Reading Eggs www.readingeggs.com.au
Online program where kids aged 3-13 learn to read with fun reading lessons and phonics games!
(40%; discount for HEN Members)

Spellodrome www.spellodrome.com.au
Students love it because Spellodrome encourages independent learning and the development of critical spelling awareness.
($15 for HEN Members – Requires a Mathletics or IntoScience subscription).

Skwirk www.skwirk.com.au
Skwirk is an award winning learning resource providing National Curriculum content for both students & teachers.
(50% discount for HEN Members)

Phonics Hero www.phonicshero.com
“Phonics Hero teaches children aged 3-7 to read and spell with systematic, synthetic phonics. It teaches all 44 phonemes/sounds of the English language. A subscription includes: 850 games (either through the app or website), live reporting, parent video tutorials and tips from our phonics experts.”
$100 to public, $20 for HEN Members – an 80% discount! 
Discount code is in our member area.

Fitzroy Programs www.fitzprog.com.au
Phonics reading program popular amongst homeschoolers.
Phone: (03) 9489 5700
Email: info@fitzprog.com.au

Quantum Literacy www.quantum-literacy.com.au/
Reading, Writing and spelling resources.
Phone: (07) 5463 5677
Email: delta@hypermax.net.au

Adnil Press www.adnilpress.com.au
Suppliers of Voyagers series for literature, language, phonics, etc.
Phone: (08) 8658 6019
Email: adnilpress@ozemail.com.au

Edworks www.edworksglobal.com

Magic Words www.magicwords.com.au
Packs of word cards for reading games.

Future School www.futureschool.com
Australian online English and Maths curriculum. Works out around $500 per year for up to 5 students for Maths and English or $300 per year for a single student.

Literacy Planet www.literacyplanet.com
HEN members can access the Literacy Planet website programme at a 50% discount. Enrolments are taken at the beginning of each year. Many public libraries have the program available for free through their websites.

Write Away With Me www.writeawaywithme.com
Story telling and writing workshops as well as holiday programs. These have been recommended by a number of HEN members.

Mathletics www.mathletics.com.au/
$37 annually per student for HEN Members

Math Seeds www.mathseeds.com.au
HEN Members receive a 33% discount

Maths Online www.mathsonline.com.au/
HEN Members recieve a 60% discount

Hot Maths www.hotmaths.com.au
An Australian online maths programme

Skwirk www.skwirk.com.au
Skwirk provides modern teaching resources for educators based on the australian K-10 curriculum
HEN Members receive a 50% discount

Future School www.futureschool.com
Australian online English and Maths curriculum. Works out around $500 per year for up to 5 students for Maths and English or $300 per year for a single student

Brainish www.brainish.com
Maths programs from prep to year 12

10Ticks program www.10ticks.com.au/homeeducation.aspx
10Ticks is a Maths only computer program for school aged children with lots of printable worksheets. It will design a program for you or you can design your own. The cost of the program is $17.90 per month for up to five children in the family. The company has offered a free 5 day trial to HEN members

Fitzroy Maths www.fitzprog.com.au
Beginner and Junior sets of maths workbooks

Gnarly Maths www.gnarlymath.com
Maths CD-ROM from America

Lifestyle Tutoring for Kids Online Maths Tutoring http://lifestyletutoring.com
Courses start at $25 per term. Download the free lesson herehttps://lifestyletutoring.leadpages.net/lt1-free-lesson/

– Free –

Wolfram MathWorld mathworld.wolfram.com/

KhanAcademy www.khanacademy.org
Free and useful website with videos on High School Maths, Chemistry, Physics and Biology, History, Economics. The presenter uses a video format with virtual blackboard and a casual approach

Math Is Fun www.mathsisfun.com

Cool Math www.coolmath4kids.com

Fun Brain www.funbrain.com

Let’s Play Maths www.letsplaymath.net
Let’s Play Maths is a maths teachers’ blog of ideas, games and projects for teaching maths from preschool to highschool

Dr Mike’s Math Games www.dr-mikes-math-games-for-kids.com
Completely free and useful website for games, ideas and printables. Some are helpfully divided by grades which gives you an idea of the level they might appeal to/be appropriate for. Kids seem to love the games especially the “traffic jam” game

Alison Website www.alison.com
Free Australian curriculum courses including Chemistry, and senior maths, touch typing, Microsoft programmes and much more

Geometry Games www.geometrygames.org

IntoScience www.intoscience.com.au
IntoScience is a genuinely groundbreaking leap forward in secondary school science education. Engaging 3D environments, virtual experiments and simulations.
($36 annually per student for HEN Members)

Stile offer three science resources:

Double Helix Science Lessons for year 5&6 $5 per student.
Ignite a passion for science amongst your students with Double Helix Lessons from CSIRO. Mapped to the Australian Curriculum, Double Helix Lessons is a suite of online interactive science lessons for upper primary school students designed to make it easy for any school to supercharge their science program.

Cosmos Lessons  $35 per student
Science lessons built on science news. Cosmos Lessons enable students to connect with science by providing exciting science lessons based on breaking science news. Curriculum-mapped, interactive, classroom-ready lessons. Available to HEN members at $12 per family in our shop.

Innovation Generation $3 per student
an inquiry subject containing a collection of classroom-ready, digital lessons designed to ignite the passion in your students through action-based learning.

CSIRO Education www.csiro.au
Australian Science organisation CSIRO publish two excellent science magazines for kids – The Helix and Scientriffic are available by subscription or from some newsagents. The website contains loads of free materials including a library of science activities, as well as many teacher resources in the education section.

Khan Academy www.khanacademy.org
Free and useful website with videos on High School Maths, Chemistry, Physics and Biology, History, Economics. The presenter uses a video format with virtual blackboard and a casual approach.

Super Simple Science www.kidzone.ws

Alison Website www.alison.com
Free Australian curriculum courses including Chemistry, and senior maths, touch typing, Microsoft programmes and much more.

Space and Astronomy

Astronomy www.astronomy.com

Astronomy – Star Guide
Professor Watson, Astronomer in Charge at the Anglo-Australian Telescope in northwest NSW, has recorded an audio tour of the sky. This can be downloaded from the ABC website at http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2010/01/06/2771371.htm, along with southern sky maps for January, February and March. “Using an MP3 player to guide you through the night sky is a great way to find constellations without the distraction of a flashlight and star-maps,” says Professor Watson. “Once you’ve got to know a few of the brighter stars, it’s relatively easy to find your way around the sky.”

Chemistry

How To Teach Science www.howtoteachscience.com
Free elements newsletters – also sell science resources.

Climate Science

The Skeptical Science website is an excellent resource on climate change, especially useful when you need accurate information to combat denialist arguments. The free downloadable booklet, The Scientific Guide to Global Warming Skepticism looks at both the evidence that human activity is causing global warming and the ways that climate ‘skeptic’ arguments can mislead by presenting only small pieces of the puzzle rather than the full picture.

Udacity www.udacity.com

Code.org www.code.org

Dreamspark www.dreamspark.com
DreamSpark is a Microsoft Program that supports technical education by providing access to Microsoft software for learning, teaching and research purposes. Documentation is required to prove your student status eg an ISIC card or your home education registration letter.

Stanford Engineering see.stanford.edu

MIT OpenCourseWare ocw.mit.edu

Batmania – John Batman and early Melbourne www.nma.gov.au
Interactive games and more

Horrible Histories – Magazines, books, TV show which takes a light-hearted look at history http://horrible-histories.co.uk/

HistoriCool magazine – Australian history magazine for kids, something like Horrible Histories but aimed at Australians. Special rate for homeschoolers gives you the Teacher’s materials for free.

Janette’s Pictures of Australian History www.australianhistorypictures.com
Set of 35 pages of 140 B & W pictures, rhymes & notes that tell the story of the first 100 years of Australian history to colour
Phone: 0413 019 575
Email: janettecasey@bigpond.com

Khan Academy www.khanacademy.org
Free & useful website with history videos on French Revolution, Haiitian Revolution, Napoleon, as well as many maths & science topics The presenter uses a youtube format and a blackboard with a casual approach.

National Geographic www.nationalgeographic.com.au

Free and loads of information, activities and lesson plans for geography plus printable maps. The magazines are also extremely useful and back issues can often be picked up by the boxful at garage sales.National Geographic Education education.nationalgeographic.com

Teaching resources developed by National GeographicAustralian National Geographic www.nationalgeographic.com.au

Website is free with loads of information including lesson plans, articles, videos. The magazines are also extremely useful and back issues can often be picked up by the boxful at garage sales

Australian Parliament website  has some education resources and provides a good educational guide to the website.

The Victorian Parliament website has some good resources on civics, citizenship and the political process. You also visit parliament or go to the Visit Parliament page of the website which includes a virtual tour of Parliament House with a 360 degree view of significant areas. Proceedings of both chambers, and some committee hearings, are streamed live and can be viewed through the Video and Audio section of the website.

Film Study and free resource download- Gayby Baby

Gayby Baby is a documentary film which traces the experiences and stories of six young people from a range of different family units. It is a useful film for opening up discussions about diversity, inclusion, same sex families, parenting, stereotypes in the media and popular culture and personal identity. It can be used as tool for assisting with meeting a range of learning outcomes for primary and secondary aged children, particularly in English, Health and PE and Personal Development areas. There are free download materials available online – one for primary age and one for secondary age.

http://thegaybyproject.com/schools/

ArtVenture
Online kids art classes 24 hour free trial available and Discount subscription for HEN members

 

Website developed by DEECD which provides teaching and learning resources suitable for LOTE from prep to year 10. Online interactive tasks and worksheets for French, German, Indonesian and Italian. There is also a ‘game maker’ template to create interactive language games using your own text, voice recordings or images.

Victorian School of Languages www.vsl.vic.edu.au
DEECD’s Victorian School of Languages (VSL) provides programs in over 55 languages for students in 40 centres throughout Victoria. Home ed students are able to access the out-of-hours programs (Saturday mornings or after school). The cost is $70 per year for Victorian students up to Year 10, VCE $85, adults in VCE classes or country classes $210 (plus books). There is also a distance education service but the cost is much higher – see website for details. All teachers are VIT accredited and the VSL produces a high percentage of the Top Scorers in a range of languages each year.
Phone: (03) 9474 0500

Rosetta Stone www.therosettastone.com.au
Discounted subscription for HEN members to the Rosetta Stone Course $143 per subscription through to end 2016. Available through our shop.

Duolingo (free) online program

Financial Literacy

For young kids: The Great $20 Adventure by Effie Zahos

For teenagers:

The Money smart website has a ‘Rookie’ section with some great info for teens including buying a car, credit and debt, studying, moving out, first job, mobile phone deals and online transactions. Other useful pages for teens are the budget planner and scams info. There are also teaching resources

Many banks also have Budget planners 

Skwirk www.skwirk.com.au
Skwirk is an award winning learning resource providing National Curriculum content for both students & teachers.
(50% discount for HEN Members)

Suzi’s home education ideas – includes post on matching interest-led learning to national curriculum requirements.

Future School www.futureschool.com
Australian online English and Maths curriculum. Works out around $500 per year for up to 5 students for Maths and English or $300 per year for a single student.

Crash Course http://thecrashcourse.com
American resource of FREE online video courses in a variety of subjects at high school level e.g. Astronomy, Literature, U.S. History.

TED and TED-Ed videos: TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less), their TED-Ed branch shares short video lessons.

Cross Curricular: 

Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs): Lots of universities are putting courses online on a not-for-credit basis and have no prerequisites. Many are free. They provide a great way to extend kids ready for higher level work or prepare for university. Check out Coursera, Open2StudyUdacity and 1200 free online courses listed here

KhanAcademy www.khanacademy.org
Free and useful website with videos on High School Maths, Chemistry, Physics and Biology, History, Economics. The presenter uses a video format with virtual blackboard and a casual approach

Crash Course http://thecrashcourse.com
American resource of FREE online video courses in a variety of subjects at high school level e.g. Astronomy, Literature, U.S. History.

Alison  www.alison.com
Free Australian curriculum courses including Chemistry, and senior maths, touch typing, Microsoft programmes and much more.

TED: http://www.ted.com/
Great talks on loads of topics

YouTube https://www.youtube.com/
Tons of educational videos available and educational channels to subscribe to.

Open Colleges provide TAFE courses online http://www.opencolleges.edu.au/

Consider: You can also extend into university study through Open Universities Australia (most first year units have no prerequisites and there are also bridging units available if needed. (See ‘VCE & Alternative routes to university, further study and careers’ below)

Note: Not all courses are nationally accredited so ask before you sign up. Nationally accredited courses are a qualification in themselves and can be used to gain entry to other courses. eg. a Cert IV may qualify you for entry to a Diploma or an undergraduate degree and a Diploma may qualify you to enter a degree at second year level. It all depends on the particular course you are trying to get into and the qualifications you already have.

Science:

Cosmos Lessons http://cosmosforschools.com
Science lessons built on science news. Cosmos Lessons enable students to connect with science by providing exciting science lessons based on breaking science news. Curriculum-mapped, interactive, classroom-ready lessons. Available to HEN members in our shop.

Financial:

The Money smart website has a ‘Rookie’ section with some great info for teens including buying a car, credit and debt, studying, moving out, first job, mobile phone deals and online transactions. Other useful pages for teens are the budget planner and scams info. There are also teaching resources

Many banks also have Budget planners

Health

Gayby Baby http://thegaybyproject.com/schools/
Film Study and free resource download. Gayby Baby is a documentary film which traces the experiences and stories of six young people from a range of different family units. It is a useful film for opening up discussions about diversity, inclusion, same sex families, parenting, stereotypes in the media and popular culture and personal identity. It can be used as tool for assisting with meeting a range of learning outcomes for primary and secondary aged children, particularly in English, Health and PE and Personal Development areas. There are free download materials available online – one for primary age and one for secondary age.

VCE & Alternative routes to university, further study and careers:

VCE & Alternatives

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