Digital Literacy: Moving from survival to thrival!

This course is all about building an effective suite of digital tools to allow any learner to thrive in the digital era. Build your own digital literacy skills and use ...
Target Audience
Teachers of Year 5-12 students
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Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

Develop a rich suite of digital skills and habits to help learners declutter the web, collaborate effectively and enhance creativity.


Teachers of Year 5-12 students

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

Most TTA online courses are available with an Online Subscription. For a little more than the price of one course, you can gain up to 20 PD hours per year. Learn more HERE.

A normal online course is delivered over 1-12 weeks and is worth from 3-12 PDhrs depending on the course content and its objectives. Participants will not need to take time off, the course date is the START date only, end dates will be advertised with course hours.

This course is always open and you can join at any time.

Please note that this is an Online learning format and we use the platform Open Learning. There are no set times where you must attend any webinars etc, everything you need will be within the Open Learning Platform. If you have any problems navigating Open Learning, please contact either and we will assist you.

This course contributes to 4.5 professional development hours.


  Start Date Location Availability Price    
Enrol Now 01/03/2018 Online Places available $269 + GST Enrol Now


Beginning with the end in mind

30 minutes

In this session, we will focus on the learning traits and dispositions we are looking to develop in our learners. Building a profile of the type of learner will allow us to design pedagogy to suit as well as allow us to distinguish the various roles the learner and teacher will play throughout the unit.

Making the web work for you

1 hour

In this session we will look at how we read on the web. We will then utilize the power of the browser with Chrome extensions to declutter the web and to make it work for you. This will include being able to easily find what you are looking for through advanced search techniques, capturing key information by sticky noting the web and having the web read to you.

Developing good digital habits

1 hour

Learn how to manage distractions and build high levels of focus and flow through binaural beats. Use techniques such as monotasking and timeboxing to focus your attention and lift your productivity. Learn how Trello, Kanban and the Pomodoro technique can help you and your students focus and work productively.

Feedback and Synthesis

1 hour

Capture the thinking of all of your students, not just those with the most to say. Use applications like Verso, Poll Everywhere and Socrative to capture feedback or have students demonstrate understanding.

Towards true collaboration

1 hour

Use learning applications such as OneNote and the GSuite to scaffold to learners how to collaborate effectively.

Fake it till you create it - bluffing your way to creativity

1 hour

Harness the power of learning applications such as Canva and TouchCast to make your digital creations look world class. Create everything from a logo to a presentation to an interactive video.

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Digital Literacy: Moving from survival to thrival!
by Karim Najjarine on 03/11/2017

The course was highly informative and explained to me how to use extensions to help navigate and use the web.
I would rate the course as excellent.The online delivery suited me as it means I didn’t have to leave work to complete it.

About the team

Steve Brophy


Steve is a highly effective, passionate and innovative educator with 17 years of experience at both local and international level in both primary and secondary. In his role as the Director of ICT & eLearning, Steve oversees the digital strategy and development at Ivanhoe Grammar School.

As a teacher, he is incredibly passionate about learner development and the power of technology to enable learners to take the reins of their own learning. Steve is the cohost of the TeachTechPlay webshow, organiser of the TeachTechPlay conference and founder of CoLearn MeetUp. Steve is a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert and a 2017 TouchCastEdu Ambassador. He has a Master of Education from Deakin, has received awards for innovative teaching practice, tweets from @stevebrophy3 and rambles about education at

Steve Specialises in:
• Developing digital strategy and vision
• Building pedagogical capacity in staff to utilise technology to make great learning happen
• Digital literacy
• Design thinking and agile learning strategies
• Empowering learners to take action