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Y.E.A.H - Youth Empowerment Against HIV/AIDS Founded in March 2005, Y.E.A.H. is the first Australian non-profit health promotion organisation solely focused on promoting HIV & AIDS awareness to the general community with a focus on young people. Operating voluntarily, Y.E.A.H. is working on several collaborative projects incorporating the arts as the vehicle to deliver the message. From EdNA Online on March 6, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Bill Targets Bullying Over Internet In the USA a new bill seeks to help public school administrators curb one of the newest forms of bullying. From EdNA Online on March 6, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


Are You an Expert? This piece provides perspective on how to think about experts. The author addresses some basic questions, including: What is an expert? What characteristics do experts share? Where do experts tend to do well and where do they do poorly? Does the world of investing have experts? From EdNA Online on March 6, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


Twitch Speed Marc Prensky author of Digital Game-Based Learning, discusses 'Twitch Speed' a phenonomen of the digital age. Prensky argues that students do not suffer from short attention spans, that they actually have developed through games to expect faster delivery of content. From EdNA Online on March 6, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


Games2Train Games2Train's mission is to provide a more effective solution to training, marketing, and communication by bringing the engagement of videogames and computer games to as many learning processes as possible. From EdNA Online on March 6, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


ICL 2006 - Interactive Computer Aided Learning This interdisciplinary conference aims to focus on the exchange of relevant trends and research results as well as the presentation of practical experiences gained while developing and testing elements of interactive computer aided learning. From EdNA Online on March 6, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


RLG - a International, Not-for-profit Organization of Libraries, Archives and Museums RLG supports researchers and learners worldwide by expanding access to research materials held in libraries, archives, and museums. Founded in 1974 by The New York Public Library and Columbia, Harvard, and Yale universities. RLG is governed and run by its members, staff and board of directors. It is headquartered in Mountain View, California. From EdNA Online on March 6, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


ArchiveGrid - Open the Door to History Users can search through historical documents, personal papers, and family histories held in archives around the world. Thousands of libraries, museums, and archives have contributed nearly a million collection descriptions to ArchiveGrid. Researchers searching ArchiveGrid can learn about the many items in each of these collections, contact archives to arrange a visit to examine materials, and order copies. ArchiveGrid is a service of RLG, a not-for-profit membership organization of over 150 universities, national libraries, archives, historical societies, and other institutions with remarkabl From EdNA Online on March 6, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


GUHSD -- Algebra 1 -- Beginning Algebra -- Video Tutorials This site provides some instructional videos and a multitude of instructional PowerPoint presentaitons for beginning algebra concepts From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 6, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


Atomic Learning: TI-84 Silver Edition Calculator Vidoes Atomic Learning, an award-winning provider of affordable web-based software training and tutorials, has expanded its offerings to include tutorials for the TI-84 Plus family of graphing calculators. These quick, web-based tutorials answer students and educators most common questions on the TI-84 Plus, covering subjects such as graphing basics, working with lists, manipulating data, saving and transferring data, and troubleshooting. Twenty free tutorials are available on the Atomic Learning website, plus Atomic Learning subscribers also have access to more movies for additional help with the TI From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 6, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


MIT OpenCourseWare -- Differential Equations This course includes lecture notes, assignments, problems for group work in recitation, and a full set of lecture videos. These video lectures of Professor Arthur Mattuck teaching 18.03 were recorded live in the Spring 2003. Professor Mattuck has inspired and informed generations of MIT students with his engaging lectur From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 6, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


GUHSD -- Algebra 2 Video Tutorials This site provides videos and PowerPoint presentations for a multitude of Algebra 2/ Intermediate Algebra/ College Algebra topics. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 6, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


Yacapaca slips past 2500 and I fail to notice Yacapaca passed the 2500 registered teachers mark mid-last week - in fact as I write we have 2681 teacher members. A quick sample of the data suggests that approx 75% are from UK secondary school, and that each school has an average of 1.5 teachers registered. That would indicate that 1340 UK Secondary Schools now use Yacapaca, which is just over 25% of the total. But the number I'm really proud of is the 77,533 students currently registered. That's how many kids are now being more effectively educated through Yacapaca. From Chalkface: Blog on March 6, 2006 at 5:30 p.m..


Why do we need to teach media literacy to media savvy kids? Kids may be savvy when it comes to using and consuming media, but they don't always know how different media work. Although media literacy is part of the school curriculum, many teachers teach with or through, rather than about, the media. One of the biggest challenges is to get media literacy into programs for initial teacher education. From OISE/UT's Ask the Experts on March 6, 2006 at 5:30 p.m..


ICANN fails (again) ICANN has failed, yet again, to remove VeriSign as a single point of failure for a huge portion of the DNS, thus adding weight to China's moves to create their own top level domains. The DNS is the system used for mapping human-readable names such as "connect.educause.edu" into numeric addresses such as 69.33.160.71 which are used by route From StuartYeates's blog on March 6, 2006 at 8:31 a.m..


http://www.bridgeweb.com/home/index.cfm Bridgeweb.com is a website that involves much information about bridges in general and other information such as news and newsletters, upcoming events and even recruitment for bridge design and construction. The site is very user friendly and by this I mean that all important information such as links is placed right at the top of the site and they are clearly visible to the user. Each page that comes up in the site is brief but still holds valuable information for the user. There is no excessive reading required or having to scroll up and down numerous pages just to find a general idea of wha From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 6, 2006 at 8:30 a.m..


Dental From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 6, 2006 at 8:30 a.m..


Bridge Design Bridgeweb.com is a website that involves much information about bridges in general and other information such as news and newsletters, upcoming events and even recruitment for bridge design and construction. The site is very user friendly and by this I mean that all important information such as links is placed right at the top of the site and they are clearly visible to the user. Each page that comes up in the site is brief but still holds valuable information for the user. There is no excessive reading required or having to scroll up and down numerous pages just to find a general idea of wha From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 6, 2006 at 8:30 a.m..


Geek Chic? - Imation Flash Wristband This useful computer accessory fits snugly around your wrist, and comes with 256 MB of storage space. From Read laptop reviews and notebook news at the laptops weblog - Laptopical on March 6, 2006 at 8:30 a.m..


Australian Suicide Research Recognised by WHO The Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention (AISRAP) at Griffith University has been officially designated a World Health Organisation (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Suicide Prevention. AISRAP becomes only the second such centre in the world to hold the WHO distinction. It will drive research and practice to overcome the problem of suicide, especially in the Western Pacific Region, which has some of the highest rates of suicide in the world. From EdNA Online on March 6, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..


New Indigenous Traineeship Macquarie University has launched a groundbreaking Indigenous traineeship program, with the inaugural intake of six trainees starting work last month. The University has devoted nearly $1 million over the next four years to the program, which is the first of its kind in the Australian higher education sector. The program incorporates a range of features designed to combat the particular challenges facing Indigenous Australians entering the workforce. The 2006 intake saw four positions in business administration filled, as well as one position each in information technology and laboratory scien From EdNA Online on March 6, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..


University of California Berkeley Webcast Courses The following webcasts are available: Foundations of American Cyberculture, Structural Aspects of Biomaterials, Structural Aspects of Biomaterials (Discussion), Introduction to Chemistry, Operating Systems and System Programming, The Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs, Data Structures, Machine Structures, Economic Analysis - Microeconomics, Digital Image Processing, Solid State Devices, Solid State Devices (Discussion), Advanced Analog Integrated Circuits, Advanced Digital Integrated Circuits, Introduction to Microelectronic Circuits, Crossroads of Earth Resources and Society, W From EdNA Online on March 6, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..


Manchester Magic: The Commonwealth Games Manchester Magic: The Commonwealth Games This level 3 unit, intended for years 5-6, provides an introduction to the Commonwealth Games with a focus on the Manchester 2002 games. Students explore a range of sites to learn about Commonwealth Games heroes in the past and present. From EdNA Online on March 6, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..


wickED - Theme: Sea A collection of activities around oceans, for both the younger and an older student. The projects listed could be adapted to suit the Australian curriculum. From EdNA Online on March 6, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..


6th Annual Symposium on Intellectual Property - Copyright at a Crossroads: The Impact of Mass Digitization on Copyright and Higher Education Hosted by The Center for Intellectual Property at University of Maryland University College. The conference will discuss issues such as: How will higher education morph in coming years—and how has it already changed—as digital archives are built and expanded upon our campuses? What will be the parameters and responsibilities of scholarship as the academy becomes ever more digital and digitized? How might our relationships to our disciplines, repositories of knowledge, diverse media providers, and even each other alter as the waves of digital content multiply, swell, and flow through the ac From EdNA Online on March 6, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..


Digital Preservation Management: Short-Term Solutions to Long-Term Problems Cornell University Library is offering a digital preservation training program with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The workshop targets managers at organizations that are facing the digital preservation challenge and highlights the need for the integration of organizational and technological issues to devise an appropriate approach. This limited-enrollment workshop has a registration fee of $750 per participant. Online registration is now open on the workshop website: http://www.library.cornell.edu/iris/dpworkshop/ From EdNA Online on March 6, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..


Creating Accessible Teaching and Support (CATS) The CATS Project has established a framework for good practice that provides information and resources to assist universities to create equitable access for students with disability and to comply with the Disability Discrimination Act and the Disability Standards for Education. The site is of interest to Academics; Senior Administrators; Service Managers; and Disability Practitioners. From EdNA Online on March 6, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..


American Students Suspended Over Web Site Threats 20 Californian students are being investigated over graphic threats against a classmate on a popular web site blog. From EdNA Online on March 6, 2006 at 1:30 a.m..


Libre Software and Libre Knowledge in Education: Quick Guide to Podcasting for Windows Users This guide will assist the novice learn more about podcasting. Including terminology, free software, and step by step instructions on creating an audio file. From EdNA Online on March 6, 2006 at 1:30 a.m..


United Through the Games - Integrated Units United through the Games – Integrated units provides learning activities using an integrated approach for Beginning students through to Year 10. This resource supports teachers to utilise the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games as an authentic and exciting learning context. From EdNA Online on March 6, 2006 at 1:30 a.m..


Australian Research Resources Available from EdNA Online - 6 March 2006 Educators, researchers and students will have increased access to a wide range of educational and research resources following the signing of a memorandum of understanding between EdNA Online and the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) to link their databases. The two organisations will collaborate on the delivery of information services, which will enable the sharing of knowledge, research and learning content. As of 6 March ACER's EdResearch Online, a research repository of online articles from over 130 leading education journals, which contains bibliographical details an From EdNA Online on March 6, 2006 at 1:30 a.m..


AACC06 International Conference The 15th annual Careers Conference conducted by the Australian Association of Career Counsellors (AACC). Australian and international presenters will explore the theme: Reimagining Work; Living Dreams, Constructing Futures. From EdNA Online on March 6, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..


Review of Technological Protection Measures Exceptions In the digital age, ever-increasing amounts of material are available in an expanding number of formats. The DVD player, home PC, MP3 music player, mobile phone, game platform and pay-TV system are features of many Australian homes. The need of copyright owners to protect their work in the digital context has seen the development of a range of technological protection measures (TPMs). These are recognised and protected by Australian domestic copyright law and, with the signing of the Australia-United States Free Trade Agreement (AUSFTA), Australia has given further undertakings to protect thes From EdNA Online on March 6, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..


OpenDocument Format Alliance ODF Alliance seeks to promote and advance the use of OpenDocument Format (ODF). The alliance works globally to educate policymakers, IT administrators and the public on the benefits and opportunities of the OpenDocument Format, to help ensure that government information, records and documents are accessible across platforms and applications, even as technologies change today and in the future. From EdNA Online on March 5, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..


Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) ANZSOG was established by a consortium of Australian and New Zealand Governments, Universities and Business Schools that share a vision of creating a world-class institution which focuses on the needs of the government and community sectors. The School provides postgraduate programs to emerging leaders and senior executives in the public sector and government-related sectors. From EdNA Online on March 5, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..


Opera Higher Education Program Opera delivers a secure, fast and reliable internet browsing alternative at no cost to users. The site provides information of interest to universities and colleges, about the Opera software. From EdNA Online on March 5, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..


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