Looking for educational resources available for everyone to use? Scootle is a website that provides access to a range of digital resources that support the Australian Curriculum. Formerly this resource was only available to teachers, now parents and carers can also access resources via the Guest login. Find interactive activities, videos, teaching ideas and student resources for all subjects.

Visit Scootle website 

 

Free parent resources to help you support your child's learning, on the Federal Government's Learning Resources website.

Practical, everyday tips and ideas focused on primary school literacy and numeracy skills.

Simple ideas designed to be part of everyday life with your child, whether you’re reading, playing, shopping, chatting, gardening, cooking, or just hanging out together.


Examples

Foundation Year

30 articles including:

 teacher kids remote learning

  • How do we design and deliver great remote lessons?
  • How do we design great learning sequences?
  • How do we keep our learners motivated and engaged?

Education Changemakers has developed a set of resources for teachers, school leaders and parents to 'keep learning going' in the current lockdown.

There are separate toolkits for primary and secondary schools.

You can browse and download the resources on the Keeping Learning Going website.


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The lockdown doesn't have to mean your kids miss out on physical activity. It's important for children's physical, cognitive & emotional development.

The Moving Creatures website has made its series of "Meaningful Movement" videos available free. 

See the videos on the Moving Creatures website


The Education Department has an advice phone line for parents who need help with their children's learning from home.

 

The number is 1800 338 663.


 

The Education Department now has a "Learning from home" web page with advice, tips and resources to help parents and carers support their child’s continuity of learning from home.

The page includes:

  • How to support your child
  • Screen-time, health and wellbeing
  • Setting up a learning environment
  • Resources and tips
  • Advice in 24 languages

"Learning from home" web page

 


 

FUSE has been set up to support school and early childhood leaders, teachers, students, children and parents to access digital resources that can be used to support learning at home.
Resources include sets of self-directed learning activities that can be provided to students in the form of a Word document or as a printed workbook, and activities parents can do with younger children.

Go to FUSE "Learning from home" page.

Go to FUSE "Fun at home" page - fun learning activities, challenges and competitions

 


 

The Australian Children's Television Foundation (ACTF) has resources for children's learning from home, including a series of "Daily Home Learning Tasks" videos.

Go to the ACTF HomeLearning page


 

Two highly successful learn-to-read book series, Suzie the Scientist and Millie the Mathematician are now available free for parents.

The books are published by Griffith University, and have previously been available only to schools. 

As Australians move to online learning modes, the university is helping parents of pre-K to Year 3 students by:

  1. removing the costs to purchase their interactive e-books on the Apple i-bookstore. This applies to 48 titles across both the Suzie the Scientist and Millie the Mathematician learn-to-read book series (i.e. 24 titles in each)
  2. providing free access to the on-line, interactive versions of all 48 titles
  3. providing free access to the video book version of all 48 titles

Read and download the books free on Griffith University website


These resources are for teachers but parents might also find them useful.

  • In our classrooms. Includes tips for online learning, mental health support and resources for primary schools.
  •  More on the way...

"The first thing to point out is that you’ve been doing home-based learning with your kids ever since they were born."

Clinical psychologist Andrew Fuller has written a brief and very practical guide for parents who are trying to support their kids with home-based learning.

With his usual down-to-earth approach and sense of humour, Andrew sets out some basic principles that will help you through and give you confidence in what you're doing with your kids. 

  Download Parents and Home-based Learning


 

State Schools' Relief (SSR) is offering home-learning support packages for students in need.

See below for how to apply.

Primary students

The offerings to students in need are as follows:

  • Internet USBs with 50GB of data per month (for 3 months). Applications for these USBs will only be received for students who have no access to home internet
  • Study packages comprising of a desk and chair (suitable for primary students)
  • Stationery packages for primary students (please select either a Prep - Grade 3 pack OR a Grade 4 - Grade 6 pack)

 

ReachOut has a big range of helpful resources for students, parents and teachers coming to terms with remote learning.

Go to the ReachOut homepage. 

A few examples: 

ReachOut is an online mental health organisation for young people and their parents. 


The Melbourne Victory soccer team has created Kick it with Victory, a 4-week online train-at-home program.

The program includes daily videos with skills and exercises, all designed to keep you moving at home. It has 3 levels: beginner, intermediate and advanced. 

It's free and open to all. 

Get started on Melbourne Victory website


 

Learning from home is a new adventure for lots of educators and learners. Our friends at the Victorian Student Representative Council (VicSRC) say that student voice is more important than ever as we work together to make remote learning work for everyone.

VicSRC has published a set of resources, including ideas for educators to encourage student voice and engagement inside and outside of the (virtual) classroom.

Download the resources from the Student Voice Hub website


"Times of change and uncertainty unsettle even the most confident students. With very little notice and not much chance to plan, we’re all catapulted into a new world. But with crises, come opportunities..."

Clinical psychologist Andrew Fuller's latest blog post is a guide to a typical day in the life of a learning-from-home student. From breakfast to evening, Andrew takes us through the things parents should encourage - and avoid - at different times of day.

From 'Storming in the morning' to 'Adjourning and applying', Andrew has created a practical guide informed by many years of working with young people. 

See the post on the Schoolbox blog


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