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If a picture is worth a 1,000 words, do I have a 1.5 million-word bargain for you. That's right, Physigraphe Clipart contains more than 1,500 bitmap graphics on a CD-ROM. With the assistance of a 90-page manual, you can quickly find and arrange a series of exercises for your client. If you design weight training or therapeutic programs for athletes or clients Physigraphe Clipart may be an excellent adjunct to your knowledge base. After evaluating your client turn to the clipart collection to find suitable exercises to match the specific concerns of your client. The collection is varied with each biomechanical action illustrated with exercises utilizing a wide choice of apparatus such as weights, machines, calisthenics, rubber bands, exercise balls and small apparatus. The greatest strength of this CD is the variety in choice of exercises for each biomechanical action.
To output the training program you can use any one of a number of pre-made rubrics that use a Microsoft Excel template. I like the next option, which is a nice twist on an old technology. You can purchase from the company blank peel-off stickers that have been pre-cut to fit the bitmap images. You then use these pre-cut stickers to paste on any other document you want to share. An instructor in the gym could have a series of sheets on hand so modifications to programs could be done on the fly without returning to a computer to do a new series for the client. Pre-set routines for common injuries could be configured in advance to save time for instructors. The clipart can also be used to make posters to illustrate correct use of machines in your facility.
The artwork is simple, clean, varied, and to the point. If your program needs to jump a notch in its professional image take a close look at Physigraphe Clipart.
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The Unit for Special Projects (CI/USP) of the Communication and Information Sector has taken the initiative to create this new site which will be developed in cooperation with the Education Sector, as well as other external partners.
The ultimate objective of the e-learning portal is to increase and facilitate access to education resources in different regions of the world in different languages while stimulating professional cooperation to improve the quality of education and learning.
This site contains links to learning resources for different educational levels
as well as digital theses and dissertations. Moreover, material is also provided
for lifelong learning purposes, especially in the field of information and communication
As web marketing executive of Peak Performance, the world's leading sports science newsletter... I offer visitors... a complimentary copy of Peak Performance...
If you haven't heard of PP you can get a feel for the sort of quality research we publish at our website: http://www.pponline.co.uk - visited by competitive athletes from every sport imaginable.
This academic year SportaPolis starts with a new challenge, namely: an interactive column.
The title of this column: the New P.E. and Sports Dimension.
Goal: to involve the subscribers (physed. & sport experts/physed educators/coaches/teachers/students) to interactive (active) discussion participation. The discussion subjects must have "the power" to invite the subscribers to interact, to react. We do hope that this unique and specific approach will contribute to new ideas, new trends in the physed community (world-wide).
Who are the contributing experts?
1) Dr. John Ferguson - Professor of Physical Education from Eastern Kentucky
University Richmond, Kentucky, USA.
2) Dr. Erik Van Assche Professor of Physical Education from the Faculty of Physical Education and Physiotherapy -University of Leuven, Belgium.
3) Dr. Kathleen M. Armour senior lecturer in physical education an sport pedagogy from the Department of Physical Education, Sports Science and Recreation Management, Loughborough University United Kingdom.
4) Dr. Christine Nash - Lecturer in Sport, Division of Sport, Health and Leisure, School of Social and Health Sciences at University of Abertay Dundee - Scotland - United Kingdom.
5) Dr. Shelia Jackson - Assistant Professor of HPE from Arkansas Tech University
6) Dr. Debby Mitchell - Associate Professor Human Services and Wellness University of Central Florida, USA.
7) Dr. Chris Cushion, Department of Sport Sciences, Brunel University, United Kingdom.
Dr. Chris Cushion has just started with a new discussion, namely: "Coaching Research and Coach Education: Do the sum of the parts equal the whole? (Part 1)"
To read the subject of the actual discussion, please surf to:
To take part of the discussion, please surf to:
Thanks a lot for your time and attention.
Guy Van Damme
Sports Media http://www.sports-media.org/
Mark E. Damon originally shared his "millionaire" game with members of Teachnet's
T2T mailing list. More recently, Mark has been kind enough to share all of his
entertaining creations so that you may download them NOW for use in your classroom.
These PowerPoint presentations can be modified with your own questions to create
an interactive review or test for your students. To use "The Weakest Link",
simply prepare your questions and read them aloud, using PowerPoint to track
scores for two teams.
The Teachnet site: http://www. teachnet.com
Certificate Creator is the Internets' first site that allows you to
customize the generation of certificates for school, business or personal
use to be printed out on your own printer!
There are currently 38 prebuilt certificates to choose from and customize in
5 different categories. Creating certificates is easy to do; you will create
your first certificate in less than 5 minutes.
Geek Mythology and Attracting Undergraduate Women to Computer Science. Jane
Margolis & Allan Fisher. 1997
Gender Bias in Science and Science Education. Prof. Dr. Hannelore Schwedes,
Universitat Bremen, Germany
The Leaky Pipeline: Gender Issues in Engineering, Science and Technology.
GST Gateway: Toolkit on Collecting Gender Disaggregated Data
Women, Minorities, and Persons With Disabilities in Science and Engineering.
Why are There so Few Female Computer Scientists? Ellen Spertus. MIT
Artificial Intelligence Laboratory Technical Report 1315.
Women and Computing. Frenkel, Karen A., Communications of the ACM. Nov.
Advocates for Women in Science, Engineering, and Math: Targeted at girls,
professional women, and parents, this web site is a great resource for
people trying to learn more about the web, colleges, and jobs concerned with
the sciences. Includes some facts and articles on girls in science, as well
as on-line chat rooms.
American Association of University Women: This web site provides an array of
resources, including research, fact sheets, publications, position papers,
and grant opportunities that support the educational and legal rights of
women and girls.
Campbell-Kibler Associates: Targeted at educators, this web site offers a
number of resources on gender equity issues in math, science, and
Expect the Best From a Girl: This web site is targeted at parents and
includes tips on how to build self-esteem, facts about women and work,
information on women's colleges with direct links to events, and a list of
resources and publications.
Myra Sadker Advocates for Gender Equity: Named after Myra Sadker, a
researcher, educator, and supporter of gender-equity issues, this web site
is Dedicated to eliminating gender bias in and beyond schools. Includes
various articles on equity as well as a reader's guide and site links.
The National Coalition of Girls Schools: A network of girls' schools that
promotes the academic, social, and psychological growth of all girls, this
web site provides information for parents, girls, and educators. Includes an
extensive list of recommended reading and publications, as well as a great
list of links to sites on a broad range of topics concerning girls, equity,
The Wellesley Centers for Women: From the nation's largest women's research center, this web site provides a multitude of information on women and girls, including reflections on current issues, research on a wide variety of topics, publications, news, and links. http://www.wcwonline.org/index.html Women, Girls, and Education: This web site, maintained by the Association of College and Research Libraries, provides an extensive list of resources (web sites, databases, periodicals, discussion lists, etc.) on curriculum, pedagogy, research, and funding to support girls and women in education. http://www.library.wisc.edu/libraries/WomensStudies/womened.htm#Research -"Dawn D'Angelillo" dawn=AT=smalldog.com
IBM is developing a next-generation commercial supercomputer that it says
will run 15 times faster than today's most powerful machines, while consuming
only one-fiftieth of the energy. The new machine is based on IBM's $100-million
Blue Gene model, currently under construction, which is designed to handle large-scale
biomolecular calculations. The next-generation Blue Gene/L will be built in
partnership with the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and though it will
be slightly slower than the original Blue Gene design, it will still be able
to out-compute the 500 top supercomputers in the world combined, according to
the company. Its speed stems from a design that uses 65,000 data-chip cells
optimized for data access. Each chip includes two processors, one for computing
and one for communicating, plus its own on-board memory. The Blue Gene/L, which
IBM sees as the prototype of a new generation that is more geared toward commercial
rather than scientific applications, will be used to simulate physical phenomena,
such as fires and explosions. (Financial Times 9 Nov 2001)
Buying environmentally friendly technology isn't just for the tree-huggers;
it's for everyone who wants to make a profit.
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What is Digital Teleportation?
It is the transmission of a life-size image of a person to appear within a room at a distant location where the person has a telepresence for engaging in natural face-to-face communication with the people at the distant location.
Why is it better than video conferencing?
With video conferencing people feel uncomfortable by being on camera and
feel disconnected from the people shown on the screen. Teleportation gives a
sense of presence by achieving eye-to-eye contact with a distant person who
is teleported into the room.
LINGUIST SAYS: RELAX ABOUT NETSPEAK
In his new book "Language and the Internet," Welsh linguist David Crystal welcomes the way the Internet "shows language expanding richly in all sorts of directions," including instant-message-abbreviations ("RUOK" for "Are you okay?") and iconic abbreviations such as :) and its frowning, winking, and various other cousins. "A whole new medium of communication does not arrive very often in the history of the race. The Internet is a genuine third medium of communication," which will in the future "probably be the main way we humans communicate." He urges the language purists to relax, let language develop naturally, and avoid being "depressingly prescriptive." "If I leave out the punctuation in an e-mail, you don't say, 'Crystal doesn't know his grammar.' You say, 'Crystal's in a hurry.'" He predicts that the conventions of Internet use will emerge on their own: "We'll learn gradually what works and what doesn't, just as we've already learned that if we type out a whole sentence in capital letters, it upsets people." (New York Times 13 Dec 2001)
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.
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