ABC for teachers: Splash

The ABC is picking the best from it's archives and contemporary shows to help you teach and plan for the Australian Curriculum.

This is just the beginning of their offering - They hope you keep coming back for more as we add to the resources over the next couple of years.

What you can find here now:

  • 100s of specially curated video and audio clips, all mapped to the Australian Curriculum.
  • Teacher resources and Collections that help you delve into selected topics a little further and give you some ideas for bringing ABC Splash content into your classroom.
  • Infographics and small interactives that jump off the page and get your students thinking and doing.
  • Over 200 of the most popular games from Education Services Australia.

What you will find here next year:

 In 2012, ABC Splash will become your go-to place for cutting-edge, world class digital learning experiences.

You will find immersive 3D worlds, unique learning events plus 100s of new video and audio clips, interactives and more.

And don't forget to bookmark this page to keep up to date with what's happening at ABC Splash and to read articles from your colleagues and educational experts.

Three great news websites for kids

BTN:  Behind the News

This has a wealth of video news.  Yes it is Australian but does an excellent job of covering globa newsl events as well.





Time for Kids

science news for kidsWithin the mainstream news, Time is well-known as one of the most reliable media sources in the world. Time magazine has covered famous events and people throughout the decades.

At the Time for Kids website, kids will find the same level of current news reporting, but with a slant toward what kids are most interested in. With more news stories than most other sites, Time for Kids is the place for students that are truly interested in keeping up with current events



On this site from the BBC, kids can read the news and even hear some of the stories. The entire site is devoted to kids and even includes a section on what to do if the news is upsetting. It includes sections on the UK, world, sprots, music, TV/Film, Animals, Sci/Tech, Weather, Pictures and a fun find out section where you can learn more about subjects in the news.

Television in the Classroom.

Live television offers a range of educational programs and general viewing that is far too often overlooked as a genuine classroom resource.  If you are fortunate enough to have the offerings such as Australia does with the ABC which publishes lesson plans, programs and resources specifically targeted at educators and updates them weekly then you should try utilise some of these in your own class time.Read More