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About Tim Winton Links to sites about Tim Winton a Western Australian author, writer and novelist. Tim is the author of books such as Lochie Leonard Human Torpedo, and Lockie Leonard Scumbuster. From EdNA Online on February 6, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..

Winter Olympics Biographies Biographies of notable winter athletes from a - z. Including Norwegian, Ukrainian and American athletes and covering winter sports from skiing, figure skating, ice hockey to bobsledding. From EdNA Online on February 6, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..

Italy Facts on Italy including flags, maps, geography, history, statistics, disasters current events, and international relations. From EdNA Online on February 6, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..

Hitchhiker’s Guide to Online Course Development his self-paced course is dedicated to assisting faculty in identifying resources to use in the development of online courses. The resource materials are arranged in five main sections: Course Design Types, Planning Courses, Content Development, Assessment and Evaluation, and Other Tools & Techniques. Although I designed this tool for the faculty at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, large portions of the site are appropriate for anyone designing an online course offering. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 6, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..

The Asia and Pacific writers' network The Asia and Pacific Writers' Network is an online community of authors, journalists and filmmakers from the Asia Pacific Region. An initiative of PEN (the worldwide association of writers), the Web site aims to promote freedom of speech, to address issues facing writers from the Asia Pacific Region, and to preserve the literature and languages of individual regions. Of interest to scholars and students of Asian cultures will be new writing and 'blogs' from: Mainland China; Vietnam; the Philippines; and Indonesia. Along with original fiction and poems, the Web site also featur From New Humbul Resources on February 6, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..

Australian e-humanities gateway The Australian e-Humanities Gateway is a Web site that brings together information about projects and events relating to the use of digital resources in the Humanities across Australia. The site features a searchable and browsable database of projects, where users will find a brief description of each project's aims and activities, and a link to the project Web site where appropriate. The output of these projects include text archives and electronic libraries as well as interactive multimedia resources devoted to, for example, James Cook's pacific voyaging and significant Aboriginal From New Humbul Resources on February 6, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..

Tea hyakka magazine : the encyclopedia of Japanese tea ceremony Tea Hyakka Magazine is an online encyclopedia of the Japanese tea ceremony (chanoyu or sado¯) in parallel English and Japanese versions, maintained by practitioners in the UK and USA. The Web site is divided into the following sections: history of the tea ceremony (particularly of the Urasenke school); architecture of the tea room/teahouse (chashitsu), with detailed diagrams; Tea Mind, Zen Words (articles by tea master Sen Shoshitsu Oiemoto); fabrics (descriptions and images of nearly a hundred different fabrics used to wrap tea ceremony implements); poems by the sixteenth century tea master From New Humbul Resources on February 6, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..

Great Britain Sasakawa foundation The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation is a charitable foundation established in 1985 by the entrepreneur Ryōichi Sasakawa to promote relations between the UK and Japan by encouraging mutual knowledge and understanding of each other's cultures and societies. Its Web site provides: information on the activities supported; grant application criteria and procedures (including a downloadable application form); and the Foundation's annual report, available for download. The Foundation provides 'pump-priming' financial awards (on average £1500) for projects in the following bro From New Humbul Resources on February 6, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..

Japan foundation The Japan Foundation is a government organisation whose role is similar to that of the British Council. Its Web site, available in English, Japanese, Chinese and Spanish versions, provides a vast range of in-depth information on its activities. These cover three broad areas: arts and cultural exchange; Japanese language education; and Japanese studies and intellectual exchange. Information on relevant grant programmes appears in each section, but can also be accessed directly from the home page. The Foundation publishes the academic journal 'Japanese-Language Education around the Globe& From New Humbul Resources on February 6, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..

China - poetry international web The online journal, Poetry International, is devoted to the dissemination and translation of contemporary poetry from around the world. Its section on China introduces the work of thirteen modern poets from Mainland China and Taiwan, publishing selected works in Chinese characters and in English translation. The Web site also includes links to related archived articles, statements, and interviews from previous editions of the journal. Featured poets include: Bei Dao; Zhai Yongming; Sheng Xing; and Taiwanese poets Chen Kehua and Xiao Yu. Among the thirteen poets, four are female (Zhai Yongming; From New Humbul Resources on February 6, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..

Lehigh university electronic bookshelf The Lehigh University Digital Library's Electronic Bookshelf houses a small but growing collection of digitised texts, chosen with regard to requests made to the University's Special Collections Holding, rather than any theme. Aiming to provide 'rich and varied resources in electronic format', the Library is developing its online collection in accordance with the needs of researchers. An open-access policy means that persistent digital versions of the text will be freely available to all researchers, in line with the aim of taking 'the ordinary document delivery proces From New Humbul Resources on February 6, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..

Centre for world environmental history The Centre for World Environmental History at the University of Sussex is the only centre in Europe dedicated to study of the environmental history of the tropics. Its website offers an introduction to its work, admission procedures, teaching information and conference notices, as well as the findings of research projects. Environmental History covers aspects of history, geography and cultural studies and 'draws widely from sciences, social sciences and the humanities'. The findings of its research projects across these disciplines may be freely accessed as PDF files. Titles include From New Humbul Resources on February 6, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..

Classroom Resources: Individual Webquests English Online is a site for English teachers (years 1-13) which includes teaching resources, networks and research for teachers and student projects and publication opportunities. This page contains a link to literary webquests or learning quests from Gallipoli to Roald Dahl. From EdNA Online on February 6, 2006 at 9:30 p.m..

Reading between the lines: Summing up adult literacy and numeracy research This NCVER breakfast briefing will focus on: how much adult literacy and numeracy occurs in Australia; what the efforts to address adult literacy levels look like; what does an improvement in adult literacy and numeracy skills mean for individuals, Australian workplaces and communities; what are we doing right and how can we improve practice further; and, whose business it is anyway? To receive further information about the briefings or to receive a registration form, please email NCVER. From EdNA Online on February 6, 2006 at 9:30 p.m..

WebQuest: So You Want to Compete in the Olympics? WebQuest: So You Want to Compete in the Olympics? A Web Quest for Years 3 - 12. Topics covered include, nutrition, fitness and sportsmanship. From EdNA Online on February 6, 2006 at 9:30 p.m..

Lockie Leonard Human Torpedo by Tim Winton This webpage includes a synopsis and the first paragraph of a book written in 1990 by author Tim Winton. From EdNA Online on February 6, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..

Humour A lesson plan created by the Curriculum Corporation on Humour. Using book titles such as Lockie Leonard by Tim Winton and ABC television series Inside Out, students explore the technique of creating humour in either video or text. From EdNA Online on February 6, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..

Lockie Leonard Lives: Activities A series of online book review activities about an Australian author Tim Winton and his novel called Lockie Leonard. From EdNA Online on February 6, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..

Are we doing enough to support new teachers? We're not losing teachers at the rate we once were. But now we need to turn our attention to supporting their ongoing growth. PD is the heart of teaching - the learning profession. Dr. Kathryn Broad [kbroad@oise.utoronto.ca ]is the Director of the Elementary Program, Teacher Education, OISE/UT. From OISE/UT's Ask the Experts on February 6, 2006 at 6:30 p.m..

Loved Up Here are the Urban Dictionary's definitions of "loved up". For the record, I was unaware of the drug-use connotation when I wrote my last email. Exactly what I did mean, I leave to your imagination. Which, judging by the feedback to the email, is vivid. From Chalkface: Blog on February 6, 2006 at 3:30 p.m..

Giant Pandas - blog and everything else On February 2, 2006, Washington’s Tai Shan panda cub climbed his first tree. As I was writing this post early this morning, the pandacam had been black. Suddenly it turned on, and there was Tai Shan, climbing his tree (see above). Once babies learn something new, they love to do it over and over again. [...] From Golden Swamp on February 6, 2006 at 9:30 a.m..

EdNA Groups EdNA Groups is a free service that provides collaborative workspaces to support teaching, learning and research within the Australian education and training community. Each Group receives a space in which they can choose from a range of tools to facilitate communication and collaboration. Users can set up web forums and live chats; share web-links, files and images; create web pages and wikis; poll or survey members, and add RSS newsfeeds from EdNA Online. Groups can be public (open to all) or private (invitation only). From EdNA Online on February 6, 2006 at 5:30 a.m..

Back to the Future of eLearning This year marks an anniversary of sorts in the world of computing, information technology, and eLearning. It was 40 years ago, in 1966, that Patrick Suppes, Stanford University (CA) professor of Philosophy and early innovator in the world of computer-assisted instruction, offered a compelling vision for the role of technology in education in his Scientific American article, 'The Uses of Computers in Education.' Campus Technology, 6 February 2006 From EdNA Online on February 6, 2006 at 5:30 a.m..

Narungga Cultural Field Trip Training aims for participants to: learn from Narungga people in places associated with Narungga Dreaming stories and sites,culture and history; become familiar with Narungga print, video, people and place resources; practise strategies for learning about Aboriginal art symbolism; increase confidence to implement Aboriginal studies with learners; and link SACSA learning outcomes to plans for learning activities. From EdNA Online on February 6, 2006 at 5:30 a.m..

I-KNOW '06 6th International Conference on Knowledge Management The conference will be held concurrently with the 20th International Conference on Informatics for Environmental Protection; EnviroInfo '06. The Special Track on Advanced Semantic Technologies addresses the emerging field of semantic technologies in knowledge management and information retrieval. From EdNA Online on February 6, 2006 at 1:30 a.m..

Sustainable Living Foundation (SLF) A community based not-for-profit organisation committed to promoting, celebrating and practicing the principles of sustainable living. From EdNA Online on February 6, 2006 at 1:30 a.m..

Possum Magic Teachers' Notes A collection of literacy activities suited to the early childhood reader, surrounding the book by author Mem Fox called Possum Magic. From EdNA Online on February 6, 2006 at 1:30 a.m..

Exploring Abroad The site provides information on study abroad language programs in Spain, France, Italy, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Mexico, Costa Rica, England, Ireland, Australia, Germany, Hungary, Czech Republic, China, Japan and many other countries for International students. From EdNA Online on February 6, 2006 at 1:30 a.m..

International Seminar 2006 - Unity in Diversity as a Foundation for Peace and Security The seminar offers a unique study on peace and security and is addressed to professionals and laypersons interested in education and intercultural dialog as the means to overcome prejudice, fanaticism and violence. The scientific and cultural programme is organised by the International Academy for Human Sciences and Culture in Walenstadt, Switzerland in association with the Center for International Development and Conflict Management of the University of Maryland, USA, the International Society for Justice, Human Rights, Professional Honour and Honour of Office in the Principality of Liechtens From EdNA Online on February 6, 2006 at 1:30 a.m..

PhD Scholarship in Mathematical Economics and Resource Modelling, RMIT, Melbourne A PhD scholarship funded by the ARC Discovery project in mathematical economics and resource modelling is available in the School of Mathematical and Geospatial Sciences, the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. The candidate will work closely with AProf. Andrew Eberhard, Dr Sergei Schreider at RMIT along with other researchers at Cambridge University, Monash University and the Universite Blaise Pascal, France. The expected research will include the theoretical work and practical applications of the results for sustainable management of land and water resources. The RMIT University is loc< From EdNA Online on February 6, 2006 at 1:30 a.m..

International Conference on the Digitisation of Cultural Heritage - Collecting, Connecting - and Conserving? The conference starts from the practical challenges at collecting, connecting and digitally conserving cultural treasures and scientific information, and invites for an expedition to the vision of a common European digital cultural heritage space. The conference thus builds on the efforts of the European Union to make the diversity of the European cultural heritage accessible to all citizens and to preserve it for future generations. It aims at contributing to the implementation of the Dynamic Action Plan for the EU co-ordination of digitisation activities, and at fostering discussion on the i From EdNA Online on February 5, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..

Sapporo Snow Festival Sapporo Snow Festival is one of Japan&apos;s largest winter events and attracts a number of visitors from Japan and abroad every year. Beginning in 1950 when local high school students built six snow statues and continuing today. From EdNA Online on February 5, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..

Little Big Book Club The Little Big Book Club offers a portal to the world of books and reading. Books suggestions are provided for all ages: baby to year nine; and tips are given for parents on reading aloud to their child. From EdNA Online on February 5, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..

Creating a Captivate Movie This is a tutorial in the use of Captivate (previously called RoboDemo), software that facilitates creation of interactive simulations and software demonstrations. After an introduction, the tutorial is generally in 5 parts: planning a movie, recording a movie, editing and setting options, full motion recording, and preview the recording. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 5, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..

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