An email-based sporadic publication of technology-related items for kinesiologists complied by Ken Daley.
Looking for hard to find, unpublished information such as sample administrative policies, training manuals, or waiver forms? The Leisure Information Network (LIN) web site has many useful resources for recreation professionals and volunteers, including a career centre, email directory, bulletin board, listserv subscriptions, and the National Recreation Database.
The database focuses on practical, proven information - the kind you obtain from your colleagues. Many of the nearly 2,000 documents (both English and French) are in full text, and available for downloading free! Typical documents include:
You will also find:
Browse by broad categories such as Facilities, Administration, Parks etc, or search keywords or the full text.
This is an excellent and rapidly growing resource. Check it out, and be sure to consider sharing some of your own information through the database
For more information:
Leisure Information Network
Always wanted to know what those strange sports terms mean?
Soccer - Hockey - Basketball - Football
KEN'S NOTE: I find this site every exciting. Now you can have at least a literal translation of any internet page. Very useful.
Subject: Translation of the fly
AltaVista who has one of the greatest search engines on the Net
has upped the anti just one more time. The URL translation service
will work for a whole URL or any text that you enter into its
translation dialogue box. Need English to French, German, Italian,
Portuguese, or Spanish, or from one of those languages to English -
not a problem and very fast. And judging from their URL they also
read "A Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy". According to the "Guide" a
babblefish had the remarkable ability to sit in the ear and translate
to and from any language in the Universe, or was that only this
galaxy. No matter.
Here are some very good medical sites - all with great information.
A place that is truly a great medical resource - The National Library of Medicine (NLM), on the campus of NIH in Bethesda, Maryland, is the world's largest medical library. It collects materials in all major areas of the health sciences and to a lesser degree in such areas as chemistry, physics, botany and zoology.
Innovation - The Web companion piece to the PBS series presents the stories of doctors and patients as they confront medical challenges with the help of new developments in technology. The piece features original animations, stories and sidebars, as well as program information, a bulletin board, resources, and related stories in the news."
Medical Word Search - Enter plain English - Medical World Search will automatically recognize terms from its thesaurus in your entry and hyperlink them in the page with the search results... Pretty cool:
Sapient Health Network is a wealth of information: Health Information on Chronic and Serious Diseases including Breast Cancer, Asthma, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Heart Disease, Hepatitis C, Diabetes, Prostate Cancer, Obesity, Depression, Women's Health.
Here is a place for your *mental* health. Mental Health Net, the largest, most comprehensive guide to mental health online, featuring over 7,000 individual resources.
Pendulum Resources is your comprehensive information source for the bipolar disorders (manic-depression) and other mood disorders.
This place is really neat! The Interactive Pregnancy Calendar will build a day-by-day customized calendar detailing the development of a baby from before conception to birth. Check it out:
Do you suffer from chronic pain? If you do, here are lots of resources that might help:
US Department of Health and Human Services. Lots of info here! You can even see a list of 1,402 health care professionals who have repeatedly ignored efforts to collect long past due Health Education Assistance Loans and will now be disqualified for payment by the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
Here is a place that might come in handy sometime... ACRONYMS FOR HEALTH INFORMATION RESOURCES:
If you have kids - you will be interested in this place - Kids' Health. Expert Information for Families about Children's Health:
If you would rather take a more natural approach to health - check out Dr. Weil. Really a lot of stuff here:
Don't forget to visit:
Curt's Corner in Cyberspace
For a comparison of the ancient Greek Olympics with the modern Olympics how about trying tufts university's page
Also Yahoo Internet Life has a site up. Check out:
There should be more coming but these look pretty good to me. Adele Gamble <adeleg=AT=CONCENTRIC.NET>
Thanks to everyone who responded to my request for a list of listservs. Many people requested that I forward the information to them so I have decided to post a hit instead. Thanks for all of the input!
Lists of educational listservs:
A shortcut to listserv searches can be found at:
EdWeb's list of Educational LISTSERVS
San Francisco Unified School District Educational List
AskERIC Education Listserv Archive
Beverlee Day, Librarian
St. Paul, MN
JUST SPORTS FOR WOMEN is now offering free up-to-the-minute women's sports news on the Internet.
The enhanced news service begins this week with extensive results, stats, previews and analysis of the women's events at the Winter Olympics, in Nagano, Japan.
Robin's Nest for Writers and Web Surfers
An interesting web site is http://www.thefreesite.com/
They have concise informative reviews of free web page hosters at http://www.123go.com/drw/webs/webpages.htm
I also like the simple advice on how to build your own Web site in 9 steps at http://www.iol.ie/~fatcity/leigh/HTMLinks.html
And the Ultimate Web Host List at http://www.webhostlist.com is useful
Gurdy Leete, M.F.A.
Assistant Professor of Digital Media
Maharishi University of Management
Fairfield, IA, 52557, U.S.A.
Telephone/Fax: (515) 472-7782
Voice Mail: (515) 472-1228, box 9060
KEN'S NOTE: John does a good job at this site. This site is an example of the immediate future of the Net. Small sites that tackle one area of concern and give good quality content.
My name is John Williams. I have just developed a new web site I thought might be of interest to you and your colleagues. This site is the only site on the web devoted entirely to the teaching of developmentally appropriate gymnastics. It has lessons, activities, assessments, classroom setups, ideas, equipment and links to help other physical educators teach gymnastics in a developmentally appropriate way. There are no links or pages in it about the Shannon Millers ,Domonique Moceanus, etc. If you don't mind checking on it the url is : http://www.geocities.com/Colosseum/Stadium/7261/index.htm Thank you for your time.
Ayden Elementary School
KEN'S NOTE: This is an excellent resource, a quiet, understated and clear example of how the technology of the Internet can be used to great effect. All educators should pay this site a visit.
Subject: Re: plagiarism - Citing resources
I've actually worked on a set of interactive web pages (just updated to reflect new MLA guidelines) which *encourage* kids to cite their sources by making it easier to do. Most of the punctuation is added in the cgi-script, for example...
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Debbie Abilock "It is important that students bring a certain
The Nueva School ragamuffin barefoot irreverence to their studies;
6565 Skyline Blvd. they are not here to worship what is known,
Hillsborough, CA 94010 but to question it." (Jacob Bronowski)
KEN'S NOTE: I like this site, unfortunately they only list one month at a time. Trying to create repeat traffic I am sure. Useful for teachers who want to explore a timely theme.
Subject: WWW Education Calendar [FEBRUARY 1998]
If you have not yet had the opportunity to visit our WWW Education Calendar, we invite you to make use of this FREE, resourceful place on the web located at the Media Designs website...
Updated monthly, the WWW Education Calendar has been provided as a free service to the on-line education community since 1996, and continues to receive worldwide recognition through web links, web awards, website reviews, internet postings, general announcements, and your positive comments via e-mail.
What is the Calendar? The Calendar features significant dates, or events in history that occurred during the current month. The Calendar is referenced with hypertext links (each pre-screened and summarized for your review) to related sites on the web for each citation. In this respect, the Education Calendar has been designed to provide you with an instructional resource for teaching with the internet -- linking past to present and present to future.
We invite you to review our site and take advantage of the additional resources we offer for supporting your efforts in integrating the internet into core curriculum.
Publisher, Media Designs
Dear Internet Educators and Net Teachers
a.)Columbia's Reform Readings
http://www.ilt.columbia.edu/k12/livetext/readings/index.html A collection of articles in LiveText covering dozens of essential topics regarding educational change and restructuring.
b.)Criteria for Evaluating Use of Information
http://education.indiana.edu/keyfrick.html Technology in K-12 Education . . . National Study of School Evaluation (1996). Technology: Indicators of quality information technology systems in K-12 schools. (Project directed by K. Fitzpatrick and J. Pershing). Schaumburg, IL: Author. Copies may be obtained by calling the U.S. at (847) 995-9080, fax to (847) 995 - 9088, or mail inquiries to: The National Study of School Evaluation, 1699 East Woodfield Road, Suite 406, Schaumburg, IL 60173, USA.
c.)Developing Educational Standards
http://putwest.boces.org/Standards.html An excellent annotated list of those sites which have educational standards documents prepared by various states and professional organizations.
http://www.ed.gov/Technology/Plan/RAND/Costs/costs4.html The Costs and Effectiveness of Educational Technology - November 1995. Effectiveness. Data on the benefits of optimal school-wide technology...
e.)The Hub: Regional Alliance for Math & Science: Assessment Resources
http://ra.terc.edu/ Extensive listing of assessment resources on the Internet.
f.)Making the Connection
Federal study of technology integration into regular classrooms. Commissioned by now defunct Office of Technology Assessment PDF file: http://www.ota.nap.edu/pdf/data/1995/9541.PDF
g.)New Times Demand New Ways of Learning
http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/edtalk/newtimes.htm This section of a report from NCREL details the indicators that educators and policy makers can use to measure the effectiveness of technology in learning.
h.)Report to the President on the Use of Technology
http://www.whitehouse.gov/WH/EOP/OSTP/NSTC/PCAST/k-12ed.html President's Committee of Advisors on Science and Technology. Panel on Educational Technology. Report to the President on the Use of Technology
i.)Teacher/Pathfinder Assessment Resources
http://teacherpathfinder.org/School/Assess/assessmt.html An excellent listing of educational assessment sites on the Internet.
http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/te0cont.htm NCREL's technology-planning resource page Technology's Effectiveness in Education
k.)Technology and School Reform
http://www.rice.edu/armadillo/About/reform.html A wonderfully annotated list of resources provided to you by the folks at Armadillo, one of the great educational lists on the WWW.
With Kind Regards
Arun Kumar Tripathi
MEDIA COMPANIES EYE TECHNICAL TRAINING BUSINESS A new study out from Queensland University of Technology in Australia says that major media companies don't really want to replace colleges and universities as educators of students, but are more interested in supplying the technology needed for distance learning programs. The one area where corporations such as Microsoft, McGraw-Hill and News Corp. might want to compete is in technical training, where many of them have already established programs for employees. Meanwhile, technical training is also attractive to academics, because it tends to be more profitable than undergraduate teaching. The study is available at http://www.deetya.gov.au/divisions/hed/ Chronicle of Higher Education 13 Feb 98)
FROM: Edupage, 20 January 1998
THE WEB AT 1.5 MILLION BITS A SECOND Compaq, Intel, and Microsoft are teaming up with major local phone service providers GTE and fourof the Bell companies (all except Bell-Atlantic) to develop technology that would improve Internet access to a speed of 1.5 million bits a second. The new ultrafast modems would use ordinary phone lines but would remained connected to the Net at all times without the need to dial a service provider and without interfering with normal voice conversations over the same line. The project will be based on DSL ("digital subscriber line") technology. (New York Times 20 Jan 98)
Moving Together is not an official publication of Maharishi University of Management. It is nothing other than a personal try to share / create a collective wisdom in the area of technology as it impacts professional Kinesiologists.
Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences
Maharishi University of Management
Fairfield, Iowa USA 52557
Member of the Internet Developers Association