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Math Games for Young Kids This website contains printable and interactive online activities for young students aged between 3 - 6. From learning numbers and matching numbers to easy addition this resource is a great way to encourage math whilst using ICT's. From EdNA Online on January 5, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Humphrey's Counting House Have fun exploring in and around Humprey's House, paint using the interactive colour pages and find hidden objects in the treasure hunt. From EdNA Online on January 5, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Guide to Brushing Interactive Tool An interactive toothbrush that teaches students good dental hygiene practice. From EdNA Online on January 5, 2006 at 9:30 p.m..


10 Easy Steps to Creating Your Online Course - A Blackboard Tip Sheet Taking your course online may seem like a daunting task, but it can be simple. Just follow these 10 easy steps, and you'll be on your way to creating a successful online component for your course. From EdNA Online on January 5, 2006 at 9:30 p.m..


Bringing Vista to Life - New Windows Operating Software Be one of the first to see Windows Vista in use as Gates and the Microsoft Group Product Manager Aaron Woodman show off the slick new OS during the 2006 Consumer Electronics Show. From EdNA Online on January 5, 2006 at 9:30 p.m..


Virtual Schooling Service of Education Queensland The VSS (Virtual Schooling Service) through Education Queensland, provides an opportunity to study a subject which, for various reasons, may not be able to be offered at a particular school. However, it is important to consider the reasons for choosing a particular subject. If the subject and delivery methods are right for the student, the VSS can provide a great way to learn. At present the VSS has 695 students enrolled through 102 schools across Queensland. From EdNA Online on January 5, 2006 at 9:30 p.m..


2006 Australia-Japan Year of Exchange This 'Year of Exchange' initiative aims to broaden and strengthen Australia-Japan relations by providing a year-long focus on bilateral exchange activities. Exchange is envisaged across a number of different areas, including arts, culture, politics, business, education, science and technology, sport, tourism, society, lifestyle and the challenges of an ageing society. Events and activities will be staged in both Japan and Australia as part of the YOE. From EdNA Online on January 5, 2006 at 9:30 p.m..


Bill Gates' View of the Digital Future - Video News At his keynote address to kick off the 2006 Consumer Electronics Show, Gates starts his speech with what the future could look like, given the direction consumer electronics is moving today. From EdNA Online on January 5, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


SC: 05/01 Microsoft issues early WMF patch - Windows XP users can install it now. Microsoft security bulletin MS06-001, originally scheduled for Tuesday has been released today providing a fix for the serious WMF Picture file security vulnerability in Windows ... From MCS Safe Computing Bulletins on January 5, 2006 at 7:30 p.m..


Why we won't be at BETT this year Last January I was waxing eloquent about BETT, the education technology show. We'd run a well-attended stand, heard some very nice things about ourselves and our products, were all feeling pretty chuffed with ourselves. Looking back, I'm not so pleased. Running even a small stand costs £5000 if you include staff and preparation costs. Certainly it generated interest, but only a fraction of Mike and Miranda created with the free Xmas quizze From Chalkface: Blog on January 5, 2006 at 2:30 p.m..


First Principles-Based Atomistic and Mesoscale Modeling of Materials The quantitativelly accurate prediction of materials behavior from first principles requires the chracterization of a wide range of phenomena with disparate temporal and spatial scales form electrons and atoms to devices. No single theory of computational model can capture all these phenomena with the required level of accuracy; thus, a multi-scale, multi-physics approach involving a combination of theories and computational techniquesis necessary. This tutorial will describe some of the most powerful and widely used techniques for materials modeling including i) first principles quantum mecha From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 5, 2006 at 2:30 p.m..


Modeling and Simulation of Sub-Micron Thermal Transport In recent years, there has been increasing interest in understanding thermal phenomena at the sub-micron scale. Applications include the thermal performance of microelectronic devices, thermo-electric energy conversion, ultra-fast laser machining and many others. It is now accepted that Fourier's law for heat conduction is invalid at small length and time scales. The talk addresses the modeling of phonon transport based on the Boltzman transport equation (BTE). The basic physics of phonon transport are first discussed, and a simple gray phonon transport model based on the BTE is presented From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 5, 2006 at 2:30 p.m..


Nanodevices: A Bottom-up View It is common to differentiate between two ways of building a nanodevice: a top-down approach where we start from something big and chisel out what we want and a bottom-up approach where we start from something small like atoms or molecules and assemble what we want. When it comes to describing electrical resistance, the standard approach could be called a "top-down" one that starts from large conductors and works its way down. In this talk I will present a different view of electrical conduction, one that could be called a bottom-up viewpoint. I use this viewpoint to introduce listeners to the From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 5, 2006 at 2:30 p.m..


Nanoparticle Synthesis and Assembly for Biological Sensing Nanoparticles have unique physical and chemical properties that make them very useful for biological and chemical sensing. For example, colloidal gold has been used as an optical transducer for antibody based sensing for over twenty years and is the basis for a many of the point-of-use diagnostic assays currently available to the general public. Recent developments in nanoparticle synthesis now give us greater control over the physical and chemical properties of nanometer scale particles. For example, nanorodsof defined shape and size can be readily synthesized from one or more materials using From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 5, 2006 at 2:30 p.m..


Nanotechnology: Silicon Technology, Bio-molecules and Quantum Computing From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 5, 2006 at 2:30 p.m..


Atomic Force Microscopy Atomic Force Microscopy is has become an indispensible tool in nanoscience for the fabrication, metrology, manipulation and property characterization of nanostructures. In this tutorial, we will review the physics of the interaction forces between the nanoscale tip and sample, the dynamics of the oscillating tip, and the basic theory of some of the common modes of AFM operation. We will end with a summary of the some of the exciting new applications of Atomic Force Microscopy. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 5, 2006 at 2:30 p.m..


Bandstructures in Nanoelectronics This presentation will highlight for nanoelectronic device examples how the effective mass approximation breaks down and why the quantum mechanical nature of the atomically resolved material needs to be included in the device modeling. Atomistic bandstructure effects in resonant tunneling diodes, ultra-scales Si slabs, Si nanowires, and alloyed quantum dots will be demonstrated in intuitive pictures. The presentation concludes with a brief overview of the empirical tight binding method that bridges the gap between material science, physics, and electrical engineering for the quantitative desig From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 5, 2006 at 2:30 p.m..


The Bardeen Transfer Hamiltonian Approach to Tunneling and its Application to STM/Carbon Nanotubes From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 5, 2006 at 2:30 p.m..


Designing Nanocomposite Thermelectric Materials Thermoelectric effects are based on the difference between the average energy of the conduction electrons (or holes) and the Fermi energy. A thermoelectric material can be configured into a device for solid-state refrigeration or electrical power generation. Although these devices are presently restricted to niche applications - including beverage coolers, temperature control of communications lasers, and radioisotope thermoelectric generators for deep space probes –there is great potential for widespread application if the materials can be improved. In particular, an increase in the mate From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 5, 2006 at 2:30 p.m..


Einstein/Bohr Debate and Quantum Computing From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 5, 2006 at 2:30 p.m..


Student Visa Issues From usjournal.com: U.S. Journal of Academics on January 5, 2006 at 2:30 p.m..


Financial Aid in the USA From usjournal.com: U.S. Journal of Academics on January 5, 2006 at 2:30 p.m..


U.S. Campus Selection From usjournal.com: U.S. Journal of Academics on January 5, 2006 at 2:30 p.m..


Decameron Web In his foreword to 109 IDEAS for Virtual Learning, John Seely Brown mentions this website explaining, the Decameron Web at Brown University has become a definitive site for scholars around the world to discuss Broccaccio’s Decameron, an early novel in Italian literature. Although the primary participants are established scholars, it is also a site where [...] From Golden Swamp on January 5, 2006 at 2:30 p.m..


District Maps of Queensland Educational Sites This site provides maps of Education Queensland sites and districts, comprising 10 regions in the state. From EdNA Online on January 5, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..


Education Expo 2006 A vibrant mix of learning specialists and educational suppliers will be on show for a total educational experience. Showcasing educational resources, services, schools, universities, vocational training and community education programs. Highlights include school booths, learning technologies, career advice, and performances. From EdNA Online on January 5, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..


Transistors This talk is an elementary introduction to the transistor. It is designed to be accessible to the nonspecialist with a basic understanding of physics. My purpose is to explain how this important device functions and to discuss the challenges that engineers face as they continue to scale down transistor sizes. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 5, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..


PN Junction Theory and Modeling Learn the basics of PN junction theory. Analyze step junctions and linearly-graded junctions both analytically and numerically. See how the depletion region gives rise to a built-in voltage, and also affects the capacitance under AC analysis. Study DC current-voltage characteristics, including both the ideal behavior and corrections for generation/recombination current in non-ideal diodes. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 5, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..


Introduction to Molecular Conduction This learning module teaches the basic concepts of molecular conduction. It starts with an introduction to the theory by Supriyo Datta, followed by a review of experimental results. Then, it walks you through a series of hands-on examples and exercises, where you can simulate molecular conduction right in your web browser! Finish up by taking a quiz to test your understanding of the concepts. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 5, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..


Introduction to Nanofluidics The purpose of this learning module is to introduce students to some fundamental concepts in Nanofluidics. The module includes a pretest (without keys), a presentation, reading materials on Nanofluidics, links to the REBO simulation tool on the nanoHUB along with necessary instructions for running the simulation, and a quiz that includes keys and feedback. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 5, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..


Moore's Law In 1965, Gordon Moore observed that the number of transistors on a silicon chip doubled every technology generation (12 months at that time, currently 18-24 months). He predicted that this trend would continue for a while. Forty years later, Moore's Law continues to hold. Since the number of transistors in a circuit is a measure of the circuit's computational power, the doubling of transistor counts compounded over a 40 year period has led to an enormous increase in the performance of electronic devices and a corresponding decrease in their cost per function. The result has shaped ou From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 5, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..


Nanomaterials: Quantum Dots, Nanowires, and Nanotubes What is a quantum dot? What is a nanowire? What is a nanotube? Why are they interesting and what are their potential applications? How are they made? This presentation is intended to begin to answer these questions while introducing some fundamental concepts such as wave-particle duality, quantum confinement, the electronic structure of solids, and the relationship between size and properties in nanomaterials. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 5, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..


Quantum Dots From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 5, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..


Roald Dahl Official Website This site provides stories, latest news and views on the author Roald Dahl. Includes the Roald Dahl challenge, photo gallery, revolting recipes and tips for teachers, plus much more. From EdNA Online on January 5, 2006 at 1:30 a.m..


IADIS International Conference on e-Society 2006 The IADIS e-Society 2006 conference aims to address the main issues of concern within the Information Society. This conference covers both the technical as well as the non-technical aspects of the Information Society. Broad areas of interest are eGovernment / eGovernance, eBusiness / eCommerce, eLearning, eHealth, Information Systems, and Information Management. Co-located with IADIS International Conference Mobile Learning 2006 http://www.iadis.org/ml2006 From EdNA Online on January 5, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..


IADIS International Conference on Mobile Learning 2006 Co-organised by The University of Dublin and Trinity College, Dublin. Mobile Learning, although in its infancy as a research area, has to date generated much interest and discussion among researchers. In particular, financial, logistical or technical reasons, such as the ever increasing availability of wireless portable devices, have provided a rich environment for the proliferation of 'mobile learning applications'. While there is an increasing number of mobile applications and devices that offer substantial potential to support and enable learning and teaching processes, the danger From EdNA Online on January 5, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..


Teaching With iPods? Of Course As students stroll across the University of Connecticut campus wearing earphones plugged into their iPods, not everyone is listening to the latest rock music. Some are tuning in to Professor David B. Miller. The Hartford Courant, 28 December 2005 From EdNA Online on January 4, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..


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