ABC Splash is a public online education portal that provides students, teachers and parents with access to an extensive range of educational media resources mapped and aligned to the Australian Curriculum. The portal provides access to the video clips, audio, images, interactive games and info graphics from the ABC's archive, selected for their relevance to education, and cleared for use by schools. Searches can be filtered by year level, learning area and media type. New material is being added as it is produced across ABC media platforms. Most of the ABC Splash media resources are supported by curriculum information that allows teachers to identify the learning area, curriculum strand and substrand, as well as the relevant content codes and content descriptions. Many of these resources also include 'Things to think about': points for students to consider before, during and after they view the resource, with suggestions for further study.
myfuture.edu.au is Australia's national online career-information and exploration service. It is an interactive, user-driven website containing career-related tools and information for all those seeking information about their own career development, as well as those assisting other people with career planning. The service is a joint initiative of the Australian, state and territory governments. The article looks at how myfuture can help schools to provide high-quality career-development support to their students, in the context of growing demand for career-development services and a shifting work environment. The world of work is in a continuous and unrelenting process of change, reflecting the impact of globalisation, advances in technology and a move to a knowledge economy. Recent approaches to career development seek to extend the agency of individuals in constructing their own careers, over their lifetime. Individuals need to develop an understanding of their environment, including the way that the economy and society as a whole impacts on work and careers. They must also learn how to interact positively and effectively with others, build and maintain a positive self-image and develop resilience. They must not only secure/create and maintain work, but also understand the career-building process, which includes knowing how to locate and apply careers information.