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Materials reviews from students A review this morning from Ste for Formative Assessment in Applied Business for the Double Award GCSE says "Average, lose the dodgy animations". What interests me isn't the fact that it's a negative review, but rather that it pretty obviously comes from a student. When we put reviews on the site, I expected a certain amount of vandalism from students. It happens, we clean it off promptly, no big deal. But I didn't e From Chalkface: Blog on March 24, 2006 at 7:33 p.m..

Spelling Bee Practice list List of words that could be helpful for spelling bees and training spelling champions of the future. Words are arranged alphabetically. This is US site so may have variations from Australian spelling. From EdNA Online on March 24, 2006 at 7:33 p.m..

Unlocking the World Unlocking the World manages the South Australian Department of Education and Children's Services' professional development programs, that are available to teachers and educators around the world. The programs combine relevant theory and practice to enhance classroom teaching, and include Developing literacy first, Supporting literacy, ESL in the Mainstream, ESL in the Mainstream for the Early Learner, Language and Literacy: Classroom Applications of Functional Grammar and Giftedness: Realising the Potential. From EdNA Online on March 24, 2006 at 8:30 a.m..

Word of the Day For many years now Merriam-Webster has provided a free Word of the Day service as open content for learning on the Internet. As the illustration above of today’s word macaroni shows, the service can be subscribed to by RSS, delivering the daily new word to your computer’s newsreader. Next we can expect the innovators at [...] From Golden Swamp on March 24, 2006 at 8:30 a.m..

Tux Penguin Tips - Linux on Your Laptop? Laptopical's Matt Brodsky unearths a useful resource for those looking to run a Linux OS on a notebook computer. From Read laptop reviews and notebook news at the laptops weblog - Laptopical on March 24, 2006 at 7:30 a.m..

VETASSESS - Working with Vocational and Higher Education in China Information Seminar Meet key individuals from major areas within the Chinese Ministry of Education and identify vocational and higher education departments within the Ministry?s current structure, their responsibilities and interactions. The limited number of places (max. 100 per day) will allow for optimum interaction with presenters and with other delegates. Expand your knowledge of Chinese education systems and contemporary issues including information regarding recently announced major reforms Increase your capacity to work with Chinese qualifications and to understand their structures, content and equivalenc From EdNA Online on March 24, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..

TEL-ME-MOR - The European Library Modular Extensions for Mediating Online Resources TEL-ME-MOR is a project funded by the European Commission under the Sixth Framework Programme of the Information Society Technologies (IST) Programme. The project is supporting the 10 national libraries from the New Member States, which are partners in the project, in becoming full members of The European Library, an initiative, established under the aegis of the Conference of European National Librarians (CENL), providing unified access to the electronic resources of the main European National Libraries as well as to other library services. From EdNA Online on March 24, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..

Early Childhood Education (Queensland Government) Early Childhood education in Queensland is concerned with curriculum and assessment of children in preschools and primary school grades 1-3. This site provides information on curriculum and practice, relevant policy and legislation, parent and carer information, general resources, and Education Queensland Initiatives. From EdNA Online on March 24, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..

Charles Sturt University - Student Services: Learning Skills Resources Resources include: General Study Skills Time Management: Study Planner; At Risk? Exams: Mature Students returning to Study; Countdown to exam time; Study Strategies Checklist; Referencing; Motivation, Time Use and Self Motivation; Essay Writing; Sentence beginners Punctuation; Conjunctions; Quotation marks; Task words; Capital letters; Signposts for essays; Apostrophes; The introductory paragraph; Colons and semi colons; The concluding paragraph; Dashes, hyphens and brackets; Commas; List words in syllables; Hints for remembering troublesome words; 1000 commonly misspelled policing words; Comm From EdNA Online on March 24, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..

TEL-ME-MOR - The Digital Future of Cultural and Scientific Heritage This international event will present the achievements and results of the TEL-ME-MOR project; provide a forum for discussion of the latest digital library developments in Europe and in the world; and highlight future research requirements and formulate concrete recommendations as to how the EU and international R&D agendas can lead to improving access to our common cultural heritage. From EdNA Online on March 24, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..

edna-for-schools Newsletter Theme: Gender Studies This fortnights newsletter has a theme of Gender Studies with a Key Learning Area focus on English and the Arts. From EdNA Online on March 24, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..

E-Hub for Indigenous E-learning A community e-learning centre, known as an e-Hub, which will provide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with greater education and training opportunities, has opened at Pippi Beach on the New South Wales north coast. Funding and support for the delivery of training for Indigenous learners to develop the e-Hub was provided by the national training system's e-learning strategy, the 2005 - 2006 Australian Flexible Learning Framework (Framework), through its Indigenous Engagement Project. This is the second e-Hub to open in the region. Through the e-Hub, learners are able to complet From EdNA Online on March 24, 2006 at 1:30 a.m..

Designing, Implementing, and Maintaining Digital Library Services and Collections with MyLibrary This manual is a part of system of files called MyLibrary, a database-driven website application intended to facilitate digital library collections and services. This manual is free software; users can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License From EdNA Online on March 24, 2006 at 1:30 a.m..

Towards 2020 Science The report sets out the challenges and opportunities arising from the increasing synthesis of computing and the sciences. It seeks to identify the requirements for technology to accelerate a decade of scientific advances, particularly those driven by computational sciences and the new kinds of science the synthesis of computing and the sciences is creating. Already this synthesis has led to new fields and advances spanning genomics and proteomics, earth sciences and climatology, nanomaterials, chemistry and physics. From EdNA Online on March 24, 2006 at 1:30 a.m..

8th Biennial National TAFE Child Studies Teachers' Conference 'Growing Conversations' is a conference designed to encourage dialogue on innovative professional practices that are current and relevant in the everyday work of a Child Studies TAFE/University teacher. Conference Themes include: National Perspectives, Changing Face of Students Work Based Learning, and Inspirational Teaching. From EdNA Online on March 24, 2006 at 1:30 a.m..

Training Sector Formu 2006 The Department of Further Education, Employment, Science and Technology invites you to their annual Training Sector Forum for 2006. The Forum will; provide professional development for practitioners including trainers, assessors, teachers and other training provider staff, showcase creative and responsive approaches to the planning, delivery and assessment in training, provide networking opportunities for practitioners and other stakeholders in the training sector. Streams include; Policy into practice, Fresh thinking – discoveries from research, Effective connections, Pathways – roads to From EdNA Online on March 24, 2006 at 1:30 a.m..

Qld Smart and Healthy Schools Grants As part of the Queensland State Government's Safe and Healthy Schools policy, grants are being offered to clusters of schools for innovative projects that increase students' participation in sport and physical activity in school settings. Applications must be submitted by Friday 2 June 2006. From EdNA Online on March 24, 2006 at 1:30 a.m..

Academic Writing: an Introductory Tutorial This tutorial has been developed by Charles Sturt University, to integrate key skill areas, such as critical thinking, reading and note-taking, writing and referencing, into the context of essay writing, the most common form of assessment at university. The activities selected represent the areas of most concern to students as they work through their assignments. They also represent the key features markers are looking for. From EdNA Online on March 24, 2006 at 1:30 a.m..

PhET - Physics Education Technology The site, developed by the University of Colorado, offers free, downloadable interactive physics simulations. Users who have developed concept questions, problem sets, lesson plans, and other educational activities based on PhET simulations that may be of use to others, are invited to contribute to the database. From EdNA Online on March 24, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..

2006/2007 Northern Territory Upskills Program Tender The Department of Business, Economic and Regional Development (DBERD) is seeking responses to the new Upskills tender for 2006/2007. Introduced in 2001, the Upskills Program offers existing Northern Territory small businesses opportunities to identify areas for improvement that can increase the capacity and capability of each enterprise. The tender component of the program is for business training and coaching and closes 2:00pm Wednesday 26 April 2006. From EdNA Online on March 24, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..

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