Literacy in the 21st century

Literacy in the 21st century, the online world is quite different from the traditional meaning of the word. New literacies have emerged as a result of new technologies.

Within this online workshop, you will learn about the two important aspects of literacy-technology integration:

  1. Using technology to teach more effectively and enhance the learning of skills and strategies that currently make up a strong English/literacy curriculum and;
  2. Effectively teaching and enhancing the learning of skills and strategies that make up the strong English/literacy curriculum of the future.

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Year 2 Literacy with ICT curriculum aligned strategies and activities

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The Nature of Literacy with ICT Integration

Today, the impact of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has numerous implications on literacy teaching and learning. As a teacher, you are not only challenged to integrate ICT into traditional aspects of literacy instruction, but also to engage students in emerging technological literacies.

Teaching Primary Literacy with ICT in the Australian Curriculum English KLA

"ICT capability is an important component of the Australian Curriculum: English. Students use ICT when they interpret and create print, visual and multimodal texts. They use communication technologies when they conduct research online, and collaborate and communicate with others electronically. In particular, they use ICT to access, analyse, modify and create hybrid, digital and multimodal texts, using digital publishing." (ACARA)

This online PD workshop is therefore, suitable for Primary Literacy teaching.

Over 20 Literacy activities with ICT

Australian Curriculum English KLA Aligned

Curriculum Aligned literacy activities

Teaching within the Context of Literacy with ICT integration

In your classroom, your role as teacher is more important not less, as new technologies become central to everyday literacy instruction.
Literacy courses for teachers

Critical Questions

  • What is purpose-driven, effective literacy-technology integration?

  • What does it look like? Sound like?

  • How do we most effectively integrate technology into the English curriculum?

  • How can we effectively meet the needs of ALL learners with the integration of technology?

  • In what ways can reflective practice and ongoing assessment specific to technology integration inform instruction?

How are you supported?

Continual Professional Learning

  • Quick answers to questions you may post;
  • Curriculum aligned literacy with ICT activities;
  • Learning of teaching strategies for literacy with ICT;
  • Monthly articles in our blog on course changes and new information in relation to applying strategies.


Course Objective

You will learn how to enhance literacy in your curriculum with ICT by implementing sound literacy-ICT teaching strategies boosted by teacher competence, clear goals and the development of purposeful and meaningful Literacy-ICT activities. In addition, you will gain the expertise you need in order to develop 21st century skills in your classroom practices as you collaborate and reflect on your learning experiences.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Analysing the Situation

    • Message from your instructor

    • How to get the most from this course

    • What are the benefits of this course?

    • How this course is structured?

    • Optimial Literacy with ICT Learning Environments

    • TPACK and SAMR

    • YOUR BONUS: Download the 'Year 2 Literacy with ICT' ebook

    • Curriculum Mapping

    • Why don't you need new technology to teach literacy?

    • Being a Change Agent in Education

  • 2

    Building your ICT Competence to improve Literacy Teaching

    • Introduction

    • Do you need to know everything about ICT?

    • Assignment 1 - What did you learn?

    • Assignment 2 - What are the implications on your future teaching practices in relation to Literacy with ICT?

  • 3

    Planning your way forward

    • Putting it all together - Creating a Plan for Action

    • Planning ICT capability alongside Literacy

    • Planning for Literacy with ICT Integration

  • 4

    Assessment of 21st Century Skills

    • The Importance of Assessment of ICT skills in Literacy Learning

    • Assessing Literacy when ICT is used

    • ICT and Assessing Literacy Development

    • Teacher Development exercise

  • 5

    Literacy Competencies for a Digital Age

    • Introduction

    • Reading Competencies

    • Assignment - Reading Competencies

    • Communication Competencies

  • 6

    Strategies for Digital Literacy Development

    • Introducing new software to students

    • Delivering the Literacy Lesson

    • Building on Children's Experiences with ICT

    • How to Monitor Literacy with ICT Activities

    • Teacher Intervention

    • Teaching Approaches to Literacy with ICT learning

    • Student Reflection on Learning

  • 7

    Literacy and ICT Capability across the Year 5 Learning Areas

    • Cross-curricular Opportunities

    • Planning for Literacy with ICT across the curriculum download

    • Science, Literacy and ICT

    • Teaching Literacy and ICT Capability in Science Lessons

    • HASS, Literacy and ICT Capability

    • HASS assignment - Literacy and ICT Capability

    • Teaching Literacy with ICT in Primary Maths

    • Teaching Literacy with ICT in Primary Maths - Assignment

    • Teach Literacy with ICT in The Arts

    • The Arts - Assignment

  • 8

    Applying new approaches in your classroom

    • Introduction and Instructions

    • Curriculum Activities

    • Theories into Practice: Lesson Plans

    • Teaching Text Structure and Organisation with ICT

    • Applying new approaches - Assignment 1

    • Assignment 2 - Teachers sharing ideas.

    • Teacher Reflection Activities

  • 9

    Course Completion

    • Please leave a review!

    • Help us make improvements on the course ebook.

    • Obtaining Teacher accreditation hours for CPD records

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