Welcome to Wing It Sydney, a listing of (hopefully) interesting links to keep your curious tweens and teens busy in trying times.
Many of us are winging-it with home-based learning. Even if schools are providing quality home-based learning opportunities, there is still lots of spare time to fill!
It will take a little time to collate all the resources, so please visit regularly.
Scratch from MIT – Learn to code, create games etc
Questacon – Australia’s National Science and Technology Centre – has put together a selection of activity sheets for download. Also links to other STEM resources.
DragonBox ($). Learn algebra without realising! Apps for both Android and IPad, together with website support for the maths concepts. A game that is way more fun than it sounds!
Parent support kit for Grade Expectations in Numeracy for grades K-6, put together by Mossvale Public School, outlining what is expected for each grade together with tips for parents
The Ichabog is a new book by J.K. Rowling (author of the Harry Potter series). She is publishing this chapter by chapter during the Covid crisis.
Duolingo – Learn a new language in an engaging format
Justin Guitar – Great free lessons from Justin Sandercoe
Guitar chords and song lyrics – transposable
Free sheet music
Easymusic – all instruments
Andrew Lloyd Webber is making one of his musicals available to view on You Tube every Friday, for 48 hours (7pm UK time/4am Saturdays AEST).
Australian Ballet presents Ballet TV – each fortnight a recorded ballet is available to watch, together with behind-the-scenes videos
Arts and Craft
Nikon is offering all of their online classes free for the time being.
Koorana Crocodile Farm – live video of hatchings etc
Taronga TV – Sydney’s Taronga Zoo’s Digital program and online resources