Digital Literacy

Binbee kurri, and welcome to the State Library Digital Literacy wiki. Here you will find resources created by State Library and other Queensland Libraries available for sharing in your library, school or organisation. To find out more on these initiatives, visit the Digital Literacy Resources page on PLConnect.

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Sharing Content

Inclusive Communities welcomes libraries within the Queensland library network to share content on this wiki, from activities to technology resources.

If you have content, or variations of activities you would like to share, visit the Adding Content page to learn how.

Scratch Game Making Series

Scratch Game Making is a new series of how-to videos in creating games within the PC/Mac version of Scratch. Learn how to code basic shooting games, complex multiplayer arenas and mystic universes and recreate some classics.

Technology Matrix - Inclusive Communities have created a matrix of technologies for libraries to know what technology that should purchase now and into the future based on patrons growth

Activity Planner - This template contains all the information to create a workshop in your library including the resources you will need, participants to facilitators ratios, timing, team building activities and evaluation details

Technology Plan - Create a technology plan for your library and develop win-win partnerships with organisations

Training Calendar - Events for Queensland public library and Indigenous Knowledge Centre (IKC) staff to up skill themselves in a wide range of topics.

ICT Training - Training in a wide range of using mobile and computer technologies including the applications on them for various skill levels

Coding - A list of websites that teach coding from beginners to advanced in all sorts of computer languages

Library Collections - Websites with a focus on searching, managing, digitising collections and history

Science - Links that support education around science topics

learning@home - The Department of Education has a number of online tools and resources to support students


Name Description Cost OS Download
Alice Alice is a drop and drop language introducing children to the Java language.
Alice 2 is suitable for Year 3-6, while Alice 3 is aimed for Year 6+
Free Win/Mac Website
Kodu Game Lab Kodu lets kids create games using simple visual programming language Free Win Website
Scratch With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations Free Win/Mac/Android Website
Scratch Jr Similar to Scratch, however aimed at 5-7 year olds Free iOS/Android Website
Stencyl Block based game creation studio
*Costs involved to create apps
*Free Win/Mac Website


Name Description Cost OS Download
Audacity Audacity is an easy-to-use, multi-track audio editor and recorder Free Win/Mac Website


Name Description Cost OS Download
GIMP GIMP is a free image editor. Whether you are a graphic designer, photographer, illustrator, or scientist, GIMP provides you with sophisticated tools to get your job done. Free Win/Mac Website


Name Description Cost OS Download
Davinci Resolve DaVinci Resolve is a color correction and non-linear video editing application. This product is aimed at high end video editing Free Win/Mac Website

Be Connected Digital Mentor training is a train the trainer program up-skilling library staff across the state to be Digital Mentors, enabling them to confidently deliver Be Connected training sessions and other digital literacy initiatives to their communities.

Deadly Digital Communities, community-based digital literacy and technology training over two years to 26 remote and regional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Queensland.

In partnership with the Australian Library and Information Association and the Australian Digital Health Agency, My Health Record - Consumer health information in libraries is a train the trainer program to help build the confidence and knowledge of public library and IKC staff to support clients to access the My Health Record online portal.

Tech Savvy Seniors Queensland is providing seniors with the opportunity to participate in free digital technology training sessions that will develop their skills and confidence to use technology.

Queensland Minecraft is researching the history and mapping structures within communities and constructing them in the 3D world of Minecraft.

Scratch Game Making is a new series of how-to videos in creating games within the PC/Mac version of Scratch. Learn how to code basic shooting games, complex multiplayer arenas and mystic universes and recreate some classics.


Tech Savvy Regional Queensland was a program that provides grant funding to Regional Councils to deliver digital inclusive programing through their library services that will provide opportunities for their respective community to embrace digital technology.

MessageBot was a project to engage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders within your community to build their digital skills through programming cultural content using technology that travels and shares messages between communities.

Skilling our Future was a partnership between RDA DDSW and State Library, delivering digital inclusion programming through public libraries in the Darling Downs and South West region to engage with coding and robotics.

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