ABC ME increases education content

ABC expands free education content to support students at home due to COVID-19.

The ABC has expanded its free education content as COVID-19 restrictions and school closures in Victoria and elsewhere lead to remote learning.

From today Education content on ABC ME is being expanded to 5.5 hours from 9.30am to 3pm AEST each school day.

Educational programming from 9.30-10am will feature shows for children in early school years, including Numberblocks, Wallykazam!, Learn A Word, Art With Mati and Dada and I’m A Creepy Crawly.

From 10am to midday, curriculum-aligned educational programs for primary and secondary students, includes BTN, ScienceXplosion, Ecomaths, This Place, Citizen Code, Back In Time For Dinner: Education Shorts and the upcoming new series of Teenage Boss with maths teacher Eddie Woo, from 31 August.

From midday to 3pm, Maths, Science, History and Health & Personal Development is covered by Are you Tougher than Your Ancestors, Science Max, Barney’s Barrier Reef, Odd Squad and Horrible Histories.

The ABC’s expanded education schedule also features mini lessons presented by Australian schoolteachers, on specific learning areas from the English, Maths and Science curriculum. The 10-minute lessons are co-designed with teachers and produced with the support of Australian schools, Victoria’s Department of Education and Training and the NSW Department of Education.

Upcoming ABC Education programming will also feature the new ocean education and marine life series Deep Dive Into Australia’s Ocean Odyssey, to be broadcast during National Science Week from 15-23 August.

Other highlights of ABC Education content for students and teachers include:

A new digibook about the cultural history of Kakadu National Park, introducing students to the landscapes and traditional owners of the World Heritage site.
In My Blood It Runs educational resources aligned with the acclaimed documentary, exploring the rights and experiences of Australian children.
A new digibook exploring the East Australian Current and the impact of global warming on this source of one of our most diverse and abundant ecosystems.
Education videos, interactives and activities matched to the curriculum, exploring popular topics such as convicts, counting and Australian animals.

The ABC will offer additional online support to students, teachers and parents through its portal ABC Education, which features more than 4000 free videos, interactive resources and games mapped to the Australian curriculum – across subjects such as English, maths, science, history, geography, media Literacy, financial literacy and the arts and technologies, including STEM.

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