They just released a new one that is absolutely delightful.
Here’s how they describe it:
We are proud and honored to reshare this video, produced by Playing For Change in partnership with Turnaround Arts.
Turnaround Arts infuses struggling schools with arts as a strategy for reform. The program was founded by President Obama’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities and is now run by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Turnaround Arts currently works in 73 schools, 38 districts, and 17 states and the District of Columbia.
“Everyday People” features Turnaround Arts students alongside their Turnaround Artists including Jack Johnson, Jason Mraz, Paula Abdul, Misty Copeland, Elizabeth Banks, Keb’ Mo, Forest Whitaker,and many more performing this timely song by Sly and the Family Stone.
This video was created to inspire the idea that all children deserve access to the arts in school and that the arts have the power to create change.
If a second Voyager mission were launching next week, what mementos of Earth would it contain? How would we represent our past, our present, and our hopes for the future? In short, what would a Golden Record look like in 2017?
They want readers to share specific recommendations about “sights, sounds and everything else.” I think this has the potential of being an excellent lesson for IB Theory of Knowledge classes when we study language.
Motion Designer Christian worked with his brother and Composer Wolfgang for 18 months on this shortfilm. The foundation were thousands original NASA photographies, taken from the Astronauts during the Apollo Missions, which were released in September 2015. It is an animated collage using different techniques to bring the stills to life.
Thanks to Sara K. Ahmed and Katherine Williams, I learned about a series of short videos from National Geographic called “Today I Learned.” They all seem to be two minutes or less on a variety of topics. You can access them all on the National Geographic website or a playlist on its channel on YouTube. I’m not sure, though, if the YouTube channel has all of them.
I thought readers might find it useful if I began sharing a handful of my most recent “pins” each week (I’m not sure if you can see them through an RSS Reader – you might have to click through to the original post). The first one is my “most popular” one:
Visit the colorful cemetery of Chichicastenango, Guatemala, where every year families repaint the graves of their departed loved ones. To outsiders, the passionate display of color may seem incongruent with loss of life—but according to indigenous Maya tradition, honoring the dead encourages the living to make peace with the inevitability of death.
I’ve previously written about research finding that at least 15 percent, and possibly as much as 30 percent, of a test taker’s success could depend on his or her motivation and other ambiguous factors.