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WA Department of Education and Training - School Leaving Age This Department of Education and Training (WA) website provides information on the school leaving age of 16 in Western Australia and the responsibilities of parents, schools, Registered Training Providers and employers. Information booklets and answers to frequently asked questions are provided. From EdNA Online on February 9, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Wave Animations A collection of animations illustrating various phenomena associated with waves. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 9, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


EJERCICIOS DE ESPAÑOL The site includes grammar and vocabulary tutorials for use in the first three and four semesters of college Spanish. The tutorials are applicable to middle and high school learners. The vocabulary is presented in cloze exercises. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 9, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Neurobiology & Anatomy Image and Movie Catalog Photos, Drawings, & Movies from the University of Utah School of Medicine faculty of the Dept. of Neurobiology & Anatomy From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 9, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


LanguageGuide: Russian The site is a free, sound integrated resource for teaching vocabulary. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 9, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


The Valentine's Day Survey In a previous career, I used to write quizzes for teenage magazines, so when Valentine's day came around, I couldn't resist doing an online one. It's in the Freebies section if you've not already seen it. Miranda claims it's trashy, and she's probably right. But it's fun. Writing for magazines, I never knew how my quizzes got answered. With Yacapaca, I finally can. Built into the admin tools (but not the teacher-authoring suite yet, sorry) is an analysis screen that shows me the combined marks of all users. It doesn't show which school or stud From Chalkface: Blog on February 9, 2006 at 9:31 p.m..


Literacy for Life The Education for All Global Monitoring Report focuses on literacy. It stresses the urgency of devoting increased policy attention and resources to literacy, emphasising the profound benefits it confers on individuals, communities and nations. Drawing on a range of data sources, it analyses the scale of the literacy challenge. A historical overview analyses how different societies have made the transition to widespread literacy. The report concludes by highlighting priority measures for the EFA goals to be achieved in the next ten years. From Recent Items on February 9, 2006 at 9:30 p.m..


GraffitiCreator Create your own graffiti style writing online! A simple tool that allows you design, colour and print graffiti styled logotypes. From Recent Items on February 9, 2006 at 9:30 p.m..


Technology Access and Learning Success The digital age means students need to be more tech savvy than ever, with access to technology outside school crucial to learning progression. From EdNA Online on February 9, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


Education for All Global Monitoring Report Data Extensive data on Education for All in some 180 countries is available on the Global Monitoring Report website. This search tool, developed by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics in partnership with the EFA Global Monitoring Report team, is based on the data contained in the 2006 statistical annex tables. It enables a search by table, theme, indicator, country and region, and to export results into an Excel format. From Recent Items on February 9, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


SC: 09/02 JAVA Runtime Environment (JRE) from SUN has vulnerabilities - users should upgrade Java Runtime (JRE) is used on many computers to process applets supplied by websites - these may control display features, or offer programmes embedded within web pages - many users would not know that they had this installed, and some may not need it at all; however, there is a security flaw which is repaired by the latest Sun JRE edition and you ought to update it if you have it installed already ... From MCS Safe Computing Bulletins on February 9, 2006 at 6:31 p.m..


SC: 09/02 Microsoft will issue seven security patches next week ... From MCS Safe Computing Bulletins on February 9, 2006 at 6:31 p.m..


SC: 09/02 Older versions of Windows face security threat Older versions of Windows which still use Internet Explorer versions IE 5.01 and 5.5 are at risk from a similar compromise to that patched in IE 6 early in 2006 - we reported this in detail at the time; now it seems that there is a published 'hacker' tool that can escalate attackers' privileges and take over a target machine ... From MCS Safe Computing Bulletins on February 9, 2006 at 5:30 p.m..


UNIXhelp This resource offers guidance to users of the UNIX operating system. Starting with the basics of logging on and entering commands, the guide moves on to explain how to control access to files and write shell scripts. A searchable index and a glossary of key terms accompany this resource. Instructions are given on how to install UNIXhelp locally. From EEVL New Learning Materials on February 9, 2006 at 1:30 p.m..


Temas en Algebra Lineal Este sitio amplía las relaciones unidireccionales existentes entre los sistemas lineales que solucionan ecuaciones, inversión de matrices, y programación lineal. Los enlaces adicionales permiten al usuario entender el todo y las partes de estos temas. Los objetivos son tanto la unificación teórica así como también los progresos en aplicaciones. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 9, 2006 at 10:30 a.m..


Videoconferencing Training The content in this website is intended for the University of Georgia (UGA) College of Education (COE) Faculty, Staff and Students. Although, it will be beneficial for anyone interested in learning about videoconferencing. It is intended to explain, in everyday language, the videoconferencing operations, practices and procedures that you will need most often. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 9, 2006 at 10:30 a.m..


Newsforge review Open Source Portfolio Initiative (OSP) and find it "comparable to WebCT" Newsforge is carrying a (technically rather than pedadogical) review of Open Source Portfolio Initiative (OSP) which they compare to WebCT (which is to be phased out after being purchased by Blackboard). One of the largest open source projects in academia is the Open Source Portfolio Initiative (OSP) -- a specialized content manage From StuartYeates's blog on February 9, 2006 at 5:00 a.m..


Getting to the Future First A report by Adelaide Thinker in Residence, Baroness Professor Susan Greenfield outlining recommendations for improving science literacy and awareness, including the Australian Science Media Centre, a project designed to 'twin' scientists with teachers; the Science Outside The Square series of public events; and the creation of a Graduate Certificate in Neuroscience specifically for teachers. From EdNA Online on February 9, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..


Ohio State University WebGarden This resource has been developed by the Department of Horticulture and Crop Science at The Ohio State University. The site offers a wide range of multimedia resources, including illustrated plant dictionary with 1,200 entries and a downloadable plant database for handhelds. The PlantFacts databasesearches for content from over 46 university and government sources. From EdNA Online on February 9, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..


Funding Available for E-learning Networks Funding opportunities currently exist for training providers within the national training system to facilitate an e-learning professional development online network. Through the national training system's e-learning strategy, the 2005-2006 Australian Flexible Learning Framework, funding will be available for up to 20 online networks. The networks will provide support and professional development for individuals and organisations involved in implementing e-learning in the delivery of education and training across a range of areas and to a variety of different groups. E-learning Networks ap From EdNA Online on February 9, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..


45th Annual Queensland Training Awards Nominations Now Open The QTA,s reward the state's top apprentices, trainees, vocational students, school-based students, training providers, employers and small businesses in a range of 14 categories. Nine categories are judged and awarded firstly at a regional level, with winners moving onto the state judging process. Five categories are contested at the state level only. An audience of close to 700 people attended last year’s presentations. Nominations for this year close 31 March 2006. From EdNA Online on February 9, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..


22nd Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning This 22nd annual conference will focus on how to design, teach and manage learning environments using the latest technologies. The conference addresses the needs of educators, trainers, managers and designers from throughout the world who are involved in the application of technology to the teaching and learning process and in the planning, administration, and management of distance education programs. From EdNA Online on February 9, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..


Australia Now - Indigenous Australians Excel in Many Fields - Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has brief information about indigenous Australians who have made their mark in many fields, including academia, literature, music, dance and sport. Oodgeroo Nunukul, Kevin Gilbert, Mark Ella, and Nova Peris-Kneebone are a few of the people featured. From EdNA Online on February 9, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..


Australia - Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade gives an overview of Australia, its government, indigenous Australians, immigration and cultural diversity, the Australian economy, business environment and industries. Science and innovation in Australia, communications, transport and the media, healthcare, Australian culture and the arts are also covered. From EdNA Online on February 9, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..


Skills Formation Task Force Public Call for Submissions Reforming Western Australia’s current apprenticeship and traineeship systems is the subject of a series of public forums to be held across the state during February and March. The public and industry stakeholders are being invited to either attend a forum or to make a submission based on the consultation paper developed during the research phase of the project aimed at addressing the state’s skills shortages. Papers will be accepted by post or email up to close of business 7 April 2006. From EdNA Online on February 9, 2006 at 1:30 a.m..


AGIMO Names New Open Source Preacher After a small reshuffle resulting in four branches instead of three, the Australian Government Management Information Office (AGIMO) has given the task of communicating open source developments to senior manager Brian Stewart. Manager of AGIMO's strategic direction branch, Stewart's first assignment will be this year's Linuxworld conference and expo in Sydney next month where he will deliver a keynote address on 'open source and the Australian government'. Computerworld, 9 February 2006 From EdNA Online on February 9, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..


Raptivity - Rapid Interactivity Made Easy This Webinar addresses: How to leverage Raptivity to produce highly interactive content rapidly and inexpensively across many eLearning development tools and various other applications such as Power Point and on your web site. You will learn: about Raptivity; Examples of interactivities created using Raptivity; Benefits of rapid interactivity building; How to create interactive courses using Raptivity;Advanced features of Raptivity. From EdNA Online on February 9, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..


2006 Tasmanian Learning and Skills Authority Conference The theme for the 2006 Tasmanian Learning and Skills Authority Conference is 'transition'. From EdNA Online on February 9, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..


Malawi Children Education Foundation Inc The Malawi Children Education Foundation Inc: was founded with the intent to serve the Malawi community and enhance the quality of life for young Malawians by supporting programs that invest in the education of children. The site contains a country profile, folktales and a map of Malawai. From Recent Items on February 9, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..


WAVE 3.0 - Web Accessibility Versatile Evaluator This web accessibility tool was developed at the Temple University Institute on Disabilities, based on the work of Dr. Leonard Kasday, and WebAIM (Web Accessibility in Mind) at the Center for Persons with Disabilities (CPD) at Utah State University. There are four methods of using the WAVE: Method 1: Submit the URI of a page; Method 2: Upload a page; Method 3: Install WAVE toolbar in browser; Method 4: Add WAVE bookmarklet to browser. From EdNA Online on February 8, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..


Northern Territory Introduces Back to School Payment A $50 Back to School Payment Scheme has been introduced by the Northern Territory government commencing Term 1 2006. The payment has been established to help families offset the cost of textbooks, stationery, school uniforms, and other essential school items. Parents or guardians of each student from Transition to Year 12 in the Northern Territory are entitled to receive one $50 voucher per student - to be distributed by the student's school. From EdNA Online on February 8, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..


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