More Classroom Resources

Quick ideas and additional resources to support classroom practice

Authors in Schools

Learn about the benefits of author visits in schools and how you can maximise the value of their visit.

Museum Visits

This page helps you to structure your visit, and to integrate the experience into a unit of work

iPad and augmented reality (AR) apps for literacy learning

Photo of child with tablet device by Annie Spratt on UnsplashiPad apps and literacy learning

For members, explore a broad range of apps in annotated lists by Dr Kirsty Goodwin with apps for phonics, spelling, grammar, sight words, books, handwriting, generic writing tools, digital story telling and talking and listening — all outlined in supporting webinars by Dr Goodwin.

AR apps for language and literacy learning

Explore our selection of the top eight AR apps for children as recommended by our experts, Lynde Tan, Angela Thomas and Alice Chik — recipients of the PETAA Research Grant in 2019, for the project Language and Literacy Learning and Teaching with Augmented Reality.

For members, to support your teaching practice using AR, read our related PETAA Paper 220: Teaching Language, Literacy and Literature using Augmented Reality, and watch the webinar on this topic with Dr Lynde Tan.

Archived Materials

English units archive samples

Sample excerpts from archived units (.pdf downloads)

Environmental units archive samples

Sample excerpts from archived units (.pdf downloads)

Other websites, tools and open content

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Access our external websites with units of work, plus links to educational platforms and video, repositories and searchable databases, digital tools and open content, and websites for pedagogy and assessment from our  Website resources page.

Image: Somali Bantu refugee Children in Florida. Photo Melvin Baker, CC-BY-2.0 from the Global Words website