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.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures

ABC Education has collected a plethora of resources pertinent to most aspects of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures. Content includes art, weapons, technology, agriculture, the 1967 referendum, stories, connection to Country, and bush lore.

 SCIS no: 5464486

Andy Warhol 

Andy Warhol was an American artist, producer, film director and leading exponent of pop art. This visually appealing website explores his early life, influences, major works, and the impact of pop art.

SCIS no: 5464491

Digital Development Compass

Jointly created with the United Nations Development Programme, the Digital Development Compass uses publicly available data to analyse the digital development of more than 180 countries. Teachers can examine each of the seven indicators used to determine the rankings.

SCIS no: 5464515

Explore Unesco World Heritage

Google Arts & Culture and UNESCO have developed an inspiring visual resource of World Heritage Sites, including iconic buildings, temples, cities, breathtaking landscapes, relics reimagined in 3D, and artworks. Suitable for primary and secondary students.

SCIS no: 5464601

NAA Learning Resources

The National Archives of Australia (NAA) learning resources collection contains millions of primary source materials relating to significant events and decisions in Australian history. Themed learning programs are aligned to the Australian Curriculum.

SCIS no: 5464611

Snowy Hydro: Next Gen

The focus of this education hub is on geography, STEM, history and social science in relation to the Snowy Hydro Scheme. Resources are aligned to the Australian Curriculum and can be searched by stage and topic.

SCIS no: 5464615

Play School Play Time

Early Stage 1 students will encounter a variety of open-ended learning activities about clocks and the passage of time. Activities centre around the birthday of the Playschool character, Humpty.

SCIS no: 5464628

Saltwater Schools

The focus of this website is to increase awareness and understanding of the ocean environment in students in Year 5 to Year 10. Resources are aligned to the Australian Curriculum and cover marine ecosystems, coastal communities, fish biology, marine habitats and food webs.

SCIS no: 5464630

Nigel Paull

Teacher Librarian

Central Coast, New South Wales