Aim Engage is a current affairs website dedicated to improving literacy outcomes for Australian children by providing current, relevant and age-appropriate reading material.
Why Online? With the upcoming rollout of the National Broadband Network (NBN) and the imminent release of the National Curriculum, schools will need resources to meet the changing literacy needs of Australian children. In particular, the national curriculum advocates using an increasing variety of multi-modal texts in teaching English reading skills.
The prevalence of personal computers and the emergence of a generation who can truly be described as “digital natives” has created a new platform to educate and inspire children. Unfortunately, the vast majority of content available for school aged students on the internet is too complex or hard to find for this group. Engage is a trusted and accessible space on the internet for children to explore.
Content The site will be updated frequently with news-style recounts, topical information reports, entertainment reviews, interviews with people of interest and opinion pieces.