Useful Websites

A Collection of Valuable and Useful Education Websites


New Teachers Edutopia

Edutopia’s New Teacher blog’s and videos. A treasure trove of resources and advice.


The #NTchat Community

Google+ community established by Lisa Dabbs.  provide weekly mentoring and focus on the needs of new, new to the profession and pre-service teachers. The chat is supportive and practitioner focused. It occurs on Twitter from 5pm-6pm PST/8pm-9pm ET on Wednesdays. Use the #ntchat hashtag to join the conversation and post your thoughts throughout the week on Twitter.


Cybrary Man’s Educational Web Sites

More fantastic links to great information by Jerry Blumengarten.


ClassDojo Blog

Has plenty of great ideas whether you use ClassDojo or not.

Responsive Classroom

Excellent blog posts and articles. Also a great YouTube Channel.


QCT Beginning Teachers in Action

Classroom Movies of beginning teachers in action as they bring to life the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.


Science Learning Hub

The Science Learning Hub is developed by educators and teachers in collaboration with New Zealand scientists to provide resources for teachers of students up to year 10.



The largest Australian EDchat on twitter. In early 2014, #aussieED was founded on the belief that all teachers, and students, should have unlimited access to Professional Development, on their own terms, to improve their teaching, their schools and change the lives of the students they encounter. Since then, we have embarked on a mission to reach educators, not only in Australia but, all around the globe. We want to smash the barriers that prevent teachers from easily connecting and learning with each other.

Every Sunday at 8:30pm, teachers from around Australia and all over the world gather on twitter to participate in the largest Australian twitter Ed chat.


Education Queensland’s Strategic Plan

The Department of Education, Training and Employment’s (DETE) new business model is empowering staff to work together to respond to the unique needs of our customers and stakeholders. This includes supporting innovation through using evidence and experience to lift performance across each of our services and the system.

DETE Initiatives:


DETE New Teacher online learning modules

The Department of Education, Training and Employment is developing a series of five online coaching modules in conjunction with the Queensland College of Teachers. The first module, How to teach reading, has been piloted and reviewed, and is now available to all Queensland teachers in state and non-state schools, to universities and to pre-service teachers on the Learning Place and Scootle.


Classroom Caboodle

Betsy Weigle’s teacher resources for elementary student success.



Teachers cone together at Educade to share lesson plans and teacher tools such as DIY craft, apps, programs, websites, games and more. Teachers can share their own lesson plans or save and modify other’s via a backpack feature. Great resource for those that believe the lesson is the engagement. Educade  offers a vast library of free, ready to use lesson plans integrated with 21st century teaching tools. Teachers, parents and students will find hundreds of apps, games, and hands-on activities that align to Common Core and Next Generation standards


Teacher and Educator Blogs


The Cornerstone

A great place to spend a few spare minutes or hours. Fabulous tips, articles and how-to’s. Run by Angela Watson.


Raki’s Resources

An excellent website from Heidi Raki. As the name suggests, a collection of wonderful resources plus articles. She also invites guest blogging posts.


Minds in Bloom

Rachel Lynette shares her strategies and ideas for teaching creative and critical thinking skills, teaching strategies and classroom management and you will also find plenty of freebies and an occasional giveaway. Minds in Bloom has become an amazing resource for teachers.


Doodle Bugs Teaching

Brilliant resources, print outs and activities for younger grades.


Teacher Tipster

Some cute light hearted videos with great tips.


Teaching in Room 6

Stephanie (Mrs M) shares experiences, lessons and knowledge from her upper grade primary/elementary classes on her blog.


Ashleigh’s Education Journey

Ashleigh has been teaching over ten years and shares some fantastic ideas from her 3rd year classroom. Lots of resources but most need to be purchased.


Lady Bugs Teacher Files

A Year 5 / Grade 5 teaching blog with lots of resources including organisational tips, labels to print and other free stuff.


3rd Grade Thoughts

A great blog for 3rd year teachers. Lots of interesting posts and information.


Runde’s Room

Jen is a passionate middle school teacher (years 5-8)  in Canada with a wealth of great ideas for activities on her blog.


Teaching Resources (Laura Candler)

Wonderful source of resources and strategies from Laura Candler. Laura also has a blog: Corkboard Connections.


Blogging through the Fourth Dimension

Pernille Ripp’s blog is visited by educators from all over the world and she is proud of the international debate it has created on topics such as failure in the learning environment, what the role of a teacher is, how to create passionate learning environments, how to ignite student passion in literacy, as well as how to create a successful student blogging classroom.


Classroom Websites

The Adventures in Mrs Ripp’s Class

7th Grade class website with excellent resources and an insight into Mrs Ripp’s wonderful world of teaching.


 Websites Dealing with Diversity

Larry Ferlazzo’s List of Differentiated Instruction Resources

Larry Ferlazzo’s list if great differentiated instruction resources, including The Best places to get the “same” text at different levels.


Teaching Images


Photos, signs, rewards, behaviour management, subjects, signs and more. All downloadable and printable.


Great Australian Education Bloggers

Currents of My River

Jeannette James shares her prolific views and knowledge on education in Australia.



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