Given the unprecedented challenges presented by COVID-19, we want to express our thanks to all educators and support staff in our AVID schools for their unrelenting efforts to protect the health and wellbeing of students and staff and to continue to facilitate student learning.

 

Teachers have been tasked with figuring out how to deliver lesson plans and classroom activities as part of distance learning. Parents are trying to keep students on track with their studies and educational growth. We are here to help!

Our experienced educators have compiled a range of publicly available material to support teachers, parents, and guardians across Australia, who facilitate student learning each and every day. We are ready to assist you in providing distance learning where this is necessary and have collated some resources, many of which have been recently shared on social media to support teachers across the globe.

We hope that this page can become a source of inspiration and guidance for you as you adapt your classrooms and teaching for online learning. This growing list offers a wealth of resources for all ages and skill sets.

OUR RESOURCE GUIDE FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING ONLINE

A Round-Up of the State Education Departments’ Learning from Home Information and Resources

A Round-Up of the State Education Departments’ Learning from Home Information and Resources

Classroom Resources | National Geographic

Classroom Resources | National Geographic

COVID-19 home-supported learning | Evidence for Learning

COVID-19 home-supported learning | Evidence for Learning

What Works in Online/Distance Teaching and Learning? | Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL)

What Works in Online/Distance Teaching and Learning? | Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL)

75+ Entertaining and Educational Activities for When You’re Stuck Indoors | Learn in color

75+ Entertaining and Educational Activities for When You’re Stuck Indoors | Learn in color

50 YouTube Channels for Home Learning | YouTube

50 YouTube Channels for Home Learning | YouTube

34 productive things to do at home during self-isolation | RACV

34 productive things to do at home during self-isolation | RACV

12 famous museums offer virtual tours you can take on your couch | HelloGiggles

12 famous museums offer virtual tours you can take on your couch | HelloGiggles

10 strategies for online learning during a coronavirus outbreak | International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)

10 strategies for online learning during a coronavirus outbreak | International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)

6 Free Courses to Help You Manage Stress and Build Mindfulness into Your ‘New Normal’ | LinkedIn

6 Free Courses to Help You Manage Stress and Build Mindfulness into Your ‘New Normal’ | LinkedIn

Zoo Education Online | Zoos Victoria

Zoo Education Online | Zoos Victoria

YouCubed | YouCubed

YouCubed | YouCubed

Working & learning online during a pandemic | Pearson

Working & learning online during a pandemic | Pearson

Wootube | Eddie Woo

Wootube | Eddie Woo

Time for Kids Launches Free Digital Library for Those Affected Globally by School Closures During the Coronavirus Pandemic | TIME

Time for Kids Launches Free Digital Library for Those Affected Globally by School Closures During the Coronavirus Pandemic | TIME

Thrive Inside with Smiling Mind | Smiling Mind

Thrive Inside with Smiling Mind | Smiling Mind

TEDEd@Home | TED

TEDEd@Home | TED

TEDEd | TED

TEDEd | TED

Teaching with YouTube 01: Equipment | Eddie Woo

Teaching with YouTube 01: Equipment | Eddie Woo

Teaching at Home: Support | Dr. Paul Swan

Teaching at Home: Support | Dr. Paul Swan

The Squiz Kids Podcast | The Squiz Kids

The Squiz Kids Podcast | The Squiz Kids

Suddenly Teaching Online? Free Resources to Help Faculty Affected by Coronavirus | LinkedIn

Suddenly Teaching Online? Free Resources to Help Faculty Affected by Coronavirus | LinkedIn

Strength-Based COVID-19 Resources | VIA Institute on Character

Strength-Based COVID-19 Resources | VIA Institute on Character

State Library of Victoria online galleries | State Library of Victoria

State Library of Victoria online galleries | State Library of Victoria

State Library of Victoria – journals, databases and e-books | State Library of Victoria

State Library of Victoria – journals, databases and e-books | State Library of Victoria

State Library of Victoria – Ergo | State Library of Victoria

State Library of Victoria – Ergo | State Library of Victoria

State Library of Victoria | State Library of Victoria

State Library of Victoria | State Library of Victoria

Student Wellbeing Hub COVID-19 Wellbeing resources | Student Wellbeing Hub

Student Wellbeing Hub COVID-19 Wellbeing resources | Student Wellbeing Hub

Smithsonian Open Access | The Smithsonian

Smithsonian Open Access | The Smithsonian

School Closure Resource Hub | Transcend

School Closure Resource Hub | Transcend

Remember, Online Learning Isn’t the Only Way to Learn Remotely | Education Week

Remember, Online Learning Isn’t the Only Way to Learn Remotely | Education Week

Presenting engaging and creative online teaching & learning experiences | Dr. Tim Kitchen

Presenting engaging and creative online teaching & learning experiences | Dr. Tim Kitchen

Polyup | Polyup

Polyup | Polyup

Our super list of great ideas for kids at home | The Parents’ Website Independent Schools Victoria

Our super list of great ideas for kids at home | The Parents’ Website Independent Schools Victoria

Online Resource Hub for VicTeachers | Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria

Online Resource Hub for VicTeachers | Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria

Need Help Sorting Through the Avalanche of Online Resources for Kids Who Are Now Learning at Home? 11 Sites for Parents to Look At | The 74

Need Help Sorting Through the Avalanche of Online Resources for Kids Who Are Now Learning at Home? 11 Sites for Parents to Look At | The 74

National School Choice Week: Free Online Resources for Schools | National School Choice Week

National School Choice Week: Free Online Resources for Schools | National School Choice Week

Libraries are closed but you can still read comics | ALIA Graphic Novels & Comics

Libraries are closed but you can still read comics | ALIA Graphic Novels & Comics

Khan Academy Schedules | Khan Academy

Khan Academy Schedules | Khan Academy

Innovative Ways to Make Coronavirus a Teachable Moment | Edutopia

Innovative Ways to Make Coronavirus a Teachable Moment | Edutopia

Imagineering in a Box | Khan Academy

Imagineering in a Box | Khan Academy

Ideas for keeping kids educated/entertained at home | Women’s Agenda

Ideas for keeping kids educated/entertained at home | Women’s Agenda

How to prevent Zoom-Bombing | PC Mag

How to prevent Zoom-Bombing | PC Mag

Homeschooling Resources | By Tom Dyson, author, Postcards from the Fringe

Homeschooling Resources | By Tom Dyson, author, Postcards from the Fringe

The Home Learning Pack | TeachingPACKS

The Home Learning Pack | TeachingPACKS

Here’s the Entire List of Education Companies Offering Free Subscriptions Due to School Closings | Kids Activities

Here’s the Entire List of Education Companies Offering Free Subscriptions Due to School Closings | Kids Activities

Google Arts & Culture | Google

Google Arts & Culture | Google

Google Earth launches virtual tours of 31 of the world’s most incredible national parks | Google

Google Earth launches virtual tours of 31 of the world’s most incredible national parks | Google

Funbrain | Funbrain

Funbrain | Funbrain

Funbrain Jr. | Funbrain

Funbrain Jr. | Funbrain

Free resources for educators during the coronavirus pandemic | Smart Brief

Free resources for educators during the coronavirus pandemic | Smart Brief

Free Resources for Schools During COVID-19 Outbreak | The Journal

Free Resources for Schools During COVID-19 Outbreak | The Journal

Free resources for remote learning. Teaching Digital Technologies with and without a computer | Australian Computer Academy

Free resources for remote learning. Teaching Digital Technologies with and without a computer | Australian Computer Academy

Free Online Learning Resources for Schools Affected by COVID-19 | Tech & Learning

Free Online Learning Resources for Schools Affected by COVID-19 | Tech & Learning

A framework to guide an education response to the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020 | OECD & Harvard Graduate School of Education

A framework to guide an education response to the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020 | OECD & Harvard Graduate School of Education

Five Tips for Keeping Kids Learning at Home | The University of Melbourne

Five Tips for Keeping Kids Learning at Home | The University of Melbourne

Education responses to covid-19: Embracing digital learning and online collaboration | OECD

Education responses to covid-19: Embracing digital learning and online collaboration | OECD

Education disrupted – education rebuilt: Some insights from PISA on the availability and use of digital tools for learning | OECD

Education disrupted – education rebuilt: Some insights from PISA on the availability and use of digital tools for learning | OECD

Educational Apps That Don’t Need Wi-Fi or Data | Common Sense Media

Educational Apps That Don’t Need Wi-Fi or Data | Common Sense Media

Distance learning solutions | UNESCO

Distance learning solutions | UNESCO

Distance Learning: A Gently Curated Collection of Resources for Teachers | Cult of Pedagogy

Distance Learning: A Gently Curated Collection of Resources for Teachers | Cult of Pedagogy

Distance learning: Online education classes for every age and grade | CNET

Distance learning: Online education classes for every age and grade | CNET

DER website | The Digital Education Research Group at Monash University

DER website | The Digital Education Research Group at Monash University

Daily Free Learning Workbooks for Teachers to Share with Parents while Schools are Closed | edHelper.com

Daily Free Learning Workbooks for Teachers to Share with Parents while Schools are Closed | edHelper.com

COVID-19 | Global Online Academy

COVID-19 | Global Online Academy

Coronavirus: free printable comic for kids | Elise Gravel

Coronavirus: free printable comic for kids | Elise Gravel

Coronavirus and Teaching from Home: Ten Ways to Engage and Instruct Students Remotely | Connections Academy

Coronavirus and Teaching from Home: Ten Ways to Engage and Instruct Students Remotely | Connections Academy

BTN Behind the News | ABC

BTN Behind the News | ABC

Biology | Amoeba Sisters

Biology | Amoeba Sisters

A school for tomorrow. Continuous Learning Toolkit | CIRCLE – The Centre for Innovation, Research, Creativity and Leadership in Education

A school for tomorrow. Continuous Learning Toolkit | CIRCLE – The Centre for Innovation, Research, Creativity and Leadership in Education

Australian Bureau of Statistics | Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Bureau of Statistics | Australian Bureau of Statistics

Apple Teacher | Apple

Apple Teacher | Apple

Amazing Educational Resources | Amazing Educational Resources

Amazing Educational Resources | Amazing Educational Resources

ACMI online education | The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)

ACMI online education | The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)

ABC Education You Tube | ABC

ABC Education You Tube | ABC

ABC Education | ABC

ABC Education | ABC

WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO GO TO SCHOOL ONLINE?

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