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NUMB3RS Activities A collection of classroom lessons related to the television show NUMB3RS. These activites can be used alone or in conjunction with viewing the television show. Several different activities of varying grade levels are available for each episode. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on May 1, 2006 at 5:30 p.m..

Classification Key A from-scratch taxonomic key that can be used with many specimens without as need for specialized knowledge (see link at bottom of page for more information). From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on May 1, 2006 at 5:30 p.m..

Premium Sheen Replacement Laptop Screens from ScreenTek ScreenTek's PixelBright service can transform your dull laptop display into a crisp, glossy screen. From Read laptop reviews and notebook news at the laptops weblog - Laptopical on May 1, 2006 at 1:15 p.m..

Manage Grid Resources with Condor Web Services This tutorial is intended to introduce the Web services interface of Condor by developing a Java technology-based Web services client and demonstrating the major functions of Condor exposed to clients through Web services. The Web services client will submit, monitor, and control jobs in a Condor environment. Knowledge of Java technology is assumed, as well as an understanding of the job submission and control processes of Condor. To run the examples or sample code in this tutorial, you need to download the Java SDK and Condor. The code examples are written in the Java language. Users are req From EEVL New Learning Materials on May 1, 2006 at 12:30 p.m..

Worldmapper Worldmapper is a collection of world maps, where territories are re-sized on each map according to the subject of interest. Subjects include: Land Area, Total Population, Total Births, Births Attended, Total Children, Total Elderly and historical and future population. From Recent Items on May 1, 2006 at 6:30 a.m..

Fulbright 2007 Symposium Applications Open The Australian-American Fulbright Commission offers a grant of $30,000 to an individual or group to host the Fulbright Symposium centred around a topic of current bi-national interest between Australia and the United States and engaging leading speakers from both countries. Applications close on Friday 28th July 2006. From EdNA Online on May 1, 2006 at 5:30 a.m..

Verb Conjugations Conjugations of Verbs From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on May 1, 2006 at 4:30 a.m..

CLASSZONE Instruction for Spanish Language Learners Wonderful site for practice in Spanish. Use the different links and different leveled units. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on May 1, 2006 at 4:30 a.m..

Management and Leadership: The Library as a Key Player (SLAV) The school library has always played a leading role in systems and resource management across the school. The emergence and convergence of knowledge management systems, learning and content management systems and virtual learning environments along with the introduction of the Victorian Essential Learning Standards and the Principles of Learning and Teaching, however, means that we are already starting to see a paradigm shift in schools. The presentations at this conference offer a range of experiences: from the e-learning specialist to the teacher-librarian in a small primary school, from the From EdNA Online on May 1, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..

Universities Admissions Centre (NSW & ACT) - Universities Admissions Index Information is provided about the Universities Admissions Index (UAI) in NSW. The Universities Admission Index (UAI) is a numerical measure of a student's overall academic achievement in the Higher School Certificate (HSC) in relation to that of other students. The UAI is calculated solely for use by institutions, either on its own or in conjunction with other selection criteria, to rank and select school leavers for admission. Answers to frequently asked questions are included. Links are provided to the 'You and Your UAI' booklet and a UAC 'how to' Guide for NSW HSC s From EdNA Online on May 1, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..

CCQG NSW - School Education Performance Report The NSW Council on the Cost and Quality of Government (CCQG) reports on the results of government activities (outcomes or 'accomplishments'), the activities undertaken (outputs or 'efforts') and the resources consumed in doing so ('inputs'). The School Education Performance Report outlines the performance of NSW Government agencies involved in public education. Data are provided on the outcomes of schooling, the resources allocated and the results that flow from the activities of the Department of Education and Training, the Office of the Board of Studies and some From EdNA Online on May 1, 2006 at 1:30 a.m..

Teaching Science in Australia The quality of Year 8 science teaching in Australia has been endorsed by the latest findings from the Third International Mathematics and Science (TIMSS) 1999 Video Study. The study investigated and described Year 8 Science teaching in Australia, Japan, The Czech Republic and The Netherlands, all of which achieved relatively highly in the TIMSS 1995 and 1999 written assessments, and The United States, which achieved at average level only. A sample of Year 8 science lessons in each country was videotaped and later analysed to identify common features as well as distinctive characteristics in te From EdNA Online on May 1, 2006 at 12:03 a.m..

Academic Leadership Capabilities for Australian Higher Education The Carrick Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education has announced that the University of Western Sydney and ACER were successful in their joint proposal to conduct a project on Academic Leadership Capabilities for Australian Higher Education. The project will run from May 2006 to October 2007. The project is a welcome development for ACER’s research in both the higher education and leadership areas. From EdNA Online on May 1, 2006 at 12:03 a.m..

Reforms to school governance in Victoria Curriculum Leadership Journal 4: 11 - Reforms to school governance in Victoria. The new Education and Training Reform Bill currently before the Victorian Parliament seeks to consolidate and clarify the powers of school councils in government schools. It articulates clear objectives, functions and powers for school councils, as well as delineating the roles of councillors and principals. These legislative changes will be supported by complementary initiatives including simplification of council election processes, development of governance standards and a funding injection for school councillor From EdNA Online on May 1, 2006 at 12:03 a.m..

Girls and ICT Survey: initial findings Curriculum Leadership Journal 4: 12 - Girls and ICT Survey: initial findings. Summarises some initial findings of the Girls and Information Communication Technology (ICT) Survey, which is seeking to identify factors that discourage female involvement in ICT. Initial findings suggest widespread misperception as to the opportunities ICT offers girls as a possible career path. Special ICT events, days and clubs were found to have a significant relationship with students plans to undertake ICT in their future study. Some of the usual reasons advanced for reduced numbers of girls taking these subje From EdNA Online on May 1, 2006 at 12:03 a.m..

actKM 2006 Conference - ACT Knowlegde Management This annual conference focuses on Knowledge Management theory and practice relevant to public sector organisations. The Conference Theme is 'Realising the Knowledge Management Vision', with a focus on balancing and integrating the cultural and technical elements of Knowledge Management theory and practice to achieve tangible improvements in organisational performance. From EdNA Online on April 30, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..

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