Every Friday I post some links to articles, videos or other resources that have caught my eye during the week. Some might be quite recent, but others might be older ones I have revisited or recently discovered. They will mainly focus on families, community engagement or environmental sustainability, but not necessarily.
Govt enlists Minecraft for youth consultation from InDaily News – The South Australian State Government is using the video game Minecraft to get help from students in Years 4-7 in designing their national parks.
Spying on your kid’s phone with Teensafe will only undermine trust by Tonya Rooney via The Conversation – “Teenagers have always had secret parts of their lives, and a trusting relationship with a parent is a better antidote to the risks they may encounter than a one-size-fits-all monitoring device that carries with it the potential to undermine that trust.”
Scientists Have Feelings Too by Faith Kearns via Hippo Reads – the importance of emotions in academia.
Climate change will significantly affect Australians’ health, report finds from The Guardian – A summary of a new report from the Australian Academy of Science
The Moral Bucket List by David Brooks via The New York Times – some characteristics of “deeply good people”
Charged up: the history and development of batteries by Jose Alarco and Peter Talbot via the Conversation – a brief history of batteries. The video of an advert for a mobile (or cell) phone from the 1980s is worth watching!
One from my vaults
A 10 year old’s birthday party – trying to have a great party without going overboard
Please let me know of anything you think is worth posting.
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