The NSW Department email address alerts us to your jurisdiction. It allows the discovery of resources to be better targeted to NSW syllabuses, and includes a filter to easily see resources developed by DoE. The DoE email address also allows easy access through the staff portal via the "My websites" tab. This "single sign on" approach also offers easy access via links in portal and NSW DoE Scootle to NSW BOS Program Builder.
NSW public school staff are provided with access to NSW DoE Scootle through staff portal. If a teacher in your school does not have the AC - NSW Scootle link in their "My websites" tab, or is experiencing difficulty accessing AC - NSW Scootle, contact [email protected]
Three classes of resource are available through Scootle: resources shared nationally among jurisdictions, quality assured resources available freely on the Web, and resources produced by the NSW Department of Education.
For the most part, the NSW Department user view of Scootle is the same as the national view, except for some adjustments to the home page and search. For example, NSW names for learning areas are used instead of Australian Curriculum names, and the front page showcases some NSW Department resources and relevant 'Key links'.
Search results will tend to prioritise resources aligned to NSW syllabuses, and resources published by the NSW Department of Education. Two tabs on the search results page will offer search refinement options specific to NSW:
The Board of Studies NSW syllabuses incorporate in full the Australian Curriculum, but differ in several ways:
DoE implementation support at https://detwww.det.nsw.edu.au/australiancurriculuminnsw/ provides additional resources and professional learning.
Resources sourced from NSW Department of Education are identified in the "NSW DoE resource" filter tab at the top of search results. Other filter tabs used will identify resources sourced from "The [email protected] Federation" and from the Web. You can also search for resources sourced from NSW Department of Education through Advanced Search.
Resources sourced from NSW Department of Education are identified in the "NSW DoE resource" filter tab at the top of search results. These resources have also been aligned to NSW syllabuses. See the filter images in FAQ 4.
Other resources specifically aligned to NSW syllabuses are identified in the "NSW syllabus-aligned" filter tab at the top of search results.
Of course, teachers make judgments about resources that suit their purposes all the time, and use or adapt them accordingly in their programs to meet related outcomes.
Resources found through NSW DoE Scootle can be either viewed (used online) or downloaded (saved to your computer). Some are only available for viewing and some file types are only available for download. Some resources offer both options.
Choose View when:
Choose Download when:
To open a downloaded resource go to the location on your computer where the file was downloaded to and double-click on the file icon, or right-click and select 'Open' from the contextual menu. If the resource is a compressed zip file you will need to uncompress the file before you can open the resource.
Many learning resources are downloaded as compressed zip files to make them smaller. These files need to be extracted - unzipped - before you can use the resource. Most computers have software for unzipping files. The software you use will depend on which type of computer system you are using.
If using Windows:
If using a Mac:
You can decompress Zip files without extra software if you are using Macintosh OS 10.1 or later.
Search options can include:
A learning path allows you to integrate selected digital curriculum resources with learning tasks for students, and then share them with students using a student PIN.
Students access learning paths by using a student PIN. Each learning path that you create has a unique PIN associated with it. The PIN is located at the top of the page, under the name of the learning path that you've created.
You can copy this PIN and provide it to students. Students can enter the PIN at http://www.scootle.edu.au/ec/pin to get access to that specific learning path.
A collaborative activity in the Scootle environment is a secure online workspace for teaching and learning.