Digital Literacy

Digital Literacy

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

Note that this is a living website! - While we all strive to ensure that this wiki is up-to-date and contains correct information, technology does change at a rapid pace. Inquiries or suggestions as to the content on these pages are invited. Please get in touch with us at Inclusive Communities at ic@slq.qld.gov.au or 07 3842 9058.

Terminology used on this wiki. Editors, please follow the guidelines when editing this wiki.

Planning

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 - Upcoming Events for Queensland public library and Indigenous Knowledge Centre (IKC) staff. Resources from previous training are available anytime.

Web Resources

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

State Library Programs

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.


Previous

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.



Binbee kurri, pronounced Bin-bee curry, means good day in the Ganulu language. The Ganuli language is found at Comet River, Central Queensland. You can find more Indigenous greetings from the State Library Say G'day wordlist.

We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their continuing connection to land and as custodians of stories for millennia. We are inspired by this tradition in our work to share and preserve Queensland's memory for future generations.