Website and app reviews

By Nigel Paull

Nigel Paull reviews the latest educational websites and apps you can use in your library. The websites and apps selected for review are often of a professional nature and should be initially viewed by teachers and library staff to determine suitability for students. The links, content and address of these sites are subject to change.

Athlete Personal Development 

SCIS no: 5437008

PE teachers and talented Year 12 athletes will find authoritative information on this Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) website. Content includes: career paths for athletes; criteria for obtaining AIS and university scholarships; navigating the US collegiate system; and funding for coach development.

First Nations Arts and Culture advocacy-and-research/first-nationsarts-and-culture/ 

SCIS no: 1243663

The Australia Council for the Arts is the Australian Government’s arts funding and advisory body. It directly supports young, emerging and established artists, as well as new and established organisations. The Council is committed to supporting First Nations art and culture. The First Nations Arts and Culture Strategy 2023–27 is available for download. Secondary art teachers can access information regarding protocols and intellectual property, arts awards, the foundation of culture in Closing the Gap, and news.

Shakespeare Unbound education/digibooks/shakespeareunbound/101750462 

SCIS no: 5437118

ABC Education and Bell Shakespeare have produced a video series of scenes from Macbeth, Othello, Julius Caesar, Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest and Hamlet. Additional content includes discussion points for each scene, a PDF synopsis for each play, and related links.

Engaging students in STEM education @ Victorian Space Science Education Centre 

SCIS no: 5398146

The Victorian Space Science Education Centre (VSSEC) focuses on teaching and learning across the STEM subjects of science, mathematics, engineering and technology. Primary and secondary curriculum programs centre around a variety of space themes and are available online or as outreach programs.

Future Framers: Australian Agriculture digibooks/future-farmers-australianagriculture/101729002 

SCIS no: 5437080

In this series of short videos, the young host visits several Australian farms, meets young farmers, and explores their agricultural pursuits. Students are shown how different food types are grown and how to cook the produce. Discussion points are available for each video.


SCIS no: 5437123

A project of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering, STELR aims to enhance the participation rate of senior secondary students in STEM across three content strands: Science Inquiry Skills, Science as a Human Endeavour, and Science Understanding. Curriculum links, resources and career profiles also feature.

Moad Learning learning/ 

SCIS no: 1982042

On this Museum of Australian Democracy (MoAD) site, the connection to Old Parliament House forms the basis for exploring Australia’s political and social history. The Learning section offers F–12 teachers details of onsite programs and digital excursions, curriculum aligned resources, and professional development opportunities.

Exoplanet Exploration: Planets Beyond Our Solar System 

SCIS no: 1837870

Exoplanets are planets beyond our solar system. NASA has combined the knowledge and talents of scientists, futurists and artists to create a captivating educational website that encourages students to explore what can be found outside our solar system.

Studies of Religion Resources


SCIS no: 5437135

This resource was created to support students preparing for the Studies of Religion HSC Examination. Content includes Aboriginal spirituality, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, non-religion, religion and peace, post-1945 Australian religion, and HSC tips.

Nigel Paull

Teacher Librarian

North Coast, NSW