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Queen's Baton Relay Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games Commonwealth Games Official Melbourne 2006 Official Website offers the opportunity to watch the Queen's Baton Relay's progress. The Melbourne 2006 Queen's Baton Relay is the world's longest, most inclusive relay, travelling more than 180,000 kilometres and visiting all 71 nations of the Commonwealth in one year and a day. The map on the website indicates the exact location of the baton at this moment. Opportunities exist for students to; view pictures of the baton's epic journey, use the links to view the International itinerary, view the static map, or read instructio From EdNA Online on October 18, 2005 at 10:31 p.m..

Recycling and Beyond Recycling and Beyond describes why it is important to recycle and what recycling means. The site also contains a recycling story, a recycling word search, Nature's recyclers coloring book and information about composting with worms. From EdNA Online on October 18, 2005 at 10:31 p.m..

Re-Energy Teachers and students can learn about renewable energy, solar power, wind energy, water power and biomass energy. Download renewable energy lesson plans and construction plans for working models of solar power cars, solar ovens, wind power turbines, water wheels and biogas generators. From EdNA Online on October 18, 2005 at 10:31 p.m..

Learn About Energy This site from Country Energy contains information about how electricity is made and how to use energy efficiently. Detailed information is available on electricity generation, natural gas, the Greenhouse Effect, hydro-electricity, renewable energy and wind farms. From EdNA Online on October 18, 2005 at 10:16 p.m..

Nominations Open for 2005 Adult Learning Awards Nominations for Adult Learning Australia's Annual Awards are now open. Recognising outstanding contributions to adult education and learning, in 2005 awards will be presented in the categories of Australian Adult Educator of the Year, Australian Adult Education Provider of the Year, Australian Adult Education Program of the Year and Australian Indigenous Community Provider of the Year. A brochure and nomination form are available at the Adult Learning Australia website. Nominations close Friday 11 November 2005. From EdNA Online on October 18, 2005 at 4:50 a.m..

Student Health This section of the NSW Department of Education and Training website provides advice on a wide range of issues relating to student health in public schools including student health conditions and school practices and programs. It has a link to the School Canteens policy. From EdNA Online on October 18, 2005 at 4:50 a.m..

Move Well Eat Well Move Well Eat Well for Schools Project is an initiative of the Tasmania Department of Education aimed at addressing the causes of childhood obesity through improved nutrition and physical activity of Tasmanian school children, using the health promoting schools approach. Links are provided to nutrition intiatives such as the Cool CAP School Canteen Accreditation Program, 'Eating with Friends', 'Healthy Options' 'Wicked Vegies'. Physical Activity intiatives include The Walking Bus Program, Community Gardes, Active Australia Schools Network, Girls Get Active and oth From EdNA Online on October 18, 2005 at 4:50 a.m..

Microsoft Australia Resources The resource centre provides lesson plans for students K-12 and tutorials for their teachers. From EdNA Online on October 18, 2005 at 4:50 a.m..

Sims Bring Uni Courses to Life University of South Australia is bringing course material to life by developing multimedia simulation programs to give students practical experience. The game-like simulations have been developed by the online services team at the university's Flexible Learning Centre as a way of introducing real-life scenarios alongside traditional study. The first use of the simulations in a course will begin shortly. The team plans to commercialise a simulation building tool for the wider academic community nationally. Australian IT, 18 October 2005 From EdNA Online on October 18, 2005 at 4:30 a.m..

PowerPoint Games These templates have been created in powerpoint. Combined with new technologies like Interactive Whiteboards, students learning will come alive! From EdNA Online on October 18, 2005 at 4:30 a.m..

Podcasts for Educators Weblog The advent of the latest version of iTunes and the launch of the new iPod, heralds the spectre of video podcasting for all. This short 45 second promotional podcast utilises graphical animation, moving images and sound. Ability to view and download video direct from iTunes. From EdNA Online on October 18, 2005 at 4:30 a.m..

Through My Window Through my window is a simple and engaging e-mail activity designed to allow students to communicate about their world through words and images. It is also a great way to contact other schools and penfriends. From EdNA Online on October 18, 2005 at 4:30 a.m..

Palette - Painting Made Simple HaranBanjo presents Palette 2.0. A very simple painting application that is free to use. From EdNA Online on October 18, 2005 at 4:30 a.m..

3rd IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Systems The concept of intelligent systems is not completely defined; it remains a fluid subject and perhaps that is its strength. Much work in the area, can however, fairly be characterised as integration on different levels of several technology directions- intelligent control, artificial intelligence, decision support, soft computing, knowledge discovery, data mining, data fusion, knowledge engineering, ontologies, organisational memories, machine learning, neural networks, intelligent measurement and visualisation with challenging applications to complex systems. Our theme unifies the picture of c From EdNA Online on October 18, 2005 at 3:19 a.m..

What it's Worth: Establishing the Value of Vocational Qualifications to Employers This study focuses on the general question of the value of vocational qualifications to employers by considering three areas in which the economic value of vocational qualifications to employers is evident: in prerequisites specified in job hiring, in employment levels of people with different qualifications, and in the wage levels of people with different qualifications. The findings indicate that employers want people with qualifications when recruiting for some jobs, but experience is more valuable. Employers are more likely to employ people with qualifications but this depends on the level From EdNA Online on October 18, 2005 at 3:19 a.m..

Game On Competition Advanced Planning - Competition begins Term 1 2006. From EdNA Online on October 18, 2005 at 3:19 a.m..

Podcast Directory for Educators, Schools and Colleges ipodcast.org.uk is the first UK-based directory to list selected podcasts for learning by children and young people at school, college and "at home". As well as other selected podcasts from the Internet, podcasts by pupils, young people and educators are also listed. From EdNA Online on October 18, 2005 at 3:19 a.m..

Alternative Education - Northern Territory The Alternative Education Provision (AEP) initiative has been established in Darwin's northern suburbs and Palmerston. The AEP focus is on young people aged 10-15 who have disengaged from mainstream schooling or are at strong imminent risk of disengagement. Individuals are case managed with a view to re-engaging them in education, training or employment. From EdNA Online on October 18, 2005 at 3:19 a.m..

Energy Kidz This site from Enegy Australia contains information about electricity, natural gas, renewable energy, and a glossary of electricity terms. There are also lesson plans about electricity. From EdNA Online on October 18, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..

Contradicting the Stereotype: Case Studies of Success Despite Literacy Difficulties It is well documented that individuals with poor verbal, reading and writing skills face disadvantages. However, many individuals with such difficulties lead successful lives. This project investigated the ways in which ten individuals have achieved success despite difficulties with literacy and learning. The life stories are presented in digital form on an accompanying CD-ROM, which is a useful resource for adult literacy practitioners. It is hoped that the stories and this report will encourage adult literacy educators and policy makers to rethink some of the assumptions and taken-for-grante From EdNA Online on October 18, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..

The Open Classroom Blog A blog created by Jo McLeay, a teacher in Melbourne Australia who has constructed a blog reflecting on learning, teaching and technology. Teachers contribute links to interesting resources and make comments using the blog From EdNA Online on October 18, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..

International Midwives Day Supporting International Midwives Day, Maternity Coalition is a non-profit, non-political and non-sectarian consumer advocacy organisation for effective lobbying, information sharing, networking and support in maternity services in Australia. From EdNA Online on October 18, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..

Australian Vocational Education and Training Statistics: Financial Information 2004 This annual publication provides data on the finance and expenditure of Australia's public vocational education and training system. Information pertaining to expenses, revenues, assets and liabilities are provided nationally, for each state and territory and for the former Australian National Training Authority. From EdNA Online on October 18, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..

Playgroup Awareness Month Playgroup Awareness month is held in May. From EdNA Online on October 18, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..

D-Lib Magazine October 2005, Vol. 11 No. 10 An electronic publication on digital library research and development, new technologies, applications, and contextual social and economic issues. In this issue: The CREE Project: Investigating User Requirements for Searching within Institutional Environments, Chris Awre, Ian Dolphin, Gabriel Hanganu, Tony Brett, Caroline Ingram; Green and golden bell frog (Litoria aurea). Copyright Ken Griffiths / NHPA Used with permission; Using Machine Learning to Support Quality Judgments, Myra Custard, Tamara Sumner; Hierarchical Catalog Records: Implementing a FRBR Catalog, David Mimno, Gregory Crane, Ali From EdNA Online on October 18, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..

Australian Consortium for Higher Education, Community Engagement and Social Responsibility The Consortium aims to develop a critical and theoretical scholarly network to investigate and analyse the burgeoning role of community in higher education in a national social, political and economic context. It develops the capacity of a national network of established academics and early career researchers in order to interrogate community engagement in theory and application: the Australian Consortium is a body that analyses national trends and practices of community engagement. The purpose of such a network is to provide a contribution to scholarly debates on community that supplements an From EdNA Online on October 18, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..

Understanding rhetoric: Persuasion in action A learning object that supports learning about rhetoric based on Aristotle's persuasive appeals: ethos, pathos and logos. Effective communicators know that their message must be suitable for their audience in order to work. They need to take into consideration the subject matter, delivery, context and reception, but it is only through appealing to the audience that their message will be persuasive. The effective communicator must appeal to their audience's mind, emotions and morals. The persuasive appeals are the basis for the series of multi-media scenarios provided on this site. Al From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on October 18, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..

IBM Systems Journal | Vol. 44, No. 3, 2005 - Accessibility This issue contains 13 papers on architectures, tools, applications, and assistive technologies designed to increase accessibility for diverse user groups. Includes: Designing software architectures to facilitate accessible Web applications, D. Hoffman, E. Grivel, L. Battle; An architecture and applications for speech-based accessibility systems, M. Turunen, J. Hakulinen, K.-J. R�ih�, E.-P. Salonen, A. Kainulainen, P. Prusi; Evaluating accessibility by simulating the experiences of users with vision or motor impairments, J. Mankoff, H. Fait, and R. Juang; Managing usability for people with From EdNA Online on October 17, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..

Human IT - Journal for Information Technology Studies as a Human Science The journal was established at the Swedish School of Library and Information Science at G�teborg University and the University College of Bor�s. ITH is part of the UCB IT program with a focus on research and development. Human IT is managed by an editorial board consisting of representatives of several of the departments at the University College of Bor�s and other Swedish as well as international researchers. From EdNA Online on October 17, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..

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