Links

Here are some sites I visit regularly. I believe they are reliable and reputable sources of information.


Databases and Depositories

  •  National Library of Australia—a collection of over 10 million items including ‘books, journals, newspapers, music scores, maps, e-resources, websites, manuscripts (personal papers and organisational archives), documentary pictures, oral history and folklore recordings’ (‘Facts an Figures’). Also, a legal deposit library.
  • Trove—a composite site providing access to resources about Australia. Trove describes itself as ‘a community, a set of services, an aggregation of metadata, and a growing repository of fulltext digital resources’ (‘Getting to Know Us’).
  • AustLit—a database about Australian literature and storytelling.
  • Australian Dictionary of Biography—carefully researched and concise accounts of the lives of ‘significant and representative persons in Australian history’ (‘About Us’).

Language and Grammar

Writing

Children’s Literature
Children's Books_Portrait

Education

  • Australian Curriculum—the national curriculum for Australian students from Foundation to Year 12.
  • Education Services Australia (ESA)— a non-profit company ‘owned by all Australian education ministers … established to support delivery of national priorities and initiatives in the schools, training and Higher Education sectors’ (‘Introduction’).
  • Scootle—a professional learning network for Australian educators.
  • ABC Splash—‘high-quality digital educational content from across the ABC and around the world’ (‘About’).
  • My Place for Teachers—resources supporting ‘primary and lower-secondary teachers using the My Place TV series in the classroom’ (‘Welcome’).

Philanthropy

  • Indigenous Literacy Foundation—‘aims to raise literacy levels and improve the lives and opportunities of Indigenous children living in remote and isolated regions’ (‘Who We Are’).
  • Aboriginal Literacy Foundation—‘seeks to transform the lives of Indigenous children by focusing on literacy and numeracy education’ (‘About’).
  • Room to Read—works ‘in collaboration with communities and local governments across Asia and Africa’ to achieve literacy and gender equality in education (‘About Us’).

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