No longer studying? No problem. The Free online resources for teachers guide can help you get started. It is intended as a resource to beginning and practicing teachers, and to showcase the many freely available teacher resources on the web.
The ABC has teamed up with Education Services Australia to create a library of media clips mapped to the Australian Curriculum for students in foundation-year 10, pages for parents/carers and teachers and a range of interactive tools, games and objects to support learning.
ABC iView is allows you to catch up on the best of ABC TV on your computer, PS3 or internet-connected TV. There are also a wealth of educationally valuable documentaries. Most shows are available to watch for 14 days and new programs are added every day.
This education collection contains video clips chosen for their educational value with teachers’ notes written by specialist curriculum writers. They cover a wide range of themes, such as values and citizenship, history and science and technology.
The Library offers a number of programs and events throughout the year that highlight recordings in the collection. You can also listen online to audio and video from past events. This is in addition to the State Library's audio and visual resources for use in the library.
Teachers TV Australiais the Australian equivalent of the successful UK initiative. Users need to register (it's free), and can access professional development resources that are engaging, relevant and convenient to use. Teachers TV content often features great teachers and teaching in action. Stories are focused on classroom and school observation to illustrate how different teachers deal with challenges, ideas, problems, innovation and systems.
EdPod presents a mix of education stories, from early childhood to the end of secondary school through educational podcasts. EdPod examines new educational ideas, and asks whether things could or should be done differently.
The Education Podcast Network aims to be a resource-portal for the wide range of podcast programming that may be helpful to teachers looking for lesson content, and to explore issues of teaching and learning in the 21st century.
Confused about how to correctly attribute resources licensed under creative commons? The best practice wiki offers excellent guidance through the provision of some good (and not so good) examples of attribution.
This printable 9 page PDF document offers comprehensive support for correctly attributing a range of media formats. From a users perspective, the level of detail may be overwhelming in comparison to the Best Practice Wiki, which offers quick clear instructions.
A fast image search engine that has excellent filters to assist you with finding images for blogs, comps, inspiration, and research. Includes CC filter & safe search filter (hides innapropriate content).
Wikimedia Commons is a media file repository making available public domain and freely-licensed educational media content (images, sound and video clips) to everyone, in their own language. Unlike traditional media repositories, Wikimedia Commons is free. Everyone is allowed to copy, use and modify any files here freely as long as they follow the terms specified by the author; The Wikimedia Commons database contains material licensed under the Creative Commons.