Teachers, like everyone else, are having their leisure time drastically limited to what can be done at home. As the scope for social interaction diminishes, many of us are turning to personal professional improvement activities to make the best use of this time. So, why not start with some research into online lesson planning resources to help you get ahead.
Of course, the internet is full to the brim with educational resources to be used in the classroom and with so much choice it can be too daunting to even know where to begin. Below you’ll find the key information on 7 of our favourites. And guess what, they’re free!
The Australian Curriculum Lessons website is jam-packed with fresh, practical online education resources and information designed by teachers, for teachers. Resources are available from year 1 through to year 10 and cover a wide range of core curriculum subjects.
Another great feature is that teachers across Australia can share their knowledge and contribute their own lessons, activities or resources to the website, providing you with a valuable source of perspective to inform your lesson planning.
Scootle is a national digital repository, providing Australian Educators (from pre-service to Principals) with access to more than 40,000 digital learning resources to help them design Australian curriculum lesson plans. They have made a concerted effort to only include quality information and resources from various cultural institutions across Australia, as well as the ABC and the National Archive. With various multimedia and interactive options to explore, you’ll also have plenty of fun navigating through the site.
One of the key features is the associated Scootle Lounge, which provides a range of informative blog posts, tips, resource suggestions and strategies to support teachers. You can even subscribe via email to get new posts delivered right to your inbox – another great way to save time and focus on what’s important.
Teach This is designed for the sole purpose of making your life as a teacher simpler and more enjoyable, so you can give your best in the classroom. It offers digital teaching resources and materials for many subjects, from pre-school through to high school. The website also provides a full selection of materials around key calendar events such as Mother’s Day, the Melbourne Cup, Harmony Day, or even the Olympics, complete with useful worksheets, writing prompts and flashcards.
Tes Australia has been around for 106 years supporting teachers across Australia and, more recently, brought their cache of resources, news and insight online to make them readily available to Australian Educators across all levels.
The website boasts over 900,000 teaching resources and lesson plans, as well as a wonderful collection of information, lessons and activities for Special Needs Educators – so, grab a coffee, get comfortable and start searching through this library of information!
Twinkl is a website dedicated to Primary and Secondary School teachers, where the resources are designed and written by other Teachers. Here you’ll find entire schemes of work, lesson planning and assessments through to online games, augmented reality and so much more.
The website holds over 525,000 different resources with new content added every day. Topics include Dance, Drama, Music, History and Geography (amongst a long list of others!).
ABC Education is all about providing high-quality educational resources to use in the home and classroom. All resources are based around the Australian curriculum and include subjects such as English, Maths, Science, Geography, History and even STEM. Navigation is made easy with filters to aid in finding specific resources.
Both teachers and their students will benefit from visiting this website, which offers unique teaching resources to take the stress out of lesson planning, and multimedia ebooks to help students gain a better understanding of various topics. The class will also love getting involved in the competitions and educational events offered by ABC Education.
The Victorian Department of Education and Training provides quality materials for each curriculum area, designed specifically to address the requirements of teachers in the state of Victoria. In addition to teaching toolkits, software, online education resources and strategies for meeting the needs of students with learning difficulties, you will also find practice principals, curriculum frameworks, tools for improving your teaching and advice on other areas such as writing reports, assessments and planning outdoor excursions.
Teachers are people with a passion for helping others learn and seeing them reach new heights, however, having the right resources available is key to getting the most out of your students. By going online and checking out these websites – packed the best Australian Curriculum resources for teachers – you’ll have more time and energy available to grow and inspire your students.
If you need any extra advice, help with lesson planning, or you are currently looking for a new teaching job, contact the Tradewind team. We’re experts in Education Recruitment in Victoria and we’re always here to help!