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Governments and Communities in Partnership: Call for Practitioner Presentations The call for practitioner presentations for the 2006 Governments and Communities in Partnership conference is open until April 30, 2006. Applications are open to present: a case study; a narrative on a current program; a model or funding innovation; or a discussion of a governance question or problem. From EdNA Online on April 6, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


ESOS Evaluation Information Sessions The second round of the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) information sessions will be held around the country in April and May. This is an opportunity for the international education industry to learn about, and provide feedback on, the proposed changes to the revised National Code for Registration Authorities and Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students (the National Code). Information session dates are available from the Australian Education International website. From EdNA Online on April 6, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Successful ASISTM Projects Announced Science, technology and mathematics classes in Australian schools will be revitalised with $7.5 million in funding for 99 new projects to be trialled nationally. The Australian School Innovation in Science, Technology and Mathematics (ASISTM) initiative is part of the Australian Government's commitment to ensure Australia can build upon its scientific and technological capabilities. The innovative projects will pioneer new approaches in the key learning areas of science, technology and mathematics that other schools across the country could adopt. From EdNA Online on April 6, 2006 at 9:30 p.m..


Goodbye Mr Chips Konrad Glogowski is my all-time favourite educational blogger. Partly this is because he posts so rarely that he's easy to follow, but mainly it's because he's a teacher not a techie. Konrad's latest post is a real treat. He's talking about how he responds to his students' writing, and gives an example of a lengthy and encouraging response This is probably one of you From Chalkface: Blog on April 6, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


Your Connection to 75 Years of The Accounting Review 75 years of The Accounting Review connected to your desk. You now have access to a bibliography that contains links to thousands of JSTOR full text Accounting Review articles from 1926-2000. Note that there are two links for each article. The Non USF user link should work for you and your students. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 6, 2006 at 7:30 p.m..


Introduction to Animal Nutrition An introductory unit for teaching animal nutrition. The unit lists 15 daily lessons and includes five detailed lesson plans. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 6, 2006 at 7:30 p.m..


Critical Literary Theory Jump Page I am collecting sites that have helped me with my graduate class on literary criticism. I have entered many (but not all) of them into MERLOT, but my site is a nice place where they are all located in one place. Some are very specific and thus short, while one could get lost in others due to their complexity. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 6, 2006 at 7:30 p.m..


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Introduction to Meats and Meat Judging A unit plan that includes meat identification and meat judging. Included are five detailed daily lesson plans. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 6, 2006 at 7:30 p.m..


Math Methods Lesson Plan Creation and Self-Assessment A process and lesson plan for a pre-service math methods course involving the use of technology to design a lesson and self-evaluate according to contemporary pedagogical math strategies. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 6, 2006 at 7:30 p.m..


South Dakota Waterfowl A unit for teaching waterfowl for the upper great plains. Five detailed lessons include color pictures for identification. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 6, 2006 at 7:30 p.m..


magic squares this site provided excellent information for our section on magic squares. This site gives a brief history of magic squares, some explanation of how magic squares work the many different types of magic squares, different formulas for answering different types of magic squares and famous magic squares such as the one in Albrecht Durer’s Melancholia I. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 6, 2006 at 7:30 p.m..


Mayan Numeration : This web site was extremely useful in my report on Mayan numeration. This site provides great information on Mayan numeration such as the background of the counting system devised using only three symbols, how you read the symbols and how the Mayan Numeration system works. It also contains many helpful charts and pictures. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 6, 2006 at 7:30 p.m..


: Pascal’s Triangle This site give extremely useful information on Pascal’s great triangle like its construction, the sum of rows, prime numbers, the hockey stick pattern, magic 11’s and the Fibonnacci sequence. Very informative. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 6, 2006 at 7:30 p.m..


WristWand Weaves Magical Cure for Weary Laptop Users? The WristWand was created to treat Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI), a condition which many over zealous notebook users are painfully familiar with. From Read laptop reviews and notebook news at the laptops weblog - Laptopical on April 6, 2006 at 1:30 p.m..


Tsunamis Quiz The 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami made us more aware of the power of this natural phenomenon. Read about tsunamis and then try this twelve question quiz from the Global Education website, which is designed for upper primary and lower secondary students. From Recent Items on April 6, 2006 at 11:30 a.m..


Human Anatomy and Histology Courseware This site contains six different tutorials/atalses on human anatomy and histology. The Histology Lab Manual contains both text and images of human tissues. The images are interactive; clicking on a list of terms highlights them on the image. The interactive Neuroanatomy study reference contains numerous brain images with interactive annotations. The Vitual Reality Brain Project allows you to manipulate and interact with images of the human brain. 3D Visible Human Dissections uses images from the Visible Human Project to show movies of sections through an area of the body. The Human Anatomy Dis From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 6, 2006 at 7:30 a.m..


SC: 06/04 New flaw found in Internet Explorer A flaw has been found in the Internet Explorer web browser which allows malicious users (often known as phishers) to fake the contents of the address bar by creating a maliciously crafted website ... From MCS Safe Computing Bulletins on April 6, 2006 at 5:31 a.m..


Victorian Department of Human Services - Early Childhood Services Early Childhood Services (Victoria) includes programs for child care (family day care, long day care, out-of-school care), kindergarten, Early Childhood Intervention Services, Primary School Nursing, and Maternal and Child Health Services. The program is responsible for the flagship program Best Start, and the Child Health Record. From EdNA Online on April 6, 2006 at 5:30 a.m..


Take Time: A Lifelong Learning Radio Initiative with Online Learning Resources Take Time is a weekly radio program, planned and produced as a lifelong learning initiative for the Community Radio Network in Australia. Take Time makes increasing use of the internet to make available online audiofiles (mp3) and print-related resources (pdf) for learners across Australia. From EdNA Online on April 6, 2006 at 4:30 a.m..


International Year of Exchange - Australia and Japan A new Theme Page has been included within EdNA Online with topics to support the 2006 Australia-Japan International Year of Exchange. Resources include culture, history, learning quests and other interesting facts. From EdNA Online on April 6, 2006 at 4:30 a.m..


Queensland Department of Communities - Early Years Strategy The Queensland government aims to develop a new child and family support framework that delivers the 'right service at the right time' in areas of health, childcare and education. A discussion paper 'Towards an Early Years Strategy' is available to download. From EdNA Online on April 6, 2006 at 4:30 a.m..


Young People, Wellbeing and Communication Technologies The Health Promotion Framework 2005-2007, released by VicHealth has identified Information and Communication Technologies as playing an increasingly significant role in social and economic determinants of young people's mental health. From EdNA Online on April 6, 2006 at 4:30 a.m..


Killer Water Weed The CSIRO's Australia Advances video, Killer Water Weed, describes the use of a water hyacinth weevil that will help to clear the waterways of Papua New Guinea. It takes 2:15 minutes to show. From Recent Items on April 6, 2006 at 4:30 a.m..


2006 e-Government Strategy: Responsive Government: A New Service Agenda. The 2005-06 e-government strategy, Responsive Government: A New Service Agenda, is about strategically applying ICT to improve and reform underlying government processes. The strategy charts how the government will build on progress in e-government to date, and how government will progress towards the vision of connected and responsive government by 2010. A more connected approach to service delivery will mean more efficient government. Greater use of online, electronic and voice-based service delivery will help reduce costs. More targeted and strategic investments in technology will result in From EdNA Online on April 6, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..


2006 Study Scholarship Winners Successful applicants have been announced for the 2006 round of scholarships for school career advisers to participate in study or industry placements. The scholarships support professional development for school career advisers by providing them with opportunities to gain skills, knowledge and experience. From EdNA Online on April 6, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..


Discover Information Geographically (DIG) Discover Information Geographically (DIG) is a tool for searching for information about places by geographic extent, content type, content theme or searchword, or browse through all of the available metadata documents. From Recent Items on April 6, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..


ACIL Australia ACIL specialises in the management of aid projects in developing countries through an integrated team effort of clients, communities, agencies and ACIL staff. They have managed projects in sectors including: credit and economics, education and training, gender and community Development, governance, health, infrastructure, water supply, law, natural resources and environment in Asia, the Pacific and Africa. From Recent Items on April 6, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..


ClustrMaps Hit Counter Map Clustr Maps provide a free thumbnail hit counter map showing locations of all visitors to a website. Used on a school or collaborative project website, this tool could spark student interest in world geography and global issues. From Recent Items on April 6, 2006 at 2:06 a.m..


Call for Presenters - Pathways 8 Conference Applications are now open for presenters for the 2006 Pathways 8 Conference. The conference will focus on what can be done now to enhance successful education and career outcomes for students with a disability. Applications close 5pm Friday 26th May 2006. From EdNA Online on April 6, 2006 at 2:05 a.m..


Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture Foundation House is committed to providing support for refugees and asylum seekers who have experienced torture and trauma prior to their arrival in Australia. It aims to help clients recover from past abuses and build new lives in safety and with dignity. From Recent Items on April 6, 2006 at 2:05 a.m..


Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarship Scheme The Royal College of Nursing is the fund administrator for this scholarship scheme funded through the Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (OATSIH). The Scheme provides financial assistance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who undertake the study of Nursing, Medicine, Allied Health, Certificate III and IV or Diploma and Advanced Diploma Aboriginal Health Worker Course or Health Management at an educational institution/University/Registered Training Organisation (RTO). The Scheme offers students scholarships worth $15,000 per annum for the usual term of the cour From EdNA Online on April 6, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..


South Australian Training Awards The South Australian Training Awards recognise outstanding achievers in vocational education and training (VET). There are 11 categories including the new School based New Apprentice of the Year category. Nominations close 31 May 2006. From EdNA Online on April 6, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..


Australasian Aquaculture Conference 2006 The theme for the conference is 'Innovation in Aquaculture'. It will provide a forum for educators, students, aquaculture farmers, processors, business operators, equipments suppliers, scientists, consultants and government representatives to meet and discuss the latest advances and innovations in the industry. From EdNA Online on April 5, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..


Agri-Food National Symposium 2006 The Symposium will be an opportunity to shape national policy and decision-making regarding industry skills, workforce and development requirements for the Agri-Food industry. It will inform delegates of projects and training package reviews, developments and objectives. From EdNA Online on April 5, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..


2006 National Civics & Citizenship Education Forum The Australian Curriculum Studies Association (ACSA) has been commissioned by the Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST) to organise the 2006 National Civics and Citizenship Forum. The forum aims to maintain and raise the national profile of Civics and Citizenship education in schools by: providing exemplars of good practice civics and citizenship education in Australian schools; highlighting the resources being developed and; providing information about national assessment, Statements of learning and human rights education. From EdNA Online on April 5, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..


2006 National Values Education Forum The Australian Curriculum Studies Association (ACSA) has been commissioned by the Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST) to organise the 2006 National Values Education Forum 'Values Education in Practice: Building Capacity in Australian Schools'. The forum aims to: share good practice in values education in Australian schools; involve student voice in values education; facilitate discussion about future directions for values education; explore the implementation of the National Framework for Values Education in Australian Schools, and; update participants on development From EdNA Online on April 5, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..


Agri-Food Industry Skill Council This Council seeks to sustain and enhance high-quality, nationally-recognised training products and services for the agri-food industry. The council represents the broad interests of all agri-food industry sectors through its Board and industry standing committees. From EdNA Online on April 5, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..


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