Online Learning

Most students will now be learning online for the first half of Term 3. This will again be a big adjustment for many young people. Check out our tips below for staying productive and learning at home:

  • Try to find a quiet space in the home for you to study. If you need to share a space, try to set aside ‘quiet times’ where you can concentrate.
  • Try to stick to a routine – including getting enough sleep.
  • Take short breaks throughout the day to stretch and re-energise.
  • Connect with your classmates online with Facebook, Skype or Facetime. Everyone is in this together.
  • Reach out and ask for help from your tutor or lecturers if you have questions or need support.
  • Speak with the student wellbeing and support team at your school, university or TAFE. They understand that it can be challenging and are there to help.

Useful websites and resources

5 apps to help you study at home
From managing screen time, to setting a good sleep routine or building positive habits, Reach Out have found 5 helpful apps to keep you on track.

Reach-Out Online Study Hub
If school life is overwhelming right now, you’re not alone. The Reach-Out online study hub has information for students to get you through everything from studying at home, exam stress and fear about the future.

The Free Library
Free newspaper, magazine and journal articles – a great resource for research

Greater Dandenong Libraries
Online library services are still available. You can download eBooks and Audiobooks, stream movies and documentaries from Kanopy films, and access online courses through Lynda.

Check out Studiosity for 24/7 study support from subject specialists. You can upload your essays and assignments, as well as your resume or CV, and receive feedback on your writing.

STAR Club - Homework Support
SMRC Youth Hub is providing homework support online through STAR Club. Students who have lived in Australia for less than 5 years can access this.

ABC Education
The ABC are helping you to learn from home, with videos, articles and resources for students in years 7 to 10. A huge range of subjects are covered, including English, maths, science, technology, geography, history, the arts and economics.

Learning Styles Quiz
Do you prefer to learn by listening, through visual cues or in a ‘hands on’ way? Understanding your own learning style can help you to study in ways that are more effective and more enjoyable. Try this quiz to discover your learning style and how to use it to your advantage.

Learning something new

Beyond online learning for school, maybe there’s something else you’re interested in learning more about while you’re spending more time at home? There are online resources for almost any new skill or hobby you can think of!

How Stuff Works
Explore articles on almost anything. Perfect for anyone wondering how or why something happens.

TED-Ed
Short videos for people who are curious about almost anything.

Codecademy
Learn coding skills for free with these interactive lessons.

Luminosity
Daily, five-minute ‘brain training’ games to improve memory, decision making and problem solving skills.

Duolingo – Language app

Learn a new language using this free, interactive app. Duolingo can help you learn to read, write, listen and speak your choice of more than 100 languages!

Coursera

Improve your employability skills through a range of online courses and training opportunities.

EdX - Free Online Courses

Why not put your spare time to good use by doing an online course? EdX gives you free access to more than 2,500 courses from institutions including Harvard, MIT, Berkeley and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Amnesty International Training Modules

Use your time at home to improve your advocacy skills! These online modules will teach you about activism and equip you with strategies to raise awareness and create positive change.

Join a YouTube tutorial

Whether you want to learn to sing, improve your photography skills or cook a new recipe, there’s a YouTube tutorial for almost everything!

To find out more:

For further information, please contact Youth and Family Services on:

Phone: 9793 2155
Email: youthservices@cgd.vic.gov.au
Facebook: cgdyouthservices
Instagram: greaterdandenongyouthservices