Website and App Reviews

By Nigel Paul

Nigel Paull reviews the latest educational websites and apps you can use in your library. Use the QR code to download the app or navigate to the website. Use the SCIS number to find the catalogue record.

AEC for schools: Teacher resources

This Australian Electoral Commission website aims to enhance the practical skills teachers need to teach electoral education as part of the Australian Curriculum, in Civics and Citizenship. The professional learning suite provides one hour of professional learning, with an official certificate upon completion.

SCIS no: 1966370

Always Question, Always Wonder, Explore with us

The RiAUS STEM education platform is supported by SA Dept for Education and targets both primary and secondary students. Resources include videos, articles, podcasts, and professional learning, all mapped to the Australian Curriculum.

SCIS no: 5468916

Australian Space Discovery Centre

The ASDC aims “to inspire the next generation of the space workforce with stories of innovation, curiosity and technology”. Details of excursions, holiday programs, online sessions, and the Schools in Space program are available.

SCIS no: 5468948


Negative body image, low self-esteem, and eating disorders impact on many students. This registered charity provides primary and secondary teachers with a variety of associated resources mapped to the Australian Curriculum.

SCIS no: 5469045

SBS Learn

SBS has produced a wide range of K-12 resources, all aligned to the Australian Curriculum and covering most subject areas. Content has an emphasis on diversity, connectedness, and inclusion.

SCIS no: 1748247


Teachers wishing to investigate using AI may find this tool a useful starting point. Based on text input, the tool will create visual presentations almost instantly. A basic user package is free, with upgrades available for set fees.

SCIS no: 5469522

Interactive: Paul Kelly on poetry

Australian songwriter Paul Kelly has published an anthology of eight poems written by William Shakespeare, Maxine Beneba Clarke, Gwen Harwood, Warsan Shire, Walt Whitman, Eavan Boland, Dylan Thomas, and Gerard Manley Hopkins. This interactive resource, for students in years 7-10, includes learning outcomes developed by the Victorian Association for the Teaching of English.

SCIS no: 5469070

Picture Books with Mathematical Content

A subsection of the nzmaths website, the focus is on picture books and related mathematical activities. Specific books can be selected from a table covering four levels and the five strands of number, algebra, geometry, measurement, and statistics.

SCIS no: 5469080

Nigel Paul

Nigel Paul

Teacher Librarian

North Coast, NSW