First Click Grants Program - Western Australia The First Click grants program was established to provide learning materials and community based grants aimed at people wanting to take their first steps towards computer literacy. A variety of not-for-profit, community-based organisations have been funded to deliver training. The closing date for submitting applications is 11:00am WST on Thursday 4 May 2006. From EdNA Online on March 23, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..
National Parenting Conference In line with the goals of the Children, Youth and Women's Health Service, this conference will improve opportunities to prevent illness and promote health by providing professionals with additional capacity to promote and support the emotional and mental health and well-being of parents. Themes of the conference include the following areas: Fathers, Parent Education, Parenting Teenagers, Parenting children with a disability, and Cultural difference in parenting. From EdNA Online on March 23, 2006 at 9:30 p.m..
REonline: Resources for Infants - Easter This website from REonline contains an interactive Easter story for young children. From EdNA Online on March 23, 2006 at 9:30 p.m..
Yacapaca Update It's been a slow week for change on Yacapaca; just a couple of announcements:
Easter North Ayrshire Education Resource Service has a page that contains links to information about the symbols and customs of Easter, The Easter story, colour-ins, crafts, puzzles, lesson plans, food and Easter around the world. From EdNA Online on March 23, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..
DEST Endeavour Pakistan Awards Three hundred Endeavour scholarships will be available over the next five years for Pakistani nationals to undertake study, research or professional development in Australia. From EdNA Online on March 23, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..
Sustaining the Momentum: Directions for Interoperability in the VET Sector This 2005 report was commissioned by the Australian Flexible Learning Framework to review the progress of the Framework's interoperability focus to date and recommend directions and strategies for the future. Researched and written Jon Mason and Helen Galatis of education.au, the report finds that the strategic approach to date has been effective, and identifies areas in which the scope should be broadened to accommodate new requirements and diverse stakeholder interests. From EdNA Online on March 23, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..
E-standards for Training The VET Interoperability Framework is an initiative within the Australian Flexible Learning Framework for the National Vocational Education and Training System 2000-2004. This site includes recommended standards and guidelines, case studies, scenarios and best practice in achieving interoperability in both technical infrastructure and information systems. Also a reference section on standards, guidelines and organisations. From EdNA Online on March 23, 2006 at 7:30 p.m..
Government Initiatives on APY Lands Reports and publications concerning the Anangu Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara Lands, from the South Australian Department of the Premier and Cabinet, including the Yangapala - Anangu Youth Workers' Newsletter, Pitjantjatjara Land Rights and progress reports. From EdNA Online on March 23, 2006 at 4:30 p.m..
Really Rembrandt? The magnificent Rijksmuseum in Rembrandt’s home city of Amsterdam has been undergoing major renovation. So has the museum’s always marvelous website. The online feature here is from a current exhibit at the Rijksmuseum called Really Rembrandt? This online special by the same name employs the finest techniques of digital imaging to explore the subtleties of [...] From Golden Swamp on March 23, 2006 at 10:30 a.m..
Microlearning 2006: Learning and Working in New Media Environments MICROLEARNING 2006 provides a multidisciplinary forum for intensive discussions on innovative approaches to and best practices in learning, teaching and gaining knowledge in the new media environments. This opportunity offers exposure to new ideas about micromedia and elearning 2.0, about blogs and smartphones, about the Wireless Web 2.0 and microcontent, about m-learning and e-learning, about emerging new workflows and lifestreams both of knowledge workers and the mobile youth, about ways of splitting knowledge in "microactivities"/"microimpulses" and reframing it in the mind of the media use From EdNA Online on March 23, 2006 at 4:06 a.m..
Scriptwriting with a Wiki Students use a wiki (a Web site that allows users to add and edit content collectively) to write a one-act play. From EdNA Online on March 23, 2006 at 3:19 a.m..
Free Teachers Preview and Barbecue Bring the whole family to the teachers preview of On the box: Great Moments in Australian television 1956-2006, featuring an appearance by Bananas in Pyjamas, a performance of the 1950s hit, the Dora Fay Davenport show 'Your key to domestic bliss', and a barbecue lunch. From EdNA Online on March 23, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..
Tools and Strategies Information, instructions and downloads for tools and strategies and models of learning from the Quality Improvement project of the NSW Country Areas Program. Includes: Action Plan, Affinity Diagram, Alphabet Key, Bar Key, Bloom's Taxonomy, Bone Diagram, Brainstorm, Capacity Matrix, Concensogram, Fishbone, Five Whys, Force Field Analysis, Gantt Chart, Global Cafe, Hot Potato, Human Graph, If Then, Impact Grid, Jigsaw, KWL, Lotus Diagram, Mind Map, Multiple Intelligences, Multi-Voting, NGT (Nominal Group Technique), Pairing, Parking Lot, PCQ, PERT, Plus / Delta, PMI (Plus Minus Interesting From EdNA Online on March 23, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..
Using Online Assessment to Inform Teaching and Learning in Primary and Secondary Classrooms In his conference presentation at the ACER Research Conference, Using Data to Support Learning in August 2005, Professor Jim Tognolini, ACER's Research Director, Systems and School Testing, described the iAchieve instrument and demonstrated how the feedback can be used to inform teaching and learning as well as describing planned future developments. He explained that the development of iAchieve combined internet technology with the latest advances in assessment theory to provide schools and students with a powerful tool to support learning at school and at home. From EdNA Online on March 23, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..
PLAN Australia Plan Australia is a child-centred community development organisation, working with children and young people to raise Australian community support, awareness and action through fundraising, community education and advocacy campaigns; support priority projects in East and Southern Africa and Asia; and participate in research and policy debate. From Recent Items on March 23, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..
Education the Best Filter for Young Australians on the Internet The research demonstrated variable filter performance across the different categories of restricted content. Even the most effective filter in terms of accuracy, only blocked 76 per cent of the selected list of potentially offensive URLs used in the testing. From EdNA Online on March 23, 2006 at 1:30 a.m..
Philosophy in Schools In an effort to enable students to think outside of the square, for the first time in Singapore, the Singapore Teachers' Union will be organizing a 2 day Conference on "Philosophy in Schools: Developing a Community of Inquiry". This forum aims to promote students' abilities on complex thinking, reasoning abilities, critical thinking and creative thinking. Experts from USA, New Zealand and Australia and Singapore universities are invited as keynote speakers. From EdNA Online on March 23, 2006 at 1:30 a.m..
Australian Red Cross National Poster Competition The competition is open to Australian primary and secondary aged students. Be a part of the fun, find out more about the Red Cross and at the same time discover how you can help make a difference. From EdNA Online on March 23, 2006 at 1:30 a.m..
PLAN Australia Charity Organisation Plan Australia is a child-centred community development organisation, working with children and young people to raise Australian community support, awareness and action through fundraising, community education and advocacy campaigns; support priority projects in East and Southern Africa and Asia; and participate in research and policy debate. From EdNA Online on March 23, 2006 at 1:02 a.m..
Venn Diagram Worksheet Maker A tool that generates a Venn diagram with two circles. Enter main topic needed for each circle and the similarities between the topics. From EdNA Online on March 23, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..
New JISC Publication Explores the Design of Learning Spaces A new JISC publication will soon be arriving on managers' desks. Designing Spaces for Effective Learninâ€™, launched recently at the JISC conference in Birmingham, features some innovative designs of physical learning spaces in further education as well as higher education institutions. The focus is on the way technologies can transform space utilisation, as well as merely being 'fitted into' the design. JISC News, 15 Mar 2006 From EdNA Online on March 23, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..
Australian Government Minister for Vocational and Technical Training This site contains the media centre and latest news for the Australian Government Minister for Vocational and Technical Education. From EdNA Online on March 23, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..
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