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NSW Department of Education and Communities

Curriculum support for NSW Public Schools

Useful links

General:

Bubbl.us
A simple and free web application to create mind-maps online. Mind-maps can be shared with teachers and classmates, and exported as JPEG files.

Centre for Learning Innovation
Fostering and promoting innovation in teaching and learning, and specialising in educational resources.

Edna
Australia's free online network for educators.

Flickr
Online photo management and sharing.

HSC Online
An essential resource for Stage 6 teachers and students.

Languages Open the Door
These promotional materials have been developed for school principals and leaders, teachers, students and parents and the wider community to assist in promoting the study of languages and to highlight the benefits of languages learning. The materials available for download include PowerPoint presentations, pamphlets, advocacy statements and postcards that can be used in the classroom, at school meetings and at parent teacher meetings.

Modern Language Teachers' Association NSW
The Modern Language Teachers Association of New South Wales Inc. (MLTA) is the peak professional body representing teachers of Languages throughout NSW, providing a common voice for educators on state and national issues.

NSW Board of Studies, Teaching & Educational Strandards
NSW syllabuses, programming and assessment information, information on School Certificate and Higher School Certificate, past HSC examinations, and more!

Puzzlemaker
A puzzle generation tool for teachers and students. Create and print customised word search, crosswords and more, using your own word lists.

Quia
Create your own educational games, quizzes, web pages, surveys, and more! You can also explore the thousands of resources for Languages created by educators around the world.

Search Creative Commons
A non-profit organisation which assists you in finding images which are free for educational use.

TaLe
The NSW gateway to primary, secondary and TAFE teaching and learning resources.

100 Best Education Blogs
The list of the top 100 edcuation blogs on the web to keep teachers being updated.

101 Free Online Collaborative Learning Tools
List of online tools and resources to empower your lesson-planning and engage your students.

Great for laptops:

Dvolver
Students can create and email their own mini-animations, writing the script and choosing scenes, characters and music.

Learning and Teaching Resources
Free, ready-made online and print activities for French, German, Indonesian and Italian.

Quizlet
An online flashcard maker and vocabulary learner. Students can create their own sets of vocabulary (by chapter, by topic, etc.) and then learn the vocabulary through a series of steps and games.

Voki
Students can create an avatar, type in their script and hear the avatar speak their script in their chosen language. Creations may be published and/or emailed.

Wordle
At the end of each topic, students can create their own vocab list – in a much more visually spectacular fashion! Each ‘wordle’ (‘word cloud’) can be printed off in colour, and laminated for students to display in the classroom or at home.

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