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2006 Primary e-Learning Grants All primary schools throughout Australia are invited to apply for a Commonwealth Bank Foundation e-Learning Grant in 2006. The e-Learning Grants aim to help develop literacy, numeracy and/or financial literacy skills in young Australians through e-Learning programs. 70 grants of $5,000 each are available. From EdNA Online on April 27, 2006 at 9:30 p.m..


Testing Astrology This suite of activities helps teachers and students to evaluate astrological claims. It includes charting the birthdays of U.S. presidents, comparing horoscopes in different newspapers, and a mixed-up horoscope activity. Also included on the site is a skeptical article about astrology and a bibliography of resources. This site is part of Project ASTRO, partially funded by NASA's Office of Space Science, which links astronomers and teachers in ongoing partnerships in 11 regional sites around the country. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 27, 2006 at 7:30 p.m..


Helix Nebula This Hubble Space Telescope image shows knots of gas surrounding a dying star in the Helix Nebula, the closest planetary nebula to Earth. You will find information about these knots and their relationship to the missing mass in our galaxy, or "dark matter." From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 27, 2006 at 7:30 p.m..


Hades simulation framework The website consists of a graphical editor, the discrete-event based simulation engine(s), libraries of simulation components, a design and library browser, and tools like waveform viewer and scripting shell. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 27, 2006 at 7:30 p.m..


Deep Impact Fact Sheet An overview of the Deep Impact Mission is provided on a fact sheet of two pages. The science objectives, implementation and description of the spacecraft and impactor are discussed. This fact sheet is appropriate for middle school through adult audiences. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 27, 2006 at 7:30 p.m..


Apache now the leading provider of secure web servers According to a recent netcraft survey, The Apache Software Foundation is now the leading provider of secure web servers. Their stable includes the Apache and Apache 2 workhorses and the Tomcat java web server and servlet engine. Netcraft sees the lowering of legal barrierStuartYeates's blog on April 27, 2006 at 11:31 a.m..


Herbie’s home on Fifth Avenue An orphan, rescued when only a few days in Maine, Herbie does not see very well — but otherwise his health is excellent. He lives at the Central Park Zoo on swishy Fifth Avenue. Herbie would undoubtedly say “no” to an escapist adventure like The Wild movie, but can be seen in his own video [...] From Golden Swamp on April 27, 2006 at 11:30 a.m..


Non-geeky guide to LDAP newsforge are carrying an excellent (and not too geeky) guide to LDAP. From StuartYeates's blog on April 27, 2006 at 10:31 a.m..


ABC Teaching Human Rights: Practical Activities for Primary and Secondary Schools ABC: Teaching Human Rights aims to serve as a user-friendly tool for human rights education covering a number of basic human rights areas. It offers practical advice to teachers and other educators who want to foster human rights awareness and action among primary and secondary school children, including suggestions for developing learning activities. Topics include: confidence and social respect, resolving conflicts, confronting discrimination, appreciating similarities and differences, fostering confidence and self-esteem, building trust, creating classroom rules, understanding human rights From Recent Items on April 27, 2006 at 10:30 a.m..


BBC 2.0: Radical Vision for the Future BBC Director of New Media and Technology defines a vision for the future including BBC iPlayer, and putting the BBC's entire programme catalogue online. The BBC is also running a competition to revamp the bbc.co.uk 2.0 website, asking the public to redesign the homepage to exploit the fuctionality and usability of services such as Flickr, YouTube, Technorati and Wikipedia. From EdNA Online on April 27, 2006 at 9:30 a.m..


Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs - Studying in Australia The Studying in Australia section of the Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs website provides an overview of Australia's student visa program; as well as information about student visa types and conditions, applying for a student visa, extending the stay, changing courses, working while studying, bringing family members, online applications, and other issues. From EdNA Online on April 27, 2006 at 5:30 a.m..


Adult Learning Australia 46th National Annual Conference This year's conference theme is 'Social Capital: Learning for Living'. International and national speakers will present on this theme and its application to learning in communities. The conference will also include interactive workshops and presentations as well as the Adult Learning Australia Awards. From EdNA Online on April 27, 2006 at 5:30 a.m..


Studying in Australia - Frequently Asked Questions This Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs webpage provides the answers to frequently asked questions posed by international students. It includes questions about visa/passport expiry, the language test, working while studying, travel arrangements, and application procedure to study in Australia. From EdNA Online on April 27, 2006 at 5:30 a.m..


World Library and Information Congress: 73rd IFLA General Conference The library and information sector needs to ensure that its service delivery is relevant to the real information needs of its clients. There are different 'worlds' that libraries service: educational (teaching and learning: primary, secondary and tertiary), research; business and economic intelligence; adult education and leisure; children; entertainment; creativity; political and development agendas. From EdNA Online on April 27, 2006 at 4:30 a.m..


Overseas Students - Working While Studying This Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs website provides information on the visa conditions for international students relating to working while studying. The site also explains how to apply to work while studying. From EdNA Online on April 27, 2006 at 4:30 a.m..


Information Online 2007 Information Online, a conference and exhibition for the online information industry in the Asia Pacific region, will address an array of themes from content management to digital rights management, from folksonomies to information security and from eReserves to web bridges. From EdNA Online on April 27, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..


WA Department for Community Development - Child Care This WA Community Resources Online website provides information on child care in Western Australia. It includes relevant legislation for child care, outside school hours care, and family day care. From EdNA Online on April 27, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..


Australian Aid: Promoting Growth and Stability (White Paper) The White Paper, Australian Aid: Promoting Growth and Stability provides the strategic framework to guide the direction and delivery of Australia's overseas aid program over the next ten years. A combination of infrastructure, health and education initiatives is a key feature of the White Paper. Australia will focus on getting more children into school for longer and for a better quality education. Increased health assistance will focuses on basic services for women and children and on tackling major diseases such as HIV/AIDS and malaria. Countries that demonstrate improved governance wil From Recent Items on April 27, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..


Parenting NSW This site is an initiative of the NSW Government, developed by the Department of Community Services Centre for Parenting and Research. It provides a parenting service directory - a comprehensive listing of agencies, programs and services in NSW to help parents, carers and families. The site also features latest research and publications, and online resources for parents and children. From EdNA Online on April 27, 2006 at 1:13 a.m..


Office for Women 2006-07 Time Use Research Fellowships The Australian Government Office for Women (OfW) is offering two Time Use Research Fellowships for 2006-07. The Fellowships are an exciting and valuable opportunity for an early post-doctoral academic researcher, or a person with a combination of qualifications and experience which is equivalent, to undertake full-time research using the Australian Bureau of Statistics(ABS) Time Use Survey data. From EdNA Online on April 27, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..


NSW Department of Community Services - How to Choose a Child Care Centre This NSW Department of Community Services website provides information for parents choosing a child care centre for their child. Parents are advised to check the centre's policies, activities program, accident/sickness procedures, record-keeping, and more. From EdNA Online on April 27, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..


Further Education Conference 2006 - Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE (NMIT) The theme of this conference, from NMIT's Faculty of Further Education, is 'Building Communities: Strengthening Educational Links'. It will focus on students, research projects and partnerships. The conference is a professional development opportunity for a broad range of educational practitioners and stakeholders, including adult educators. From EdNA Online on April 27, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..


Competent Children, Competent Learners This longitudinal study funded by the New Zealand Ministry of Education tracks the development of a group of NZ children from near 5 through school. It analyses the impact of different experiences and resources on a range of competencies, and what can help narrow the gaps between children. The key report 'Competent Learners @ 14' is available to download. The findings show reasonably strong connections between earlier performance and performance at age 14, and highlight the importance of: quality early childhood education; good early foundations for learning, particularly in reading From EdNA Online on April 27, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..


International College of Celebrancy This web site provides information about distance training courses in civil and secular celebrancy. Course information including specific modules is available on the web site. The site also provides resources for celebrants including articles and links of interest. From EdNA Online on April 27, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..


Continued Support for Aged Care Workers Training Personal care staff in small aged-care facilities in rural and isolated locations will receive support to improve their skills, with continued Australian Government funding over four years. The Support for Aged Care Training (SACT) program will provide personal care staff with relevant vocational education and training to assist them to upgrade their skills. The funding will cover course fees and expenditure such as travel and accommodation and the costs of backfilling while staff members are away attending training programs. 28 April 2006 From EdNA Online on April 26, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..


NSW Department of Community Services: Child Care Services In NSW, the Department of Community Services licenses, monitors and funds services for children from birth until start of formal schooling. The website provides information for parents and carers on child care centres and services. From EdNA Online on April 26, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..


Australian National Aviation Museum - Moorabbin Air Museum The Australian National Aviation Museum, is located at Moorabbin Airport near Melbourne Victoria and is recognised as Australia's only true National Aviation Museum. Owned and operated by the Australian Aircraft Restoration Group, a community based, not for profit Company, limited by Guarantee, the collection was established in 1962, and is the oldest volunteer Aviation Museum in Australia. Over the last 40 years, the museum has saved a number of significant examples of Australia's aviation heritage, and with nearly 50 aircraft on display, in storage or under restoration, the Museum From EdNA Online on April 26, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..


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