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2006 Round of Churchill Fellowships This year, 2005, is the 40th anniversary of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust. By the end of the 2006 round, over 3000 fellowships will have been awarded under the Churchill Fellows program. Merit, benefit to Australia, and a strong desire the share the results of the Fellowship with the community are the most important criteria for a Churchill Fellowship, there are no prescribed qualifications. 100 Fellowships are awarded each year. A Fellowship has an average value of $25 000 and includes return airfare and an overseas living allowance. South Australian should note the subject and region From EdNA Online on November 27, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Child Poverty in Rich Countries 2005 The UNICEF Child Poverty in Rich Countries 2005 publication is the sixth in a series of Innocenti Report Cards, designed to monitor and compare the performance of the OECD countries in meeting the needs of their children. The proportion of children living in poverty has risen in a majority of the world's developed economies over the past decade. This report asks what is driving poverty rates upwards and why some OECD countries are doing a much better job than others in protecting children at risk. The report illustrates that three fundamental forces, - social trends, labour market conditi From Recent Items on November 27, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Averatec Review - 4100 Series with Turion Microprocessor The 4100 series from Averatec is powered by a 64 bit AMD Turion microprocessor. From Read laptop reviews and notebook news at the laptops weblog - Laptopical on November 27, 2005 at 4:30 p.m..


Strategies of Genius Twenty years ago, I decided to learn to touch type. Struggling with conventional classes, I looked for an alternative and discovered that the psychologist Robert Dilts had just invented a computer program that could teach me. No Google in those days; it was fortuitous that I already knew Robert, having trained under him. So I bought a copy and became the first person in the UK to learn to type without tears. Such programs are now commonplace (e.g. Chalkface: Blog on November 27, 2005 at 11:31 a.m..


Figure This! Math Challenges for Families General Math-in-life intrigue. Fun applications in daily like, “Which shape holds the most popcorn?”, or “Why aren't manhole covers square?” Good lighthearted fun. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 27, 2005 at 11:30 a.m..


Math History - The MacTutor History of Mathematics archive Comprehensive in the math of various cultures. Uncluttered, yet full of information, this website also has an interesting index of different curves, their names, and their particular curiosities.Extensive links systems, nicely categorized by subject. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 27, 2005 at 11:30 a.m..


Takado's Great Adventure From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 27, 2005 at 11:30 a.m..


Cryptography – Cryptoclub This website has really cool interactive encryptography makers, factor trees, prime checkers, and a treasure hunt game based on caesar ciphers. Easy to navigate. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 27, 2005 at 11:30 a.m..


Children's Peace Literature Award A biennial award to one or more Australian authors of books for children that encourage the peaceful resolution of conflict or promote peace at the global, local or interpersonal level. From EdNA Online on November 27, 2005 at 10:30 a.m..


Youth Empowerment Against HIV/AIDS (YEAH) Y.E.A.H (Youth Empowerment Against HIV/AIDS) is a small project-based organisation that promotes public awareness about HIV/AIDS by finding creative and entertaining ways to involve the community. A Study Guide for their DVD 'A Closer Walk' is available from the site. From EdNA Online on November 27, 2005 at 9:30 a.m..


AATE/ALEA National Conference 2006 - NT The 2006 joint national conference of the Australian Association for the Teaching of English (AATE) and the Australian Literacy Educators’ Association (ALEA) will be held at Darwin High School, Northern Territory. Voices, Vibes, Visions is the conference theme, providing a forum to hear the multiple voices involved in English and Literacy education. Keynote speakers include: Ms Kirsty Sword Gusmao, First Lady of East Timor, Mem Fox, Allan Luke, Hilary Janks, Annette Patterson, Jeanne Gerlach, Anthony Browne, and Jen McVeity. From EdNA Online on November 27, 2005 at 9:30 a.m..


Circle of Friends: Explore Life in Malawi This World Vision Australia site invites students to explore daily life for children in Malawi, and learn about the challenges and responsibilities brought about by HIV/AIDS. A multimedia resource for Years 8 to 11 is available for purchase containing a teacher resource folder, teaching activities mapped against State and Territory curriculum statements; six A4 colour photos with discussion questions; an A1 poster of 12 photos with stories, captions and quotes; a student workbook to challenge thinking; and a CD, plus a 35-minute DVD entitled Circle of Friends. From Recent Items on November 27, 2005 at 9:30 a.m..


International Year of Deserts and Desertification (IYDD) 2006 The United Nations General Assembly has declared 2006 the International Year of Deserts and Desertification (IYDD). In doing so, the General Assembly underlined its deep concern for the exacerbation of desertification, particularly in Africa, and noted its far-reaching implications for the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) which must be met by 2015. The official IYDD 2006 site is hosted by the Secretariat for the United Nations Convention To Combat Desertification (UNCCD) From Recent Items on November 27, 2005 at 7:32 a.m..


Universal Declaration of Human Rights The official site of United Nations (UN) Universal Declaration of Human Rights provides a comprehensive collection of translations and formats of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted and proclaimed by General Assembly resolution 217 A (III) of 10 December 1948. Holding the Guinness World Record for most translated Document, users can download to website, handheld, PDA or mobile phone. From Recent Items on November 27, 2005 at 5:49 a.m..


Unite for Children Against AIDS The global Unite for Children Against AIDS campaign aims to provide a child focused framework for nationally owned programmes around 'Four Ps': Prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission; Provide paediatric treatment; Prevent infection among adolescents and young people; and Protect and support children affected by HIV/AIDS. The website provides documents, links, statistics, quizzes, video, case studies, fact sheets, ring tones, screensavers and web banners. From Recent Items on November 27, 2005 at 5:49 a.m..


Interactive Declaration of Human Rights (UN Cyberschoolbus) In the Interactive Declaration each article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is introduced with a plain language version, an exploration of some key issues, definitions, and suggestions for activities and discussion questions. An index by topic provides links to articles pertaining to specific issues, such as children's rights, labour rights, women's rights and discrimination. From Recent Items on November 27, 2005 at 5:49 a.m..


SC: 26/11 Mitglieder Trojan swamps email in Europe A new variant of the long-standing Trojan software 'Mitglieder' is circulating widely in Europe ... From MCS Safe Computing Bulletins on November 27, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Education World- The Educator's Best Friend This site is geared mainly toward those in the field of teaching. It encourages innovative and alternative approaches to conventional teaching methods. The site encourages interaction and fun as useful tools to motivate bored, uninterested, and inattentive students. In addition, this site is loaded with resources for educators and parents on multiple subjects, including behavioral improvement techniques, special education suggestions, and even has an online employment section in the educational field. This site also emphasizes the importance of parental involement in their childrens' educ From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 27, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Online Scholars Community This is an interactive site that has a wealth of information on many subjects. It is an "easy to navigate" site that encourages diversity, independent, and open-minded thinking. I was especially interested in a section on multiple meanings in the English language. Several authors wrote articles on the subject of definitions. Reading their submissions was a thought provoking and and enlightenting experience. The articles emphasized the reason for the prevalence of mis-communication in our society, where so many words have multiple meanings. The site also has categories that run the gamut from h From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 27, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Nuclear Contents: DNA and Proteins This is a module from the Supersite, "DNA From the Beginning." The materials contain an animated tutorial on DNA, genes and heredity. The science behind each concept is explained using animations, an image gallery, video interviews, problems, biographies, and links. There are three sections, Classical Genetics, Molecules of Genetics and Organization of Genetic Material. Key features are the clear explanations of classical experiments and the excellent photographs of researchers and their labs. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 27, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Knowledge Adventure This is a website that stresses "play" as an invaluable tool in the learning process. The main stated objective of the site is to approach the learining process as an adventure. The mission statement makes a compelling argument for the inclusion of "play" as an asset to responsiveness of children of all ages to the learning experience. The site does have many educational games that are available for purchase, however there is a lot of useful and practical information on the site that is available free of charge. The site offers many educational and fun activities for children from toddlers to From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 27, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


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