, lecture notes, documentations and references. From EdNA Online on September 29, 2005 at 8:30 p.m..


World of Work EdNA Online Schools theme page: covering Careers, Work Readiness, Volunteering, VET in Schools. From EdNA Online on September 29, 2005 at 8:30 p.m..


New Learning Quest: Managing a refugee camp What are the top ten priorities in managing a refugee camp? In this Global Learning Quest, you are part of a team responsible for managing a refugee camp in the Darfur region of western Sudan. You will conduct research and find out how to manage a refugee camp in the safest, most effective manner possible. Then work with your team to present your findings and decide as a team on your priorities. From Global Education on September 29, 2005 at 8:30 p.m..


Schools Competition: Rebuilding after the Tsunami AusAID is inviting schools around Australia to plan the reconstruction of a tsunami-affected village and to assist its community. Closing date: 26 August 2005. Two prizes for primary schools and two for secondary schools will be awarded. From Global Education on September 29, 2005 at 8:30 p.m..


The Intersection of Writing and Assessment: The Writing Program Adminstrators' Conference My summer project involved my attending the Council of Writing Program Administrators Conference at the University of Alaska, Anchorage from July 6-11, 2005 to explore the ways assessment impacts writing and learning. From Maricopa Learning eXchange (MLX) Newest on September 29, 2005 at 10:30 a.m..


Focusing Self as Faculty on the Importance of Diversity I facilitated my own learning in the realm of multicultural awareness, diversity and international study by embarking on a two-week intensive reading quest of materials related to but so far outside of my course in folktales (ENH294). From Maricopa Learning eXchange (MLX) Newest on September 29, 2005 at 10:30 a.m..


Living & Working Efficiently I designed my own self-paced courses based on Stephen R. Covey’s _The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People_, John C. Maxwell’s _Developing the Leader Within You_, and working through three other self-paced courses offered at the DO's EOLT (7/5-20/05). From Maricopa Learning eXchange (MLX) Newest on September 29, 2005 at 10:30 a.m..


Learning Simulink—a new addition to MATLAB Software The purpose of this project is to learn the computer software Simulink that now accompanies MATLAB. Simulink has become the most widely used software package in academia and industry for modeling and simulating dynamic systems. From Maricopa Learning eXchange (MLX) Newest on September 29, 2005 at 10:30 a.m..


Moving and Learning Children need to move! Not just for the sake of their physical selves, but also for social, emotional and cognitive development. Movement benefits the whole child. If you're a parent, caregiver, teacher, or health professional living or working with children birth to eight, you can promote fitness, self-esteem, self-confidence, learning, and a lot more – without specialised knowledge, fancy equipment, or a lot of money. The site contains a variety of free materials. From EdNA Online on September 29, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


Emerging Technologies in the Education Field A summary from e-School News, a US online newsletter, of articles related to the use of new and innovative technologies in schools in 2005. From EdNA Online on September 29, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


New Report Shows Subject Choice and Careers Advice Are Crucial An Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) report released today has provided further evidence that high-quality careers advice in schools is crucial if young Australians are to make successful career and education decisions. The report, Pathways from School to Further Education or Work: Examining the Consequences of Year 12 Course Choice, shows that courses of study chosen in the senior year of school strongly influence a young person’s options after leaving school – even after taking into account other factors such as academic ability and student background. From EdNA Online on September 29, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


Multimedia Creation Tools in the Classroom Keeping up with high-tech advances is never easy for busy teachers. To help educators recognize the myriad of multimedia opportunities available to them, eSchool News, a US online newsletter, has put together a collection of relevant articles that show the many ways in which schools are already using multimedia, both as a teaching tool and a vehicle to engage students like never before. From EdNA Online on September 29, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


Removing Barriers: a 'can-do' attitude A UK report from Ofsted on developing good practice for children with special needs in early years childcare and education in the private and voluntary sectors. The report examines what childcare providers in the private and voluntary sector are doing to make it easier for children with special needs to access care and education and to have the best possible outcomes. Key factors for good practice are identified as including a 'can-do' attitude, effective partnerships with parents, joined-up support from other agencies, good leadership and access to training. Although some inspiratio From EdNA Online on September 29, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


Jotspot - The Application Wiki JotSpot makes simple web applications simple to build by combining wikis and web applications in an easy-to-use hosted service for workgroups. For those who simple want to try the technology, there is a free 5 user level. From EdNA Online on September 29, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


Mooter Search Engine A search engine that groups the search results in clusters based on how the user may be thinking. Users can find specific information, especially when there are a large number of hits from a search. From EdNA Online on September 28, 2005 at 9:51 p.m..


Reframing the Future - VET Staff Development An Australian National Training Authority (ANTA) initiative building the capacity of the Australian vocational education and training (VET) sector to facilitate a national training system. From EdNA Online on September 28, 2005 at 9:51 p.m..


Foreign Students to be Charged for Services NEW federal laws allowing international students to be charged for services will lead to "institutionalised discrimination" and racial tension on Australian campuses, overseas students have warned.Under proposed changes to the Education Services for Overseas Student Act, universities would be able to collect an amenities and services fee from their international students. The Australian, 28 September 2005 From EdNA Online on September 28, 2005 at 9:51 p.m..


Unmet Student Demand for Tertiary Education This National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) report investigates factors that influence the decision-making process of applicants and the outcomes of post-school applications using the 2001 Survey of Education, Training and Information Technology. It finds that inability to obtain any place at a university or vocational education and training institute in 2001 was very low, but considerably higher in terms of getting a place in a preferred course at a preferred institution. The report adds to the understanding of what is known about the prevalence and causes of unmet student From EdNA Online on September 28, 2005 at 9:51 p.m..


Rainforest Webquest This web quest asks students to consider threats to the rainforest and what can be done to protect it. Students are asked to complete a quiz, and an individual project and then to participate in a group project. The page includes internet and printed resources, and enrichment activities. From Recent Items on September 28, 2005 at 9:51 p.m..


EdNA Online's International Year of Rice (IYR) Page for Schools The aim of this page is to provide a useful collection of resources for teachers to support classroom learning and activities connected with the International Year of Rice 2004 (IYR) and related issues from the evaluated resources in the searchable EdNA Online database. From Recent Items on September 28, 2005 at 9:51 p.m..


21st Century Problem Solving A modern approach to reliable problem solving across the curriculum.These Web pages provide examples of problems solved using reliable problem solving methods, discussion of the principles of reliable problem solving and an evolving encyclopedia of solved problems in mathematics, physics and chemistry. The main focus is on pre-college algebra. From Recent Items on September 28, 2005 at 9:51 p.m..


UNESCO - Education Network Australia (EdNA) Initiator of this site is the National Education Network - one of the networks of the Australian National Commission for UNESCO relating to Education. The other networks relate to Youth, Sciences, Culture and Communication. The purpose of the site is to provide educators in all sectors with comprehensive information about UNESCO activities and programmes particularly in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region to facilitate networking. This site provides a forum for sharing UNESCO-related activities in all education sectors. From Recent Items on September 28, 2005 at 9:51 p.m..


EdNA Online's Theme Pages for Schools - Volunteers and Volunteering The EdNA Online Theme pages for Schools provides teachers and students with evaluated quality resources from the EdNA Online database. This pages relates to Volunteers and Volunteering, Australian Volunteer organisations and occupations related to helping others. From Recent Items on September 28, 2005 at 9:51 p.m..


WWW Virtual Library - Indonesia: Society and Culture Part of the Asian Studies WWW Virtual Library, maintained by the Research School of Pacific and Asian Studiesat The Australian National University, this site is intended as a general guide to scholarly information on Indonesia as available on the World Wide Web. Categories include: Education, Government, NGO, and Institutional Sites, History and Culture, Networking Resources, News, Media, and Databases. From Recent Items on September 28, 2005 at 9:51 p.m..


India Resource page by Australian teacher Jackie Miers, which links to sites with information about India's geography, climate, religions, culture, festivals, daily life, food, clothing, music, dance, and arts and crafts. From Recent Items on September 28, 2005 at 9:51 p.m..


Indonesia (SEASite) This site is hosted by the South East Asian Studies Institute at Northern Illinois University and contains a searchable database of photos which covers aspects of life in Southeast Asian countries, interactive Indonesian language exercises (including Indonesian proverbs), maps of Indonesia, explanations of aspects of Indonesian art and culture, and links to Indonesian sites. From Recent Items on September 28, 2005 at 9:51 p.m..


Meeting God - Elements of Hindu Devotion 'Meeting God' is a pictorially rich and very well organised site which takes the visitor through the many eclectic rituals of Hinduism, with the occasional digression into Jainism and Sikhism. The site is organised into different sections including community, temple and household, which both depict and explain the rituals in these different spaces of worship for Hindus. From Recent Items on September 28, 2005 at 9:51 p.m..


World Links World Links connects and trains teachers and kids in developing countries to improve education and employment opportunities. This program grew out of the World Bank Group World Links for Development (WorLD) program which provided Internet connectivity and training for teachers, teacher trainers and students in developing countries in the use of technology in education. WorLD then linked students and teachers in secondary schools in developing countries with schools in industrialised countries for collaborative learning via the Internet. From Recent Items on September 28, 2005 at 9:51 p.m..


China Dim Sum This site developed at Angier School, Newton, Massachusetts, contains thematic, cross curricula, integrated lesson plans and activities on China for every key learning area, which enhance an understanding of Chinese culture while building basic academic skills. From Recent Items on September 28, 2005 at 9:51 p.m..


Environmental Education for a Sustainable Future Environmental education is an essential tool for achieving effective resource management and sustainable development. Environmental education in its broadest sense encompasses awareness raising, acquiring new perspectives, values, knowledge and skills, and both the formal and informal processes that lead to changed behaviour in support of a sustainable environment. Environmental education seeks to incorporate environmental goals into mainstream society whilst valuing and linking other legitimate social and economic objectives and informing and empowering citizens. From Recent Items on September 28, 2005 at 9:51 p.m..


Big6 Resources - Information Problem Solving Approach. The resources listed on this page are related to the Big6 information and technology skills curricula used in many U.S. schools, districts, and states. The resources are categorised as Lessons, Models of Information Literacy, Around the Web, Curricula, and Electronic Discussion Group. From Recent Items on September 28, 2005 at 9:51 p.m..


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