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These resources are usable across multiple curriculum areas. They cover areas such as resource databases, lesson plan databases, themed activities, worksheets, … .
This listing does not prevent inclusion of other resources on specific subject pages or pages such as Dictionaries, and Famous Australians in the Reference section.
This page looks at sites developed in Australia, many with original resources and a majority linked to the Australian Curriculum.
- ABC Splash - Learning Gateway
Australian Broadcasting Commission. Quality materials covering school and lifelong learning. By age and subject, find other resources, check educational television, radio, more.
- ABC TV Education
‘Catering to both primary and secondary students, we cover all key learning areas such as Maths, Science, English, History and non-core curricular subjects such as, Geography, Arts, Technologies and Indigenous Studies. We aim to acquire programs that have extended materials ready-made; study guides interpreting curriculum or the ability to catch-up with the program on iVview’.
Associations, Foundations, …
- Curriculum Resources [Asia Education Foundation]
‘Provides Asia-related curriculum resources across learning areas/subjects to support implementation of the Australian Curriculum’. An example section is the Resources Banks.
- Education Services Australia
Has links with the following resource sources.
- National Digital Learning Resources Network
‘More than 20 000 digital curriculum resources free for use in all Australian schools. Aligned to state and territory curriculums and progressively being aligned to the Australian Curriculum as it develops’.
‘Learn, teach and collaborate using digital resources to support the Australian Curriculum’.
‘“Innovative and Dynamic Educational Activities for Schools”. A set of free downloadable resources for Australian classrooms. Each IDEAS resource features a curriculum context, a learning sequence and reproducible worksheet/s’. ACSA.
- Aussie Kids Software
Australian software, educational software, children’s software for Mac and Windows computers, non-violent computer games, more.
- Australian Curriculum Lessons
‘Lesson Plans, Teaching Resources, more’. Lessons provide a summary, Australian Curriculum links, sequence, assessment, resources. Grouped under curriculum areas.
- Australian Curriculum on Pinterest
You need to authorise Pinterest in order to access the resources. Links to related boards.
Family, Fun & Educational Activities. ‘An educational and information site for every family ! Our educational activities are designed to stimulate a child’s natural curiosity and creativity’.
- Brainstorm Educational Resources
‘Extensive range of educational and special needs resources for both professionals and parents alike to help children from early intervention through to school-aged’.
- Educational Resources & Beyond
‘Providing high quality educational resources. Created by teachers for teachers and already being used in classrooms around Australia’. They also have a Facebook page.
Education Departments, Boards, Museums, …
- Curriculum Support
NSW DEC. Resources for K-6 and 7-12 for all curriculum areas, curriculum initiatives, more.
- Education Resources at Museum Victoria
Work your way through various Programs, Education Kits, websites, Infosheets for multiple levels and subject areas.
- Fun and Educational Websites for Kids
Department of Education, Training and Employment Queensland. Provides link, title, descriptor, area[s] covered, age-group to which it is most suited.
Teacher Resources. Search using name, level, learning category; select student level; select by tags; select by listed categories. Resources for school levels. DET, Victoria. The Primary Students is a good example of what they offer.
- Learning [National Library of Australia]
Includes School Programs, Digital Classroom, Teacher and student events, school visits, more.
- Learning and Teaching Support
‘Find resources to help you teach your students different ways of thinking, solving problems and communicating. Students learn to use a range of technologies to plan, analyse, evaluate and present their work’.
- National Museum of Australia - Classroom Resources
‘Browse by year; Browse by curriculum area; Primary sources; Multimedia & more; Classroom activities; Units of work; Resources to order; New Resources’.
- Resources - MySkills
A range of national and state resources to help in ‘Preparing Secondary Students for Work’.
- Resources [NSW Country Areas Program]
‘A collection of the key resources were developed by NSW teachers in CAP schools in conjunction with NSW DEC Country Areas Program consultants’.
- Schools and Teachers
State Library of NSW. Filter learning topics by stages, subjects and formats.
- Teaching Resource Websites
Department of Education and Training, NT. Annotated links to a collection of websites for Numeracy, Literacy, Science, General and Indigenous Studies.
Vrroom provides ‘easy access for students and teachers to selected records from the National Archives collection. Search topics for diverse and surprising records about Australia’s history’.
- Enquiring Minds
‘Produced for primary school students and encourages students to develop their interests and hobbies into careers through university study’.
- FOR TEACHERS for students
‘All content on this Australian Education Resources website is free for use by primary and secondary teachers and their students’. Includes Australian Education Websites [resource suppliers] and Themed Curriculum Support Resources as part of the site.
- IG3 Education Limited
‘Providing K to 12 educational & interactive technology solutions, teacher training and customer support services’.
- Get Smart Interactive Activities
Activities collated by Copacabana Public School, NSW. ‘Pages contain links to suitable activities to support and enhance classroom teaching and learning’. A linked site is Get EduCreative from the same source.
- Google Cultural Institute
‘Discover exhibits and collections from museums and archives all around the world. Explore cultural treasures in extraordinary detail, from hidden gems to masterpieces’.
- Iconic Performances
‘Written and created by qualified and experienced primary and high school teachers and script-writers, the shows content supports the educational indicators and syllabus requirements for all schools and teachers in every state of Australia’. Fee-based. Has good testimonials.
- Intel® Education : Free Teaching Resources, Tools
‘Our online tools create active learning environments where students can engage in discussions, analyse information, pursue investigations, and solve problems’.
- Interactive Learning
‘Web Lessons for educational and non-commercial use only. Lessons are student self-directed. Answers found in lesson content, or Internet web sites given’.
- Just Like Me ?
‘Aims to make primary school aged Australians aware of other cultures, and to provide opportunities to fight against poverty and human rights abuses’. Resources are not free but are quite cheap and good value for what they contain.
- Macquarie Dictionary - Resources
‘Here you’ll find heaps of useful information across a range of topics that we’ve collected from the range of Macquarie Dictionaries’. You can also access Apps for Apple devices here.
- Precision Academics©
‘Workbooks suitable for students with special learning needs. Designed to cater for the needs of children of all ages’. Costs are within the scope of schools and individual families. ‘Download some free samples to try’.
- Resources for Schools
Annotated listing by australia.gov.au. Each link gives access to to specific resources.
- Ripple Kindness Project for Schools
‘Our school program is based on reinforcing kindness and giving in primary aged children before they catch the “it’s all about me” virus’. Information about all aspects of the Ripple program.
- Round Table Education
Teaching Tools, Workshops, Tuition, Resources. Stated to be ‘a revolutionary approach in connecting the national curriculum to best teaching practices’.
- SBS Learn
‘The home of free learning resources for teachers, students and the incurably curious’.
- School Market Place
Teacher Resources listed under topic headings. Has an extensive list of links to school suppliers. Large video collection.
‘The School Excursion and Educational Resource Register is a magazine [published annually] and web directory [School Camps]’. Covers all states and territories, broken into regions.
- Simple Games to Improve Creativity
‘Join the 1000’s of others training their brain for creativity using our weekly games, resources and challenges’.
‘Online education portal featuring syllabus-specific content for Australian school students in every State and Territory’. Fee-based.
‘Study Champs is an educational website for learning Maths, English, Science and Social Studies. Educational material in the form of printable worksheets, online games and quizzes, flipbook lessons, fun activities, story books for kids’. Some free, some fee-based.
- Sue’s Web Links
A South Australian teacher. Extensive links for Using the Internet, Classroom Themes, Australian Themes, General Topics, Teacher Pages.
‘Offers a sequential learning program with videos, interactive activities, worksheets and assessments for reporting to teachers and to parents. All part of a complete learning program’. Fee-based, but very reasonable.
‘“The Art of Conversation”. With 300 fascinating and conversation building questions, comprehensive guidebook and endnotes, TAOC® is suitable for all ages’. Multiple packs, reasonable prices.
- Teaching Treasures
Material and activities for regular as well as gifted and talented students. In subject areas, other sections.
- TES Australia
Free F-12 Resources By Teachers, For Teachers. ‘We have over 578 674 free teaching resources for you to use in your classroom and school today’. Grouped under education levels.
- Thinking Skills For Children
‘Our resources are suitable for use by teachers and parents educating English speaking pupils and are aligned to the Australian Curriculum’. Some free resources, others at minimal cost.
While this is a UK-based company, it does have a special section for Australian Curriculum Teaching Resources where you can browse by category or types.
University Developed Listings
- Free Online Resources for Secondary Schools
University of Queensland Library.
- Finding Teaching Resources : Secondary Education [LibGuides - University]
Provides annotated links to both individual resources and collected resources under a series of section headings such as Curriculum Documents, Books, Teaching/Learning Tools, etc.. Some are direct from the web, others through their library resources [but likely through other tertiary libraries].
Video, Screen & Television
- Australian Screen
‘View [short] clips from Australian feature films, documentaries, TV programs, shorts, home movies, newsreels, advertisements, other historical footage, sponsored films produced over the last 100 years, with curators’ notes and other information about each title. All clips are marked and grouped in area listings, e.g. Identity & Culture, Indigenous Australia’.
- Digital Learning [Screen Australia]
‘Combines the former Screen Australia Digital Learning websites and NFSA’s online education resources. These content rich education websites feature thousands of video and audio clips available for streaming and downloading’. One brilliant example is Dreamings, Through Indigenous Art.
‘A video on demand service that streams the best in educational television direct to your computer, tablet or smartphone, anywhere, anytime’.
- Teachers’ TV Australia
You need to register to access material, but this is free.
- Video Education Australasia
Multiple categories and free resources. Video samples give an idea of the full product. Many Australian programs as well as those from overseas. Several thousand videos.