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Ethics in food and agriculture This interesting resource is produced by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. Accessible in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, and Chinese, the website highlights the threat posed to food security and sustainable rural development by technological and economic developments. Contents include the reports and biographies of its Panel of Eminent Experts on Ethics in Food and Agriculture. Materials from its publication series, the FAO Ethics Series, can be viewed and downloaded in full (topics discussed include: genetically modified organisms; food safety; and the ethic From New Humbul Resources on November 18, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Centre for biomedical ethics and law This is the homepage of the Centre for Biomedical Ethics and Law (CBMER) based at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. Established in 1986, it seeks to advance teaching and research in medical ethics and law, and to provide scientific and societal services in these areas. Resources available here include: information about projects undertaken by the centre (for example, on ethical codes in nursing; the relationship between budgetary guidelines related to medical conduct and patients' rights; biobanks for medical purposes; and euthanasia); news items; their activities agenda; and l From New Humbul Resources on November 18, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Pompeii - Stories from an Eruption Chicago’s Field Museum has images and stories here from the destruction of Pompeii by the volcano Vesuvius in 79 AD. Thanks to Scout Report. History From Golden Swamp on November 18, 2005 at 2:30 p.m..


SC: 18/11 Sony software which compromised PCs will be removed by new MS removal tool Microsoft has announced that the next version of the their 'malicious software removal tool' will clean up software introduced to PCs by the SONY Copy Protection system which we reported about here on 11 November; research has shown that approximately 1 in 6 computer networks around the World have been compromised by the Sony 'rootkit' software including networks in the United Kingdom where the disks were officially not available ... From MCS Safe Computing Bulletins on November 18, 2005 at 11:30 a.m..


ELL with NASA: Edible Cassini Spacecraft Nice hands-on activity that is edible too! From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 18, 2005 at 11:30 a.m..


ELL with NASA: Wetlands Very effective website that discusses the different types of wetlands. Follow the links and explore. Check for assignment soon! I have one for 2nd grade. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 18, 2005 at 11:30 a.m..


ELL with NASA: Extreme Plant Environments Very informative site with lots of links that cover plant life on Earth. Explore this vast site and create your lessons as needed. Look for a 2nd grade lesson soon. I have it ready and will be uploading it soon! From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 18, 2005 at 11:30 a.m..


Gateway's Generosity - A Free Tablet PC and 100 Grand! Laptop manufacturer Gateway are giving away a free notebook computer, and 100 thousand dollars . From Read laptop reviews and notebook news at the laptops weblog - Laptopical on November 18, 2005 at 8:30 a.m..


eFunda: Engineering Mathematics The mathematics section of the eFunda (Engineering Fundamentals) website provides formulae for many areas of mathematics, including arithmetic, geometry, calculus, differential equations, series, elementary functions, special functions, orthogonal polynomials, transforms, numerical methods, statistics and probability. WebMathematica-enabled calculators are provided for applications in arithmetic, calculus, series, function manipulation, matrices and linear algebra, transforms, numerical methods, two dimensional (2D) plots and live three dimensional (3D) plots. From EEVL New Learning Materials on November 18, 2005 at 7:30 a.m..


Foucault Resources This site is concerned with Michel Foucault, a famous French philosopher. It provides information and links to resources concerning his work. From EdNA Online on November 18, 2005 at 2:48 a.m..


National Quality Strategy for Australian Transnational Education and Training Education and Training Ministers across Australia have agreed on a Transnational Quality Strategy framework to ensure the quality of Australian education and training delivered in other countries remains at the forefront internationally. The agreement will ensure that overseas students continue to receive a world class education from Australian institutions, both here and overseas. From EdNA Online on November 18, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


2005 Australian Training Awards Winners The recipients of the 2005 Australian Training Awards were announced in Perth on 17 November. Awards were presented in categories including New Apprenticeships Apprentice of the Year, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year, Employer of the Year, and ten industry awards aligned to national Industry Skills Councils. A full report on the winners is available at the Department of Education, Science and Training website. From EdNA Online on November 18, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


Guide to E-learning for Industry to Be Launched Industry organisations wishing to involve e-learning in their training may benefit from a forthcoming guide to e-learning developed by the 2005 Australian Flexible Learning Framework's Industry Engagement project. Designed for both small and large business, the guide outlines the concept of e-learning and describes methods for introducing e-learning into industry training programs. The online resource will be launched at an e-learning business solutions seminar hosted by the Industry Engagement project in Sydney on 22 November. From EdNA Online on November 18, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


Declaration on Adult Learning to Be Launched at ALA Conference The draft Canberra Declaration on Adult Learning for Economic, Community, and Personal Development will be launched at the Adult Learning Australia national conference during 25-26 November. The declaration argues contextual shifts in Australian and international society, such as globalisation and the growth of the knowledge society and economy, have made learning throughout life a basis for successful individual lives, economic prosperity and a functional society. From EdNA Online on November 18, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


World Builders: Desert Biomes The desert-specific section of a set of lessons on world biomes from the University of Cincinnati. From Recent Items on November 18, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


Deserts: Geology and Resources The online version of a book by A.S. Walker from a series of general interest publications prepared by the U.S. Geological Survey to provide information about the earth sciences, natural resources, and the environment From Recent Items on November 18, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


Oxfam's Cool Planet - On the Line: Deserts On Oxfam's Cool Planet web site, On the Line was an educational millennium project involving cultural exchange between United Kingdom and other meridian line countries. A partnership between Oxfam GB, WWF-UK and Channel 4. Deserts home page. From Recent Items on November 18, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


Introducing loc.gov Introduction to content areas and search systems on the Library of Congress web site. The program includes demonstrations of the various search systems and multimedia content in the Library's online primary source archives. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 17, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Searching loc.gov Demonstration of the characteristics of the various Library of Congress search systems employed with the Libraries online digital archives. To take full advantage of these characteristics, advanced search strategies are also demonstrated. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 17, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


How do I...use the Dewey Decimal System PowerPoint presentation explaining Dewey From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 17, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Genealogy Index Page Alpha index of genealogy topics that link to pages on those topics. Topic pages offer list of links/web sites that NC/SC genealogy researchers will find useful. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 17, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Saving & Displaying loc.gov's Multimedia Resources Practical tips and hands-on practice in downloading, saving, and displaying the Library's multimedia digital resources in your work. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 17, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Kids Health From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 17, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Education Planet From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 17, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Healthy Women From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 17, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


EnchantedLearning: Desert Animal Printouts A website with a number of printable worksheets, and a basic overview of world deserts. It also has an extensive list of desert animals. From Recent Items on November 17, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


World Biomes: Desert The desert-specific section of a site about world biomes. The page includes suggestions of further reading, and the site has news, feedback and frequently asked questions pages in order to set up an exchange of ideas, whether it be for a school project or to discuss environmental issues. From Recent Items on November 17, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Desert: An Introduction The desert-specific section of a Thinkquest competition entry. From Recent Items on November 17, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


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