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Numeracy Research and Development Initiative 2001-2004: an Overview of Numeracy Projects This overview document presents key findings and information from the Australian Government Numeracy Research and Development Initiative, one of several initiatives introduced by the Australian Government to support literacy and numeracy development. The initiative comprised two complementary strands and a strategic States and Territories projects strand. The purpose of these projects was to investigate a broad range of teaching and learning strategies that lead to improved numeracy outcomes. From EdNA Online on December 8, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Kids Own Australian Literature Awards (KOALA) Kids Own Australian Literature Awards are annual awards made by young readers in New South Wales to the Australian books they have most enjoyed reading during that year. KOALA is the NSW children's choice reading award. From EdNA Online on December 8, 2005 at 9:30 p.m..


School Groups to Benefit from Landcare Australia-Dilmah Initiative Landcare Australia and Dilmah Tea are making water quality testing kits available to schools and community landcare groups to monitor and improve water quality. Groups and schools can apply for the testing kits at Landcare Australia’s new website www.landcareonline.com. From EdNA Online on December 8, 2005 at 9:30 p.m..


Argus Index 1870-1879 The Argus was a major Australian metropolitan daily, published in Melbourne from 1846 to 1957. It is the primary resource for data on 19th century Australia and is widely recognised as the general Australian newspaper of record for this period. The Argus Index 1870-1879 was created as part of the Argus Index Project based at La Trobe University. The decade of the 1870s is the first index to the Argus to be made available in this form. As further decades are completed they will be made available online, as will the 1860s which so far has been issued only in hard copy. From EdNA Online on December 8, 2005 at 9:30 p.m..


Connecting Up 2006 CommunIT Conference The CommunIT Conference is about Information and Communications Technology for Australian Communities. Information and communications technologies (ICT) are impacting strongly on communities and the organisations that work with them. Speakers from around Australia (as well as international speakers from the UK, US, South Africa and New Zealand) will show you what you can do to help change your 'world', whether it’s a neighbourhood or a nation, with the technologies of today and tomorrow. Conference Streams are: Planning an ICT strategy; Resourcing your ICT plan; Supporting your ICT From EdNA Online on December 8, 2005 at 9:30 a.m..


Pearl Harbor Attack National Geographic has a new multimedia feature here recounting the Japanese attack of December 7, 1941 on Pearl Harbor. Images and survivor memories lend power to this brief overview. History From Golden Swamp on December 8, 2005 at 7:30 a.m..


Edubuntu - Linux for Young Human Beings Edubuntu is a free software system designed for school environments, and should be equally suitable for kids to use at home. Edubuntu is based on the ever popular Ubuntu operating system, and has many contributers, many being volunteers. "Ubuntu" is an ancient African word, meaning "humanity to others". The Edubuntu community is built on the ideas enshrined in the Edubuntu Manifesto: that software should be available free of charge, that software tools should be usable by people in their local language and despite any disabilities, and that people should have the freedom to customise and alter From EdNA Online on December 8, 2005 at 1:48 a.m..


Biology 4 Kids Biology4Kids.com is a website that teaches the basics of biology to all ages. Included are sections on cell structure, cell function, the scientific method, classification, microorganisms, invertebrates, plants, vertebrates, and animal systems. From EdNA Online on December 8, 2005 at 12:38 a.m..


Christmas Around The World This is a collection of historical Christmas celebrations for many different countries. The celebration or activity is the earliest account for each country and may not represent the current Christmas celebrations of today. Visit over 30 different countries and see how they celebrated Christmas! From EdNA Online on December 8, 2005 at 12:38 a.m..


Project Gutenberg of Australia Volunteers convert books that are in the public domain into electronic form (e-books), then the not-for-profit Project Gutenberg Austrlia makes these e-books available for download by the general public from their web site, searchable by author or title. The ebooks may be read on a computer using a simple text editor or viewer and are typically in plain text format. This Australian site has hundreds of Australian-specific resources not found on the larger US site gutenberg.org. From EdNA Online on December 8, 2005 at 12:38 a.m..


Korea This page from Jackie Miers provides links to sites with information about Koreas's geography, climate, religions, culture, festivals, daily life, food, clothing, music, dance, arts and crafts. From EdNA Online on December 8, 2005 at 12:38 a.m..


Vietnam This page from Jackie Miers provides links to sites with information about Vietnam's geography, climate, religions, culture, festivals, daily life, food, clothing, music, dance, arts and crafts. From Recent Items on December 8, 2005 at 12:38 a.m..


History of Toys and Games There is an interesting story behind every toy and game. Sometimes the story is as entertaining as the toy itself! From EdNA Online on December 7, 2005 at 11:46 p.m..


The History of Balloons The history of balloons - including the early animal intestine varieties. The first rubber balloons were made by Professor Michael Faraday in 1824 for use in his experiments with hydrogen at the Royal Institution in London. From EdNA Online on December 7, 2005 at 11:46 p.m..


The History of Toys and Games Just in time for the holidays, The History of Toys and Games creates a timeline of when toys were invented, the story of the inventors behind such classic toys as Barbie, Monopoly and slinky, the evolution of the toy designs and concluding with an interactive online quiz. From EdNA Online on December 7, 2005 at 11:46 p.m..


History of Toys and Games History of Toys and Games - Students create a timeline to illustrate when popular toys were first introduced. From EdNA Online on December 7, 2005 at 11:46 p.m..


Christmas In Australia The major difference between Christmas in Australia and Northern countries is the weather. Australian Christmases are never white. From EdNA Online on December 7, 2005 at 11:46 p.m..


Indonesia From Jackie Miers, this page provides links to sites with information about Indonesia's geography, climate, religions, culture, festivals, daily life, food, clothing, music, dance, arts and crafts. From Recent Items on December 7, 2005 at 11:46 p.m..


China From Jackie Miers, this page provides links to sites with information about China's geography, climate, religions, culture, festivals, daily life, food, clothing, music, dance, arts and crafts From Recent Items on December 7, 2005 at 11:46 p.m..


A World of Special Celebrations A World of Special Celebrations is a learning quest lesson plan for students to investigate cultural events and traditions including ethnic and Religious Cultural holidays, celebrations and festivals. From EdNA Online on December 7, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Chinese Wedding Traditions Description of Chinese Wedding Traditions and customs and the differences from region to region. From EdNA Online on December 7, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Wedding Traditons and Customs Wedding Traditions and Customs in different Countries all over the World. This site looks at the bridal customs in different countries, from Africa to Asian traditions. From EdNA Online on December 7, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


National Inquiry into the Teaching of Literacy The outcome of the National Inquiry into the Teaching of Literacy has found that in the first 3 years of schooling, students learn to read most effectively through an approach to reading that explicitly teaches, phonics, phonemic awareness, fluency, vocabulary knowledge and text comprehension. The report also highlights the most valuable resource available to schools is our teachers and the importance of professional development. From EdNA Online on December 7, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Celebrations A unit of work on Celebrations from the NSW Board of Studies. Discussing how and why people celebrate, teachers can step through the unit online or via a printed version. From EdNA Online on December 7, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


The Magic of Painting This is an in-depth site for upper level students and educators. There are many different lesson plans designed to enhance painting and drawing principles From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on December 7, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


My French Picture Dictionary Learn French (or English) words in a fun way. Each word in the dictionary has an English - French translation and a photograph of the item. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on December 7, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


The Bible Quiz The, free, online Bible Quiz contains more than 3,000 multiple choice questions about the 5 books of Moses. The quiz, randomly, selects questions from its database, thus no two quizes are alike. There is, also, a database browser for reviewing and printing the Questions with the correct Answers. Adults, as well as children will find the quiz entertaining and very educational. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on December 7, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Miscellaneous Problems in Year 12 Senior Chemistry From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on December 7, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


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