General learning resources
Here's a great collection of resources that parents can use to help with learning from home.
For preschool to secondary
This gives you loads of free resources that are Australian Curriculum linked. Materials for students and teachers include resources, games and videos – everything from reading eggs to Australians at war for secondary studies.
For babies to Secondary
Lots of ways to get your child engaged and keep learning fun for you and your home schoolers. Even tips for things like structuring your day, having a timetable, making lunches together and setting them aside to enjoy together at lunch time.
Australia is full of diverse Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nations. From Bunuba to Wiradjuri, Mabuiag to palawa, every mob has its own language and unique culture. Each episode of Little Yarns will take you on a journey to a different nation to learn a first word on Country.
For primary to Secondary
UK based but a lot of free resources, online videos, teaching and learning tools along with games covering all curricula.
Australian Children’s Television Foundations
For primary to secondary
Wonderful advice for questions to use when co-viewing with children to support and extend their learning. Includes links to the ‘Little Lunch’ app based on the fabulous books by Danny Katz and Mitch Vane and helps them to plan, film and edit their own mini-episode.
Links to My24 app which helps children to make a mini-documentary about 24-hours in their lives where everything changed – a great way of coping with current issues.
Australian Curriculum Lessons
For parents planning lessons for Years 1-10
Good range of lessons for science, technology, English, maths, geography, history, social sciences. Also includes useful digital downloads including posters about developing and maintaining a growth mindset, steps in problem solving and useful reading strategies.
Education Services Australia
For primary to secondary
This is a national not-for-profit group which develops and shares digital teaching and learning tools, resources and services. Links to the Digital Technologies Hub with terrific step-by-step guides in computer coding, data gathering and search options.
For Teachers for students (FTFs)
For primary to middle school
Complete registration for free access to resources. Follow the link to Themed Curriculum Support Resources and find a wide range of Australian Curriculum linked lesson shells to assist you and your children.
Cool Australia Preschool
Lessons designed by teachers for teachers with supporting resources including video.
For preschool to Secondary
This is a not-for-profit organisation but is currently seeking donations to help them keep going with the increased traffic caused by the COVID-19 crisis. Provides daily schedules for students and lots of resources.
For preschool to year 12
Full access requires a paid subscription. Does offer a free app. Focuses on providing students questions related to the Australian Curriculum. If students are ready to attempt questions, the site provides lower order questions to strengthen the building blocks.
Prime Zone Preschool
Preschool to Year 12
Primezone provides teachers and parents with single-point access to a range of primary industries education resources.
Dozens of free games to assist children to explore topics and consolidate understanding.
This content has been adapted from ABC Radio. See the original article.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.