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Extrapolation 'Extrapolation' was founded in 1959, and was 'the first journal to publish academic work on science fiction and fantasy and continues to be a leader in that specialized genre of the literature of popular culture. The journal's website hosts a full archive from 1983 to 2002 and may be useful to researchers in accessing secondary source material, though the articles themselves are not available online. Each issue contains scholarly articles and reviews of critical texts as well as fiction, including new editions of classic novels, such as Jules Verne's 'Twenty Thous From New Humbul Resources on December 1, 2005 at 10:01 p.m..


Archeoclub d'Italia - sede di Venezia Archeoclub d'Italia is a non profit association of volunteers and amateur archaeologists with offices throughout Italy. This website has been designed by the Venetian office and includes the newsletter ArcheoVenezia, information on recent discoveries and a section on the island of Lazzaretto Nuovo in the lagoon of Venice. The newsletter ArcheoVenezia, accessible by clicking on "Pubblicazioni", provides a series of articles on the archaeology of the lagoon of Venice. The topics include: Venetian ships; amphorae; coins; gardens; glass items; fortifications; archaeological fieldwork at islan From New Humbul Resources on December 1, 2005 at 10:01 p.m..


Archeologia subacquea "Archeologia subacquea" is a website focusing on concentrating in particular on Venice and Veneto. News and short articles on underwater archaeology in the lagoon of Venice, the Adriatic Sea and Veneto, and general articles on underwater archaeology and the Italian legislation on underwater archaeology form the most important part of this website. Several pages permit researchers of underwater archaeology to ask for information or discuss problems and discoveries of Italian underwater archaeology. The sections about the news and short articles are accessible by clicking on "Archeonotizie", "La From New Humbul Resources on December 1, 2005 at 10:01 p.m..


Literature of the fantastic 'Literature of the Fantastic' is a virtual library of full texts and extracts from fantasy and Gothic literature. Most of the material is nineteenth century but earlier and later texts are included, with one by the site's creators, writers James D. MacDonald and Debra Doyle. It is useful as a resource for accessing lesser known or hard to find texts, as well as single items from larger collections, such as William Allingham's famous poem, 'The Fairies'. It also offers an overview of the range of material covered by the definition 'fantastic'. Any text wh From New Humbul Resources on December 1, 2005 at 10:01 p.m..


Cataloguing Standards (Libraries Australia) Cataloguing standards for cataloguers creating and changing bibliographic records in the National Bibliographic Database on Libraries Australia. The Standards cover required tools, descriptive cataloguing, headings, subject cataloguing, holdings format, MARC codes used in Libraries Australia, Australian country codes, Geographic area codes, and responsibility for the quality and completeness of contributed data. From EdNA Online on December 1, 2005 at 9:30 p.m..


Innovative Teaching Resource Receives Funding Boost EngQuest is an innovative primary school teaching resource that encourages students to appreciate and understand engineering through hands-on projects in the classroom. Students work in teams on fun and engaging tasks that are directly linked with state/territory learning outcomes. Funding to the EngQuest programme will now see the programme further expanded over the next three years. From EdNA Online on December 1, 2005 at 9:30 p.m..


Mobile eLearning via Phone Key findings in England, from trials with Mobile eLearning have found that technologies such as Personal Digital Assistants (PDA's)and mobile phones can be useful in the classroom - particularly with students who do not suceed with traditional teaching strategies. From EdNA Online on December 1, 2005 at 9:30 p.m..


Jan and Stan Berenstain : Teacher Resource File Biography, bibliography, lesson plans and resource links for books written by Jan and Stan Berenstain, children's authors. From EdNA Online on December 1, 2005 at 9:30 p.m..


EdNA Single Login From Monday 5th December, EdNA users can use their email address and one password to access MyEdNA personalised space, EdNA Groups and EdNA Discussion Lists. There may be short interruptions to some services on Monday evening. More details. From EdNA Online on December 1, 2005 at 8:30 p.m..


Why is it time to partner with China for educational improvement? Why is it time to partner with China for educational improvement? The Chinese education system is rooted in a rich civilization with many lessons for us in the west. As China resurges to the world stage, we have the opportunity to learn from each other to improve our education systems both in the east and in the west. Professor Ruth Hayhoe is a specialist on China's universities and Chinese-Western relations in education. Her newest book is Portraits of Influential Chinese Educators to be published by the Comparative Education Research Centre, University of Hong Kong, forthcoming in 20 From OISE/UT's Ask the Experts on December 1, 2005 at 6:30 p.m..


Famous Curves There are dozens of curves illustrated and described here on a page from St. Andrews University’s extensive historical mathematics website. The image shown is the Witch of Agnesi, a curve discussed in 1748 by mathemetician Maria Agnesi. Mathematics From Golden Swamp on December 1, 2005 at 8:30 a.m..


Programs Aim to Stop 'Cyber Bullying' With schoolyard bullies becoming increasingly IT savvy, the incidence of cyber bullying is on the increase. The American government has recently added information about cyber bullying to their "Stop Bullying Now" campaign. From EdNA Online on December 1, 2005 at 3:15 a.m..


Parents Consider When Kids Should Get Gadgets. Many parents are now closely considering when it's ok to let their children tune in or reach out for the likes of pocket sized music players, games and mobile phones. From EdNA Online on December 1, 2005 at 3:15 a.m..


Cool Tools Created by the SA Flexible Learning Framework, this web site provides an overview of e-learning and information on a wide range of e-learning-related software applications and information web sites for teachers, RTO's and content developers. Also includes links to sites using different learning strategies, collaborative web sites and community web sites. From EdNA Online on December 1, 2005 at 3:15 a.m..


Holidays and Festivals - Encyclopedia of Days Encyclopedia of Days: National holidays, religious festivals, and calendars around the world. From EdNA Online on December 1, 2005 at 1:36 a.m..


Boomthang Boomthang is a music activity that lets you create, record, and play your own music. From EdNA Online on December 1, 2005 at 1:36 a.m..


Early Childhood Lessons Early Childhood lesson plans are a collection of different art lessons for teachers to offer students. From EdNA Online on December 1, 2005 at 1:36 a.m..


Christmas - Children's Christmas Holiday Links From EdNA Online on December 1, 2005 at 1:36 a.m..


Christmas Celebrations, Traditions and Kids Activities Links to Christmas celebrations, religious and family traditions, recipes, crafts, literature and poetry, family activities, and Christmas websites for children. Also includes a link to Chanukah resources. From EdNA Online on December 1, 2005 at 1:36 a.m..


Christmas Games This site provides a variety of links to games and christmas activities for students. From EdNA Online on December 1, 2005 at 12:56 a.m..


Astro's Quest - Christmas Around the World This is an archived quest which was on GlobalNet's website some time ago. Using this learning quest, students can research the clues to find out more about some aspects of Christmas around the World. Unfortuneatly because this is an archived quest, there are no longer any prizes. From EdNA Online on December 1, 2005 at 12:56 a.m..


Design College Australia Design College Australia was founded in 1989. It is a registered training organisation offering courses in graphic design, advertising, illustration, web design and multimedia or motion graphics. It offers "hands on" industry based training to small capped classes. All of the lecturers are industry active and specialists in their fields, servicing clients through the in-house design studio and/or their own practice. From EdNA Online on December 1, 2005 at 12:56 a.m..


E-learning 05 Showcase The aim of the showcasing event, titled 'E-learning 05', is to highlight the outcomes of the 2005 Framework's LearnScope Project and its 47 related initiatives across New South Wales, which focus on professional development to enhance the skills and understanding that underpin e-learning and e-business. The event will also preview the 2006 Australian Flexible Learning Framework and will involve the NSW launch of the Framework Series 8 Flexible Learning Toolboxes. From EdNA Online on December 1, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


Study in Australia - Course Search This website allows you to search for information on courses and institutions registered with the Australian Government to enrol international students. You can refine your search by type of course, region of Australia, field of study, specific institution, or course title. From EdNA Online on December 1, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


Kemet Nu Productions This site is design to offer educational tours about the history and culture of two East African countries: Egypt and Ethiopia. One has an option of purchasing copies of former tours on DVD or VHS or registering to take the tours them selves. By way of DVD, VHS, or by traveling to Egypt, one can learn about: · The African builders of civilization · The world’s first universities at Karnak & Luxor · Ancient African spiritual concepts that are with us today · The plagiarizing of our ancestral temples, symbols & much, much more… By way of DVD, VHS, or by traveling to Ethiopia, one can learn From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 30, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Confidence Intervals for Effect Sizes in Social Science or Education Research An improved quantitative science would emphasize the use of confidence intervals (CIs), and especially CIs for effect sizes. This article reviews some definitions and issues related to developing these intervals. Confidence intervals for effect sizes are especially valuable because they facilitate meta-analytic thinking and the interpretation of intervals via comparison with the effect intervals from related prior studies. Several recommendations for the thoughtful use of such CIs are presented. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 30, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


PLOS BIOLOGY PLOS BIOLOGY is a website that offers information about biology and other scientific topics. It is full of helpful information. Some of the language or terms used may not be as easily understood, however the site is very easily manuevered around. Even for those who aren't great with computers. It offers tons of information from journals, books, articles, magazines, and many other sources. There are a few restricyions to how you post you source when it comes to identifying the author and such, but contributions can be made by anyone (like you and me). A lot of sites I seem to have a hard t From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 30, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


www.dreams.ca/ If you have ever wondered if your dreams have any significance this is the perfect site for you to explore. One of the things that I found to be most interesting is that there are techniques described in detail for dream recollection. If you want to find out what your dreams mean then the first step would be remembering them. Everyone has nightmares yet I have never met anyone who enjoys them. Believe it or not there is actually a way to put an end to your nightmares. This site tells you what your bad dreams may mean and how to put an end to them. In the dream interpretation section of this si From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 30, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Healthy Women This web site educates women of all ages on several issues that they face every day. It has important information on Breast Cancer and many other diseases. There are sections were you can talk with doctors and post questions or concerns to the web site. If a women needs to talk to someone in real time there is a toll free number that they can call. They even offer a free newsletter about women’s health that can be sent directly to an E-mail address. In the health center section of the web site you can access information on many different medical conditions from A to Z. There are even quizzes From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 30, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Effect Size CalculatorsEffect Size Calculators This tools shows you how to calculate the value of Cohen's d and the effect size correlation in one of two ways: (1) using the means and standard deviations of two groups (treatment and control) or (2) using the t test value for a between subjects t test and the degrees of freedom. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 30, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


DNA in Bacteria and Viruses This is a module from the Supersite, "DNA From the Beginning." This learning object shows animations of bacteria and viruses to introduce concepts such as conjugation, transduction, and transformation. The Supersite provides many other animated tutorials 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 for the Supersite including Classical Genetics, Molecules of Genetics, and Organization of Genetic Material. Key features are the clear explanations of classic From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 30, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Interactive Websites A great aid for Teachers as well as for students. A site that also gives information about other interactive sites for teachers and students. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 30, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


JavaScript Resource Center This is a great resource center when working with JavaScript code. This site has many different sections to it, so whatever is it you are looking to do with JavaScript you can find here, and probably more. Each section is clearly laid out and you know where you are going to actually end up before you click on the link. This site also offers code you can simply cut and paste into your own program and slightly modify to flow with your new site. This site is directed more at medium to upper level users, due to it plainly lays out the code and expects you to have a basic background of javascript. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 30, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


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