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Study Shows Instant Messaging is OK Contrary to popular opinion, instant messaging may not be harming the literacy of today's internet savvy teenagers, says a new report. From EdNA Online on August 3, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..

Register for ACAL Preconference Forums Two pre-conference forums will be held before the Australian Council for Adult Literacy (ACAL) National Conference 2006. The National Centre for Vocational Education Research, and Reframing the Future will stage the forums on 5 October 2006. Registration is through the online ACAL conference registration form. From EdNA Online on August 3, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..

Evaluation of World Bank's Support for Primary Education | Home Report from the Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) into primary education projects in developing countries. The findings of the group include: Access to primary education has improved; Learning has lagged; Countries expanding too quickly can put learning at risk; Education sector management matters. A downloadable version of the report "From Schooling Access to Learning Outcomes: An Unfinished Agenda" is included. From Recent Items on August 3, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..

Netflix Rolling Roadshow: Famous Movies in the places they made famous "Imagine watching Jaws on the beach in Martha's Vineyard where it was filmed or watching Escape from Alcatraz in the cell block from which Clint Eastwood's Frank Morris tunneled his way out. This August, the Netflix Rolling Roadshow celebrates classic American movies by screening them in the locations they helped make famous. " From on August 3, 2006 at 7:57 p.m..

Reporter Fakes Interview With Bill Gates Microsoft Corp. says a Norwegian journalist fabricated an interview with Bill Gates. From on August 3, 2006 at 7:57 p.m..

Major record label attempts to be an indie podcaster, ends up a poser... Turns out rising "indie" music podcaster, Kami, from Bands Under The Radar is actually a media manager for the Warner Brothers music label. Her show, "Bands Under the Radar" is served from wbr.com servers and she plays signed label bands from the label. Another lame attempt from the major labels to appeal to the indie audience. From on August 3, 2006 at 7:57 p.m..

Video: Paris Hilton "Stars Are Blind" Ripped? Did Paris Hilton rip her music from the 80's band UB40? Check out the video with their music and Paris' music mashed together. From on August 3, 2006 at 7:57 p.m..

U.S. marine involved in Iraq killings sues anti-war lawmaker A U.S. marine who was under investigation in connection with killing Iraqi civilians last year filed a lawsuit Wednesday against an anti-war lawmaker, accusing the congressman of defaming him in public comments on the case. From on August 3, 2006 at 7:57 p.m..

Google Launches Picasa Web Albums for Mac "I'm happy to tell you about the release of Picasa Web Albums Uploaders (beta, of course) for Mac OS X. Picasa Web Albums makes it simple to share photos with friends and family, and now we've made it even easier on the Mac." From on August 3, 2006 at 7:57 p.m..

Possible Origin of Mysterious Red and Blue Lights in the Milky Way For years, scientists have observed unstructured silicate particles in space, but could not pinpoint the origin of recent observation of wide presence of crystalline silicates or their role in the Milky Way Galaxy. From on August 3, 2006 at 7:57 p.m..

Coming soon: an external video card near you? Some cards are now available, like Asus' EAX1800XT, that offer an external 80 Watt power supply to ensure that the computer's own power supply doesn't get overloaded. The next logical step would be to remove the graphics card from the computer completely, and put it in an external box. From on August 3, 2006 at 7:57 p.m..

Gears of War launch date announced! Microsoft Corp. today announced what anxious players have been eagerly awaiting: Emergence Day 2006. Available exclusively for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the highly anticipated title Gears of War will be available in North America on Nov. 12, 2006. From on August 3, 2006 at 7:57 p.m..

Windows games to Mac without porting This could be really big for the Mac game industry; "Cider" portability engine for Intel-based Macs, offering game developers and publishers the ability to deploy Windows-based games on new Macs quickly and easily, without the need for traditional arduous porting." I sure hope that this turns out to be true! From on August 3, 2006 at 7:57 p.m..

NBA adopts rule changes for new season The NBA adopted a rule change on Wednesday that ensures that teams with the best regular season records in each conference will not meet in the playoffs before the conference finals. From on August 3, 2006 at 7:57 p.m..

AOL to provide 5GB of online storage for FREE AOL is leading the industry by providing 5GB of online storage FREE for all web users. From on August 3, 2006 at 7:57 p.m..

The Top 10 Greatest Gaming Achievements There are certain games that are so difficult, or expansive, or demand such a level of time, effort, and skill, that they are known forever for their demands of a player. This list shows the Top Ten Greatest Achievements in Gaming. From on August 3, 2006 at 7:57 p.m..

Hungarian Bridge May Be Named After Chuck Norris. A new bridge in Hungary could be named after the action film actor Chuck Norris after officials left the naming to an internet vote. Votes for the Chuck Norris Bridge have so far attracted 11 per cent, of the vote, organised by the Ministry for the Economy. From on August 3, 2006 at 7:57 p.m..

Transparent Windows in XP and 2000 This neat app makes Windows XP and 2000 windows transparent. There's been others like this submitted to Digg, but this one is the best I've found. First of all, It is only 89Kb in size and runs without an install. Secondly, it runs over networks or removable devices too, basically anywhere you put it. From on August 3, 2006 at 7:57 p.m..

Researchers Identify Gene that May Block Blood Supply to Tumors A study led by Professor Peter Koopman, from the Institute for Molecular Bioscience at The University of Queensland, showed that tumours in mice with a mutant form of the gene SOX18 actually stopped growing and became benign, unlike the lethal tumours that grew in normal mice. From on August 3, 2006 at 7:57 p.m..

Film-to-digital transition carries unexpected benefits In comparison to film, shooting digitally is so inexpensive that directors can simply keep the cameras running nearly all the time. That enables them to roll throughout the rehearsal process, and takes a good deal of pressure off of the actors. From on August 3, 2006 at 7:57 p.m..

Linux Command Line Cheatsheet A list of linux commands for common operations including: file searching, networking, directory navagation, etc. From on August 3, 2006 at 7:57 p.m..

GNOME 2.14.3 Released! The latest stable release of GNOME is here: GNOME 2.14.3! This is the final release in a series of point releases for the 2.14 branch. From on August 3, 2006 at 7:57 p.m..

Top 10 Embarrassing Moments in Baseball The ten most embarrassing moments in baseball's history that will live in infamy. From on August 3, 2006 at 7:57 p.m..

New 'underground radio' technology Los Alamos National Laboratory says Vital Alert Technologies Inc. has signed two exclusive license agreements with the lab for Underground Radio™, a technology that will provide two-way voice and text capability known as Through-The-Earth-Communication™ for first responders, rescue and security teams, underground miners and the public. From on August 3, 2006 at 7:57 p.m..

Introduction to 90 Online File Storage Services "You can use them to send big files, or backup your documentations. Some services can be accessed from your web browser, others may have a client program for you to auto-backup your hard drive." From on August 3, 2006 at 7:57 p.m..

A Five Minute Guide to Opposing DRM I've been covering the Free Software Foundation's Defective By Designcampaign against Digital Rights Management (DRM) technologies since its planning stages. Starting from scratch, in less than three months, the campaign has grown to 7000 members. This number is impressive. From on August 3, 2006 at 7:57 p.m..

Unicorns For Sale DeCicco Unicornery - for all your unicorn needs. From on August 3, 2006 at 7:57 p.m..

BusinessWeek DIGGS Cover Boy Kevin Rose - Millionaire! Valley Boy! August 14 BusinessWeek. The cover blurb reads: How This Kid Made $60 Million In 18 Months. Digg.com's KEVIN ROSE leads a new brat pack of Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs. -- The writers grant Kevin rock star status. Oh, yes, they talk about other young web luminaries as well. From on August 3, 2006 at 7:57 p.m..

Bill Murray makes `Caddyshack' motorcycle for `American Chopper' Try to imagine the motorcycle that Bill Murray's classic "Caddyshack" character Carl Spackler would ride. Would it incorporate his love of greenskeeping, his hatred of gophers or his experiences as a "looper" for the Dalai Lama? Those were the sort of questions Murray and the guys of Orange County Choppers had to ask themselves. From on August 3, 2006 at 7:57 p.m..

StatSmart - World First Project A major collaboration between the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) and its partners will result in a world first study of statistical literacy in the classroom. StatSmart is an exciting three-year initiative that provides the perfect avenue to show students how data can be acquired and used to make informed judgements in their lives. The study will encourage school-based projects; foster collaboration among teachers; provide professional development providers and researchers over three years; and have a commitment to increasing and reporting change in the understanding of teachers and stu From EdNA Online on August 3, 2006 at 6:30 p.m..

Rambus deceived chip markets, says FTC The Federal Trade Commission dealt a severe blow to Rambus Inc. Wednesday, ruling the company has unlawfully monopolized the markets for computer-memory technologies incorporated into industry standards for dynamic random access memory (DRAM) chips. From on August 3, 2006 at 2:00 p.m..

First Ubuntu Billboard spotted "The above billboard was spotted near the Ralston exit in Redwood" From on August 3, 2006 at 2:00 p.m..

"Hijacking a Macbook in 60 Seconds" story misleading. The wireless hack described in this popular story turns out to not actually apply to Macbooks as it relies on 3rd-party wireless hardware rather than the wireless cards supplied by Apple. FTA: "Maynor said the MacBook used in the demonstration was not using the wireless gear that shipped with the computer." From on August 3, 2006 at 2:00 p.m..

China Plans to Unionize All Wal-Mart Workers China is determined to introduce trade unions in all local Wal-Mart stores, despite the retail giant's opposition to unions among its workers. From on August 3, 2006 at 2:00 p.m..

Dell Lying in TV Ads? "The TV ad said, 'Whatever you need a PC for, Dell has the one you want for less than you might expect. Right now get this Dell Inspiron notebook featuring an Intel Celeron processor for only 299.' A website address and a phone number were displayed on the screen at the same time." There were 23 complaints the laptop was actually 349 online From on August 3, 2006 at 2:00 p.m..

Apple defends iTunes-iPod compatibility Apple Computer Inc. has struck a defiant stance with Scandinavian regulators, staunchly defending its right to make its iPod the only portable music player compatible with songs purchased from the company's iTunes music store. From on August 3, 2006 at 2:00 p.m..

Deckchair Traps Croatian By the balls. Mario Visnjic had gone swimming naked in the sea at the Valalta beach in western Croatia. His testicles had shrunk while in the cool sea and slipped through the wooden slats when he sat back down on his wooden deckchair. But as he lay in the sun they expanded back to normal size and got stuck between the slats. From on August 3, 2006 at 2:00 p.m..

Mini-Lenses Made Out of Water Droplets Mini-lenses made out of water droplets have been made to bulge and contract in response to temperature and pH changes in their environment. The clever trick makes for a tiny sensor whose changing focal length could one day be used to quickly and simply monitor all sorts of things, from blood samples to miniature chemical reactors. From on August 3, 2006 at 2:00 p.m..

Top 10 Websites for Students "You've checked the course schedules, bought your sheets and towels, shopped for a laptop, gotten in touch with your new roommate--you're all ready for college, right? Wrong. Your campus orientation isn't complete until you get a little Internet orientation, too." From on August 3, 2006 at 2:00 p.m..

Larry Legend vs. Big Papi Bill Simmons discusses who is the most clutch. From on August 3, 2006 at 2:00 p.m..

Marilyn Manson on The O'Reily Factor !! Two polar vision, in a one show. Interesting! From on August 3, 2006 at 2:00 p.m..

$50 box turns the GP2X game system into completely open Linux system it's a breakout board that allows you to turn the GP2X into a full-fledged linux box. It includes four USB ports, RS32, Jtag, as well as audio and video out. Turn your GP2X into the smallest MAME cabinet in the world, or make it a portable, multiplayer emulation box and HTPC. Or just plug in a mouse and keyboard and you have a tiny Linux system From on August 3, 2006 at 2:00 p.m..

College art students school Yahoo engineers in creativity From framed spit balls to baby dolls driven by lollipop licks, Yahoo had college artists from as far as Britain and Brazil on display to inspire its engineers. From on August 3, 2006 at 2:00 p.m..

Shape-shifting lens mimics human eye Now a shape-shifting lens has been developed that alters its focal length when squeezed by an artificial muscle, rather like the lens in a human eye. From digg on August 3, 2006 at 11:31 a.m..

mp3.com Liquidation Photos "This is an archive of photos of some of the assets of what has been called "the last great dot.com liquidation auction:" the mp3.com liquidation. This is being preserved here as it is, a piece of American history. There are two reactions that you will get from viewing these photos. One is to laugh and possibly be horrified as well..." From digg on August 3, 2006 at 11:31 a.m..

The BSD Unix Projects Keep Humming Along Years ago, the Linux operating system stole the open source show and arguably the hearts and minds of the IT industry, or at least those parts of the industry that are inclined to support open source software; but Linux isn't the only alternate-OS, there are three major BSD Unixes out there, and a number of others, and they are innovating, too. From digg on August 3, 2006 at 11:31 a.m..

Green WiFi: Solar Powered Routers By using solar power to run the router, the Green Wi-Fi setup is able to function in countries with no or unreliable power. By configuring the router to limit access when power levels are low, it can run for up to a month in low sunlight. The first implementation of the programs equipment is set to happen at the end of the summer in India. From digg on August 3, 2006 at 11:31 a.m..

WWDC 2006 Banner Revieled... With possible hints at new products? "We’ll have to wait until Monday, for the conference to start, before we find out about all the new goodies, but I think this banner may provide some clues..." Is that 64 bits I spot? From digg on August 3, 2006 at 11:31 a.m..

Huge Archive of MySpace Banner Ad Games It's basically what it says, a bunch of MySpace banner ad games for you to play. Just what Kevin would want! From digg on August 3, 2006 at 11:31 a.m..

♣ Gallery of Most Bizzare RAINBOWs Ever! These are actually Natural Rainbows - not some Photoshop Abstract finger painting. What would you think if you look up and saw THESE in the sky???? From digg on August 3, 2006 at 11:31 a.m..

Five common PHP database problems Discover five common database problems that occur in PHP applications -- including database schema design, database access, and the business logic code that uses the database -- as well as their solutions. From digg on August 3, 2006 at 11:31 a.m..

Devhook site shutdown by Sony . v43fix had a sony prx in it Devhook official site closes doors, apparently using a sony prx in v.43 Booster (devhook creator) is now looking for a new site to host files on. Quoted from pspupdates.qj.net Part of Translation by 0Okm "Reboot_1.50.bin is the copyrighted material by SONY, that is mixed with DevHook0.43fix. From digg on August 3, 2006 at 11:31 a.m..

Amazing Air Jordan Dunk Video Whether you're from Chicago or not this compilation of Jordan's top 10 dunks is great. Ahh the memories. From digg on August 3, 2006 at 11:31 a.m..

Researchers solve mystery of attractive surfaces When smooth surfaces that hate water approach each other underwater, scientists have observed that they snap into contact. This is apparently due to attractive forces that extend for tens to hundreds of nanometers. From digg on August 3, 2006 at 11:31 a.m..

"what the f***?!?" check out this hilarious, albeit terrifying clip of a missile launch. priceless commentary. From digg on August 3, 2006 at 11:31 a.m..

The top five engineering hints you'll rarely hear Don't let these disasters happen to you. From digg on August 3, 2006 at 11:31 a.m..

Black Hat: Researcher creates Net neutrality test Dan Kaminsky, a Seattle-based security researcher has devised a way to test for net neutrality. He will share details of this technique, which will be rolled into a free tool, today at the Black Hat conference. The software can tell whether computers are treating some types of TCP/IP traffic better than others. From digg on August 3, 2006 at 11:31 a.m..

Power Your Laptop On A Plane Not everyone is fortunate to own a laptop with stellar battery life. For those of us who want to use our battery challenged portable pals on long haul flights, it's important to book seats near power ports. From Read laptop reviews and notebook news at the laptops weblog - Laptopical on August 3, 2006 at 11:30 a.m..

Evolution Opponents Lose Kansas Board Majority Kansas voters on Tuesday handed power back to moderates on the State Board of Education, setting the stage for a return of science teaching that broadly accepts the theory of evolution, according to preliminary election results. The conservative Connie Morris who had described evolution as a "nice bedtime story" was one of the two defeated. From digg on August 3, 2006 at 9:03 a.m..

An elegant approach to Web services: REST on Rails As Ruby experiences increasing success, developers are seeking to integrate their Ruby applications with applications written in other languages. Rails provides excellent support for Web services. This article introduces Web services in Rails and focuses on a strategy known as Representational State Transfer (REST). From digg on August 3, 2006 at 9:03 a.m..

Satellite view of "heat island" in NYC Satellite images show heat and vegetation in New York City, while the text explains the "heat island" that occurs in cities during the summer. From digg on August 3, 2006 at 9:03 a.m..

Lost Scenes From Star Wars: A New Hope See Luke visit with his friends on Tatooine and have a drink with Biggs. These scenes are not included on any of the DVD releases. There's also the original uncut/extended Cantina scene. From digg on August 3, 2006 at 8:31 a.m..

Supernovae make dark matter bloat The invisible dark matter at the centre of galaxies is not as dense as we would expect - and now we know why. It seems that the explosions of exhausted old stars are to blame for puffing out dark matter. From digg on August 3, 2006 at 8:31 a.m..

First Blu-ray drive for Mac unveiled Logitech has unveiled its LBD-A2FU2/LBD-A2U2 drives, the first Blu-ray disk drives to support Mac OS X. From digg on August 3, 2006 at 8:31 a.m..

5 Weird But Obscenely Profitable AdSense Niches that Make People Rich These are five weird niches that make at least 50 cents per click or more. That’s about 5-10 times what an average AdSenser can expect to make. From digg on August 3, 2006 at 8:31 a.m..

Child online safety card unveiled A virtual ID card designed to improve children's net safety has been launched in the UK, US, Canada and Australia. From EdNA Online on August 3, 2006 at 8:30 a.m..

Google Partners with XM Satellite Radio Google reaching an agreement with XM Satellite Radio. XM will introduce commercial advertising inventory on XMâ??s non-music channels to Googleâ??s extensive advertising base through Googleâ??s dMarc media network...Google advertisers will have a simple, automated way to reach XMâ??s millions of subscribers nationwide and XM will have access From on August 3, 2006 at 7:12 a.m..

Wikipedia: The Best Of Wikipedia Showdown is a running list of Wikipedia articles submitted and ranked by our community members - Value is assigned to each article based upon the number of votes and ranking within these votes, giving us an constantly evolving picture of the best Wikipedia has to offer. From on August 3, 2006 at 7:12 a.m..

Court refuses man's 4,000 pennies A man who wants to pay "every penny" of his fine for careless driving in one pence pieces has been banned from paying the £40 instalments in copper. From on August 3, 2006 at 7:12 a.m..

Insane Japanese Taxi Prank Some poor unsuspecting Japanese fellow is taken on the cab ride of his life.Even includes a ramp on fire.I have no idea how they get away with these. From on August 3, 2006 at 7:12 a.m..

Ameirca's First Train with Fast Wireless Internet Debuts in California. The proof of concept, which was conducted along 16 miles of track between the Millbrae and Palo Alto stations, was deemed a success when multiple people surfed the Internet simultaneously, watched streaming video, answered e-mail and completed a large file download all while maintaining continuous connectivity at broadband speed. From on August 3, 2006 at 7:12 a.m..

Australia's 1,600 foot 'Solar Tower' that can power a small city ""The tower will be over there," Davey says, pointing to a spot a mile distant where a 1,600-foot structure will rise from the ocher-colored earth. Picture a 260-foot-diameter cylinder taller than the Sears Tower encircled by a two-mile-diameter transparent canopy at ground level." From on August 3, 2006 at 7:12 a.m..

Lucasfilm tells YouTube to put all removed Star Wars content back online. YouTube removed all parody/fanfilm/spoof Star Wars content two days ago due to copyright violation. This morning, in an incredibly awesome PR move, Lucasfilm contacted YouTube, and told them to put it all back online - every last one. From on August 3, 2006 at 7:12 a.m..

The Hiroshima Myth Did we really need to drop an atomic bomb? From on August 3, 2006 at 7:12 a.m..

Amazingly High Resolution, Yet Very Rapid Video Streaming This site hosts an extremely high quality video on the main page that starts playing after mere seconds and plays straight through perfectly. This video distribution mechanism is amazing. From on August 3, 2006 at 7:12 a.m..

What Is In Store For YouTube? With a burn rate of over $1 million per month, no real signs of revenue and potential copyright lawsuit nightmares, who will be willing to acquire YouTube? Or should they even be acquired at all? From on August 3, 2006 at 7:12 a.m..

Ohio State must pay fired coach $2.2 million Even though former basketball coach Jim O'Brien broke NCAA rules by giving money to a recruit, a judge ruled Wednesday that Ohio State must pay O'Brien $2.2 million plus interest because it failed to follow the terms of his contract. From on August 3, 2006 at 7:12 a.m..

Researcher finds best Spam Filtering Algorithm Dr.Gord Cormack, UW CS Prof, set out to empirically compare spam filters. Without standards, one must depend on unreliable evidence, such as subjective impressions,incomparable and unrepeatable measurements. The results of his tests are quite surprising, with the filter that performs the best using techniques commonly found in compression systems. From on August 3, 2006 at 7:12 a.m..

How To Totally Fake Being A Geek What defines geeks the most is the range of interests. Use these tricks to speak in the tribal tongue of geeks... From on August 3, 2006 at 7:12 a.m..

The secret life of semen Men may contribute more than just sperm to the babymaking process – their semen may coax things along as well. From on August 3, 2006 at 7:12 a.m..

A 10+ Foot Tall Wearable Robot Suit with Guns for Sale Called The Land Walker, it weighs close to 1 ton (2,000 pounds!) and is controlled by four pedals from inside the cockpit. Additionally, it has built-in air guns that can shoot bullets (not real bullets, though..."sponge bullets"). From on August 3, 2006 at 7:12 a.m..

Apple readying "dizzying amount" of new products Former Microsoft blogger Robert Scoble says big things are in store for Apple's August 7th press event. "I wish I could say more, but that'd get me sued by Steve Jobs and I don't need that kind of heck right now." From on August 3, 2006 at 7:12 a.m..

A closer look at the "leaked" Wii specs I have a hard time imagining that IBM, ATI, and Nintendo have invested all this time and money into a product that's basically a speedbump of an existing product. [...] Apple was offered Broadway as a possible laptop chip, but I just can't see IBM offering them the above single-issue design with a straight face. From on August 3, 2006 at 7:12 a.m..

Nuremberg hopes to create 'Linux Valley' Linux Business Campus Nuremberg has opened the doors of its new Innovation Center in the Maxtorhof office center north of the city's historic center. The group is targeting young companies interested in developing new Linux-based or open source-based software applications.. From on August 3, 2006 at 7:12 a.m..

Pervasive exits open-source PostgreSQL business Pervasive Software has decided to exit the business of providing support for the PostgreSQL open-source database, one of the first failures in the current rush to open-source business models. From on August 3, 2006 at 7:12 a.m..

Entire "Top Gear" Series Available for Free at BBC2 Last week the BBC demanded video host YouTube remove many copies of its Top Gear TV service from its website. That was because, this week, the BBC made Top Gear available in its entirety on-line at BBC2. From on August 3, 2006 at 7:12 a.m..

20 Video Lectures of MIT Computer Course - FREE Download "The complete MIT course (video) available for download. These twenty video lectures by Abelson and Sussman are a complete presentation of the course, given for Hewlett-Packard employees." From on August 3, 2006 at 7:12 a.m..

The Me Generation becomes the We Generation As the baby boomers age, they are becoming less self absorbed and more generous. There's probably no better example than Bill Gates morphing in the worlds greatest philanthropist. Many boomers seem to be focusing on doing something meaningful with what's left of their time on earth. From on August 3, 2006 at 7:12 a.m..

China's Secret War A spate of recent spying cases opens the lid on China's aggressive military buildup. What's most troubling: It is based largely on U.S. technology. On a hot Florida day late in 2005, Ko-Suen "Bill" Moo was preparing for the endgame of a covert operation he'd been orchestrating for nearly two years... From on August 3, 2006 at 7:12 a.m..

FOOL's Forum: Outdoor Educators' Association Queensland The FOOLS's (A Forum for Facilitators of Outdoor Learning) Forum is an opportunity to share strategies relating to facilitating outdoor learning. Whether teaching personal development, outdoor pursuits or environmental education the forum sessions will be an opportunity to share and learn. Mt Barney Lodge http://www.mtbarneylodge.com.au info@mtbarneylodge.com.au Tel: +61 7 5544 3233 From EdNA Online on August 3, 2006 at 6:31 a.m..

International Journal for Educational Integrity The journal provides a platform for educators across all sectors to research issues in the multi-disciplinary field of educational integrity. The IJEI is an international refereed journal where research on educational integrity is disseminated in an accessible and cost-effective format. The journal challenges readers to consider the changing nature of education in a globalised environment, and the impact that conceptions of educational integrity have on issues of pedagogy, academic standards, intercultural understanding and equity. Articles of interest to the IJEI readership may include but ar From EdNA Online on August 3, 2006 at 6:31 a.m..

Global Journal of Engineering Education Global Journal of Engineering Education (GJEE), providing the international engineering education community with a forum for discussion and the exchange of information on engineering education and industrial training at tertiary level. From EdNA Online on August 3, 2006 at 6:31 a.m..

School students send out for fast food Students are getting pizzas and Big Macs delivered to their schools after turning up their noses at healthy new canteen food. Schools across the state [Victoria] have been introducing healthier menus after concerns over childhood obesity. From EdNA Online on August 3, 2006 at 6:31 a.m..

Communicating the Business Value of IT This masterclass, facilitated by leading IT educator Kate Behan, will guide participants through critical steps in marketing IT internally to help promote improved collaboration at all levels in the organisation. Kate will demonstrate how to assume a customer focus, enable IT governance and stakeholder analysis, understand the relationship between marketing, communication and the IS function, and address the practicalities of making a marketing and communication plan happen. From EdNA Online on August 3, 2006 at 6:31 a.m..

People Capital Management for Professional Services This two-day conference will provide an opportunity to gain new insights on how others are dealing with the issues that are currently affecting human resources in the professional services industries. From EdNA Online on August 3, 2006 at 6:31 a.m..

Studies in Learning, Evaluation, Innovation and Development Studies in Learning, Evaluation, Innovation and Development is an international, scholarly, independently and anonymously peer-reviewed, research-based, electronic journal focused on the intersections and interstices among and between learning, evaluation, innovation and development. These four educational elements are seen as interdependent and mutually sustaining rather than as necessarily linear or sequential. They are also seen as the appropriate concern of research and scholarship that is theoretically framed, methodologically rigorous and empirically responsive. From EdNA Online on August 3, 2006 at 6:31 a.m..

Children 'drugged and hung over' in class More than a third of young people admit they have been under the influence of drugs or alcohol in the classroom, a survey revealed today. The Tpoll survey, commissioned by the music channel MTV, quizzed 1,118 people aged between 16 and 24. They were also asked about their attitudes to crime, debt, religion, fame and relationships. From EdNA Online on August 3, 2006 at 6:31 a.m..

Wildfire Lessons Learned Center The interagency organizational learning library.  Includes a searchable database of Review & Investigation Reports, AAR Rollups, Scratchline Newsletters, Case Studies and many other documents. The Wildfire Lessons Learned Center Library contains thousands of reports and other documents sent in by wildland fire professionals from around the world. To locate the documents you are interested in, choose from the 38 main topics (or 15 different types of media) below. Many of the main topics contain more detailed subtopics to further refine your From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on August 3, 2006 at 6:31 a.m..

Sociablemedia.com Cliff Atkinson Cliff Atkinson’s web site Sociablemedia.com provides some outstanding free downloads for people who routinely use PowerPoint . Atkinson’s discussion of PowerPoint overload and PowerPoint miscommunication is presented in a well thought out and easy to read and understand format.  Cognitive research is used to support his 5 research based principles to reduce PowerPoint overload and allow users to communication more effectively.  This site provides a store to buy his book, but also has free high-quality online downloads from his book Beyond Bullet Points in PDF, From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on August 3, 2006 at 6:31 a.m..

Bunk Bed Fire Video and data files from NIST tests.  source code for FastLite or other fire programs that need a fire descriptor.  Video of the test is useful instructional material From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on August 3, 2006 at 6:31 a.m..

Roof Fire Tests (UK) This is a video covering roof fires and particularly the role of roof ventilators in roofs.  It has some very fascinating footage of actual roof fires and infrared videoshowing heat transfer and burning embers as well as the standard testing procedure in the UK. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on August 3, 2006 at 6:31 a.m..

So, you want to learn Bookkeeping! Introductory bookkeeping tutorial. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on August 3, 2006 at 6:31 a.m..

Universal Design for Learning This is a 24-minute Breeze Presentation with slides, synchronized audio, and captions. The presentation is designed to orient faculty to Universal Design for Learning.  The presentation can be used as a stand-alone resource, or to augment a Faculty Development session on Universal Design for Learning.  Also, relates to accessibility. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on August 3, 2006 at 6:31 a.m..

Developing Leaders in Wildland Fire To promote cultural change in the work force and to emphasize the vital importance of leadership concepts in the wildland fire service by providing educational and leadership development opportunities This program is sponsored by the participating agencies of the National Wildfire Coordinating Group. The program components were developed by adapting "best practices" from a number of organizations that operate in high tempo work environments including the U.S. Marine Corps University; the --> From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on August 3, 2006 at 6:31 a.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 August 3, 2006 at 6:30 a.m..

Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal) CITE Journal is a publication of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE). Articles published in Current Issues are related either to general technology use or discipline-specific technology use. The disciplines are: science, mathematics, social studies, English and general technology education. Articles may also address significant policy and practice issues and any area of technology and teacher education. Both preservice and in-service articles are welcome. The journal's online medium also allows authors to demonstrate the technologies about which they are wr From EdNA Online on August 3, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..

Podcasting, Wikis and Blogs: Learning at the BBC This video interview with Nigel Paine, Head of BBC Learning and Development, shows Paine discussing the organisation's use of podcasting, wikis, blogs and rss. Paine outlines the benefits of the technologies, their application in the BBC, and the importance of using these technologies for informal learning. From EdNA Online on August 3, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..

Skills Recognition (WA) The WA Career Development Centre provides this web page about how to obtain evidence of qualifications. It includes: how to find the equivalent of secondary school qualifications obtained in Australia or overseas; how to obtain records of old TAFE qualifications; contact information for the Overseas Qualifications Unit, and contact information regarding recognition of life experience skills. From EdNA Online on August 3, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..

AACE Journal (AACEJ) : International Forum on Information Technology in Education AACEJ provides a multidisciplinary forum and focal point for AACE members to exchange information between disciplines, educational levels, and information technologies. This online periodical is devoted to the issues and applications of educational technology to enhance learning and teaching. Reviewed by leaders in the field, it publication is designed to provide a multi-disciplinary forum to present and discuss all aspects of educational technology in all learning environments. From EdNA Online on August 3, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..

Book Now! A short learning quest using Book Now as the theme. Students will use the internet to book a holiday to a destination of there choice and research the location and cost. From EdNA Online on August 3, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..

New Career Development Centre for WA A one-stop-shop for career advice and development, the new Career Development Centre, is part of the Western Australian Government's strategy to meet the current high skills demand. The Career Development Centre caters to all Western Australians seeking learning experiences, a career change, or a new job. It combines the former Training Info Centre, TAFEWA Admissions Centre and Overseas Qualifications Unit under the same roof. The Career Development Centre is a national first and the WA model is being considered for implementation across the State. From EdNA Online on August 3, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..

Wet and Dry Environments This webquest is about Australian animals in wet or dry environments, and is suitable for Stage 1 students. Students are asked to choose an animal from a list and to complete a simple research task. Links help them to find relevant information. From EdNA Online on August 3, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..

e-Journal of Instructional Science and Technology (e-JIST) The e-Journal of Instructional Science and Technology (e-JIST) is an International peer-reviewed electronic journal. It is a multi-faceted publication with content likely to be of interest to policy makers, managers, investors, professional staff, technical staff, and academics within education and training. From EdNA Online on August 3, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..

Journal of Special Education Technology (JSET) JSET is a refereed professional journal that presents up-to-date information and opinions about issues, research, policy, and practice related to the use of technology in the field of special education. It is a traditional print-on-paper publication (4 issues per year) that is sent to subscribers and members of the Technology and Media Division of the Council for Exceptional Children (TAM). Access to this online edition is provided free of charge. From EdNA Online on August 3, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..

Engadget - iChat Mobile: is it the iPhone? WWDC's in a few days, and the predominant rumor is that the iPhone is what we're going to get from it. Could this be a leaked photo of the iPhone? From on August 3, 2006 at 2:12 a.m..

Massive Rubber Band Gatling Gun It's the only fully automatic legal in all 50 states and is recommended for kids of ALL ages. I would hate to see some 3 year old aiming one of these at me. 12 rotating barrels filled with 12 rubber bands each = 144 welts & it's only $395.00! From on August 3, 2006 at 2:12 a.m..

Rumsfeld Says He's Too Busy To Testify On Iraq War Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said he essentially was too busy to testify at a public hearing on the Iraq war, raising a new furor on Capitol Hill over the three-year-old conflict. From on August 3, 2006 at 2:12 a.m..

How To Beat a Lie Detector Good how-to about cheating on a polygraph test. From on August 3, 2006 at 2:11 a.m..

Reincarnating a discarded laptop with Linux Do you have an old laptop sitting in a closet somewhere, taking up room and gathering dust? You might be able to get some surprisingly good service out of the old clunker -- if you know how to revive it by installing an appropriate Linux distro. This article says just what to do. From on August 3, 2006 at 2:11 a.m..

International Journal on E-Learning (IJEL) International Journal on E-Learning (IJEL) (Corporate, Government, Healthcare, & Higher Education) was formerly International Journal of Educational Telecommunications and the WebNet Journal. Dealing with advances in technology and the growth of e-learning to provide educators and trainers with unique opportunities to enhance learning and teaching in corporate, government, healthcare, and higher education, IJEL serves as a forum to facilitate the international exchange of information on the current research, development, and practice of e-learning in these sectors. The Journal is designed for From EdNA Online on August 3, 2006 at 2:10 a.m..

Informing Science: the International Journal of an Emerging Discpline The academically peer refereed journal Informing Science endeavors to provide an understanding of the complexities in informing clientele. Fields from information systems, library science, journalism in all its forms to education all contribute to this science. These fields, which developed independently and have been researched in separate disciplines, are evolving to form a new transdiscipline, Informing Science. Informing Science publishes articles that provide insight into how best to inform clients using information technology. Authors may use epistemologies from engineering, computer sci From EdNA Online on August 3, 2006 at 2:10 a.m..

Journal of Information Technology Education (JITE) The mission of the Journal of Information Technology Education is to: 1. improve IT education around the world by publishing high quality articles on best practices and other topics of use in improving IT education; 2. expose the reader to a variety of epistemologies and types of articles, including primary, action, and secondary research; 3. provide those who submit manuscripts for publication with useful, timely feedback by making the review process constructive; 4. be for the reader the most authoritative journal on IT education, and 5. acknowledge and embrace the diversity of teaching and From EdNA Online on August 3, 2006 at 2:10 a.m..

Back-to-School 30% off Coupons at Best Buy -- CRACKED! Best Buy has interesting "Back to School" coupon booklets at their stores. It's interesting because they appear to give you random sets of discounts. Someone found a way to identify the one that gives you the 30% off coupon .. From on August 3, 2006 at 1:03 a.m..

About Time: AOL Goes Free After much speculation, AOL announced today that it would finally bite the bullet, and become a free portal, complete with free AOL email addresses for anyone who wants one. The company says it now wants to exploit the "explosive rise in broadband usage and online advertising", though, of course, it's already missed out on much of the explosion. From on August 3, 2006 at 1:03 a.m..

The Target of Backlash With Chicago City Council's passage of what has been coined a "Living Wage Bill," which would raise the level of big box store workers' salaries (supposedly to a living wage) over time, the big box stores like Target and Wal-Mart have balked. At first they said that they wouldn't put any new stores in the Chicago area. Now Target has even gone so far as to threaten to pull out its existing Target stores in Chicago. To this I say to Target that if you backlash against fair wage practices while raking in record profits and paying your CEO and upper management ungodly From Undesignated Blog on August 3, 2006 at 12:32 a.m..

Developers Flock To Google's SourceForge Rival Google is winning good reviews from early adopters of its new open-source development hub, Google Code Project Hosting. Less than a week after its launch, several thousand projects are hosted on the site, and users praise its simplicity. From digg on August 3, 2006 at 12:32 a.m..

Senator Complains That Senator-Only Elevator Getting Too Many Non-Senators I hesitate to say that it’s a big problem,” said Senator Frank R. Lautenberg of New Jersey, shaking his head gravely. “There is terrific crowding.” Mr. Lautenberg, a Democrat who has served more than two decades in the Senate, said he had never seen the Capitol so packed with unelected interlopers. From digg on August 3, 2006 at 12:32 a.m..

Israel hacks into Hezbollah TV "ISRAEL today hacked into the television station of Hezbollah, emblazoning images on the screen showing pictures of corpses and claiming the Shiite militant group's leader Hassan Nasrallah was a liar." Israel = 733t From digg on August 3, 2006 at 12:32 a.m..

One of the most painful hits in NHL history (Video) Huge props go to Sammy Kapanen for keeping the play going even after recieving this HUGE hit from Darcy Tucker. I remember watching this and boy was it a scary moment for Flyers fans. From digg on August 3, 2006 at 12:32 a.m..

Microsoft's secret record of every website visited on your PC! Windows creates invisible, undeletable files listing all the websites the PC has visited. Not only every URL but also all of the email that has been sent or received through Outlook or Outlook Express is also being logged. This information is untouched by clearing history, internet cache folder and temporary internet files. Link shows how to remove From digg on August 3, 2006 at 12:32 a.m..

The Megapixel Myth This is a great article that explains why a 5 megapixel camera isn't necessarily better than a 3 Megapixel camera. From digg on August 3, 2006 at 12:32 a.m..

Ubisoft loves Wii "The first time I picked up that sucker I couldn't stop playing it." Ubisoft North America President Laurent Detoc From digg on August 3, 2006 at 12:32 a.m..

Police investigating YouTube clip featured on Digg Not long ago a video surfaced on Digg showing two girls being flung by a playground toy rigged to a motorcycle axle. That video now has the interest of authorities. From digg on August 3, 2006 at 12:32 a.m..

Thunderbird 2.0 preview I addition to the front-page attractions, Thunderbird provides several improvements to the existing features. The new mail notification area has undergone extensive revision -- this is the pop-up transient window that appears when Thunderbird finds new mail on the server during a routine background mail-check... From digg on August 3, 2006 at 12:32 a.m..

Convert any Youtube videos for Your ipod -MAC Only "Ever see a video on YouTube and wish you could take it with you? TubeSock does it. Just click to download, convert and copy to your iPod." From digg on August 3, 2006 at 12:31 a.m..

NBA star Yao Ming swears off sharks fin soup in wildlife protection campain NBA star Yao Ming pledged Wednesday to give up eating shark's fin soup, a Chinese delicacy, as he joined a campaign to promote wildlife protection. "Endangered species are our friends," Yao said at a news conference organized by the London-based conservation group WildAid. From digg on August 3, 2006 at 12:31 a.m..

What's Next for Sysinternals? Besides being in charge of his toolset, Russinovich will be working with the Windows Vista performance team. He'll be both analyzing and addressing performance issues in the new OS. Without taking any credit away from Vista's team, it's reassuring to know that Russinovich is looking at ways to enhance Vista's overall performance... From digg on August 3, 2006 at 12:31 a.m..

Mozilla releases Firefox Quickly after was released it was reported that Windows MediaPlayer plugin stopped working on specific website. Mozilla has hit back with its latest release, Lets hope they have fixed the problem. From digg on August 3, 2006 at 12:31 a.m..

Common cat parasite affects human brains. U.S. researchers say more than a quarter of the world's population is infected with a feline parasite related to malaria and which causes personality changes. "In populations where this parasite is very common, mass personality modification could result in cultural change," Dr. Lafferty wrote. From digg on August 3, 2006 at 12:31 a.m..

Get a call from Samuel L. Jackson Send a free personalized talking "Snakes on a Plane" message in the voice of Samuel L. Jackson to someone you know. Just give us a few details about the person and tell us whether you want to send your message by phone or by E-mail. Then sit back, relax and enjoy the fright... From digg on August 3, 2006 at 12:31 a.m..

Carbon nanotubes go vertical Electronic circuitry has been the subject of many doom and gloom predictions, whereby the expected feature size hits some sort of limit which simply cannot be overcome. One of the possible solutions to these problems are single- and double- walled carbon nanotubes. From digg on August 3, 2006 at 12:31 a.m..

9/11 Live: The NORAD Tapes How did the U.S. Air Force respond on 9/11? Could it have shot down United 93, as conspiracy theorists claim? Obtaining 30 hours of never-before-released tapes from the control room of NORAD's Northeast headquarters, the author reconstructs the chaotic military history of that day—and the Pentagon's apparent attempt to cover it up. From digg on August 3, 2006 at 12:31 a.m..

Petro Canada Using YouTube to Explain Gas Pricing I heard this on the radio "news" this morning. It's interesting that not only does Petro Canada get to crank out an ad for less than $20,000; but the ad itself gets additional mileage from the mainstream media because the concept is so novel to them, they treat it as news. From digg on August 3, 2006 at 12:31 a.m..

Netscape Paid Social News Editors Revealed! The scoop on who the Navigators are, and what websites they came from. From digg on August 3, 2006 at 12:31 a.m..

Longest Running Scientific Experiment In 1984, the European Journal of Physics published a report on the three longest-running scientific experiments. Here's a look at one - measuring the fluidity of high-viscosity pitch by counting the frequency of drops out of a funnel (they fall once every 8 or 9 years–though no one has ever been around to see it happen). From digg on August 3, 2006 at 12:31 a.m..

Electronic Journal for the Integration of Technology in Education (EJITE) The journal features research findings, practical articles, book and software reviews, and commentary on topics of interest to those educators and others. The online format allows for the inclusion of multimedia elements as well. The primary purpose of the online journal is to provide doctoral students a forum in which to demonstrate knowledge and skills acquired in their coursework. However, submissions are sought from all of the following groups: Professionals in the field of Instructional Technology or closely related programs or fields (PK-20); Graduate students enrolled in Instructional T From EdNA Online on August 3, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..

Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology The Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology is a peer-reviewed journal that welcomes papers on all aspects of educational technology and learning. Topics may include, but are not limited to: learning theory and technology, cognition and technology, instructional design theory and application, online learning, computer applications in education, simulations and gaming, and other aspects of the use of technology in the learning process. Contents are available free online from 2002. From EdNA Online on August 3, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..

Nuts and Bolts: Workshops for Beginning Teachers Drama Queensland is offering a series of practical workshops aimed at addressing the needs of beginning teachers. These workshops will be offered during the morning of the 2nd of September at Kenmore State High School and will focus upon providing practical advice and resources. In addition, all participants will receive a Beginning Teachers' Survival Kit; a CD of resources: unit outlines, lesson plans, templates, advice, useful contacts, websites and companies for all your teaching needs. From EdNA Online on August 3, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..

Surfing for work in Western Australia This online tutorial for Western Australian job seekers teaches how to use the internet to find out about the labour market and employment options. The tutorial covers job researching on the internet, online job searching, and resources for self-employment and groups with special needs. From EdNA Online on August 3, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..

Electronic Journal of e-Learning The Electronic Journal of e-Learning provides perspectives on topics relevant to the study, implementation and management of e-Learning initiatives. The journal contributes to the development of both theory and practice in the field of e-Learning. The journal accepts academically robust papers, topical articles and case studies that contribute to the area of research in e-Learning. Contents are available free online. From EdNA Online on August 3, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..

Ace Day Jobs This website describes various career options with profiles and videos from individuals employed in different jobs. Users can browse jobs that fit their interests, and learn more about the job description. The profiled individuals offer advice and tips for preparing for the jobs listed. From EdNA Online on August 3, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..

Terror Alert on Campus A federal government briefing paper enlisting universities' help in the war on terror warns they are vulnerable to infiltration by terrorists.The briefing paper warns that countries of concern over weapons of mass destruction will place students and researchers in overseas universities to gain knowledge and materials. The Australian-Higher Ed. 2 August 2006 From EdNA Online on August 2, 2006 at 11:31 p.m..

E-Learning E-Learning is a peer-refereed international online-only journal directed towards the study and research of e-learning in its diverse aspects: pedagogical, curricular, sociological, economic, philosophical and political. The journal aims to serve as an international forum to facilitate current research, practice and development of e-learning in education. Oriented toward practitioners in the field who are engaged in both the practice and theory of e-learning, it is a broadly conceived journal with a focus on research, evaluation of current practice, and the underlying theories of e-learning in From EdNA Online on August 2, 2006 at 11:31 p.m..

Job Search Guide The Job Search Guide from the Western Australian Department of Education and Training assists people with the job seeking process. It provides tips and useful information about looking for work, and preparing and applying for jobs. It is available in html, pdf and printable formats. From EdNA Online on August 2, 2006 at 11:31 p.m..

THEN: Journal about Technology, Humanities, Education and Narrative THEN is a peer-reviewed journal that takes a humanities-based approach to research on technology in education. Published work is available free online. THEN recognises a broad range of approaches, including anthropology, critical theory, ethnography, historical inquiry, narrative analysis, and philosophy. Alternative media and experimental formats are welcomed. THEN aims to showcase work that develops innovative models and approaches for using and understanding technology in education. From EdNA Online on August 2, 2006 at 11:31 p.m..

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