Website resources

Stand-alone websites and digital tools

PETAA collaborates to create rich open access resources that help support the broader teaching community.

English for the Australian Curriculum

Image of a sunset over Lake Illawarra

Find 12 year-level units of work, with 12 sequences in each, with 850 elaborations of curriculum content, all supported by digital resources and interactive worksheets. Early Years and Primary units include second learning areas in Mathematics, History, Geography and Science.

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Reading Australia

Books on display including Taronga by Victor Kelleher

A wide range units of work for Primary written in conjunction with Copyright Agency and PETAA to make significant Australian literary works more readily available for teaching in schools.

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Global Words: English and Geography for global citizenship education

Three Somali-Bantu refugee children

The 15 units of work for Years 3–8 in Global Words have been produced by World Vision Australia and PETAA to integrate the teaching and learning of English and Geography with global citizenship education.

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Asia Education Foundation professional learning modules

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Find English and History professional learning modules developed with the Asia Education Foundation including a Year 5-6 integrated English and History module on the history of the Chinese in Australia.

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Discover and share other websites, tools and open content

Educational platforms and video

Repositories and searchable databases

Pedagogy and assessment

Digital tools and open content

  • Voicethread: Conversations in the cloud: is a collaborative, multimedia slide show that allows teachers, students and parents to collaborate online
  • Glogster is a creativity site whose tag line is ‘poster yourself’. A ‘glog’ is basically an online poster web page.
  • Kidblog provides safe student spaces designed specifically for school teachers who want to provide each of their students with their own, unique blog.
  • Linoit is a service that provides its registered users with virtual ‘stickies’ that can be placed on a canvas or bulletin board area.
  • Livebinders were created so that anyone, but especially educators, could do with digital information in a more central way. combining documents and links in one place.
  • Storybird is an easy-to-use tool for creating short, visual stories.
  • In Wordle teachers and students can generate word clouds that show prominent words in any body of text.
  • Wetoku is a web service or Web 2.0 tool that provides a simple platform for interviewing someone via the Internet.
  • Cool Tools for Schools: (now an archived site yet with links that remain relevant for a time ... ) has a list of Web 2.0 tools that students can use to present their ideas; includes links to presentation tools, image tools, drawing tools and writing tools
  • CC Search: provides tools to find content that can be shared, used and remixed across a range of digital platforms