Virtual activities for EdWeek20

School excursions may be on hold but you can still learn and engage with your community through exciting virtual experiences.

There are plenty of online learning experiences that you can take part in to celebrate Education Week 2020 as we all continue learning together.

Become citizen scientists and contribute to real-world experiments and projects or flex your creative muscle and create some inspiring artwork.

1. ARTEXPRESS Virtual 2020 exhibition

Fifty artworks from the 2019 HSC Visual Arts practical exam have been selected for The ARTEXPRESS Virtual 2020 exhibition. Created using 3D imaging and high resolution photography, the site allows you to look at the selected paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, ceramics, textiles and other works in exceptional detail.

2. The Arts Unit Digital Engagement

The Arts Unit Digital Engagement offers online access to arts education, professional learning, virtual excursions and streamed events to over 400,000 students and teachers each year. Check out their Creative Classes, Art Bites and Lunch Bites.

3. Endeavour - Eight Days in Kamay

Take a virtual tour of Kurnell and engage with a wide range of stories and learning activities at Endeavour – Eight Days in Kamay. Suitable for students from K-12, the site has been designed to encourage you to consider a look at a significant event in our state’s history from a range of different perspectives.

4. FrogID – Australian Museum

FrogID is a mobile app to record frog calls you hear in your local area and help put frogs on the map. The information collected is helping scientists learn more about different frog species and how they respond to changing environments.

5. The Diary Files – DX Lab and State Library of NSW

The Diary Files invites you to write a diary entry of up to 300 words to form part of an online collection of our everyday lives.

6. Together in Art – Art Gallery of NSW

Together in Art Kids is an online collection of creative activities you can complete by watching short videos of art lessons. Create a cardboard sculpture or use geometric shapes to create a beautiful flower pattern.

7. Penguin Watch – Zooniverse

Use Penguin Watch to count penguins found on time lapse photos from remote regions of the world to help understand their lives and environment.

8. On demand – Sydney Opera House

The Sydney Opera House has virtual lessons and videos suitable for students of all ages. Get an introduction to classical music, take a jazz masterclass or listen to talks from popular children’s authors.

9. Join the citizen science movement

Get your students involved in working with researchers nationally and globally as part of the citizen science movement. The Australian Citizen Science Association’s project finder can help you identify that are suitable for students.

Check what activities can take place

Check the guide to NSW school students returning to face-to-face learning for the most up to date advice on what school activities/usage can take place in Term 3 2020.

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