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  1. Bio-mimicry 3 items
    Cooperation between the natural world and the human made world.
    1. National Geographic Wild. Eco balance with wolves in Yellowstone National park

      Webpage  How reintroducing a local species re-set the balance of the whole system. Incredible. See for yourself. SOM.

    2. NG Live!: Amber Case: We're Already Cyborgs

      Webpage  Living with adaptive technologies. We were always in the future. Very informative. SOM.

    3. Tyer Wind

      Website  Excellent bio-mimicry science/technology solution. Birds fly... who would've guessed.

  2. Sustainability thinking 41 items
    Future proofing the world we live in.... how?
    1. Google finds STEM skills aren't the most important skills

      Webpage  Who would have known that the arts are important to 'world ready' skills? Enjoy, SOM.

    2. (72) How does a Material Recovery Facility (MRF) work? - YouTube

      Audio-visual document  A great little animated video about recycling processes. This could be an example of your digital artefact assessment task. SOM.

    3. (70) Solli Raphael, 12, becomes youngest winner of Australian Poetry Slam - YouTube

      Audio-visual document  Highly expressive and engaging. This is a great example of what young people can think and do. Don't underestimate their capacity to extend the learning you can offer. SOM.

    4. Anna Rosling Rönnlund: See how the rest of the world lives, organized by income | TED Talk | TED.com

      Webpage  Comparing living standards by income 'across the world'. How many spoons do you have at home? Watch and appreciate. SOM.

    5. StoveTeam International Home - StoveTeam International

      Website  Minimal wood for burning, no smoke for diseases, a beautiful low-tech sustainable solution. SOM.

    6. (41) Rosie Revere, Engineer - YouTube

      Audio-visual document  A beautiful story for primary school Engineers. STEAM. cool, SOM.

    7. (41) Ada Twist, Scientist - Read Aloud - YouTube

      Audio-visual document  Young Scientists beware... inventions, intentions, are everywhere. SOM.

    8. (41) Iggy Peck, Architect - YouTube

      Audio-visual document  Prep-architect ... paper and glue ... phew. Primary STEAM. SOM.

    9. Helen Pearson: Lessons from the longest study on human development | TED Talk | TED.com

      Webpage  This is the "why" education is important. Watch it and understand parent - student - teacher engagement.

    10. Urgent need to 'reconceive schooling' to ensure students can compete with AI

      Article  ABC News story. Artificial Intelligence and the future of work skills.

    11. How Its Made: Plastic Cups and Cutlery - YouTube

      Audio-visual document  Plastic extrusion process for 'one-of' use items.

    12. (34) RACV Energy Breakthrough - Powered by Imagination - YouTube

      Audio-visual document  This is why the Energy breakthrough is such a huge teaching/learning event. Watch and think.

    13. Tesla Solar Roof

      Webpage  Fantastic innovations in solar roofing. really looking at the problems and solutions. Make sure you scroll down and watch the video.

    14. Jim Al-Khalili: How quantum biology might explain life’s biggest questions | TED Talk | TED.com

      Webpage  Quantum theory meets the organic computer, yes... cells and atoms and spooky space. Perfect really. SOM.

    15. How Italy became (and remains) a creative superpower

      Webpage  Italian design ... always... but why? Read and see. SOM.

    16. Design Minds | Design Online

      Webpage  Design thinking and educating. Perfect really.. SOM.

    17. Cool New Awesome Inventions

      Webpage  Replaces New inventors site. SOM

    18. Andrew Bastawrous: Get your next eye exam on a smartphone | TED Talk | TED.com

      Webpage  Affordable high-tech eye care for $500 using a smart phone. Awesome use of tech. SOM.

    19. Marc Raibert: Meet Spot, the robot dog that can run, hop and open doors | TED Talk | TED.com

      Webpage  Humanoid and dynamic animal-like robots. We're getting closer. Very cool.

    20. Anil Seth: Your brain hallucinates your conscious reality | TED Talk | TED.com

      Webpage  TED talk. How your brain creates the effect of your life. Confronting but very cool.

    21. Project-Based Learning at High-Tech High 18/10/2009

      Audio-visual document  Bringing together all types of learners in a school setting- project based. How and why do you do this? Excellent

    22. Manu Prakash: Lifesaving scientific tools made of paper | TED Talk | TED.com

      Webpage  scientific tools made from paper. Yes... you can do this in a class.

    23. Newly-Unveiled Dinosaur Fossil Is Best Preserved of Its Kind

      Webpage  Fantastic fossil details. This IS what they look like. Awesome.

    24. The Fourth Industrial Revolution | Full Version (Subtitled) 13/4/2016

      Audio-visual document  New humanity. Moving from steam and fossil fuels to a new living model. Watch and think. Change is not an option, it is critical.

    25. Taylor Mali: What teachers make | TED Talk | TED.com

      Webpage  The importance of "What Teachers Make"... yes you,.... Listen , and see if this is what you make... if not ...why not.

    26. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: We should all be feminists | TED Talk | TED.com

      Webpage  Critical discourse through experience in Africa... what is Feminism, and why is equality essential for our futures. Watch it and question yourself , friends and family concepts.

    27. Ari Wallach: 3 ways to plan for the (very) long term | TED Talk | TED.com

      Webpage  Long term solutions beyond the voting or tweeting cycle. Watch, and then think... what does this mean for Human beings to come.

    28. Marc Kushner: Why the buildings of the future will be shaped by ... you | TED Talk | TED.com

      Webpage  Designing buildings we can actually use and feel good in. Check it out before you design your dream house.

    29. Stuart Russell: 3 principles for creating safer AI | TED Talk | TED.com

      Webpage  Robot world without the conquering agenda of sci fi. How could it work? Ai and computational discretion. Check it out.

    30. Google's Deep Mind Explained! - Self Learning A.I. 1/5/2016

      Audio-visual document  Artificial intelligence - threat or blessing. You look and have a think.

    31. Litterati - This app makes it fun to pick up litter | Jeff Kirschner 22/3/2017

      Audio-visual document  A litter free world, AND statistical analysis for the classroom. Cool... yes, way cool.

    32. The incredible inventions of intuitive AI | Maurice Conti 28/2/2017

      Audio-visual document  The cooperative use of Ai, digital technologies and creative human interface. Building the world of the future.

    33. Lisa Dyson: A forgotten Space Age technology could change how we grow food | TED Talk | TED.com

      Webpage  Vertical farming and microbes? is it a dream or can we have sustainable farming and stop deforrestation? see for yourself.

    34. Severn Cullis-Suzuki at Rio Summit 1992 16/8/2012

      Audio-visual document  Dr David Suzuki's 12 year old daughter addresses 1992 Rio Climate Summit. Are these issues still relevant today?

    35. Daniel Goleman: Why aren't we more compassionate? | TED Talk | TED.com

      Webpage  Compasionate choices in consumer goods. What does that mean for you?

    36. Suzanne Simard: How trees talk to each other | TED Talk | TED.com

      Webpage  TED talk. Thge connections and communications between 'families' and networks of trees. True true. Watch and learn.

    37. You Didn't Know Mushrooms Could Do All This

      Webpage  The magic of mushrooms... multifunctional natural resources

    38. Catalyst: Fire Tornado - ABC TV Science

      Webpage  Canberra's extreme fire event. First footage of a 'fire tornado', and some excellent science behind what happened. Look and learn. SOM.

    39. Janine Benyus: Biomimicry in action | TED Talk | TED.com

      Webpage  Nature designed it first... why not take that on board?

  3. Victorian curriculum 2 items
    curriculum links and connections
    1. Learning in Design and Technologies - Victorian Curriculum, Design Brief

      Webpage  Details for design briefs and other design and technology concepts. Read it, it will help.

  4. Teaching Learning resources 11 items
    General Teaching Learning resources. SOLO and Bloom's Taxonomies. Teaching theories and paradigms, and such
    1. Adjectives Adverbs & Pronouns by MindMuzic (Official Music Video) - TeacherTube

      Webpage  Really good literacy wrap. Music and English... who would have thought. ? listen, and compose.

    2. Innovative Ideas by School Students That Are Mind Blowing

      Webpage  Fantastic ideas from children... in India. The Mother of Invention?

    3. Music Education In Cuba. Integrated curriculum 19/5/2016

      Audio-visual document  Integrated curriculum... Cuban style. Latin learning engagment throuygh song, music playing, dance and more. Bet you can't keep your feet still ?

    4. Discover MWorld Monash University

      Webpage  Monash university Curiosity Project. Supported learning for yourn people.

    5. "The Secret of Drawing" Episode 1: "The Line of Enquiry" 2005 Refelcting on Da Vinci 11/5/2014

      Audio-visual document  Leonardo Da Vinci's medical drawings, and how they are used in modern surgery. The surgeon draws in blood, but it looks beautiful and is an instant teaching tool for his colleagues. (No it's not like the chanisaw massacre.. you can see it an be intrigued).

    6. Holistic Approach to Technology Enhanced Learning (HOTEL) | Classroom Aid

      Webpage  Extensive map of teaching learning theories/theorists. great resource.

  5. Low tech solutions 16 items
    Links to interesting innovations for creative problem solving
    1. Watch This Guy Balance Rocks on Water in the Most Mesmerizing Way

      Webpage  Ephemeral art, science, mystery... and great concentration. Perfect really. SOM.

    2. krokotak | Simple Bird Kite

      Webpage  Very simple 'bird' kite. Great fun. Make one and see.

    3. how to make a crane|very easy 19/7/2016

      Audio-visual document  Fantastic and achievable hydraulic crane project..cheap.

    4. You Didn't Know Mushrooms Could Do All This

      Webpage  Who would have guerssed mushrooms would be able to be used like this?

    5. The Purpose Of Storyboarding 30/10/2012

      Audio-visual document  Explore the nature of story boarding... explains the 'why' of this wonderful tool. Disney used them all the time.

    6. Bobby McFerrin: Watch me play ... the audience! | TED Talk | TED.com

      Webpage  Booby McFerrin plays the audience as a musical instrument... through voice. Yes way..? Accessible interactive performance art.

    7. Beardyman: The polyphonic me | TED Talk | TED.com

      Webpage  Explorartions and extending the concept of the human voice. Hi tech-low tech interface.

    8. How To Go To Space (with XKCD!) 10/11/2015

      Audio-visual document  Big Science in simple language? Is it possible? See how an up-goer flys into space.

    9. 25 Incredible Camouflaged Animals 15/10/2012

      Audio-visual document  where does camouflage come from? See... if you can see.

    10. KINGS OF Camouflage HD (cuttle fish EXCLUSIVE) 21/9/2013

      Audio-visual document  The incredible attributes of Cuttlefish camouflage

    11. Mysterious Islands in the Sky Unlock Secrets of Our Past: "Return to the Tepuis” 11/12/2014

      Audio-visual document  Sky Islands, and their mysteries. Would you find something unique? Have a look.

    12. Pin-Barrel Harp with Chris Wood & Robert Jarvis, Caesar 5/2/2010

      Audio-visual document  Old school music generator. Pin barrel. Dare you to watch.

    13. Franz Freudenthal: A new way to heal hearts without surgery | TED Talk | TED.com

      Webpage  Creative problem solving. Using old weaving technology to cures 'holes in the heart'. low tech and hi tech combinations.

  6. Hi tech solutions 9 items
    Links to tricky Hi tech creative problem solving
    1. Submit Your Work - Photron

      Webpage  High speed high definition video of activities. Click on gallery. Amazing really.

    2. The Birthplace of Extreme | Miles Above: S2E2 21/9/2016

      Audio-visual document  Wing suits and squirrel suits let you fly. yes... awesome.

    3. Project-Based Learning at High-Tech High 18/10/2009

      Audio-visual document  You Tube on why technology (not just IT) is important for learning. Cool huh.

    4. Tilt Brush: Painting from a new perspective 3/5/2016

      Audio-visual document  Interactive painting in virtual environment. Future thinking.

    5. The G5: dawn of a new kind of smartphone | The New Daily

      Webpage  This is the follow on from PhoneBloks, the modularisation of mobiles. Sustainaable practice.

    6. Precious Plastic- make your own recycling plant (Phone Blok guy) 24/3/2016

      Audio-visual document  All the resources to make a plastic recycling plant and business. Very cool.

    7. THE BRAIN FROM TOP TO BOTTOM

      Webpage  How do memory and the brain really work? How could you use this information?

    8. Moonshot Thinking - YouTube world changing pioneering

      Audio-visual document  How risk takers and pioneers change the world ... or world view? What do you think of this?

  7. Video resources 14 items
    Clips of interest for integrated curriculum and enagment
    1. VS Ramachandran: 3 clues to understanding your brain | TED Talk | TED.com

      Webpage  The crazy road through your brain. Excellent explanations for how and why we think and feel.

    2. The Photo Everyone with an Eating Disorder Should See (WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGE) 26/3/2017

      Audio-visual document  Explicit video from anorexia sufferer. Details of organ collapse through starving, bingeing. very informative.

    3. Amazing Octopus - Most Intelligent Animal on Earth? 1080p 28/8/2016

      Audio-visual document  Parralell to human evolution, on a different arm of the tree.. Octopi grow and learn. 9 brains. very cool. very very smart.

    4. Christopher Bell: Bring on the female superheroes! | TED Talk | TED.com

      Webpage  Media companies don't tell you what to think... they tell you what to think about...? They control the conversation. See for yourself.

    5. Amit Sood: Every piece of art you've ever wanted to see -- up close and searchable | TED Talk | TED.com

      Webpage  a deep and enthusiastic story of how you can understand and access art. Try ... see it.

    6. Mark Applebaum: The mad scientist of music | TED Talk | TED.com

      Webpage  Highly creative musicologist. Is it music? wrong question... is it interetsing? How to refelct on your own role as ???

    7. Severn Cullis-Suzuki at Rio Summit 1992 16/8/2012

      Audio-visual document  Dr David Suzuki's 12 year old daughter addresses 1992 Rio Climate Summit. Are these issues still relevant today?

    8. Virtual Warrane II - Sacred Tracks of the Gadigal 24/7/2012

      Audio-visual document  Enaging use of virtual reality to connect with Indigenous heritage. Have a look.

    9. St Patrick's Day Flashmob in Sydney by Tourism Ireland 16/3/2011

      Audio-visual document  Spontaneous group activity...? It works.

    10. VirtuREEL Irish Dancing. Sydney Australia 2012 15/3/2012

      Audio-visual document  Whaat the Flying preaties. Are they real or virtual...or really real? Tap yopur toes and see.

    11. Suzanne Simard: How trees talk to each other | TED Talk | TED.com

      Webpage  Trees do more than breathe in the same space. See how they talk.

    12. French open in the rain with Novak Djokovic 26/5/2014

      Audio-visual document  what does a sports hero look and act like? Ask yourselves.