eLearning

Mackay Regional Council Library Service is committed to supporting life-long learning in our community. The library provides a great range of education-based programs, as well as opportunities to connect with others in the Mackay community.

Aussie Driver 

Aussie Driver

Planning on becoming a new driver in Queensland? Perfect – Aussie Driver can help!  Aussie Driver provides everything you need to get ready, pass your Queensland learners test and become a driver.  Includes access to free learners practice tests and the official 2017 Queensland driver's manual.

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https://www.busythings.co.uk/play/?accessid=69590&token=c2ebafdc45c96b7a355a729ae1ca423faa1a10ade296c6146d0568574b7307f3&p=bc 

Busy Code by Busy Things

Inspire a love of learning in children! At Busy Things we aim to help teachers and parents connect with the digital generation by combining fun and laughter with the highest quality of curriculum-linked content.

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Early Years World 

Early Years World

Features a collection of mini adventures and interactive activities designed to nurture IT skills in young learners.  Suitable for children aged 2 – 6 years.

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GCF learn free  GCFLearnFree.org

GCFLearnFree.org® creates and provides quality, innovative online learning opportunities to anyone who wants to improve the technology, literacy and math skills needed to be successful in both work and life.  You can access a range of computer tutorials that cover many topics such as; iPad2 Basics, iCloud, Internet Safety for Kids, Office Web Apps, Math Skills, Resume Writing, Microsoft Office, Interview Skills, Blogging, Twitter, Facebook and Skype - and many others.

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Literacy Planet 

Literacy Planet

A high-quality play-based literacy resource with more than 10,000 activities online for children of all ages and ability. Children and parents can select from activities focusing on pre-reading skills, phonics, reading, spelling, vocabulary, grammar and comprehension in a fun, exciting and safe online environment. Suitable for ages 3 to adults.

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lynda dot com  lynda.com

lynda.com is a web-based video subscription service that provides courses for learning the latest commercial software, creative and business skills.  More than 3000 courses with 130,000 video tutorials taught by experts in their field with new courses available regularly. Topics include software, web design, photography, business and career skills, social media and job search tools.  Use your Mackay Libraries barcode number to access lynda.com then create a profile to keep track of your learning!

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Mathland 

Mathland

Focuses on the development of maths skills, trains memory and logical thinking. There is a strong emphasis in Mathland on reasoning and problem-solving which are key areas of focus in the curriculum.Suitable for children in Year 1 and above.

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Muzzy 

Muzzy
Give your child the gift of bilingualism. In today's increasingly connected world, a second language opens up a window to a wealth of opportunity for children in their school years and beyond. For over 25 years, millions of children worldwide have learned a second language using MUZZY.

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To use Muzzy on a mobile device perform a one-time Installation of the Puffin Academy Safe Browser for Children.

Video help for Muzzy App installation on Android or IOS.

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Click here to start learning on IOS device

Niche Academy 

Niche Academy

Find tutorials and step-by-step instructions for accessing a variety of online resources, including eBook services and databases available to you with your library card.

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NSW ames 

Online English Courses - NSW AMES
Access to online English language modules including:

Living in Australia: Beginner IELTS 3.0 Living in Australia: Pre-intermediate 4.0
Living in Australia: Intermediate 5.0
Jobseekers Online: Advanced 5.5+.

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Rainforest Coding

Introduces children from 5 years to the programming language Scratch. Suitable for children aged 5 years and above.

(Requirements: Internet Explorer 10 or greater, Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome)

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road to ielts 

Road to IELTS
Road to IELTS is a self-study IELTS preparation course produced by the British Council to help candidates prepare for the IELTS exam.  Each module contains 12 units based on commonly used IELTS topics, and covers reading, writing, listening and speaking.

Road to IELTS will allow you to:

  • practice IELTS listening tasks under timed conditions
  • view sample videos of speaking tests, highlighting good practice
  • develop techniques and vocabulary for writing tasks 1 and 2
  • work on authentic texts for the reading test, simulating the real exam
  • develop vocabulary in areas commonly used in the IELTS exam

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Studiosity 

Studiosity
Study help, online, anywhere: Providing students with on-demand help from a range of Subject Specialist with academic literacy skills and core subject support.

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SwopBots 

SwopBots Coding Adventure

A puzzle game that introduces children aged 7+ to coding. Help Loop and Switch on their mission to collect the valuable violum crystals.  SwopBots is a fun and highly motivational way to get children thinking about code and solving puzzles.

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Transparent language online 

Transparent Language Online
Transparent Language Online is a powerful and personalised language-learning system. It locks foreign language words and phrases into your memory so that you can recall them perfectly and remember them forever.  Smart phone app (iOS and Android) also available - discover more!

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ZooWhiz 

ZooWhiz

An education site that encourages kids to be "whizzes" in math, reading and word development.  Suitable for ages 5 – 15 years.

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Additional databases can be accessed through the State Library of Queensland (SLQ).

Access to SLQ databases require a QPL account (free).

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