Cartography 2.0 : your guide to animated and interactive maps
Cartography 2.0 is a 2009 website whose authors describe it as a... "free online knowledge base and e-textbook for students and professionals who are interested in interactive and animated maps". This resource will be of interest to graphic designers, as well as those working in the digital humanities. Chapters include: Elements of Design; Map Animation (including a History of Animated Maps); 3D / Virtual Globes; U.I. & Useability; Map Interaction Techniques; Advanced Topics. The content of t
COP15 for journalists: a guide to the UN climate change summit
This briefing paper is intended for journalists reporting on the COP15 climate change summit which will take place in Copenhagen in December 2009. The briefing discusses the key processes, main actions and potential results of the meeting as well as covering COP15, its build up and aftermath. The briefing has been reviewed by three international lawyers who participate on national delegations during UN negotiations.
World Guide - GIS Application (2007 World Country Data) updated
This application was previously a tool for European data only, but now it includes data for all nations, and all data was updated this month
The anatomy of a business deal
Antenna Group operates TV, radio and online businesses and distributes content around the world, offers tips on capturing value ahead of a crisis. Mr Kyriakou discusses how entrepreneurial vision and foresight can both recognise and create opportunity using the NOVA Televizia case study as an example. The NOVA Televizia sale, which was closed on 15 October 2008 for a modest $3m, realised one of the highest ever rate of return on investment in media and confounded falling valuation trends, when
citizED Tutor Induction: Resources for Teaching Citizenship: A Guide for Beginning Teachers of Citiz
An article from the Citizenship Initial Teacher Training Professional Resource Network (citizED) on resources for teaching citizenship.
Internet for Education Guide
Tutors and trainees will find this guide useful in developing a critical approach to searching for education-based material on the web when they want to search beyound the TTRB and before they ask the E-Librarian a question.
A Parent's Guide to Homework
Learn why the right kind of homework increases student achievement.
Cook for Success Newsletter
Following the first round of 'Cook For Success' conferences in October 2006, the School Food Trust have developed a newsletter that will offer tips and advice, give recipe ideas and help cooks find out about the latest regulations and guidance.
A guide to what's on in UK museums, galleries and archives
The site promotes publicly-funded UK museums, galleries, archives and heritage attractions. The events pages are driven by a live database of more than 3,800 museums, galleries and heritage sites. Many museums check and maintain their own entries in the database.
From idea to impact : a guide to the research process. Building effective research : 1
This is one of the titles in the Learning & Skills Research Centre Series which is intended to increase the effectiveness of research on and for the Learning & Skills Sector. This title focuses on the research process as a whole.
A step-by-step guide to using the "Email My Collections" facility.
A step-by-step guide to using the "Email My Collections" facility.
Curiosity Kits: The impact of non-fiction book bags on boys’ reading at home
This 2001 NFER Topic (now PRE-Online) article reports on a small-scale pilot project which was supported by the National Year of Reading (1998–99) and the UK Reading Association, as well as publishers and other businesses. This research involved placing sets of book bags (‘Curiosity Kits’) in four Year 4 classes across the country, and monitoring the home-school reading patterns of these pupils compared with four control classes. The kits, contained in sports bags, comprised at least one
Teachers TV: NQT and Trainee teachers: the essential guide
Teachers TV has introduced sections on their website dedicated to trainee teachers and NQTs, which are entitled 'The essential guide'.
Specialist schools, extended schools, a resource guide for synergy
The resource is a microsite accessed from the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust (SSAT) website. The resource is intended to assist secondary schools in planning, implementing and evaluating actions to increase their effectiveness as extended schools, particularly in relation to their specialism. These actions should focus on developing more ‘outward looking’ approaches as a means of bringing about change within and beyond the school.
A Guide to Support the Professional Development of Diploma Teachers
The resource is a guide for staff development managers and CPD leaders as to the kind of support and professional development opportunities for Diploma teachers they could provide. The guide may also be useful to individual teachers and practitioners who may use it to identify their own professional development needs. This guide replaces the 'Training and Development Guidance for Teachers of Diplomas' which was published in February 2007.
Personalised Learning – A Practical Guide
This was launched by the DCSF in October 2008 to provide school leaders, School Improvement Partners and teachers with a guide showing how to implement key aspects of personalised learning. The guide makes substantial links to The Children’s Plan (DCSF, 2007) where the vision is of 21st century schools delivering excellent, personalised learning.
The Common Assessment Framework for children and young people: A guide for practitioners
This resource is a guide to the Common Assessment Framework (CAF) which has been designed to be used by all practitioners who work with children and young people. The CAF itself seeks to give a common approach for use by all children’s services and in all local areas to support with the identification of children’s needs. This resource offers guidance to indicate when a common assessment should be completed, and by whom, along with guidance on how a good assessment can be carried out. The do
The Team Around the Child (TAC) and the lead professional: A guide for practitioners
This resource is a practitioner guide for anyone adopting the role of a lead professional for a child or young person, or anyone working in a team around a child or family. The guide sets out to describe the role, its functions, the skills and knowledge required, line management responsibilities, and gives examples of practice throughout.
A guide for participating in the international open education commons
The UNESCO OER Toolkit is an initiative of the Information Society Division of UNESCOâs Communication and Information Sector.The drafting of this toolkit was facilitated by Philipp Schmidt of the University of the Western Cape, South Africa. The work was inspired by, and builds on a 2006 discussion of the UNESCO OER Community to outline a 'Do-It-Yourself/Do-It-Together' resource to build capacity for local OER development and use. A first draft was prepared and reviewed during a focused onl