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The HEA does not endorse any of these programs particularly, but seeks to provide home educators a list of free resources available online. 

For Online Educational Subscriptions at Discounted Rates, go HERE.  And Members can also get G-Suite for Education free with an hea.edu.au email address.

AEC for Schools - Australian Electoral Commission

Amazon Inspire https://www.amazoninspire.com/home (put in postcode 02049, scroll to bottom and choose Homeschool)

Ambleside Online - https://www.amblesideonline.org/

  • free homeschool curriculum that uses Charlotte Mason's classically-based principles to prepare children for a life of rich relationships with everything around them: God, humanity, and the natural world.

ANZAC Portal - Department of Veterans' Affairs - https://anzacportal.dva.gov.au/education/resources

  • Education specialists and historians at the Australian Government Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) gather and present stories and images of veterans’ service. We do this to recognise and commemorate those who served Australia in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations.

ASIC Money Smarthttps://www.moneysmart.gov.au/teaching/teaching-resources

  • ASIC's MoneySmart Teaching primarysecondary and VET resources align to the Australian Curriculum. Each unit of work and digital activity has a curriculum mapping document with the relevant learning area, achievement standards, content descriptions and general capabilities.

ATO Education Zone https://www.ato.gov.au/General/Education-zone/

  • offers a range of resources to help you teach tax and super

Australian Curriculum Lessons - https://www.australiancurriculumlessons.com.au/

  • Free English, Mathematics, Science, History, PE, Health, Art, Geography and Technology lesson plans.

Australian Maritime Safety Authority - https://www.amsa.gov.au/audiences/teacher-or-student

  • Find out the effects of garbage and oil pollution on marine environments. Kids page also includes links to games and puzzles.

Australian the Age of the Dinosaurs - https://www.australianageofdinosaurs.com/page/38/australian-age-of-dinosaurs-teachers-resources 

BBC Podcasts - https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p004kln9/episodes/downloads

BBC History for Kidshttp://www.bbc.co.uk/history/forkids/

Behind the News - https://www.abc.net.au/btn/

  • ABC educational news program for primary school students. It explains news and current affairs in a dynamic and creative way. Each week BTN’s Education Adviser produces Australian Curriculum linked resources to the stories. 

Big History Project https://school.bighistoryproject.com/bhplive

  • 13.8 Billion Years of History. Free. Online. Awesome.
  • Students can engage straight away by clicking on "Students - Join Class".
  • Parents can register as a Teacher and learn how to use the full materials. Once registered, you can switch to see "Student Mode".

Caritas Australia https://www.caritas.org.au/welcome/education-sign-up

  • End poverty, Promote justice, Uphold dignity.
  • Free social justice resources. Primary & Secondary.

Civics and Citizenship Education - https://www.civicsandcitizenship.edu.au/cce/ 

  • Provides teaching and learning resources relating to all aspects of the democratic process in Australia.

Classroom Antartica - https://classroom.antarctica.gov.au/

  • Helps both teachers and students gain a greater awareness of the global importance of Antarctica, of Australia's role in Antarctica, past and present, and our commitment to its future.

Clickview - currently has some free Videos for Term 3:

Cool Australia - https://www.coolaustralia.org/

  • Cool Australia is a leading not-for-profit dedicated to supporting teachers with high quality teaching tools, resources and professional development courses.
  • Units, lessons and activities are Australian curriculum aligned and FREE to educators and students.

Cotton Classroom - Cotton Australia - https://cottonaustralia.com.au/

  • Education Kits & Lesson Plans

Crackerjack Education - https://www.crackerjackeducation.com.au/free-resources/

  • Bring the culture of Ancient Australia to your classroom with indigenous teaching resources aligned to the Australian Curriculum!

Dave Conservatoire http://www.daveconservatoire.org/

  • a free online music school, aiming to provide a world-class music education for everyone.

Duoling - https://www.duolingo.com/

  • Learn a Language - For Free - Forever

EasyPeasy All-in-One Homeschool - https://allinonehomeschool.com/

  • A complete, free online Christian homeschool curriculum for your family and mine.

English for the Australian Curriculum http://e4ac.edu.au/

  • Resources for English and literacy education

For Teachers for students - https://www.forteachersforstudents.com.au

  • Education resource material provided for use by Australian primary and middle-years teachers and their students, and home school educators.

Forest Learning http://forestlearning.edu.au/

  • free teaching resources relevant to the Australian Curriculum and with a focus on Australian forests and sustainable timber products.

Fun Brain https://www.funbrain.com/

  • For kids who want to learn online, but focuses on games and fun puzzles. Particularly focused on math and reading, Fun Brain’s game based approach can be valuable if the child in question struggles to pay attention.
  • Fun Brain offers rewards and challenges as well, and is another site aimed at a casual learning experience for kids K-8.

GCF Learn Free: Platform to learn essential computer and life skills - https://edu.gcfglobal.org/en/

GeoScience Australiahttps://www.ga.gov.au/education/classroom-resources/classroom-resources

  • Applying geoscience to Australia's most important challenges

Girl Guides Australia - Free Being Me

Grok Learning - https://groklearning.com/

  • Learning Code. Free Teacher Accounts. Low-rate student access. Australian Curriculum.

Happy Scientist - https://thehappyscientist.com/ - Understandable Science for Everyone

Hour of Code Activities - https://code.org/learn

  • Try a one-hour tutorial designed for all ages in over 45 languages. Join millions of students and teachers in over 180 countries starting with an Hour of Code.
  • ALSO - TEACH CODE - https://studio.code.org/courses?view=teacher - All courses are available at no cost.

How to Smile - https://www.howtosmile.org/

  • Search over 3,500 of the very best science and math activities on the web. Find handpicked activities from your favorite science museums, public television stations, universities, and other educational organizations. All activities are available to anyone, free of charge.

iTunes U - Free educational courses (Apple) https://apps.apple.com/ca/app/itunes-u/id490217893

  • iTunes U provides everything an instructor needs to bring the classroom together on iPad—build lessons with apps and your own materials, collect and grade assignments, start class discussions or talk with students to answer questions and provide feedback.
  • iTunes U also allows anyone with an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to learn from a large collection of free education content in public courses from leading schools, universities, museums, and cultural institutions.

Maths is Fun - https://www.mathsisfun.com/

Memrise - Learn a Language. Meet the World - https://www.memrise.com/

MIT Open Courseware (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) https://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm

  • Whether you’re a student, a teacher, or simply a curious person that wants to learn, you'll find a wealth of insight and inspiration in MIT OpenCourseWare.
  • There's no signup, no enrollment, and no start or end dates. The entire OCW collection is always here for you. Freely browse and use it at your own pace.

MORE! https://www.australia.gov.au/information-and-services/education-and-training/resources-for-schools

Mystery Science - https://mysteryscience.com/

  • Free first two lessons in each Unit for Homeschoolers.

National Geographic - https://www.nationalgeographic.org

  • Create a free online Account and get access to full Library of Classroom Resource Activites and Articles K-12

National Geographic Kidshttps://www.natgeokids.com/au/

National Location Information - http://www.ga.gov.au/scientific-topics/national-location-information

  • Location information about Australia's dimensions, landforms and national mapping. 
  • Applying geoscience to Australia's most important challenges

Khan Academy - https://www.khanacademy.org/

  • A nonprofit with the mission to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere.

Lift Off! - Uplifting Australia - Parent Resources https://www.upliftingaustralia.org.au/parent-resources/

  • Uplifting Australia has developed a range of free resources to support the development of social and emotional wellbeing in the family. We encourage you to try them out and see what might work for your family.

Phenomenom! - https://phenomenom.com.au/ Scroll to bottom of homepage to see more links.

Read Write Think http://www.readwritethink.org/

  • A language arts teacher's dream; lesson plans, professional development, and all-around quality support.

Resolve - Math by Inquiryhttps://www.resolve.edu.au/teaching-resources

  • Each teaching resource is carefully designed to develop progressive understanding through tasks that encourage a spirit of inquiry.
  • Each Unit has downloadable materials

Reading Australiahttps://readingaustralia.com.au/

  • Reading Australia was created by the not-for-profit Copyright Agency with the goal of making it easier for teachers, through their passion and skills, to spread a love for Australian texts. We believe that every society needs to tell their own stories and the best way we can achieve this is to provide quality and insightful resources to support all teachers of English in bringing Australia’s rich and unique literature into classrooms.

Reconciliation Australia - Resource List - https://www.reconciliation.org.au/resources/

Royal Australian Mint - Australian currency

SportAus - School Resources - Games & Activities - https://www.sportaus.gov.au/schools/schools/resources

State Library NSWhttps://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/learning/schools-and-teachers

SunSmart - education resources - https://www.sunsmart.com.au/communities/early-childhood-primary-schools/resources-primary-early-childhood

Sustainability in Schools https://sustainabilityinschools.edu.au/teaching-resources

  • resource links for teaching and learning about sustainability education.

Sustainable Schools NSW - https://www.sustainableschoolsnsw.org.au/

  • Sustainable Schools NSW aims to connect environmental educators with relevant resources, interactive lessons and a like-minded community to help spread the important message of sustainability to future generations.

TED-ED - https://ed.ted.com/

  • TED-Ed is at its heart a library of 1,000+ educational videos, as well as a unique platform for teachers and educators to create their own interactive lessons using any YouTube video or existing TED-Ed lesson. ... TED Talk Lessons 

University of Oxford Podcasts http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/series

WhyVille http://www.whyville.net/smmk/nice

  • Whyville is a destination for preteen online learning. The site includes a variety of social features, with a focus on learning materials geared for young teens. Whyville also mixes in educational games, to make the site a well rounded option for kids too old for simple games, but too young for heavy reading based material.

World Vision https://www.worldvision.com.au/get-involved/school-resources 

  • World Vision Australia is a Christian organisation that works with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.

Yalkult - Education Resources - https://yakult.com.au/tours-talks/free-education-resources/

  • Yakult is a fermented milk drink that contains a very high concentration of the unique bacterium Lactobacillus caseiShirota strain.

XtraMathhttps://xtramath.org

  • A nonprofit organization dedicated to math achievement, XtraMath features free math videos, lessons, and activities as well as progress reports and resources for teachers and parents. The site is a valuable resource both for homework help and more in-depth lessons.