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I try not to give examples. (I learned a couple lessons here. The first lesson I learned the last time I did this is to ask a follow up question: β€œWhat’s your favourite answer”, to help guide my choice when I pick their response to go with the photo. The second, hard lesson I learned this time is not to also ask for a school goal in the same form… this resulted in a number of students focusing all of their answers on school goals.).

David Truss shares an activity he uses at the start of the year where he creates a portrait wall with a want, a wish, a hope or a dream underneath it. The key is that these are separate from any sense of learning goals, they are instead focused on the world beyond school. This is an interesting alternative to the walls of jedis or minions.
Watched What Is Music? from ABC iview

Why do we love a good beat? Does classical music really make you smarter? Join triple j’s Linda Marigliano and composer Dan Golding as they explore the electrifying fusion of emotion and science in music.

Across 15 episodes, Linda Marigliano and Dan Golding dive into the world of music. This includes topics such as singing, the beat, instrumentation, production, writing, image, YouTube, films and bringing us together. Although it might have been nicer to have been longer, I also liked how concise they each. As a note, the consensus is that music is what you make of it.
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The James Dyson Foundation provides a guide with how to conduct 44 engineering and science challenges. However, Stephen Downes highlights that although these tasks cover the ‘how to’, they overlook the facets of work.

Scientists and engineers wouldn’t think of engaging in such projects without documenting them. Because there are four stages to these projects, if done properly: design, build, test, document. The Dyson challenges describe how to do things, but skimp on methods for sharing your results.

Liked Wide Open School (Wide Open School)

We hope that Wide Open School helps make learning from home an experience that inspires kids, supports teachers, relieves families, and restores community.

This site was built in a matter of days on a shared vision. We plan to keep building until things get back to normal. A group of more than 25 organizations came together and raised their hands to help, and many more are joining on a daily basis. Watch for new features and content partners frequently.

Wide Open School is a free collection of the best online learning experiences for kids curated by the editors at Common Sense. There is so much good happening, and we are here to gather great stuff and organize it so teachers and families can easily find it and plan each day.

Liked A Guide to Hosting Virtual Events with Zoom by Alex Kutler (Google Docs)

This document is intended to not only give you some tips on hosting beautiful interactive and playful online events, but also to help you set yourself up for success with the right preferences so this doesn’t happen to you!

via Doug Belshaw
Liked Civic Engagement for Young People During Social Distancing (User Generated Education)

Civic engagement and activism in normal times has benefits, but in these times of coronavirus and social distancing-isolation, the benefits are amplified as such engagement can move young people from feelings of helplessness to feelings of empowerment.

Bookmarked Resources To Introduce Edublogs To Others — Google Slides Presentation And PDFs,Resources To Introduce Edublogs To Others (The Edublogger)

To help educators share Edublogs with colleagues or parents, we’ve introduced some new resources. Check out the Google Slides presentation and PDFs that explain what Edublogs is all about.,To help educators share Edublogs with colleagues or parents, we’ve introduced some new resources. Check out the Google Slides presentation and PDFs that explain what Edublogs is all about.

This resource is a good reference for anyone starting out with Edublogs.