Free remote learning support for teachers

All we can say is WOW! Teachers across the globe are doing an amazing job. But we understand that you still need help.

Our education team have been developing new learning resources supporting remote and independent learning. Our [email protected] suite of activities and self-directed lessons aims to help reduce your workload. 

These lessons are designed to give you the flexibility to adapt to the format your school is running with – because every school is different. 

Our [email protected] lessons are focused on real-world topics that are easy for parents and caregivers to understand, making the transition less scary and easier to bring into the home. 

Based on teacher feedback we are focusing on two formats:

  • fun and challenging real-world activities for all ages
  • self-directed lessons for upper primary and secondary students.

[email protected] activities have a picture of a house for easy identification. You can also filter using our topic search – simply select [email protected] to get started

How are [email protected] activities designed? 

Our activities are written to students and allow you to download self contained worksheets, and then edit and load directly into your own learning system. If you prefer, you can direct parents to our website and they can sign up to access [email protected] resources directly. 

  • Activities cover early learning, primary and early secondary levels and subjects
  • Like all our resources, activities are designed to be adaptable and are aligned to the Australian Curriculum and EYLF
  • Most activities take 20-45 minutes and cover real-world topics you can relate to and easily do in a home environment
  • These are designed to be fun and make it easier for parents, students and teachers!

Access our
Student Digital Library

– it’s free and safe

Kids can access video clips, documentaries, images, articles, stories and news articles, all organised by topic. 

The toolbox is divided into Early Learning, Primary and Secondary levels and is brilliant for projects, research and further learning. 

Click here to check it out


Self-Directed Lessons, supporting independent learning. How do they work?

Supporting learning for upper primary and secondary students is really critical. 

Our new Self-Directed [email protected] lessons encourage students to work independently,  whilst also allowing you to continue student & teacher collaboration if you are able to provide a class collaboration environment.

These lessons give you flexibility to deliver lessons that work in your current teaching environment. 

You can search for our self-direct lessons using the [email protected] Self Directed topic in our curriculum page. 




Parents and support

We realise that supporting parents is a big part of this.

We now have a parent sign up, and [email protected] pages designed for parents.

Our activities include tips for parents and easy to understand instructions – you might notice we have reduced the ‘education speak’ to make sure parents feel welcome. 

Teachers can provide our website to parents either for extended or standard classroom support. 

Click here for [email protected]

Available Now: new and integrated curriculum ideas

Looking for ideas? We have put together some of our existing resources alongside our new [email protected] lessons to give you some ideas on what is possible. Good luck – we know how hard you are working!

Under the Spotlight – Upper Primary

Tie some of these activities for upper primary into the MobileMuster Film Competition for 2020, and link activity worksheets to class topics – with some prizes to motivate students as well!

Your Sustainable Smartphone

Science, English, Visual Arts, Humanities
Imagine you are the next Steve Jobs. You are working on a sustainable smartphone design that is going to change the world. First, you’ll research what’s already out there (to get a look-in on the competitors), then you’ll work on your own design. 


Helpful Invention Design

Science, Humanities, Visual Arts, English
Nothing in this world is perfect, but that doesn’t mean we can’t make improvements! Think about a problem in your community or home and invent something that will solve it. Consider all the costs and materials that you’ll need, and don’t forget to draw up your design!


MobileMuster Film Competition – Complete Teacher Lessons

Win a $5,000 JB Hi-Fi Gift Card!

You don’t have to be an experienced filmmaker to take part – all you need is an idea, imagination and motivation. 

Kids can learn about mobile phone recycling, film making, and changing behaviours while having fun.

Click here for more information.



Exploring Nature for all ages 

Get them off the tech and doing activities that require exploring the environment, no matter how small or big.

Who Lives In This Tree-house? – Lower Primary

Maths, Numeracy and Sustainability
Your house probably looks very different to a tree! But just like a house gives you somewhere to live, trees provide a home for lots of different creatures. You’ll be hunting for how many different creatures you can see in a tree and then create a graph of them.


Drawing my special place in nature? – Middle Primary

Visual Arts, Geography
Sometimes when you’re stressed or upset, it can be great to go and sit in a special place in nature that helps you relax. Do you have a place like this? Your challenge today is to capture this special place in a work of art! 



More than a tree – Upper Primary

English, Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Sustainability
Nature has been the inspiration for many poets and artists, as it provides so many sounds, colours, smells and feelings – all fantastic things to write descriptive words about. In this activity, you will write a poem after being inspired by trees!

What is Popular?

Sometimes the best ideas come from those around us. Have a look at what’s been getting hits this month.

Most Viewed Lessons


What’s Coming Up?

We Get It – it’s been crazy, but Reconciliation Week starts on 27 May and  #InThisTogether2020 has never been more relevant.

Check out our Reconciliation Week resources and get planning. 


Having trouble with kids managing time?

This activity is a bit more than just a timetable – get students thinking about how our time is precious.


It’s designed for primary students, but might apply to older students – we’ll leave that up to you!

Daily Activity Timetable – what is the value of time?


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