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Top 10 Mac keyboard shortcuts everyone should know Mastering a few crucial Mac keyboard shortcuts will make using your Apple computer easier and much more efficient. Cutting your reliance on your mouse will help you work more quickly, and you’ll undoubtedly impress your family, friends and co-workers to no end. You might end up becoming the go-to Mac person in your office, and we all know how wonderful that will be. Here are the top 10 Mac keyboard shortcut tricks you really need to memorize right now, whether you’re a Mac newbie or a veteran user who still uses the mouse for everything out of habit. Ingredients: Any Mac running OS XMac-compatible keyboard (has a Command key, not Windows) Directions: First up, take a look at the Mac keyboard in front of you to familiarize yourself with a few Mac-specific keys. Many of these shortcuts have an equivalent menu item; one way of finding new shortcuts is to look to the right of any menu item and see if there is a keyboard shortcut.

Birds in Tasmania Species identification | Atlas of Living Australia The Atlas receives many requests for help to identify animals, plants and other organisms, often from a photo. As much as we would like to help answer your requests for identification, we are unable to meet the demand for this assistance. However, there are many services and resources you can access to help identify what you have seen or found. In addition, the Atlas provides identification keys to assist in this task. Sources of identification information for plants and animals Atlas of Living Australia As a first step, if you know the type of organism, looking at the species images in the Atlas might help; sometimes an organism is common and easy to identify from photos. BowerBird BowerBird Bowerbird provides the opportunity to share your own sightings with images, videos or audio files and get help identifying unknown Australian species. Flickr Encyclopedia of Life Flickr’s Encyclopedia of Life website has thousands of photos of Australian animals, plants and other organisms. Nature Map

New version of ‘OzAtlas’ App available now for download on Android phones | Atlas of Living Australia 21 March, 2013 The Atlas of Living Australia team have just released a new and improved version of the OzAtlas mobile device App, available for download onto Android phones and tablets from today. This application will allow users to retrieve lists of species recorded within an area, and to view details of the species such as recorded distribution, scientific name, common names and images all from the ease of your mobile phone. It also allows users to submit species occurrence records with an image to the Atlas of Living Australia, and to view the latest images added to the Atlas. Some new improvements to this version include: Improved map tool with adjustable radiusBreakdowns of species by more user friendly groups e.g. It is also much more responsive than the current version. The App is completely free and available right now at the google play store - click here to download If you have an Android phone why not download the App today. Tags: citizen science

The Precious First Few Minutes Of Class The Precious First Few Minutes Of Class by Suzy Pepper Rollins Students file into class. “Your warm-up is on the board,” we announce. More minutes pass, as students dump out backpacks and empty pockets in a panicked search for a scrap of paper they swear was secured last night. But the opening minutes are also the time when students’ brains are their freshest and they tend to remember more of what’s been taught during this period than any other time of the learning episode. These precious minutes can quickly establish a prior knowledge connection, vital to maximizing learning. Rather than begin class with a passive warm-up, success starters have the power to get every student motivated about the lesson and successful right from the bell. We’ve shared 12 Interesting Ways To Start Class Tomorrow before. 4 Easy Teaching Warm-Ups To Start Class Tomorrow 1. Create facts and fibs about the upcoming topic on strips of paper. 2. Tackling a piece of text about a character in a tough predicament?

Chinese Doss House Identification keys | Atlas of Living Australia What is an identification key? An identification key is a tool to assist a user identify an organism. It guides the user along a path towards an identification. There are three main types of keys: random access keyspathway keyshybrid keys What is a random access key? A random access key provides a list of the distinguishing features of the organisms in the key (in the case of crabs, this would be a set of the important features of different types of crabs). An identification is performed by selecting from among the listed features those that match your specimen; essentially, you describe the features of your specimen to the key. For example, you may tell the key that your crab is brown, has a body covered in hairs and has claws that are more or less the same size. Random access keys available on the web include: Lucid—several versions of Lucid exist. What is a pathway key? A pathway key asks specific questions about an organism in a specified order. Examples of pathway keys are:

Atlas Mobile Applications | Atlas of Living Australia 2 May, 2012 Mobile apps are now available and downloadable for iPhone/iPad/iPod and Android devices. Explore Your Area The mobile application allows users to retrieve lists of species recorded within an area, view details of the species such as recorded distribution, scientific name, common names and images. Search for species and submit a sighting Users can submit species occurrence records i.e. sightings, together with an image directly into the Atlas of Living Australia. Check out the latest images View all the latest images uploaded to the Atlas, including yours. Download the app and for more information The mobile app has been installed by thousands of users.

TwistedSifter Universities accused of milking foreign students There are concerns universities were enrolling students with poor English who then receive scant language help. Picture: Renee Nowytarger. Source: The Daily Telegraph AUSTRALIA's university sector faces fresh complaints that it treats international students as "cash cows" after Victoria's Ombudsman warned that universities appear too focused on fee-revenue. A report tabled in Victoria's parliament yesterday cited concerns universities were enrolling fee-paying students with poor English skills who then receive insufficient language support. It also warned that bribery, including an instance where a female student offered an academic sexual favours after failing a subject, may be a bigger problem than the sector accepts. It reported academics complaining that they come under pressure to drop standards to pass struggling international students. But universities complained the report was unrepresentative, with its evidence based on just 62 interviews.

Spatial Portal | Atlas of Living Australia The FAQs below are a quick introduction to some of the features of the Spatial Portal. Please see Spatial Portal Help for more detailed information and the Spatial Case Studies for worked examples. What analytical tools are available on the Spatial Portal? The Spatial Portal provides a range of analytical tools that demonstrate the value of integrating spatial information: What is sampling? The term ‘sampling’ comes from the concept that records in the Atlas of species locations can be used to take a sample of the values of any of the environmental and contextual layers available in the Spatial Portal. Sampling can be done from Export | Point sample or from Tools | Area report. What is filtering? Filtering is subsetting your data using the facets available via ‘Add to map | Facets‘ and on the legends in the Spatial Portal. Filtering can also be applied to a set of occurrence records that has been uploaded, as long as it has a set of fields that are facetable. What is a scatterplot?

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