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Walls Keep In as much as they keep out Anyone remember the Berlin Wall? I think it would be fair to say that the wall kept as many people in as it kept out. This is my concern with the border fences that are being erected on the U.S.-Mexican border. Perhaps at the outset it seems hypocritical for me to be saying this after I have so vehemently called for action against the unchecked illegal immigration that has been going on for over five years now. However, I wanted to see the U.S. implement the solution they had in the past which was an economic fence. If you enforce the laws forbidding U.S. companies to hire illegals theUndesignated Blog on June 5, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..

howto: Photograph Sunrises and Sunsets While sometimes wonderful sunrise and sunset shots can be taken spontaneously without any forethought it’s often the case that the best ones come out of planning. Scope out places that might be good for sunsets in the day or two before your shoot. From digg on June 5, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..

Paper airline tickets to disappear by 2007: Penalty for Non Compliance Air Transport Association (IATA), which represents 265 airlines accounting for 94 percent of international air traffic, indicated that it would begin penalising members that failed to introduce electronic tickets by the end of next year From digg on June 5, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..

The Worst Bill You’ve Never Heard About "Never heard of SIRA? That’s the way Big Copyright and their lackeys want it, and it's bad news for you. Simply put, SIRA fundamentally redefines copyright and fair use in the digital world. It would require all incidental copies of music to be licensed separately from the originating copy." From digg on June 5, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..

PS3 to Ship With PS2 Chipset for Backwards Compatibility GameDaily reports that Japanese magazine "Ultra One" has discovered PS3 will include the PS2 chipset hardware to provide hardware-based backwards compatibility until a software-based emulator is complete, upon which PS2 hardware will cease to ship PS2 hardware within the PS3, possibly allowing for a small price reduction. From digg on June 5, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..

Outsmarted by a Chatterbot "...So, I figured a conversation with a chatterbot would be a good idea. First I tried infocombot, but it was down. So, I gave the Encarta bot a whirl, and I asked it something that would give a few readers a chuckle. I was very surprised by its response!" From digg on June 5, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..

Investors sue Vonage over IPO A new class-action lawsuit brought against Vonage and its IPO underwriters alleges violation of a securities law that "requires that a company recommending the purchase/sale of its securities to a customer must have a reasonable basis for believing that the recommendation is suitable for the customer." From digg on June 5, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..

Hayabusa does have enough power to fly home Japan's problem-plagued Hayabusa spacecraft has enough power to make it back to Earth, tests on two of its four ion engines have revealed. If the craft does return as planned in 2010, researchers would finally find out whether it collected the first-ever samples from an asteroid. From digg on June 5, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..

Compilr - Compile C, C#, VB, and Fortran programs online Away from home? No compiler? Type your source code in and have it compiled online. Just choose a language and enter your code in the box. Choose a language by clicking on the language below. You can either use C#, VB.NET, C or Fortran currently. From digg on June 5, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..

Servers As High As An Elephant's Eye "As more and more of our digital doings take place via Net-based services rather than on software that resides in our home PCs, it's driving up costs for this most unsexy side of techdom. In the past year owners of commercial hosting centers have been able to increase their prices by 20% or more, say some data center operators." From digg on June 5, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..

Brain Chips - Connecting the mind and machines We react naturally to the signals our brains send out to our bodies. Science has long been able to listen into the signals the brain sends, but is just now learning to turn those signals into meaningful action. The result is restoring movement and speech to the disabled. From digg on June 5, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..

24 Year-Old SPAM King Settles Microsoft Lawsuit One of the world's most notorious spammers has settled lawsuits that cost him at least $1 million, took away most of his assets and forced him to stop sending spam. Ryan Pitylak, 24, who graduated from the University of Texas last month, has admitted sending 25 million e-mails every day at the height of his spamming operation in 2004. From digg on June 5, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..

Coming to a pump near you: clean diesel "In a move that may presage diesel's Cinderella-like transformation, the Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday required US refineries to begin making ultra-low-sulfur diesel (ULSD), a fuel with 97 percent less sulfur than ordinary diesel that, as a result, slashes soot emissions." From digg on June 5, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..

Web 2.0 Has Corporate America Spinning "And though these Web 2.0 services have succeeded in luring millions of consumers to their shores, they haven't had much to offer the vast world of business. Until now. Slowly but surely they're scaling corporate walls." From digg on June 5, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..

AMD is DEAD! Intel's $250 CPU annihilated AMD's $1000 CPU!!!! AMD worst nightmare was coming true. Intel's ~$250 E6600 CPU annihilated AMD's ~$1000 Extreme Edition AM2 based FX-62! This effectively means that AMD's flagship desktop performance CPU will be obsolete by the end of next month when Intel released the CPUs codenamed Conroe. From on June 5, 2006 at 5:10 p.m..

Kick the car habit Social experiment to see how a few people would fair without their cars. Read how this affected their everyday lifes. From on June 5, 2006 at 4:48 p.m..

Intel Core 2 Duo performance preview Last week, Intel gathered the European press in Munich for a sneak peek at its the Core 2 Duo chip - aka 'Conroe'. Reg Hardware was there. We were limited to running a set of pre-installed benchmarks on the systems provided so this isn't a conclusive performance review of what Core 2 Duo is capable of... From on June 5, 2006 at 4:48 p.m..

GNU Radio Opens an Unseen World An open-source software-configured transceiver can open garage doors, track cell phone users and locate itself on GPS. And that's just the beginning. From on June 5, 2006 at 4:48 p.m..

Number Stations Among the most popular and most viable theories is that the Numbers Stations are a covert means by which government spy agencies use to maintain contact with their operatives. Another theory is that these are the messages of drug smugglers. From on June 5, 2006 at 4:48 p.m..

Animator vs Animation It's a struggle between a stick figure and his creator, using items on the Flash toolbar! From on June 5, 2006 at 4:48 p.m..

Pioneer dumping red-laser DVDs, moving to Blu-Ray! In 1999, Pioneer became the world's first company to commercialize DVD recorders, and is currently the fourth-biggest supplier of the devices. However, since the segment is no longer profitable, they are getting out, and adopting Blu-Ray technolgy. From on June 5, 2006 at 4:48 p.m..

Architect to Help Revitalize New Orleans It is the first major redevelopment announced since Hurricane Katrina. Developers say the project is more of a transformation of a depressed neighborhood than a hotel renovation meant to inspire hope for the city and to inspire the confidence of potential developers. From on June 5, 2006 at 4:48 p.m..

Toshiba touts data density record with new drive [Toshiba] is coming out with a 2.5-inch drive for notebooks later this year with platters that hold 178.8 gigabits per square inch, which will likely be a record when the drive hits shelves. The current record for areal density for a commercially released drive is 133 gigabits per square inch. From on June 5, 2006 at 4:48 p.m..

Photoshop: Photo Retouching - Skin This will be our first tutorial on the subject of re-touching a photograph in photoshop. We will be working on a photo of a model and using a few techniques to smooth and even out the skin. From on June 5, 2006 at 4:48 p.m..

How To Build A LAMP Server With Ubuntu 6.06 LTS This is a detailed description about how to set up a Ubuntu 6.06 LTS server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters (Apache web server, Postfix mail server (with SMTP-AUTH + TLS), DNS/FTP/MySQL server, POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc.). This guide comes with lots of screenshots and is therefore easy to follow even for Linux newbies. From on June 5, 2006 at 4:48 p.m..

Here comes the SmackPad "You probably have seen the SmackBook video where a guy smacks his laptop to switch workspace. Too bad that only works on Macs right? Not really, my ThinkPad has a device similar to the Apple Motion Sensor and it runs Linux, so it ought to be flexible and easy to tweak. Well, I’m happy to announce that you can smack your laptop too!" From on June 5, 2006 at 4:48 p.m..

Inside Look: How Viruses Invade Us Twenty-five years ago today, in the body of the world's first diagnosed AIDS case, the full capabilities and mysterious workings of a virus unfolded. From on June 5, 2006 at 4:48 p.m..

U.K. Group Wants DRM'd Media Labeled The U.K. 'All Party Parliamentary Internet Group' wants companies to label their DRMed products. Consumers will see a label on the product before they buy. The label will spell out clearly just how easy it is to copy media, and what they can and cannot do. From on June 5, 2006 at 4:48 p.m..

Blockbusted! Movie Rentals of Today and Tomorrow Ars goes deep inside the movie rental business to show you what you can have now and what you still can't get. From on June 5, 2006 at 4:48 p.m..

Apple Back to School: Buy a Mac, Get a Nano "When you buy a Mac and iPod Nano by September 16, 2006, your iPod nano is free after mail-in rebate." Presumably limited to students. From on June 5, 2006 at 4:48 p.m..

Security without firewalls: Sensible or silly? For years, infosec experts have called the firewall a critical ingredient to security, whether it's in a large enterprise or on a home PC. But the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) has defied that logic with what some would consider surprising success. From on June 5, 2006 at 4:48 p.m..

Guide to boosting your internet bandwith to the max Using this guide you will be able to get some significant increase in your internet bandwith. Tweaks include QoS tweaking, Host Resolution Priority Tweaking and many more. Give it a try. From on June 5, 2006 at 4:48 p.m..

New drug extends lung cancer survival 22 percent With bortezomib plus standard care, patients with advanced lung cancer lived 11 months From on June 5, 2006 at 4:48 p.m..

Driver's Car Searched Due to Suspicion of Home-made Pirate Cd's Seen in Car This is a real court case report based in Virginia. Basically a police office decided something was not right based on the assumption of home-made Cd's viewable in drivers car. From on June 5, 2006 at 4:48 p.m..

F-35 Guts Revealed Now you can see the jet as as it looks under construction, guts and innards exposed to the world. From on June 5, 2006 at 4:48 p.m..

NVIDIA releases GeForce 7950 GX2 SLI-on-a-single-card Review and benchmarks of NVIDIA's 7950 GX2 - a pair of circuit boards, 2 GPUs and 2 sets of memory chips, an "SLI setup on a stick", which fits in the same PCI Express space as other top-end graphics cards. Although DIYers are prevented by NVIDIA from doing Quad SLI with 2 of them, it's still a monster performer that uses less power than expected. From on June 5, 2006 at 4:48 p.m..

The Future of Personalized Start Pages "The difference from old-style web portals are: the user can personalize them much more (with RSS, inline email, etc), the content is more interactive and potentially much more useful (i.e. gadgets, widgets), they can be collaborative, and there is Ajax pixie dust to make it more of a desktop-like experience." From on June 5, 2006 at 4:48 p.m..

Pentagon Hacks the Geneva Convention The Pentagon has decided to omit from new detainee policies a key tenet of the Geneva Convention that explicitly bans "humiliating and degrading treatment," according to knowledgeable military officials, a step that would mark a further, potentially permanent, shift away from strict adherence to international human rights standards From on June 5, 2006 at 4:48 p.m..

A VC's View of Web 2.0 The day of giant corporate software packages is over, says Oracle vet Ray Lane. The future lies in bottom-up, user-driven services. From on June 5, 2006 at 4:48 p.m..

From the mouth of Ballmer Wide ranging interview with Steve Ballmer - his thoughts on how Microsoft is doing against Linux, Vista Delays and more. From on June 5, 2006 at 8:53 a.m..

VMWare aims higher with new software bundle The company is expected to announce VMWare Infrastructure 3, a software suite combining VMWare's ESX Server product with VirtualCenter management tools, VMFS distributed file system software, the company's Distributed Resource Scheduler, and its High Availability and Consolidated Backup tools. From on June 5, 2006 at 8:53 a.m..

Moonshot Rivalry Grabs Spotlight in 'Space Race: The Untold Story' The competition between the U.S. and Soviet Union to be the first to land humans on the Moon during the 1960s takes a personal turn in a new television mini-series to air Sunday. From on June 5, 2006 at 8:53 a.m..

Get Voicemail In Your Email Inbox: GotVoice If you want your voicemail in the same inbox with your email, GotVoice is an excellent choice. From digg on June 5, 2006 at 7:31 a.m..

Climate Control, Beijing-Style: Can China Control Olympics Weather? "Not content with simply making it rain, now China’s weather modifiers have taken on another meterological mission: to help guarantee perfect weather when Beijing hosts the Olympic Games in 2008. From digg on June 5, 2006 at 7:31 a.m..

Ten Products Google Should Develop Ten new tech products Google should develop. Based on existing technology. Screenshots included! From digg on June 5, 2006 at 7:31 a.m..

New Slashdot interface Thenew CSS have been implemented... From digg on June 5, 2006 at 7:31 a.m..

Programmable Tattoos Can't decide on a tattoo? How about one you can change to whatever, whenever. From digg on June 5, 2006 at 7:31 a.m..

Radiation vaccination may be possible Scientists in the United States say it may soon be possible to vaccinate emergency workers against the effects of a nuclear explosion. From digg on June 5, 2006 at 7:31 a.m..

PS3 hardware slow and broken An article from the Inquirer outlines what may be potential performance killing problems with the PS3 hardware. From digg on June 5, 2006 at 7:31 a.m..

Photo: Incredible Northern Lights (Aurora) taken from Boeing 747 Photo taken from a Lufthansa flight (Boeing 747-430) Northern light over north of Canada! That is a magic scene to watch for real (Canon D60,Canon 15mm Fisheye, 15sec) From digg on June 5, 2006 at 7:31 a.m..

Sidekick III launches July 10th "Alright Sidekick fans, here it is, the date you've been waiting for. Contrary to the many rumors floating around about the Sidekick III's release date, no, it's not June 5th, 9th, 20th, or the 26th. We obtained some very reliable inside information that T-Mobile is actually all set to introduce the latest Sidekick iteration on July 10th" From digg on June 5, 2006 at 7:31 a.m..

Man Plans Launching himself 20 Miles into the Air using Rail Gun Stretch a carbon-fiber bowstring 24 feet along a rail, fire up a jet turbine with 1,350 pounds of thrust, hit a trigger, and pull 10 gs as his craft, modeled on spaceships from Star Wars and Battlestar Galactica, shoots to the stratosphere. He’ll plummet back to Earth using hydrogen peroxide rockets From digg on June 5, 2006 at 7:31 a.m..

Great tornado photos Scroll down just a bit for a collection of amazing tornado pics. From digg on June 5, 2006 at 7:31 a.m..

What is Space Weather? What are scientists talking about when they say "space weather"? How is it like weather on Earth? How is it different? How does space weather affect me? Can astronomers forecast space weather, and if so, how? From digg on June 5, 2006 at 7:31 a.m..

Creating landing sites in WordPress This guide helps you to create a list of related posts, when a visitor is referred to your blog from a search engine. You are shown how to make a script, that will grab the search string from the referring search engine, and find matching posts in your blog. From digg on June 5, 2006 at 7:31 a.m..

The Pirate Bay has Posted Some Stats... "Just some stats... ... here are some reasons why TPB is down sometimes - and how long it usually takes to fix: Tiamo gets *very* drunk and then something crashes: 4 days Anakata gets a really bad cold and noone is around: 7 days The US and Swedish gov. forces the police to steal our servers: 3 days .. yawn." From digg on June 5, 2006 at 7:31 a.m..

Amazing Photoshop Replacement - It's not Gimp! For the past nine years Pavel Kanzelsberger of Slovakia has been quietly working on a graphics application that may shake the very foundations that Photoshop have been built on. The application called 'Pixel' nears its 1.0 release and can still be purchased for a mere $32. It runs on about any OS one can imagine! From digg on June 5, 2006 at 7:31 a.m..

Moore's Law Meets Its Match By 2010, the "More Than Moore's Law" movement—which focuses on system integration rather than transistor density—will lead to revolutionary megafunction electronics. From digg on June 5, 2006 at 7:31 a.m..

The Meaning of “Ubuntu” - Explained by Nelson Mandela Ubuntu may seem like a strange term to those who don't know the meaning behind this word, here's Nelson Mandela explain just that, the meaning of "Ubuntu". From digg on June 5, 2006 at 7:31 a.m..

How Intel wasted billions As Intel focuses on its core microprocessor business to pull out of its slump, the chip giant has put several of its money-losing communications businesses up for sale. Intel paid more than $10 billion for its entire collection of communications businesses, which are now bleeding money. From digg on June 5, 2006 at 7:31 a.m..

Scientist Develop New Vaccine That Reverses Memory Loss Imagine an Alzheimer's patient receiving a vaccine made of specialized blood cells and then showing a much- improved memory. Also, imagine that vaccine having no side effects and needing to be given only occasionally. From digg on June 5, 2006 at 7:31 a.m..

27,000 year old portrait discovered Scientists believe they have found what the believe to be the oldest portrait of a human face on record. With picture. From digg on June 5, 2006 at 7:31 a.m..

Sirius Pulls Even With XM; Stern Is The Reason A new technology poll from Jacobs Media says XM and Sirius are now equally popular, but the momentum — largely driven by Howard Stern — is shifting toward Sirius. From digg on June 5, 2006 at 7:31 a.m..

How to Write FireFox Extensions Everyone has a good idea at one time or another to implement a new feature in a web browser. Well, with the goodness that is Mozilla Firefox, now you can do just that! From digg on June 5, 2006 at 7:30 a.m..

Which Browser is the Fastest? The test results are in easy to read tabular layout. You might be surprised to find out which one is the winner. hint, IE & Firefox are NOT the fastest. From digg on June 5, 2006 at 7:30 a.m..

Mars Rover photograph of the earth. Title says it all, A photograph of the earth taken by one of the mars rovers. From digg on June 5, 2006 at 7:30 a.m..

International Journal of Education and Development Using Information and Communication Technology:��Vol. 2, No. 2 (2006) The journal provide a space for researchers, practitioners and theoreticians to jointly explore ideas using an eclectic mix of research methods and disciplines. In this issue: Editorial: Achievements and challenges for ICT in education and development. Stewart Marshall and Wal Taylor; The utilization and integration of ICT tools in promoting English language Teaching and Learning: Reflections from English Option Teachers in Kuala Langat District, Malaysia. Robinson Joseph Samuel, Zaitun Abu Bakar; The CTC@NSW Program: Achievements and ongoing challenges. Lynne H De Weaver, Allan Ellis, Lynne H From EdNA Online on June 5, 2006 at 5:30 a.m..

Universitas 21 - U21 Undergraduate Research Conference The purpose of the U21 Undergraduate Research Conference is to allow students from around the globe to present their research to a diverse audience of peers, faculty, and mentors, as well as the larger community. From EdNA Online on June 5, 2006 at 5:30 a.m..

Training Package Status Information Training Packages @ Work update this page to reflect the status of training packages under review. The training packages are listed alphabetically with their review status, National Industry Skills Council, and contact details. From EdNA Online on June 5, 2006 at 5:30 a.m..

Copyright at a Crossroads: The Impact of Mass Digitization on Copyright and Higher Education - Webcast From the sidewalk to the library, from the cubicle to the boardroom, and the classroom to the courtroom, everyone has an interest and a stake in how we as a society will answer the complex questions of intellectual property rights, copyright, piracy, fair use, ownership, access, distribution, compensation, and control that confront us every time we click our way along the information superhighway. From EdNA Online on June 5, 2006 at 4:30 a.m..

Current and Future Professional Development Needs of the Language, Literacy and Numeracy Workforce This study reflects on the professional development (PD) needs of the vocational trainers, specialist teachers and volunteer tutors of the Australian English language, literacy and numeracy workforce. Over 200 participants helped in determining the range of PD needs and methods of addressing them. From EdNA Online on June 5, 2006 at 4:30 a.m..

Technical and Vocational Education and Training Programme (TVET) - UNESCO The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's (UNESCO's) Secondary, Vocational and Science Education web site supports this section for technical and vocational education and training (TVET). TVET is increasingly perceived as the key to overcoming poverty social exclusion. From EdNA Online on June 5, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..

Creating & Maintaining a Web Style Guide This article describes how to create and maintain a web style guide to better manage your organisation's web presence. From EdNA Online on June 5, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..

Innovate Journal of Online Education, June/July 2006 Volume 2, Issue 5 This issue offers a range of practical ideas for using new technologies in classrooms as well as ways to avoid common pitfalls associated with innovative technology. Includes: From Digital Divide to Digital Dividend: What Will It Take?. John Daniel, Paul West; Teaching Social Software with Social Software. Ulises Mejias; Uses and Potentials of Wikis in the Classroom. S. Pixy Ferris, Hilary Wilder; Synchronous Discussion in Online Courses: A Pedagogical Strategy for Taming the Chat Beast. Craig W. Smith; Teaching Students about Plagiarism: An Internet Solution to an Internet Problem. Eleanour S From EdNA Online on June 5, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..

Wonderstop: The Adventures of the Wandering Wombats Wonderstop is an excellent resource for teaching environmental issues. Produced by Australian author Libby Hathorn it is an interactive CD Rom that contains a story, poetry, games and quizzes. Central to the theme are two wombats called Bodge and Widge. These characters lead students through a quest to learn environmental protection. From EdNA Online on June 5, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..

Naace Primary - World Cup Activities & Resources Provides on line activities, downloadable materials, ideas and weblinks supporting the 2006 World Cup. From EdNA Online on June 5, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..

Build your own 1000 Watt Wind Turbine and Power your House! We built a 1000 watt wind turbine to help charge the battery bank that powers our offgrid home. It's a permanent magnet alternator, generating 3 phase ac, rectified to dc, and fed to a charge controller. The magnets spin with the wind, the coils are fixed, so no brushes or slip rings necessary From on June 5, 2006 at 12:12 a.m..

Fantastic Four fan makes "The Thing" costume out of real rock! This is a costume my friend made for last years comic convention in Toronto, he won two awards for it. It weighed about 110lbs. It was a big hit there, he was the star of the show when he walked into the convention. From on June 5, 2006 at 12:12 a.m..

20 Things You Won't Like About Windows Vista 20 Things You Won't Like About Windows Vista From on June 5, 2006 at 12:12 a.m..

5D Rubik's Cube Slashdot is reporting that there is now a working 5D Rubik's cube, following up the 4D version . It has already been solved by 3 people, so hurry! From on June 5, 2006 at 12:12 a.m..

Nintendo Wiimote prototypes Interesting prototypes for Nintendo's Wii controller, noticeably one has an analogue stick and another a rounded style d-pad. From on June 5, 2006 at 12:12 a.m..

McDonalds to launch World burger the biggest ever 40 % larger than the biggest burger, you will be left with 667 additional calories which is equivalent of 9 fun sized Snickers bars. From on June 5, 2006 at 12:12 a.m..

Own a piece of Australia Get a small piece of land in Australia for $40. You can't do a lot with it, but it's still pretty cool I think. Better than buying a couple of pixels :-) From on June 5, 2006 at 12:12 a.m..

Thousands of Government Workers Prepare For Attack Larger Than 9/11 On Monday, June 19, about 4,000 government workers representing more than 50 federal agencies from the State Department to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission will say goodbye to their families and set off for dozens of classified emergency facilities for the largest "continuity of government" exercise ever conducted. From on June 5, 2006 at 12:12 a.m..

Newsweek: How Long Will America Lead the World? The United States is still the dominant force in technology, innovation, productivity and profits. But Americans don't quite realize how fast the rest of the world is catching up. From on June 5, 2006 at 12:12 a.m..

Photoshop, Flash, Programming, & Web Tutorials Hundreds of tutorials on photoshop, flash, css, asp, php, javascript From on June 5, 2006 at 12:12 a.m..

Why Web 2.0 Will End Your Privacy We all know the plushy, rounded, pastel-coloured faces of Web 2.0. MySpace. Digg. The achingly trendy Silicon Valley startups that are selling for millions to big media conglomerates and making their founders into stars. Tom Anderson. Kevin Rose. These are the pinups of the Web 2.0 generation but little do they know the monster they've created. From on June 5, 2006 at 12:12 a.m..

Dapper Videos Videos include, Install, Intro, and XGL. From on June 5, 2006 at 12:12 a.m..

Aboriginal Education: Remote Schools and the Real Economy This paper, commissioned by the Menzies Research Centre, examines whether Aboriginal education in remote communities is preparing Aboriginal children for a world beyond those communities. The paper places Indigenous education in the broader context of the problems of remote communities including, welfare dependency, the absence of a real economy and poor school attendance. It is claimed that the correct policy response to failure at school will be determined not simply by additional programs at school, but by how various issues of transition to the real economy - work, individual obligation, m From EdNA Online on June 5, 2006 at 12:12 a.m..

Reading Planet for Kids The RIF Reading Planet is a site where kids can explore the colorful online world of book activities and literacy games. The site is the kids portion of Reading Is Fundamental's (US) literacy website. From EdNA Online on June 4, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..

Read Along Stories and Songs The US literacy site 'Reading is Fundamental' provides this collection of online 'read along' stories suitable for preschool and beginning readers. There are also some story songs for singing along. From EdNA Online on June 4, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..

Changing Worlds: Can Education Adapt to a Net Generation Education has been one of the slowest sectors to embrace the promise of online technology's rapid advance. Can these new technologies assist learning, and if so, how might resistance to e-learning be overcome? Using a virtual excursion into two digital worlds, one created by students, another by teachers, this free public lecture explores the possibility that confusion about how we learn impedes the uptake of new technologies in Education. Join us to provoke your thinking about what it means to learn. Refresh your ideas about curriculum, assessment, teaching and teacher and parent educati From EdNA Online on June 4, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..

Final Call for CyberSafe School Awards The final call for entries is going out to students, parents and teachers to nominate their school for NetAlert's CyberSafe School Awards for Excellence. The national initiative, supported by leading media company Ninemsn, recognises innovative school programs in internet safety education. The competition is the first of its kind in Australia, and is open to all primary and secondary schools across the country. Given high public interest already shown, the closing date for entries has been extended to the 9 June 2006, allowing more schools to get involved. From EdNA Online on June 4, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..

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