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Welcome to Deafplanet Available in English and French versions, this site has interactive educational games and science activities. Especially developed for hearing impaired children this site has a special feature which enables Finger Spelling or Sign Language to be turned on or off. From EdNA Online on November 10, 2005 at 9:30 p.m..


Victorian Government Schools: Bringing Learning to Life 'Bringing Learning to Life' is an information handbook for parents published by the Victorian Department of Education & Training. It includes information on: getting started; what services are available; school policy; curriculum; primary and secondary school; health and wellbeing; parent participation; special support services. From EdNA Online on November 10, 2005 at 9:30 p.m..


ECAR Study of Students and Information Technology, 2005: Convenience, Connection, Control, and Learning A longitudinal extension of the 2004 ECAR study of Students and Information Technology, this 2005 study is based on quantitative data from over 18,000 freshmen and senior students at 63 higher education institutions. It focuses on what kinds of information technologies today's students are using, with what levels of skill they are using them, how information technology use contributes to the undergraduate experience, and what value the use of IT adds in terms of learning. The study also provides a review of and comparison with the 2004 ECAR study of students and IT and the 2003 ECAR study From EdNA Online on November 10, 2005 at 8:30 p.m..


Cultural Similarities and Differences in the Design of University Websites This study examines cultural differences and similarities in design of university websites using Hofstede's model of cultural dimensions. Graphical elements on a sample of university home pages from Malaysia, Austria, USA, Ecuador, Japan, Sweden, Greece and Denmark are compared using content analysis methods. The home pages were analyzed on the basis of two criteria: organization and graphical design. Element frequency scores were correlated with Hofstede's indexes and interpreted on the basis of the existing literature. The results suggest that similarities and differences in web si From EdNA Online on November 10, 2005 at 8:30 p.m..


Xplora - Science Education Gateway Xplora is the European gateway to science education. It is aimed at teachers, pupils, scientists, science communicators and science educators. Within this portal, is science news, the ability to create an online community and online discussion and have access to open source tools. From EdNA Online on November 10, 2005 at 8:30 p.m..


Australia's Student Visa Program - Overview Information on Australia's Overseas Student Program (OSP) that allows people who are not Australian citizens or Australian permanent residents to study in Australia; registered courses for which student visas can be granted; special arrangements for temporary visas and student visa statistics. From EdNA Online on November 10, 2005 at 8:30 p.m..


Your Laptop - A Pain in the Neck? Lapvantage is a useful product that places your notebook in the ergonomic sweet spot. From Read laptop reviews and notebook news at the laptops weblog - Laptopical on November 10, 2005 at 8:30 p.m..


Ted Wragg R.I.P It was Ted who named our company, when he coined the term 'Chalkface' in his TES column in 1989. We felt that our values as publishers were closely aligned to his as an educator, and wanted to make that link visible. It stood us in good stead over the years. Thanks Ted, you will be sorely missed. Source: BBC From Chalkface: Blog on November 10, 2005 at 5:31 p.m..


What can educators do to create safe schools? Fifty pounds of laws won't help us create safe schools. We have to take a holistic approach, starting with kids as early as possible and working on a whole range of programs to stop bullying. Because bullying is the key to the problem. A zero tolerance policy doesn't work. Teaching kids right from wrong does. From OISE/UT's Ask the Experts on November 10, 2005 at 5:30 p.m..


Industrial Revolution - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The meaning of the industrial revolution as described by Wikipedia - The free online encyclopedia. From EdNA Online on November 10, 2005 at 4:30 a.m..


Industrial Revolution - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The meaning of the industrial revolution as described by Wikipedia - The free online encyclopedia. From EdNA Online on November 10, 2005 at 4:30 a.m..


The Electronic Journal of Australian and New Zealand History: The Electronic Journal of Australian and New Zealand History is a peer reviewed journal devoted to the dissemination of historical scholarship relating to the history of Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand. From EdNA Online on November 10, 2005 at 4:30 a.m..


The Electronic Journal of Australian and New Zealand History: The Electronic Journal of Australian and New Zealand History is a peer reviewed journal devoted to the dissemination of historical scholarship relating to the history of Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand. From EdNA Online on November 10, 2005 at 4:30 a.m..


Australian Coal Association Coal has been used as an energy source for hundreds of years; there was international trade in coal as long ago as the Roman Empire. Coal provided the energy that fuelled the Industrial Revolution of the 19th Century, and launched the electric age in the 20th Century. From EdNA Online on November 10, 2005 at 4:30 a.m..


Australian Coal Association Coal has been used as an energy source for hundreds of years; there was international trade in coal as long ago as the Roman Empire. Coal provided the energy that fuelled the Industrial Revolution of the 19th Century, and launched the electric age in the 20th Century. From EdNA Online on November 10, 2005 at 4:30 a.m..


Manufacturing in the Twentieth Century - Australian Bureau of Statistics From the Australian Bureau of Statistics, a research article that looks at the progression of manufacturing in Australia. Starting with the first Australian factories, through the depression and the industrialision of the 1950s and 1960s to more recent times. From EdNA Online on November 10, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


StudentPost StudentPost lists accommodation for students in all Australian states. From EdNA Online on November 10, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


ARKive - Images of Life on Earth ARKive is the Noah's Ark for the Internet era - a unique global initiative, gathering together into one centralised digital library, films, photographs and audio recordings of the world’s species. ARKive is leading the virtual conservation effort - finding, sorting, cataloguing and copying the key audio-visual records of the world’s animals, plants and fungi, and building them into comprehensive and enduring multi-media digital profiles. Using film, photographs and audio recordings, ARKive is creating a unique record of the world's biodiversity - complementing other species infor From EdNA Online on November 10, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


New measures for quality teaching in New South Wales schools Statement by The Hon Carmel Tebbutt MP, Minister for Education and Training, New South Wales. The New South Wales Government is committed to having the highest quality teachers in our schools and to ensuring that every student is taught by engaged, up-to-date and professional teachers. Ongoing learning is critical for professions such as teaching - it will be mandatory from next year for all new teachers to undertake professional development courses. From EdNA Online on November 10, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Training Package Development Handbook The Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST) Training Package Development Handbook is designed to provide information for developers of nationally endorsed Training Packages to ensure the quality, consistency and relevance of such packages. Divided into five sections, it includes a style guide, employability skills concepts, occupational health and safety and licensing issues, LLN guidelines, and evidence and assessment guidelines. From EdNA Online on November 10, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Australia and the Industrial Revolution in Transport and Communications Linking a Nation: Australia's Transport and Communications 1788 - 1970 From EdNA Online on November 10, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..


Tools for Communication: Talking and Messaging This edition of WWWTools for Education looks at recent developments and trends in technologies facilitating interpersonal communication, and the educational implications. From EdNA Online on November 10, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


ePortfolio New Zealand 2005 The Conference aims to explore the promise of the ePortfolio (electronic portfolio), examine the worldwide ePortfolio movement and share current national practice and the opportunities for further development in New Zealand. This years conference follows last years Australian ePortfolio conference and the international ePortfolio 2005 event that took place late october in Cambridge, UK. From EdNA Online on November 10, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


NGITS 2006 - 6th International Workshop on Next Generation Information Technologies and Systems NGITS 2006 is the sixth workshop in a series that was launched in 1993 to promote research on new technologies in information systems. The NGITS workshop is a 3-day event that combines keynote addresses, presentations of research papers, discussion panels, technical demonstrations, and social events. From EdNA Online on November 10, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


Greatest Inventors & Inventions A junior ThinkQuest created by students from Sherwood Elementary School in America. This site contains sections on famous inventors, a time line, games, a quiz and links to other resources. From EdNA Online on November 10, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


Circulation Station The Ciruclation Station, is an interactive website that steps you through the body's circulatory system. Once you have read through the information the site culminates with a quiz. From EdNA Online on November 10, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


Get $40,000 for Joining the MAMS Testbed Federation Macquarie University's Meta Access Management System (MAMS) project is funded by DEST under the Systemic Infrastructure Initiative component of the Australian Government's 'Backing Australia's Ability' package. The MAMS Project, in association with AARNet, is seeking to establish a Testbed Federation comprised of Australian Higher Education institutions and related government research organisations. To apply for a mini-grant before 9 December 2005, download the application package at: https://mams.melcoe.mq.edu.au/zope/mams/events/MiniGrantApplicationInvitation_final.p From EdNA Online on November 10, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


From Revolution to Reconstruction: Outline of American History (1994): Chapter Seven: Growth and Transformation An outline of American History by the United States Information Agency regarding the Industrial Revolution. From EdNA Online on November 10, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


Industrial Revolution: 1700-1900 Time Line A history timeline of the Industrial revolution with a link to Alexander Graham Bell and his infamous invention of the time, the invention of the telephone. From EdNA Online on November 10, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


The Industrial Revolution The Industrial Revolution may be defined as the application of power-driven machinery to manufacturing. It had its beginning in remote times, and is still continuing in some places. In the eighteenth century all of western Europe began to industrialise rapidly, however this report states that in England the process was most highly accelerated. From EdNA Online on November 9, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Why Schools Should be SunSmart The Cancer Council Victoria's SunSmart website defines a SunSmart school and explains why schools should be SunSmart. It discusses duty of care and occupational health and safety legislation. Information is provided on how to become a SunSmart school and how to develop a SunSmart policy. From EdNA Online on November 9, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Useful Subject Site: Professional Writing A guide to online information sources on business and professional writing for students, teachers and professionals, compiled by LEARN - the network of South Australian TAFE Learning Resource Centres and libraries. Includes brief abstracts of linked pages. From EdNA Online on November 9, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Summer Fellowship: Centre for Environmental Restoration and Stewardship, Sydney Centre for Environmental Restoration and Stewardship (CERS), Australian Catholic University (ACU National). The centre is offering a summer fellowship valued at $1,000 for a three-week period available between December 2005 and early February 2006. A list of potential projects is available on request. Applicants should be qualified to pursue honours or postgraduate research, and submit their Curriculum Vitae to Dr Saintilan at the address below (mail or email) by 30 November. From EdNA Online on November 9, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


The Industrial Revolution Included in this site written by Bergen County Technical Schools and Special Services are the stone age, the bronze age, the iron age, the industrial revolution and looking into the 20th Century. From EdNA Online on November 9, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Industrial Revolution The Internet History Sourcebooks are collections of public and copy permitted historical texts presented on the internet for educational purposes. From EdNA Online on November 9, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Pascal's Triangle All you ever wanted to know and more and Pascal's Triangle From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 9, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


MERLOT Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching MERLOT is a free and open resource designed primarily for faculty and students of higher education. Links to online learning materials are collected here along with annotations such as peer reviews and assignments. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 9, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


The Evolution of Creationism: Critically Appraising ‘Intelligent Design’ This PBL-formatted case study about the claims and criticisms of "Intelligent Design" (ID) was written for freshman biology majors at a Christian liberal arts college. In light of recent developments in school districts and state education boards across the country, this case would also be useful for science teacher education. Students read about the actions of proponents of ID as they work for its inclusion in the high school science curriculum. In the process, students learn about the nature of science and the importance of evolution in the field of biology. More advanced students are given From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 9, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Abacus: The Art of Calculating with Beads Teaches about the abacus From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 9, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Fractal Music From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 9, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


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