As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve day to day, online learning or distance learning is becoming a key alternative in ensuring that students and teachers have access to online lessons and activities.  Queensland Department of Education has released their new learning at home hub with a range of resources to keep students engaged during this time.  

If you are looking for more support for your child, please contact us today on 1300 364 499.  

General


ABC Education  
ABC Education brings thousands of free curriculum-linked resources for Primary and Secondary students and teachers.

Australian Children's Television Foundation  

Australian Children's Television Foundation has multimedia activities for student.
range of content and lesson ideas for viewing at home.
Educational content to support teachers and learning at home.

For Teachers For Students  
Australian curriculum linked lessons across range of learning areas for primary and middle years children. Suitable for students at all year levels.

Aussie Educator  
Link to hundreds of websites containing teaching resources for a wide range of subject/learning areas and age groups.  Suitable for students at all year levels.

Australian Curriculum Lessons  
Lesson plans for all learning areas across all year levels with Australian Curriculum links. Suitable for students at all year levels.
Downloadable resources and units of work. Suitable for students at all year levels.

Education services online  
Links to a range of websites to help your child achieve success. Suitable for students at all year levels.

Learning Potential  
Tips and ideas to help you nurture your child's potential, with hundreds of articles on all aspects of learning and development, from the early years to the end of high school. Suitable for students at all year levels.

BBC Bitesize  
Learning resources for primary and secondary school aged students across all learning areas (UK based) Suitable for students at all year levels.

Teaching Ideas  
Teaching and learning experiences and activities categorised by age and subject/learning area. (UK based) Suitable for students at all year levels.

Khan Academy  

A free online learning platform which has lessons on everything from Maths and English to History and other topics.


Queensland Autism Hub and Reading Centre  

Information, support and advice for parents and carers.


Wellbeing


Bullying. No Way!  
Activities to support respectful relationships.

Human rights education  
Activities to help students understand everyone's responsibilities.

Healthier happier Qld  

Activities to support healthy eating and moving.

Reach out  
Activities to help cope with stress and coping in difficult situations.

School TV  
A video for teachers/parents to talk to children about COVID—Presented by Dr Michael Carr-Greg.


English



Queensland Department of Education—Literacy and numeracy resources and activities

Literacy and numeracy activities that can be done at home.
Queensland Department of Education—Literacy and numeracy

Information for parents and caregivers on what literacy and numeracy students will be doing during each phase of schooling (Prep t Year 2, ears 3 to 10, Years 11 to 12).

Queensland Department of Education—Parent and carer stories
Parents and carers sharing their stories about how literacy and numeracy skills relate to everyday life. These videos include practical tips on what can be done at home to help children develop their literacy and numeracy skills.


Scholastic  


Fun ways to review spelling and vocabulary in the early years.

Reading Rockets  
Six games to help young readers practice word recognition, spelling patterns, and letter-sound knowledge.

Star fall Education  
English and Mathematics activities that are interactive. Activities include alphabet, phonics, phonological awareness games, counting activities.

Interactive sites for Education  
Interactive website with high frequency and sight word games to support beginning reading and writing behaviours.

ABC.ya  
Interactive website with games including alphabet, sound to letters and CVC words.

Scholastic  
Interactive website with games including sound to letter matching, CVC activities and interactive story books.

Topmarks   Interactive website for the early years focussing on alphabet, sound to letter relationships, high frequency words, vocabulary and beginning reading behaviours.


Storybox Library  


Favourite stories read by our best storytellers.

Storyline Online  
Favourite kids books read by famous people.


Reading Eggs  


Interactive website helping teach kids to read—30 days free.

Read Theory  
Reading comprehension online activities.


STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)


Science Sparks  
Science Sparks: Interactive website for the early years focussing on science experiments for young children.

Bebras   (Maths Digital Technologies Engineering)

The CSIRO's Bebras Challenge is to promote computational thinking skills mathematics and science. Suitable for students in Years 3-10.

Science by Doing   (Science)

Website for high school Science covering the Australian Curriculum. This site is free for all Australian students and presents science in an engaging, guided inquiry-based approach to lift student interest and understanding. Suitable for students in Years 7-10.

Khan Academy   (Maths Science Technology)

Offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside the classroom. Organised by subject and year level. Suitable for students at all year levels.

Science Sparks  
Interactive website for the early years focussing on science experiments for young children.

Edheads, activate your mind  
Online educational resources that provides science and maths games and activities that promote critical thinking. (Free until 6 April 2020)

Exploratorium  
Online museum of science, art and human perception.

Science kids  
Fun science and technology for kids (lots of pop ups)—New Zealand site.

Brain Pop  
Free online access for curious learners to stay informed. Activities and resources for a range of learning areas.

PhET Interactive simulations  
Physics and maths activities from the University of Colorado (Secondary focus).

Wonderville  
A digital ecosystem that makes learning science fun!

Cool Maths Games  
Online games to help build student maths skills.

Fuel the brain  
Interactive number line.

Kids Maths Games  
Interactive website for primary years including fractions, probability, data and chance and number games.

Topmarks  

Interactive mathematics website for the early years focussing on number and place value, measurement and shapes.

NRich maths resources  
Submit reasoning of problems, activities.

Numerphile  
Engaging, high quality videos, funny, quirky, great for all ages.

Matific  
Quality conceptually based maths games and activities for home use.


Queensland Department of Education—Cybersafety in Queensland state schools  
Information and resources for parents and student to stay safe online.
SPELD South Australia  

Resources to support literacy and numeracy.

Timestables.com  
Online resource to help learn multiplication tables.

Studyladder  
Mathematics, English, Science and more! A comprehensive program of online educational activities for students aged 4 to 12.


Humanities and Social Sciences


Discovery Education  
Virtual field trips.

Guide to democracy  
Encourages students to consider community-based issues important to them.

Parliament of Australia  
Educational resources and activities about Australia's parliament.

Queensland Parliament  

Educational resources and activities about the functions of parliament.

Australian Electoral Commission  

Educational resources and activities about Australian citizen's right to vote.


The Arts


MOMA  
Virtual field trip to Museum of modern art.

Smithsonian Learning Lab  

Smithsonian fun stuff for kids website.

Art Sparks from Home  
Looking for activities the whole family can enjoy from home? Check out this page for resources and materials inspired by Art Sparks. Updated regularly!


Literacy


SPELD South Australia  
Resources to support literacy and mathematics.

Science by Doing   Science

Website for high school Science covering the Australian Curriculum. This site is free for all Australian students and presents science in an engaging, guided inquiry-based approach to lift student interest and understanding.
Suitable for students in Years 7-10.

Khan Academy   Maths Science Technology

Offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside the classroom. Organised by subject and year level.
Suitable for students at all year levels.


Early Years Resources


Early Childhood Education and Care—Resource for parents  
A collection of activities and resources designed to assist families and carers with raising children and supporting early learning and development.

Learning 4 Kids  
Play based early childhood learning experiences.

Resources for Early Learning  
Play based early childhood learning experiences.

The Australian Parenting website  
Links to learning activities for preschool aged children (pre-schoolers tab).

Sesame Street  
Interactive website with a wide range of early childhood activities.

Sesame Street at home fun activities  

Sesame Street Youtube at home fun activities.

Early Years Count  
A collection of activities and resources designed to assist families and carers.


Languages


BBC Languages  
Free resources and lessons to learn 48 languages. Resources include user guide, videos, TV transcripts, worksheets (based on the videos), interactive activities, and a tutor's guide.

FluentU  
Foreign Language Immersion Online: Sixteen popular apps for language learners.
N.B. Each app is available for various languages.


Health and Wellbeing


Healthy Happier Queensland  
Fitness, food and healthy families—tools and resources for parents and children to eat well and be active.

Education Services Australia  
Student wellbeing hub—Wellbeing topics and resources for students and parents.

Reach out  
Wellbeing topics for students and parents to help their children cope with stress and difficult situations.

Bullying. No Way!  
Information, games and resources about bullying and respectful relationships for parents and children of all ages.

Sport Australia—Find your 30 challenge  
Online tool for parents and children to find ways to exercise and move for 30 minutes a day.

Sport Australia—Playing for life  
Activity cards that can be selected and adjusted for a range of ages, activity focus and physical literacy elements.

Sport Australia—Yulunga traditional Indigenous games  

Physical activity cards with traditional games of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for students of all ages.

Cosmic Kids Yoga  
Online yoga exercises classes for kids.

Netball Australia—Netfit  
The free NETFIT activity will be available online from Monday 23 March for 6 weeks.



SOURCE: Queensland Department of Education 

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