Resources for Teachers
This collection of resources and links may be of use to teachers
- Artchive – An apparently full and free collection of the world’s great art with commentary.
- Australian Science Innovations – a not for profit association aiming to inspire, challenge and raise the aspirations of children in science. They offer the Australian Science Olympiads, sending teams to compete in the international Biology, Chemistry and Physics Olympiads. Email Lillian Lesueur
- Awesome Library – Provides 18,000 reviewed web resources including the top 5% in education.
- Cool Slang – An archive of world slang in multiple languages – and you can contribute your local variants.
- Colour Theory – The part of art about how to mix and put colours together.
- EdResearch Online – Australian database to 12000+ journal documents, 75% available in full for free
- Educating.cc – A US omnibus education portal for hundreds of sites of interest to students, parents and teachers
- Epals Classroom Exchange – large provider of safe email and international epal arrangements
- Future Problem Solving Program – Engages students in creative problem solving, stimulating critical and creative thinking skills and the development of a vision for the future. Programs in US/Australia/NZ and mentoring elsewhere.
- High School Hub – Great US site providing categorized links to free online resources relevant to high school students
- Hoagies Internet Programs – Internet based programs for full classes K-12
- Illuminations – US mathematics mega site with classroom ready lessons and applets.
- Impressionism – A tour of French impressionist paintings with suggested teacher lessons for grades 1-8.
- Kindergarten Connection – Fresno Pacific Uni’s support site for kindergarten teachers.
- NASA’s “Telescopes in Education” – Allows a class to control a telescope and download the resulting images.
- National Centre for History Education – Excellent gateway for teaching and learning Australian history.
- “Night of Notables” – Describes the Night of the Notables (or variously, Festival of the Famous or Evening of Eagles) programs used in many Australian schools to cater for gifted children and to promote autonomous learning.
- OzSkyWatch – A site with teacher/educator resources and email support list to inspire and help Australians to learn about the night sky.
- Perpetual Preschool – A site with a large range of contributed preschool teaching ideas.
- Research Theses – A list of abstracts of research theses conducted in Australian Universities in gifted education or creativity.
- UN’s CyberSchoolBus – the United Nation’s global teaching and learning project provides access to some fascinating and mind-expanding information particularly for those interested in the larger world, and also a few games.
- Wikipedia – free collaborative encyclopedia covering everything but with a possible special appeal to gifted idealistic students ready to contribute to such a global knowledge project.
School G&T policies
- Kaleen Primary School, ACT, Australia
- Aust universities explore tailored electronic learning based on pre-testing
- Know Drama – Interesting Australian site dedicated to supporting a fresh approach to teaching
Tertiary institutions/courses/research centres
- Center for Gifted Education – Headed by Prof VanTassel-Baska, the Center has a strong emphasis on curriculum. The site contains an excellent set of articles.
- Flinders University – Details of postgraduate courses in gifted education.
- (GERRIC) University of New South Wales – Details of courses in gifted education for teachers.