Learning Phonics Through Play, Rhythm and Songs This workshop familiarizes participants with Sing Your Way Through Phonics, a series of musical learning experiences, as well as a wide variety of lively activities that take the tedium out of phonics practice. From EdNA Online on May 8, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..
Sensory Motor Integration and Cognition Brain Recent Brain research indicates that thinking and moving are very closely linked. Through sensory motor activities, connections are made that provide the framework for cognition and more advanced brain development. By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to: Define Sensory Motor Integration; Define the windows of opportunity for maximizing development of various components of sensory integration; Identify the characteristics of several common sensory motor disorders; Provide workshop participants with critical sensory motor movement patterns and skills that have a positive From EdNA Online on May 8, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..
Engaging Children's Hearts and Minds: The Project Approach This workshop is designed to introduce participants to the 3 phases of the Project Approach and how these phases can be implemented in the classroom. Participants will develop their understanding of the Project Approach, implement strategies for learning in simulated projects, and learn how to incorporate the approach into their own curriculum plans. This workshop is specially designed for elementary classroom teachers and for those responsible for early childhood pre-service and in-service teacher education. From EdNA Online on May 8, 2006 at 9:30 p.m..
BlogBridge BlogBridge is a Java based RSS reader and aggregator that finds blog items based on keyword input and category topic. It caters for users who subscribe to a large number of RSS feeds and blogs, and helps organise feeds into guides and folders. Users can create SmartFeeds to filter feeds based on keywords, dates, ratings and other criteria, as well as create and share custom feed tags. Blogbridge is free and open source and runs on Windows XP, Mac OS X and Linux. From EdNA Online on May 8, 2006 at 3:30 p.m..
Australian Aid Program: Food Security Strategy Describes Australia's international development cooperation strategy to address the links between sustainable development, the reduction of poverty and the promotion of food security in partner countries. From EdNA Online on May 8, 2006 at 12:24 p.m..
SC: 08/05 'World Cup' free chart offer houses malicious software ... From MCS Safe Computing Bulletins on May 8, 2006 at 11:30 a.m..
IT Managers' Conference 2006 (AIS NSW) Designed primarily for IT Managers in independent schools, this conference provides an excellent opportunity for all those interested in ICT leadership, management and support to investigate key issues in this dynamic area. Topics include: How to maintain the ICT commitment. What is current best practice in ICT for enhancing education. What is current best practice in ICT for enhancing administration. How to minimise maintenance costs. How to ensure quality service, support and feedback. Explore innovative solutions and technologies. Address questions surrounding ICT infrastructure governance, From EdNA Online on May 8, 2006 at 9:30 a.m..
Macquarie University Welcomes Dr Tim Flannery As Professor in Division of Environmental and Life Sciences, Flannery will build a research unit within the Division of Environmental and Life Sciences focusing on biodiversity, evolution and climate change. Director of the South Australian Museum for 7 years, Dr Tim Flannery will take up his position at Macquarie University on 1 August. He has also accepted a role as adviser and ambassador on climate change to the Premier of South Australia. From EdNA Online on May 8, 2006 at 9:30 a.m..
Indigenous Education Programme Provider Guidelines 2005-08 These Guidelines outline for clients and service providers the Indigenous Education Programmes (IEP) administered by the Australian Government Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST) for the period 2005-2008. The Guidelines set out IEP objectives, administrative requirements and funding arrangements. The Guidelines are available in two parts, Part A and Part B. From EdNA Online on May 8, 2006 at 6:30 a.m..
Report of the Administrative Review of the Operations of Block Grant Authorities, December 2005 The 2005 Administrative Review of the Operations of Block Grant Authorities (BGAs) examined current BGA practices in the administration of the Government's Capital Grants Programme and the Investing in Our Schools Programme for schools. The review's particular focus was on strengthening BGA accountability, transparency and effective practice and ensuring parents have appropriate input into capital grants project selection processes. From EdNA Online on May 8, 2006 at 6:30 a.m..
Emerging Technologies for Learning (BECTA) This document covers emerging technologies and some of the future trends that are likely to have an impact on education in the United Kingdom. Contains a glossary of emerging technology terminology. From EdNA Online on May 8, 2006 at 5:30 a.m..
Transnational Crime Prevention Centre For Wollongong The Australian Government is providing a $12 million one-off capital grant to the University of Wollongong to develop an existing centre of excellence into a global leader in transnational crime prevention. The University will build a state-of-the art multi-purpose facility to allow the Centre to form the focus of an intelligence and security hub at the University‚Äôs Innovation Campus in Wollongong. DEST Media Centre, 4 May 2006 From EdNA Online on May 8, 2006 at 4:30 a.m..
Effective Teaching and Learning Conference 2006 The University of Queensland hosts the conference in conjunction with Griffith University and Queensland University of Technology. Academic staff and all those interested in teaching and learning in higher education from administrative and support areas are invited to attend. This conference is particularly targeted to staff from the three sponsoring universities, and the Queensland regional universities, and increasingly attracts staff from Australian and overseas institutions. The theme is "21st Century University Teaching and Learning: Continuing the conversation". From EdNA Online on May 8, 2006 at 4:30 a.m..
Oztry Foundation The Oztry Foundation Inc. incorporates the WhyTry program, a social and emotional life skills program. This is a multi-sensory program (using ten visual visuals, ten songs, and 20 experiential activities) that is attractive and enjoyable to youth and adults. The program's modular format enables flexible and seamless delivery options in one-to-one or one-to-a-group scenarios. The WhyTry Program is an early intervention tool being adopted by youth service agencies and 'learning-to-work' transition workers and counsellors outside the school environment or in alternative education s From EdNA Online on May 8, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..
World Environment Day Awards The 5th of June is World Environment Day. The United Nations Association of Australia aims to present this award to a business, community group, individual, local government, student or the media who have demonstrated that their work protects, or restores the environment. Nominations close Wednesday May 10th. From EdNA Online on May 8, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..
Math-Drills This site contains thousands of free math worksheets in pdf (printable) format for use in the classroom or at home. They are suitable for assessment, mental math, algorithm practice, manipulative activities, and a variety of other activities. From EdNA Online on May 8, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..
Network Conference - 2007 The theme of the conference is "Today's Children, Tomorrow's Community". The aim of the conference is to encourage debate and media interest through provision of a wide range of workshop topics and seminars for everyone with an interest in middle childhood and out of school hours provision. Workshop topics include: Policy and Advocacy, Professional Practice, and Management and Leadership. From EdNA Online on May 8, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..
When Research Works for Women The When Research Works for Women Report from Monash University describes a project undertaken in 2005 that investigated those factors that support or impede women's research productivity. Twenty seven top female researchers from the university were interviewed about the specific pathways, strategies, circumstances and research environments which had contributed to their strong research profiles. Among the factors found to be critical to women's research performance were: a high degree of passion they had for their work; having good international connections and networks; having effe From EdNA Online on May 8, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..
The Ultimate Web Developer's Handbook - now redesigned The Web Developer's Handbook is an extensive resource for web site developers with information on CSS, Ajax, Web 2.0, Design, XHTML, Accessibility, SEO and related topics. Now finally redesigned. From digg on May 8, 2006 at 1:31 a.m..
Intel's next gen processors to be called Core 2 Duo Intel says that both Conroe and Merom will both be known as Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Duo Extreme when they launch in the third quarter. From on May 8, 2006 at 1:15 a.m..
Google Maps Capture Big Battle in Iraq "So, I'll therefore propose that this stakeout is a widely-reported one from April 2004 in which seven American soldiers died in action, although it could have been one of many other Sadr City battles throughout the year. The tanks might be identified as 2nd Bridgade, 1st Cavalry." From on May 8, 2006 at 1:07 a.m..
Download photos from Webshots.com without premium account Just some steps, you can download any photo from Webshots.com without Premium account, VIP account. Really cool ^_^ From on May 8, 2006 at 1:07 a.m..
StartSmart Youth Financial Literacy Forum StartSmart will bring young people(primarily aged 16 to 24), their parents and their teachers together in an interactive exchange of information and ideas. There will be plenary sessions where attendees will hear from some inspiring young entrepreneurs about their attitude to money. There will also be three streams specifically tailored to the needs of young people, parents and teachers. From EdNA Online on May 8, 2006 at 12:58 a.m..
International e-Participation and Local Democracy Symposium: Promoting Social Inclusion via e-Participation (Baltimore) This event provides the opportunity for senior government officials from central and local government, NGO's from around the world and leading eGovernment experts to meet to discuss the evolving relationship between eGovernment and eParticipation and to critically re-examine the way in which 'readiness' in these areas is defined and measured globally. Topics will break outside the conventional conference agenda to critically re-examine the impact of technology on citizen-centric government as we know it. Plenary panels and small group sessions will highlight key democracy activi From EdNA Online on May 8, 2006 at 12:58 a.m..
Beginning Teachers' Seminar 2006 The Western Australian College of Teaching hosts the annual premier professional learning event for teachers in their first three years into the profession. The seminar will provide opportunities for new teachers to discuss current issues in education. It will enable teachers to form partnerships and alliances that will enhance excellence in teaching and learning. From EdNA Online on May 8, 2006 at 12:58 a.m..
Vim 7 Released! Vim 7 brings a number of new features to the venerable editor, including spell checking, omni completion for several programming and markup languages, tab pages, undo branches, and several other features that are worth upgrading for. From digg on May 8, 2006 at 12:10 a.m..
The Power Tool Drag Races (Photos and Video!) Blown big-block belt sanders...Nitro burning funny-saws...Wheel standin' weed wackers...MAKE Magazine's coverage of the annual Power Tool drag races - lots of electricity, beer, fire and fun - here are the photos and video from the races! From digg on May 8, 2006 at 12:10 a.m..
Battlefield 2142 'Titan' Mode Trailer The latest Battlefield 2142 Trailer from EA showing off the all new "Titan" mode. From digg on May 8, 2006 at 12:10 a.m..
Internet Survey for Older Adults As computer networking becomes increasingly important, using the Internet by older adults is an important issue for analysis. Researchers at the University of Sydney are conducting a study into the impact of using the Internet on older people. For this project they are looking for participants who use the Internet for any purpose and are: aged over 55 years (no upper age limit); Australian residents. Participants are invited to complete an online questionnaire. The proposed study aims to address gaps in the current literature by: exploring the correlation between using the Internet and buildin From EdNA Online on May 8, 2006 at 12:09 a.m..
Queensland Association for Gifted and Talented Children (QAGTC) Children's Conference 2006 This conference is designed to be a stimulating experience for gifted children from Grade 1 to Grade 10. The level of difficulty in the workshops is aimed at two years ahead of their present grade, therefore providing a challenging program for gifted students. The conference provides an opportunity to socialise with like minded children with similar interests. The courses are developed and presented by teachers with special interest in gifted students, and are designed to stimulate the interests and curiosity of gifted students. Workshops will be offered in a variety of academic disciplines. S From EdNA Online on May 8, 2006 at 12:09 a.m..
National Museum Australia: Making Tracks A set of books with valuable online resource links to both interactive resources and other classroom activities. These books and resources aim to inspire interest in significant object's from the National Museum of Australia's collection, stimulating an interest in literacy and history. From EdNA Online on May 8, 2006 at 12:09 a.m..
Discovery Educator Network - Australia A group blog for the Australian Discovery Educator Network, a community of teachers sharing ideas, working together on projects, and celebrating successes. Links to Discovery Educator Network blogs around the globe are included as well as a section on issues in education, technology's impact on education and other technologies. From EdNA Online on May 7, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..
UQL Cyberschool Seminar 2006 Information technology and electronic information continue to develop at an ever increasing pace. Issues to be considered in this seminar focus on the essentials of locating, linking and learning online and assisting students in the transition from school to university. Topics to be covered include: how to choose and implement a learning management system in a school; webcasting, streaming and webconferencing solutions for libraries; federated searching and Open URLs; latest developments on the web and school intranets, electronic pathfinders and the management and delivery of digital resource From EdNA Online on May 7, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..
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