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Values for Australian Schooling Kit The Values for Australian Schooling Kit is an integrated package of resources for every school in Australia; it contains a copy of the National Framework for Values Education in Australian Schools; professional learning resources (primary or secondary); posters; DVD; PowerPoints and more. PDF copies of the print materials may be downloaded from the website. From EdNA Online on May 3, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..

Staying Healthy in Child Care: Preventing Infectious Diseases in Child Care The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has released this fourth edition of Staying Healthy in Child Care. This publication aims to assist anyone caring for children, in home day care situations or within child care organisations, and healthcare professionals in controlling the spread of childhood infections. The booklet provides simple and effective methods for minimising the spread of infections for many common childhood diseases encountered in child care organisations, and the home. From EdNA Online on May 3, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..

Innovative Teachers Award Now Open The search is on again to discover Australia's most innovative teachers - this year's Microsoft Innovative Teachers Awards recognise both individual and team approaches. Whatever inspired you to integrate technology into curriculum, the award is your opportunity to share your experiences with other teachers who are enthusiastic about creating a curriculum that responds to changes in our society. Winners will attend the Australian Computers in Education Conference (ACEC) in Cairns from 2-4 October 2006, and a Research Visitation Program in Singapore on the week starting 15 January 200 From EdNA Online on May 3, 2006 at 9:30 p.m..

March 2006 International Student Data Released The year-to-date (YTD) March 2006 International Student data, collated by Australian Education International, have recorded a total of 264,002 enrolments by full-fee international students in Australia. This represents an 8.2% increase on the same period last year. The results show that steady growth in most sectors of the Australian international education market is continuing. 4 May 2006 From EdNA Online on May 3, 2006 at 9:30 p.m..

SC: 03/05 W32.Nugache.A worm spreads using peer to peer technique A new worm has been detected that is far more advanced than most malware picked up to date by investigators; W32.Nugache.A spreads via email and IM channels but also includes a novel peer-to-peer element ... From MCS Safe Computing Bulletins on May 3, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..

Excitement in the Classroom: the 1st ACEL/Microsoft Online Conference on Innovative Teaching and Learning This first ACEL/Microsoft online conference on innovative teaching and learning in the classroom will be active for seven days. There will be a wide range of papers by classroom teachers, school leaders and education academics, to stimulate online discussion and debate. Each day participants will have the opportunity to discuss innovative classroom practice online, with education colleagues in Australia and around the world. There is NO COST for participating in this online conference. From EdNA Online on May 3, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..

Old North Church tells its history From the tower of the Old North Church of Boston, Paul Revere saw the lantern signal that sent him on his ride. The American Revolution was thus begun. The church tells its history on his website here. History Boston, church, north, old, Paul Revere From Golden Swamp on May 3, 2006 at 5:30 p.m..

Bug discovered in X11 code A project funded by the US Department of Homeland Security has discovered a bug in X11, the display system used across a wide range of POSIX systems (linux, BSD, and unix) as well as used for platform independence on Microsoft Windows and Apple Macs. The bug is very serious, but remote activation appears to be blocked by most firewalls, which block remote access to X11. Fixes have already been rolled out for most platforms. The X11 system seperates the display (or window From StuartYeates's blog on May 3, 2006 at 1:30 p.m..

Mobile Gaming Par Excellence The Dell XPS M1710, with its 2.16 GHz dual core processor and nVidia Go 7900 GTX graphics chip, makes an excellent choice for laptop gamers. From Read laptop reviews and notebook news at the laptops weblog - Laptopical on May 3, 2006 at 10:30 a.m..

Youth Survey Mission Australia is conducting their fifth annual survey of young Australians aged between 11-24 years. The primary purpose of the survey is to identify and clarify the key and emerging issues of young people. The survey is distributed nationally to secondary schools, libraries and youth services, and is also available to complete online on the Mission Australia website. 3 May 2006 From EdNA Online on May 3, 2006 at 6:30 a.m..

Jewish Agency for Israel - e-Education This site offers a collaborative environment for the global Jewish community of educators, serving as a platform for cutting edge Jewish education technological programs. It also aims to promote and empower - through digital technology- the ongoing work of Jewish educators, Shlichim and Madrichim world-wide. From EdNA Online on May 3, 2006 at 6:30 a.m..

Landmine Action Week Landmine Action Week is a joint project of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines Australian Network and AUSTCARE. The International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) brings together over 1,300 human rights, humanitarian, peace, disability, development, professional, religious and environmental groups in over 90 countries who work locally, nationally, regionally or internationally to ban anti-personnel landmines. Web site contains graphic images of landmine victims. From EdNA Online on May 3, 2006 at 5:30 a.m..

History of Israel - Historical Overview This site offers an overview of the history of Israel. The historical overview includes facts about Israel from Biblical Times, The Second Temple, Foreign Domination, and the State of Israel. From Recent Items on May 3, 2006 at 5:30 a.m..

Aussie on World Team developing 'Ergonomics Tick' Australian academic Yvonne Toft is the Australian representative on an international project team developing criteria for assessing the inclusion of ergonomics into design processes. The team aims to develop an 'Ergonomics Tick' for products designed with ergonomics in mind. Central Queensland University UniNews, 2 May 2006 From EdNA Online on May 3, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..

BabagaNewz BabagaNewz is a full-color monthly classroom magazine for grades 4-7 that analyzes major news stories, religious holidays, cultural events and youth trends that play an important part in our children's lives. Each issue of BabagaNewz is organized around a specific Jewish value. From EdNA Online on May 3, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..

Griffith Dental School Welcomes Support From Pharmaceutical Giant Pfizer Griffith University’s School of Dentistry and Oral Health has achieved a ground breaking agreement with Pfizer Australia to support its teaching and research in periodontal diseases. Dean and Head of School Professor Newell Johnson said this is the first time Pfizer has entered into such an agreement with dental academia anywhere in Australasia. From EdNA Online on May 3, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..

Managing the Paperwork (May) Part of the Professional Development Program for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs), this workshop will cover administration and record keeping requirements for RTOs. From EdNA Online on May 3, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..

Endocrine System - Hypertext Chapter From the hypertext description in this site, the endocrine system is a collection of glands that secrete chemical messages we call hormones. These signals are passed through the blood to arrive at a target organ, which has cells possessing the appropriate receptor. Exocrine glands (not part of the endocrine system) secrete products that are passed outside the body. Sweat glands, salivary glands, and digestive glands are examples of exocrine glands. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on May 3, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..

Endocrine System Overview This site provides a neat schematic representation of the human endocrine system, along with descriptions of components. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on May 3, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..

Case Studies in Endocrine Disorders This site uses case studies to give practice in dealing with some of the topics involved with endocrine pathology. The cases cover evaluation of pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, and reproductive endocrinology topics. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on May 3, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..

Endocrine Color Images This learning object is part of a larger site that provides mammalian histological pictures. Good images of endocrine tissues are provided. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on May 3, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..

Endocrine Diseases Thyroid, parathyroid and other endocrine disorders are presented at ths site. This information is intended for the education of patients and their families. There are over 130 very detailed but easy to understand pages on endocrine disease, conditions, hormone problems, and treatment options including all types of thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal surgery. All pages were written by physicians who treat these diseases. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on May 3, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..

The Endocrine System This is a good hypertext presentation of the endocrine system. It includes text, artwork, some basic animations, and pictures for components of the endocrine system. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on May 3, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..

Australian Aid: Approach to Food Security Australia's aid program aims to help developing partner countries achieve food security and sustainable development. This publication provides examples of AusAID's approach to addressing food security in a developing country or regional context. From Recent Items on May 3, 2006 at 1:30 a.m..

New Medical Training Facility for Western Sydney The Australian government has committed around $48 million to the construction and operation of the UWS medical school, comprised of $25 million over three years to assist with infrastructure costs of the project and approximately $23 million for new Commonwealth supported university places. This includes 80 commencing places in 2007, growing as students progress though the course, to 400 places by 2011. From EdNA Online on May 3, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..

iPRES 2006 - International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects The theme of this year's iPRES is 'Words to Deeds: Collaboration in the Realm of Digital Preservation'. iPRES 2006 Plenary Sessions will explore topics in Preserving Multimedia Objects, e-Journal Preservation, Certification, and National Efforts in Digital Preservation. Concurrent sessions on Tools of the Trade; Selection, Workflow, and Accession; eScience and Digital Preservation; Metadata; Business and organizational issues; and Repositories are tentatively planned. From EdNA Online on May 2, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..

Feedback Sought on ESOS Reforms The Industry Consultation Draft of the revised National Code of Practice for Registration Authorities and Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students is now available for comment. To date, the revision process has involved consultation with Australian Government agencies, state and territory governments and international education peak bodies and other industry associations. The Department of Education, Science and Training is now seeking broader industry feedback. 3 May 2006 From EdNA Online on May 2, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..

Exporting Creative Industries Seminar Creative industry businesses and individuals are urged to attend a free Austrade seminar to hear industry professionals and government experts offer their advice on breaking into lucrative overseas markets. Industry areas include design, fashion, music, performing arts, visual and literature, Indigenous arts, film and media, ICT (entertainment software, animation etc). Supported by the ArtsWest Foundation and the New South Wales Department of State and Regional Development, the afternoon program will include case study speakers from a broad cross-section of creative industries. From EdNA Online on May 2, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..

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