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Asia Education Foundation website - resources for the study of Asia and Asian life. For school leaders, teachers and students. Specific sites for China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia and the Philippines.

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Thanks to Asia Education Foundation I was able to locate this great resource for the Food and Fibre learning activities supporting the Australian Curriculum for Design and Technologies.  Varied year levels are provided for with relevant learning activities.  The learning activities examine where rice is grown, how it is harvested throughout the Asian region.  The resources link with the cross-curricular priority - Asia and Australian's engagement with Asia.

 

Links are provided to maps to showing rice croplands whilst You Tube clips provide the viewer with an understanding of the life of a rice farmer.  This is a great resource that has been developed to make available interesting learning activities for all year levels.

 

 

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Cotton Classroom | Cotton Australia

Cotton Classroom | Cotton Australia | Technology to the table | Scoop.it
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The Australian Cotton Industry has developed a Cotton Classroom that provides a variety of learning and teaching resources.  Education kits are available for both the younger primary student whilst also providing engaging material for high school students.  Lessons, units, videos, presentations, fact sheets are just some of the resources available.  Real life excursions of farm tours, research stations, environmental sectors and guest speakers are available for inclusion for real life connections.  This is a great varied resource that complies with the Australian Curriculum strand where learning can be supported by investigating food and fibre production used in modern and traditional societies (ACTDEK012).

 

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Australian Cotton. Retrieved June 04, 2014 from http://cottonaustralia.com.au/cotton-classroom.

 

Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. (2014). Retrieved March 06, 2014 from http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/.

 

 

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Food Labels Nutrition Printables- Food Label Worksheets, Printout Activities Teaching K-5 Kids Food Labeling Facts

Food Labels Nutrition Printables- Food Label Worksheets, Printout Activities Teaching K-5 Kids Food Labeling Facts | Technology to the table | Scoop.it
Teaching food labels and the importance of healthy foods and food label nutrition that teaches children using fun printable worksheets.

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Nourish Interactive, a one stop site developed for the Queensland Government was shared by Jamie Robinson.  This resource includes free printable sheets on food labelling, food facts and nutrition charts.  The three main sections cover healthy food, healthy habits and kids activities.  The nutrition games of food groups, balanced meals and healthy messages encourage children to not only engage with cooking activities but ensure that children read through the instructions given.  This free resource encourages children to be aware of their own nourishment whilst providing fun interactive resources, not only has the website been created by nutrition and health care professionals, whilst having the seal of approval from the ‘Mum’s Choice Award’.  This resource would be relevant for Foundation to Year 4 students.

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Jamie Robins's curator insight, March 10, 2014 8:22 AM

This looks like a great resource to support the teaching and learning activities associated with healthy food, understanding nutrition and investigating food and fibre production and food technologies in modern and traditional societies as noted in the new Technologies curriculum (ACARA, 2014 ACTDEK012).

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Homepage | Eat For Health

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The Australian Dietary GuidelinesRead more
Detailed information about the Australian Dietary Guidelines



Brochures, posters and more...Read more
Resources to support educators and consumers with implementing the recommendations of the
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The Eat for Health Australian Government website encourages healthier eating, providing dietary guidelines, printable brochures/posters, food essentials information and the Food Balance Game.  This game is designed to help children aged between 4 and 13 years to learn about healthy eating.  As a runner and fitness fanatic I thought I was quite knowledgeable on healthy eating, but after interacting with the game it was obvious that I was lacking some of the knowledge of how many servings of each of the five food groups is sufficient for our health.  Also included within the website is an area which provides an understanding food labels, how to read them and what to look for when reading food labels, presenting investigative learning opportunities on food products made in modern society.

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Teach every child about food

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Sharing powerful stories from his anti-obesity project in Huntington, West Virginia -- and a shocking image of the sugar we eat -- TED Prize winner Jamie Oliver makes the case for an all-out assault on our ignorance of food.
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Wow! this is not only inspirational but rather emotional viewing.  As suggested by Jamie, it is the power of food education that can change society.  If children are educated through schools on the value of healthy eating, what different foods are, where they are grown and how they can be cooked, compared to current practices of purchasing products from the supermarket where the foods have been processed and added to. Looking at the long term we can make the changes needed to save our children from food related diseases, if we are prepared to 'teach kids about food in schools'.

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Home - Food a fact of life

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Emma Salter's insight:

This wonderful teaching resource supports learning in the areas of food and production technology through interactive activities and the provision of a downloadable comprehensive teaching resource.  Through investigation this site ensures learning objectives are age relevant (3-16 years), classroom activities guide research in the areas of cooking and growing of produce.  The informative resources of interactive activities, power points, video clips and worksheets provide the learner with varied learning resources.  Food a fact of life, encourages a hands-on practical approach to working with food through cooking and growing of products, presenting children with an opportunity to understand that taking action now secures a sustainable global food supply for not only themselves, but future generations.

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cooltoolsforschools - Organiser Tools

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Emma Salter's insight:

When searching the world web for learning tools to use in the  classroom, student assignments and curations, this site has them all.  Designed for ease of viewing, Web 2.0: Cool Tools lists what is available in the margin, connects the viewer through a hyperlink to the website and presents a quick blurb of how the tool can support learning areas. This tool provides users with relevant sites preventing 'time wasting' when 'searching and seeking' functional tools.

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School Kits - The Australian Made Campaign

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Are you teaching or learning about Australian made and grown products? Check out the Australian Made Campaign lesson and activity ideas, handouts, background information, images and more. The school kits provide an overview of the Australian Made, Australian Grown Logo, how it is used and why it is a good idea to buy locally made and grown goods.
Emma Salter's insight:

Here is the site Australian Made which I scooped in earlier post.  Great resource for promoting buying Australian grown and made products.

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From paddock to plate

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Discover where our food comes from and how it gets to our table. Explore farming practices and the processes involved in...
Emma Salter's insight:

ABC Splash has developed the teaching resource, From Paddock to Plate.  On searching using they key words ‘paddock to plate’ I was directed to quite a few sites, but decided on this resource as it encouraged students to get involved with the discovery of food, how food gets to our table, and there is no cost involved.  Targeted for the Early Learning Years, From Paddock to Plate introduces learners to the production of food groups and the processing of certain foods.

 

The quick links enable interactive resources where students are requested to think before viewing, as they view and at the completion of viewing certain video material. The printable material encourages flowcharts and the online links include the likes of Woolworth’s, Where does food come from?  From Paddock to Plate encourages an understanding and exploration of the current farming practices utilised within Australia, to continue to supply a significant amount of food to the wider community.

It is FREE – no log in required. Supporting materials include – text and videos. Assessment tasks are provided.

 

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ABC Splash. (2014). Retrieved March 11, 2014 from http://splash.abc.net.au/home.

 

 

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School resources | Primezone

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Emma Salter's insight:

The more I interact and engage with this resource the more I like it.  Primezone – the place for all your primary industry resources (2014), certainly comes with all the bells and whistles.

 

The appealing factor with this online tool is, each block of material is supported not only through text and websites, but through video’s where you can get a real sense and understanding of farming productions and the technologies used to assist with modern society requirements.  Within the modules the video’s demonstrate and explain why technology has been implemented into farming, the uses of a variety of farming equipment (e.g. solar panels for watering stock), and current trends evolving as today’s media and social networks reveal, the current consumer has become more concerned on how their food is being produced, which may impact greatly on traditional forms of food production.

 

A variety of modules are available, I have chosen just a few from the Year 3 and 4 learning level, Food for the future, Water, Biodiversity and Greener Farming.  The downloaded modules provide a teaching guide that covers the background of the investigation, relevant websites, brainstorming activities, student activities, laboratory activities culminating with assessment tasks.

 

The learning resources ensures it connects to the 5 E’s Model; Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate and Evaluate.  Each module allows for the investigation of the technology aspect, the connection with science and the history of the resource.

It is FREE, no log on, just simply enter the website, view or download what interests you. Links to the National Curriculum.Filters learning levels and learning areas (no having to scroll through all the pages).

 

Reference:

Primary Industries Education Foundation. (2011). Primezone. Retrieved March 10, 2014 from http://www.primezone.edu.au/.

 

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New Learn About Wool kits deliver our fibre to the classroom - Wool.com - Australian Wool Innovation

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WNew Learn About Wool kits deliver our fibre to the classroom


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Emma Salter's insight:

Thanks to Suzanne Dunne for revealing this great resource, ‘Learn about wool kits’ which are free to any primary or secondary teacher.  The Learn about Wool kits include multimedia presentations, fabric and fibre samples, factsheets and posters.  The extensive classroom resources describe in detail the on-farm production, processing, marketing and fashion aspects of Australia's natural fibre, therefore concurring with the Australian Curriculum Technologies context of fibre production.

 

“Whether investigating wool as a material for a fashion project, exploring its rich and colourful history or investigating the way modern wool producers manage the natural environment, the Learn About Wool kit contains material to engage and excite students across all ages and learning areas”.

 

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Australian Wool Innovation Limited. (2014). Retrieved June 06, 2014 from http://www.wool.com/en/about-AWI/media-releases/New-Learn-About-Wool-kits-deliver-our-fibre-to-the-classroom?year=0&month=0&category=0&page=1.

 

Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority. (2014) Retrieved http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/technologies/design-and-technologies/Curriculum/F-10?y=3-4&s=DEPPS&s=DEKU&layout=1.

 

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Suzanne Dunne's curator insight, March 22, 2014 1:29 AM

The Australian Wool Education Kit is an innovative resource, available for free to primary and secondary school teachers. 

The kit provides teachers with current information specific to the Australian Curriculum, Technologies context of Fibre production.  For example topics cover on farm production, processing, marketing and fashion.    The Kit contains a variety of teaching resources including  multimedia presentations, fabric and fibre samples, facts sheets and  posters.

 

Curriculum links

Foundation to year 2:   Explore how plants and animals are grown for food, clothing and shelter and how food is selected and prepared for healthy eating (ACTDEK003)

Year 3 and 4:    Investigate food and fibre production .... used in modern and traditional societies (ACTDEK012)

Investigate the suitability of materials, systems, components, tools and equipment for a range of purposes (ACTDEK013)

Year 5 and 6:   Investigate how and why food and fibre are produced in  in managed environments (ACTDEK021)

 Year 7 and 8:   Analyse how food and fibre are produced when designing managed environments and how these can become more sustainable (ACTDEK032)

 

To apply simply contact the AWI Helpline on 1800 070 099 or email teacherskit@wool.com.

Suzanne Dunne's comment, June 10, 2014 12:01 AM
Yes happy to share, it is a great resource
Suzanne Dunne's comment, June 10, 2014 12:01 AM
Yes happy to share, it is a great resource
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Seed Saving in Schools | Seed Savers

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Emma Salter's insight:

The Seedsavers website has a vast amount of information to assist those wanting to implement a food garden in their school, ensuring children have a place where they are able to investigate and experience the interconnectedness between people and their environment.  The upside of creating a school garden from seeds ensures children are aware of where food begins, how you can harvest the food grown and the technologies used in both modern and traditional societies.  The downside can be the initial cost of setting up the garden.

 

A book titled Seed to Seed Food Gardens in Schools has been developed where the chapters include why have food gardens in schools, planning, planting and maintaining such gardens, how to harvest and eat from the gardens and how to save seeds for replanting.  Amusing and informative cartoons will spark not only children’s interests, but adults as well.

 

Reference:

Seed Savers Foundation. (2014). Retrieved May 27, 2014 from http://seedsavers.net/.

 

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Safe Food Queensland - Home

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safe food queensland works to ensure consumers have as much confidence in the safety of queensland-produced food as they have in its great taste.

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Emma Salter's insight:

Thanks to Sophie Edge who provided me with the link to Safe Food Queensland.  Safe Food Queensland includes useful resources and a range of publications which are downloadable.  Under the publications page are resources that enable to viewer to delve further into sustainable practices in food production.

 

The Dairy Industry, encompasses fact sheets, poisoning information, control guidelines, code of practices and sustainable services which would assist students in particular Year 5 and 6 scope and sequence when children are investigating how and why food and fibre are produced in managed environments, and the importance of food safety and hygiene in maintaining good health (ACARA, 2014).

 

References:

Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. (2014). Retrieved May 27, 2014 from http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/technologies/design-and-technologies/Curriculum/F-10?y=5-6&s=DEPPS&s=DEKU&layout=1.

 

Safe Food Queensland. (2010) Retrieved May 27, 2014 from http://www.safefood.qld.gov.au/index.php.

 

 

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Sophie Edge's curator insight, May 26, 2013 8:23 PM

This government website contains a vast array of information regarding the production and safe handling of a variety of different produce such as meat, dairy, eggs and seafood. In addition, there are links to relevant legislation, regulation, publications and other resources. This site would be useful for teachers to peruse prior to commencing a unit of food production to gain insight and develop background knowledge. 

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About Us | The Edible Schoolyard Project

About Us | The Edible Schoolyard Project | Technology to the table | Scoop.it
The mission of the Edible Schoolyard Project is to build and share an edible education curriculum for kindergarten through high school. Our vision is for gardens and kitchens to become interactive classrooms for academic subjects, and for every student to have a free, nutritious, organic lunch. If this program is integrated into schools, the curriculum could transform the health and values of every child in America.
Emma Salter's insight:

The Edible Schoolyard Project is an excellent site that provides the everyday classroom teacher with a vast amount of credible resources.  Through investigation, it is evident the resources have been produced to enable children to be actively involved with the processes and systems exercised within food production.

 

The mission of the Edible Schoolyard Project is ‘to build and share an edible education curriculum for kindergarten through to high school’.  Links provided, enable the user to access lesson plans, recipes, and the knowledge base to instigate school lunch reforms, whilst assuring that alternative learning opportunities are catered.  The learning opportunities avail the teacher with resources that support children through exploring growing vegetables in the school garden, the production of plant environments such as greenhouses and an understanding of the benefits that a eating a wide variety of foods can transform the health values of every child.

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About Us - Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation - Stephanie Alexander, Kitchen Garden, Kitchen Garden Program

About Us - Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation - Stephanie Alexander, Kitchen Garden, Kitchen Garden Program | Technology to the table | Scoop.it
Emma Salter's insight:

The Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation over the past ten years has grown in leaps and bounds.  The foundation mantra “Growing, Harvesting, Preparing, Sharing” is one that I would like to reproduce through the development of this personal learning network, assisting others with a source of relevant information that will aid in learning opportunities within the key learning areas.

The aim of the Kitchen Garden Program is to introduce children to the wonderful world of food, not only what is presented on the plate, but where food comes from, how to grow and harvest foods whilst presenting students with a variety of foods that are grown across other continents.  A garden specialist from the foundations is given the overall responsibility of planning and maintaining the school garden whilst conducting weekly classes where students learn about growing produce.

Through implementing programs such as the Kitchen Garden Program within schools, ensures children are given varied opportunities in their approach and thinking about food, presenting students with the skills and understandings they need to enjoy a lifelong positive relationship with food.

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Home - Children's Food Education Foundation

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Emma Salter's insight:

Children’s Food Education has been developed as a charity enabling vehicle with the provision of resources delivering innovative food education programs for children and young people.  The site enables a connection to the production of foods such as vegetables in the school garden whilst assisting with an understanding that producing environments such as greenhouses will assist children with a knowledge and understanding of the chain of events connecting children a certain amount of awareness in regard to the food and fibre technologies used in modern society.

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McCain Baby Peas 2010 Ad - YouTube

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"The television advertisement in which the grandfather shows a row of plants to his granddaughter and says “this is where peas come from” - to which she retorts “don’t be silly Grandad, peas come from the freezer” is an excellent example of this disconnect between the community and the industries that sustain them. While intended as a humorous element, there is a concern that this may be an accurate representation of the understanding and experiences of many young Australians” (Hillman & Buckley, 2011).

 

I know that this is just an add to promote a product but it would be concerning to think there are children in our communities who may not know where food products come from.  The implementation of the Australian Curriculum: Technology supports learning opportunities to counteract this representation.

 

Hillman, K. & Buckley, S. (2011). ACER - Food, Fibre and the Future. Retrieved 12 March, 2014 from http://www.primaryindustrieseducation.com.au/resources/reports/foodfibrefuture.pdf.

 

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New resource to teach kids food origins - Agriculture - Horticulture - General News - Farm Weekly

New resource to teach kids food origins - Agriculture - Horticulture - General News - Farm Weekly | Technology to the table | Scoop.it
Emma Salter's insight:

The Australian Made organisation launched a resource for teaching children about where food comes from.  The kit includes information on how food gets from the paddock to the plate, factory to the family and the importance of buying Australian made products.

 

Targeted at the early primary learning years, the resource promotes an understanding of home grown products through animated activity sheets, interactive sheets, fact sheets and lesson ideas that include all the key learning areas.  The teacher resource is provided with a link for a Smart Notebook viewer.

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SCIS | Scootle: A one-stop shop for digital curriculum resources

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This article details the resources provided by, and the functionality of Scootle, the digital curriculum resources repository, developed by Education Services Australia. It is used by government, independent and Catholic schools, with more than 46,000 educators currently registered.
Emma Salter's insight:

Chances are that as a beginner teacher you will spend a considerable amount of time planning and researching relevant learning to support the current curriculum.  Previously described as ‘planning time’, current trends show this has now been replaced with the personal networking.  Teachers’ are busy people therefore the planning of differentiated learning for activities for students’ takes time.

 

A discovery of a network assisting teachers in sourcing relevant interactive learning objects is Scootle.  This source enables teachers to seek interactive learning objects such as; images, audio files and movies clips linking with the Australian Curriculum, whilst a feature of Scootle is the Scootle Community which promotes the sharing of resources and lessons therefore assisting in the curation your own library collection.

 

Scootle has a considerable data base which has been made available to all teachers across Australia.  Filters enable the location of content for specific year levels, general capabilities and cross-curriculum priorities, therefore cutting down on time wasted searching through each year level.

 

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Education Services Australia. (2014). Scootle. Retrieved March 06, 2014 from https://www.scootle.edu.au/ec/p/home.

 

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The Australian Curriculum v6.0 Technologies: Technologies

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As the focus of this project is to develop a publicly accessible collection of online resources relevant for the classroom (Albion, 2014), I feel it is best to begin with the curriculum that the resources will be aligning to, The Australian Curriculum: Technologies (2014).  After investigation the curriculum demonstrates that it has been designed to ensure a rich range of learning opportunities, whilst providing a certain amount of flexibility for the provision of technology within other learning areas.

 

Technology to the table, will assist teachers with the integration of the Year 3 and 4 Design and Technologies content descriptor; Investigate food and fibre production and food technologies used in modern and traditional societies (ACTDEK012).  The elaboration encompasses identifying the areas in Australia and Asia where major food or fibre plants and animals are grown or bred, for example wheat and sheep belts, areas where sugar cane or rice are grown, northern Australia’s beef industry, plantation and native forest areas (Australian Curriculum, Assessment & Reporting Authority, 2014, p. 39).

 

Due to the current crisis within the Australian Beef and Primary Agriculture Industries, an understanding and acknowledgement of the food production within this learning area is paramount for both the teacher and student, therefore the resources acquired here will not only benefit myself whilst building my own knowledge base but it is hoped it will assist other learners.

 

I am a fourth year primary education student who was introduced to curation sites through undertaking a course in Technology Curriculum and Pedagogy at USQ Toowoomba.  Even though this curated item has been initially set up for the assessment task associated with the course,  I intend to continue to improve on not only the content, but the basis as to why a certain resource should be encouraged to be used when teaching others.

 

References:

Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority. (2014). The Australian Curriculum: Technology. [Electronic Version]. Retrieved March 06, 2014 from http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/technologies/rationale-aims/technologies.

 

Australian Government. (2012). Department of Agriculture. Retrieved March 06, 2014 from http://www.daff.gov.au/agriculture-food/innovation/national-primary-industries.

 

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