General learning resources

Here's a great collection of resources that parents can use to help with learning from home.

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ABC Education

For preschool to secondary

ABC Education

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.

Learning Potential

For babies to Secondary

Learning Potential

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.

Little Yarns

For preschoolers

Little Yarns

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.

BBC Bitesize

For primary to Secondary

BBC Bitesize

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

Australian Children’s Television Foundations

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

Australian Curriculum Lessons

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

Education Services Australia

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

For Teachers for students (FTFs)

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

For secondary

Cool Australia Preschool

Lessons designed by teachers for teachers with supporting resources including video.

Khan Academy

For preschool to Secondary

Khan Academy

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.

IXL

For preschool to year 12

IXL - Maths

IXL - English

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

Prime Zone Preschool

Primezone provides teachers and parents with single-point access to a range of primary industries education resources.

Gamequarium

For primary

Gamequarium

Dozens of free games to assist children to explore topics and consolidate understanding.

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