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Knowledge Bank Curriculum Leadership Journal 3: 32. The Knowledge Bank in Victoria provides access to case studies of exemplary and promising practice from across the education and training sector. The studies, written by educators working in government schools, non-government schools, TAFE, VET and ACE providers, cover current issues in student learning, professional learning, building leadership, whole-school improvement, and community involvement and partnerships. Material on each topic is linked to relevant web pages of the Victorian Department of Education and Training and other informative education si From EdNA Online on November 15, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Reshaping Queensland's education and training system Curriculum Leadership Journal 3: 31. Queensland's education and training systems are changing to give students more flexibility and better prepare them for the future. New laws and a fresh approach to the senior phase of schooling are set to provide more choices for students. Schools will work closely with students and their parents to help identify learning and career options. The changes are part of the State Government's 'learning or earning' philosophy that will see young Queenslanders in education, training or work until they are 17 years of age. From EdNA Online on November 15, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Centre for ethics and health The Centre for Ethics and Health (CEG) was jointly created by the Health Council of the Netherlands and the country's Council for Public Health and Health Care to help identify areas in health and health care which merit the government's attention. This website contains a brief discussion of ethics and allows online access to its official reports. Information is provided about law, legislation, publications and recent events although work on some of these areas were still under construction at the time of writing. There is also an Ethics Hotline which invites the Dutch public to draw From New Humbul Resources on November 15, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


The policy, ethics and life sciences research centre (PEALS) The Policy, Ethics and Life Sciences Research Centre (PEALS) was jointly set up by the Centre for Life and the Universities of Durham and Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1999. The Centre seeks to advance research and public discussion on ethical and socio-political issues associated with the life sciences. This homepage carries useful information on: current research projects and completed projects (on topics like Memory and Forgetting, Cumbria Genetics Database, and Ordinary Ethics); news; and current events, research seminars, conferences, public engagement activities and Continuing Professional Deve From New Humbul Resources on November 15, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Formosa - nineteenth century images Formosa - Nineteenth Century Images is an online archive of text and image material related to Westerners' travels in and observations of Formosa (Taiwan) in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The archive was assembled by Reed College, Portland, Oregon USA. The Web site is navigated from a main index page, where users can view illustrations of the Taiwanese environment and people, can read hyperlinked excerpts of travellers' accounts, and can view scanned images of nineteenth century maps. The images section features plates from late nineteenth century books and the n From New Humbul Resources on November 15, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


The Terri Schindler-Schiavo foundation This Web site was initially set up by the family of Terri Schindler-Schiavo to gather public support in their fight against her husband's decision to petition the courts to withdraw the gastric feeding tube that was keeping her alive. Following her death on the 31st of March 2005, the site is now dedicated to helping others avoid the tragedies which the family went through. It acquaints readers with the facts of this heart-rending case and provides information about how they could help promote public awareness about end-of-life issues. There are news reports, links to state's laws (U From New Humbul Resources on November 15, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


The pharmacy law and ethics resource centre This is the official website of the Pharmacy Law and Ethics Resource Centre. It contains a range of materials useful for teachers and students of undergraduate Pharmacy courses. These include information about the latest news, annotated links to relevant websites, an e-mail discussion group and membership details for the Pharmacy Law and Ethics Association. Teaching resources offered include: an outline of the Pharmacy Undergraduate Law and Ethics Core Curriculum (whereby information and links are provided on resources useful for the study of the structure and function of health services, trad From New Humbul Resources on November 15, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Human fertilisation and embryology authority This is the official website of the non-departmental government body which regulates and monitors: activities relating to reproductive technologies like IVF and donor insemination; the storage of eggs, sperms or embryos; and human embryo research in the UK. Available are information and resources: connected with the Authority (e.g. annual reports, policy statement and organisational structure); for patients (a list of FAQs, newsletters, patient feedback questionnaire and a guide to infertility); and for donors (e.g. a list of FAQs around lifting of donor anonymity, and documents on issues like From New Humbul Resources on November 15, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Making a Bigger Difference for All Students: The Schooling Strategy 2005� - 2010, New Zealand Curriculum Leadership Journal 3: 28. The New Zealand Government has developed a new schooling strategy to improve social and academic outcomes for all students. Making a Bigger Difference for All Students: The Schooling Strategy 2005–2010 , prepared with input from the schooling sector and community interests, will guide policy and activities across the sector over the next five years. Overall the Strategy aims to create significantly improved opportunities and outcomes for New Zealand students in terms of knowledge, skills, attitudes, values and identity. From EdNA Online on November 15, 2005 at 9:30 p.m..


ECS EPrints Service (Electronics and Computer Science) A publications database for Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton. The archive contains 9560 records. From EdNA Online on November 15, 2005 at 9:30 p.m..


Building an E-Mail Time Capsule Forbes.com provide the opporutnity to write an e-mail time capsule, and have it delivered in either one, two or twenty years. Although Forbes can't guarantee that this will work, it would be a good classroom activity. From EdNA Online on November 15, 2005 at 9:30 p.m..


University of Adelaide Endeavours to Increase Medical Student Numbers South Australian students will have an increased chance of gaining entry to the prestigious Medical School of the University of Adelaide under plans announced by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor James McWha, recently. From EdNA Online on November 15, 2005 at 9:30 p.m..


Classroom Instruction: Whiteboard 'Shootout' Helps Forsyth County Corral the Right System for its Needs An American article investigating a school districts approach to purchasing interactive whiteboards. As a result of this investigation the district has fitted 1,500 classrooms with electronic whiteboards and projectors as part of a multi-million dollar facilities upgrade. From EdNA Online on November 15, 2005 at 9:30 p.m..


National Center for Women & Information Technology - Revolutionazing the Face of Technology A digital library to help students and educators learn more about careers in high-tech fields. The site provides tips for encouraging young women to excel in math, computing and technology, along with sample lesson plans for teaching computing to girls and young women. The website also houses information for students about interesting careers in technology and details about local clubs, programs and camps for girls in technology. An initiative of The National Center for Women & Information Technology (US) to increase awareness of education and career opportunities for girls and women in scienc From EdNA Online on November 15, 2005 at 8:30 p.m..


Collaborating for school improvement Curriculum Leadership Journal 3: 36. The accountability and standardisation movement in the United States too often leads administrators and teachers to focus narrowly on test preparation rather than focus on robust teaching and learning. Teachers working together to improve their school is an idea whose time has come. Teachers and collaboration. From EdNA Online on November 15, 2005 at 8:30 p.m..


Implementing curriculum in South Australia: the SACSA Framework Curriculum Leadership Journal 3: 27. The South Australian Curriculum Standards and Accountability (SACSA) Framework is designed to support continuity of learning from birth to Year 12 and is organised around the eight Learning Areas. Key Ideas within each Learning Area describe the scope of the curriculum while Learning Outcomes describe student achievement. The Key Ideas and Learning Outcomes are written at Standards which represent the expectations we have for learners towards the end of Years 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10. Achievement of a Standard means that a learner has achieved all the Learning Out From EdNA Online on November 15, 2005 at 8:30 p.m..


Open Access Citation Information A primary objective of this research is to identify a framework for universal citation services for open access (OA) materials, an ideal structure for the collection and distribution of citation information and the main requirements of such services. The work led to a recommended proposal that focuses on: OA contents in IRs rather than on wider OA sources; Capture and validation of well-structured reference metadata at the point of deposit in the IR; Presentation of this data to harvesting services for citation indexes. The aim of the proposal is to increase the exposure of open access materia From EdNA Online on November 15, 2005 at 8:30 p.m..


2006 ACPET National Conference As Cairns is an international gateway to Australia, the conference will lend itself to special focus on international education issues. It is an aim to incorporate into the program, in some way, recognition of Australia’s Year of Exchange with Japan. From EdNA Online on November 15, 2005 at 8:30 p.m..


Music - Commercial A guide to online information sources on aged care for students, teachers and professionals, compiled by LEARN - the network of South Australian TAFE Learning Resource Centres and libraries. From EdNA Online on November 15, 2005 at 7:30 p.m..


King Abdullah of Jordan The official website here of King Abdullah is a remarkable resource for a student of the man, the kingship, and the history of the king’s lineage, the Hasemites. The almost intimate authenticity is wonderful for both the student and His Highness. The student can learn directly from his subject, who in turn can determine what [...] From Golden Swamp on November 15, 2005 at 3:30 p.m..


Deserts and Desertification - Curriculum Context (CMIS) This Curriculum Context pathfinder for 2006 the United Nations Year of Deserts and Desertification compiled by CMIS Department of Education and Training WA, includes definitions, websites, lesson ideas, fiction and possible learning area outcomes for science and society and environment. From Recent Items on November 15, 2005 at 10:30 a.m..


Museums, Memories of the World (Week 17, UNESCO 60) The celebration of the sixtieth anniversary of UNESCO spans over 60 weeks from 5 September 2005 until 4 November 2006. This is the occasion for UNESCO, its Member States and all of its partners to evoke, week by week, 60 subjects at the heart of its action. From EdNA Online on November 15, 2005 at 9:30 a.m..


South Australian Early Years Literacy Program The South Australian Department of Education and Children's Services (DECS) Early Years Literacy Program aims to improve literacy engagement and achievement for all children in all schools and preschools. Key aspects of the program include a whole site and system approach to improving literacy learning outcomes through continuous review processes guided by contemporary research, effective practice and analysis of data; and educators, as skilled professionals, continuing to learn in supportive environments. The site includes information about the principles, policy contexts, multiliteracie From EdNA Online on November 15, 2005 at 4:30 a.m..


Webinar - Skills Escalator with Dr Anne McBride (November 2005) An interactive webinar on the Skills Escalator concept involving accelerated entry to the workplace and alternative modes of workplace preparation. Will explore the challenges of its implementation in the UK’s National Health Service. From EdNA Online on November 15, 2005 at 3:09 a.m..


Special Education Initiative in NSW Students and their teachers will receive strengthened support under the New South Wales Government's special education initiative which for the first time will see a teachers' aide provide support in every continuing special education class by 2007. A teachers' aide for every special education class will make classrooms safer and improve the learning environment for students and their teachers. From EdNA Online on November 15, 2005 at 2:15 a.m..


Accolades for Disaster Health Course A disaster health management course run at James Cook University has not only attracted interest from around the world but has also won a national award. The two week long course, now approaching its third year, has been awarded with an educational excellence award from The Australasian College of Tropical Medicine. The course covers how the health industry deals with situations such as natural disasters and bio-terrorism, and is a collaborative effort involving health professionals from JCU, Queensland Health, the Australian Defence Force and Queensland Police. From EdNA Online on November 15, 2005 at 2:15 a.m..


Time to Start School: a Parent's Guide to Starting Kindergarten This new School Starters Guide For Parents and Carers produced by the NSW Department of Education and Training is a practical parent's guide to help make the first days of school as trouble free as possible. It provides information on starting school, important dates, healthy eating, uniform, preparation for learning, tips on school life, bullying, infectious diseases, absences, head lice, parent involvement, and enrolment documents. From EdNA Online on November 15, 2005 at 2:15 a.m..


Useful Subject Sites: International Languages A guide to online information sources on international languages 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 15, 2005 at 1:11 a.m..


EekoWorld EekoWorld is designed to help children between the ages of 6 and 9 learn about the important role they can play in taking care of the earth. EekoWorld (Environmental Education for Kids Online) features an engaging and interactive format that invites children to explore, experiment, and collaborate as they learn about conservation and the environment. From EdNA Online on November 15, 2005 at 1:11 a.m..


International Year of Deserts and Desertification 2006 Links to sites about the desert biome, deserts of the world, types and formation of deserts, desert animals and plants and conservation From EdNA Online on November 15, 2005 at 1:11 a.m..


Balaclava State School Balaclava State School is located in the western suburbs of Cairns. Most of the students live in the surrounding suburbs, which include a high proportion of public housing. The school enrolment was 412 primary and preschool students in February 2005. From EdNA Online on November 15, 2005 at 1:11 a.m..


Useful Subject Sites: Inteviewing Techniques A guide to online information sources on successful job search and interview techniques 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 15, 2005 at 1:11 a.m..


MathXTC.com Neurological Nasties 50 motivational problem solving sheets with comprehensive solutions. Ideally suited for secondary school students who wish to develop their mathematical problem solving or thinking skills. They enable students to implement a broad range of problem solving strategies within varying contexts. To work mathematically. From EdNA Online on November 15, 2005 at 1:11 a.m..


Tutoring For Excellence: Private tutors for Maths, English, Physics, Chemistry & More Tutoring For Excellence: Private home tutors in Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra, Wollongong, Newcastle. Find a tutor, tutoring and tuition in math, english, physics, chemistry and more. We cater for all levels from pre-school to University. Be tutored in your own home by a tutor who is either a qualified teacher, university graduate or university student. From EdNA Online on November 15, 2005 at 1:11 a.m..


MARHABA: WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF ARABIC For web sites related to Marhaba and the Arabic language, as well as interesting web sites about the Middle East and Arab culture. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 15, 2005 at 1:11 a.m..


Fourier: Making Waves An interactive simulation designed to help students understand fourier series. Includes a discrete-only module and a module that illustrates the transition from discrete to continuous transforms. A wave game module in which students try to match a given waveform is also included. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 15, 2005 at 1:11 a.m..


US History This site is created and updated by an internet travel company - Online Highways. Their mission is to show areas of interest in places where people travel. The site is filled with timelines that have links to more information on the era that is indicated. There are maps that show what the area looked like in the early years. The site loads quickly and navigation is easy within the site and to other sites via links. There is also a quiz that is in beta testing right now that will be fun and educational, once it is fully functioning. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 15, 2005 at 1:11 a.m..


Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre A site that contains a brief history of water puppetry in Vietnam, including some pictures and videos. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 15, 2005 at 1:11 a.m..


Difference Equations to Differential Equations This site contains an electronic version of a Calculus textbook linked to a collection of interactive Java applets. The book covers most of the topics of a standard Calculus text. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 15, 2005 at 1:11 a.m..


Math Demonstration Programs A collection of interactive Java applets designed to illustrate certain types of ordinary differential equations and several solution methods. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 15, 2005 at 1:11 a.m..


Korean Multimedia Dictionary This site is an interactive Korean dictionary for any levels of Korean learners to study vocabulary. Learners can see pictures and listen to the sounds of the words. It consists of 32 categories of Korean words or expressions. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 15, 2005 at 1:11 a.m..


Let's Speak Korean! "Let's Speak Korean" provides learners with 10-minute long videos on Korean daily converstation topics such as greeting, asking a direction or a favor, and etc. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 15, 2005 at 1:11 a.m..


Introducción al lenguaje C# El lenguaje C# fue desarrollado para la plataforma .NET de Microsoft, es importante conocer su sintaxis asi como también sus ventajas y semejanzas contra otros lenguajes de programación orientados a objetos. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 15, 2005 at 1:11 a.m..


Introducción al lenguaje C# parte 2 El lenguaje C# fue desarrollado para la plataforma .NET de Microsoft, es importante conocer su sintaxis asi como también sus ventajas y semejanzas contra otros lenguajes de programación orientados a objetos. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 15, 2005 at 1:11 a.m..


Water Alert! A Unicef interactive game, teaching students the value of water to underdeveloped countries. Raising issues of pollution, sanitation and health this online activity developes a deep understanding of the issues involved in building safe communities. From Recent Items on November 15, 2005 at 1:11 a.m..


Abing, his life and his music University of Sheffield music scholar Jonathan Stock's online biography of Chinese musician Abing (1890s-1950) presents a textual introduction to the life and compositions of this famous personality of Chinese folk music history. From a preface on the opening page, users can access an extended essay on Abing complete with scans of music scores. Sections include: the controversy surrounding Abing's life (particularly in terms of his Communist biographer's omission of Abing's use of drugs and prostitutes); a description of the instruments used in Abing's work (the erhu, From New Humbul Resources on November 14, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


A Hua Miao archive Hosted by the Department of Electronic and Computer Science at the University of Southampton, A Hua Mao Archive is an online collection of songs and stories from the Ahmao people, found in Northeast Yunnan and Northwest Guizhou. The material was assembled and put into written form by R Keith Parsons and P Kenneth Parsons, who were brought up in Ahmao communities on account of their Methodist missionary parents. The main part of the resource consists of the collection of Ahmao songs and stories. Each song is grouped in the archive according to the themes of history, social life and songs about From New Humbul Resources on November 14, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Chinese classical literature Part of a larger online education resource for Chinese language learners, Classical Chinese Literature features seven classical Chinese texts in complicated characters, equipped with hyperlinks to each character's meaning and etymology. Featured texts include: the Tao Te Ching; The Analects; the Classic of Filial Piety; and The Art of War. Texts are displayed in the left half of the screen, whilst an online 'dictionary' appears in the other half that displays information on the structure, meaning and etymology of selected characters. Users will also find a link to an English tra From New Humbul Resources on November 14, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


The British Columbia Asian Review The British Columbia Asian Review is a freely-available online journal compiled by postgraduate students in the Department of East Asian Studies, University of British Columbia. The journal accepts submissions from postgraduate students of East Asian Studies in humanities disciplines, including: literature; history; philosophy and religion; and linguistics. Full-text versions of articles have been available to view online since 1997, while it is possible to view the contents pages of early editions through the archive section. Abstracts can be viewed through links to article titles, whilst ful From New Humbul Resources on November 14, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


To read too many books is harmful The Leiden University Sinological Libraries exhibition, To Read Too Many Books Is Harmful, explored the presence and meanings of books and literacy in Chinese propaganda posters from Maoist times to the reform era. Whilst literacy was encouraged in the 1950s, literary culture was denigrated and visual representation reigned in the Cultural Revolution, only for China to return to an emphasis on intellectual cultivation in the Reform era. In the online version of this 2004-2005 exhibition, Stefan Landsberger (Lecturer in Chinese Studies at Leiden and authority on Chinese propaganda art) provides From New Humbul Resources on November 14, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


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