Top 5 Australian video resources for teachers

Posted on September 3, 2013.

Online video resources are great tools for you to use with your students. Free and convenient to access, they are an easy and effective way for you to integrate technology into a modern classroom. Varying the way information is delivered and combining traditional methods with more creative lessons helps keep students interested in their education. Videos are a great way to engage and entertain students while encouraging them to learn.

There are many excellent internationally-based video sites you can incorporate into your class. However, finding appropriate videos for an Australian context can sometimes be more difficult. Here are five Australian video resources for you and your students.

1. ABC Splash

ABC Splash is a hub of educational videos, audio clips and games for primary and secondary students and teachers. Linked to the new Australian curriculum, they can be enjoyed both in school and at home.

Visit ABC Splash

2. Australian Screen Online

ASO is an online database of film clips operated by the Australian National Film and Sound Archive. The videos in its education collection come with teachers’ notes to help you incorporate them into the curriculum.

Visit ASO education collection

3. CSIRO

The CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, gives teachers and students insights into their research projects through videos and audio interviews.

Visit CSIRO’s multimedia collection

4. SBS Documentaries

Documentaries on SBS can be viewed for free online and on demand for a period of time after their television broadcast (usually seven days).

Visit SBS Documentaries

5. Australian Government YouTube channels

The Australian Government website has compiled a list of YouTube channels run by government bodies.

Visit Australian Government YouTube channel

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