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TES Australia

Share and download maths worksheets, primary lesson plans and kids' activities to help teach general capabilities and the cross-curriculum priorities of the Australian curriculum, including literacy learning and Aboriginal studies.
Whatever stage or subject you teach, TES have all the tools you need.



Ednak includes a substantial number of amazing educational technology tools, complete with instructions and ideas for using the tools.  Registered users can create Notebooks as an easy way to search, save, share and act on the tools and resources that matter most to their work projects and professional development. You can also browse notebooks that others have curated to help discover new tools and learn how they are being used.  Oh, did I mention that it's free?



Australian Curriculum Lessons is a site designed for educators in Australia. It is a user-submitted site, reliant on teachers to post their great lessons so that other teachers can get ideas and lessons to use in the classroom.

They aim to create one of the largest F-10 curriculum-linked lesson sites that values innovation and excellence in the teaching profession.

User Guide


TtEDSC National Presentation Network

All National Presentation Network [NPN] events are available free of charge to staff members of Australian Independent Schools, following a simple registration process.  Registered staff have access to recordings of previous events, but AITSL compliant participation certificates are only obtained after participation in LIVE web conferences.

You can browse the full calendar of events including previous presentations, here.

If you'd like to read more about the NPN, the full description, including the 2014 information flyer is available here.



TodaysMeet is a great web-based tool that you use to host back-channel discussions.

Use it for real-time discussion during a class viewing of a video, to poll students during class, or for students to ask questions anonymously.

Comments are limited to 140 characters at a time, and participants do not need to register/login with an email address.  The teacher creates a "room" for a selected period of time - this could be 2 hours, or one year!  The "room" will have a unique URL that is shared with participants, who type in their name and join the conversation.

A transcript of the discussion is available, but there is no facility to export this - good old copy-and-paste works though!  If you wanted to share the discussion with the class, there is a "projector" option for doing so.



"Learn, teach and collaborate using digital resources to support the Australian Curriculum"

Queensland teachers can register using their school email here, to gain access to a wide range of digital curriculum resources.  Teachers can create learning paths for students by organising digital resources into learning sequences and can share these using a unique PIN.

Scootle User Guide for Teachers





Finding Primary Sources is a breeze with Google News!  Use the advanced search function by clicking on the drop-down arrow in the search box, and select the date(s) you require, the location of the event, or even the source.  Here's a video that provides a brief overview:


World Vision School Resources

In conjunction with the Australian Government, World Vision provide access to a range of issue-based resources suitable for lower primary through to upper secondary.  Search by keyword or select from categories such as region, topic, year level or curriculum category.



Watch the VoiceThread below to get some ideas for how you can use VoiceThread in your classroom. More ideas and examples may be found in VoiceThread's digital library containing more than fifty examples of VoiceThread being used in a variety of curriculum areas.


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