Online training: Using Digital Resources to Support Literacy at Key Stage 3

Secondary students with tablet for technology survey

[Technology has] enhanced and even revolutionised what we can do when combined with good pedagogical techniques, as well as helping children to learn more independently and develop their creativity. It should be both an extension of, and integral to, what you're doing.

Deputy headteacher, Lancashire

This online training course is designed to help practitioners explore the benefits of using technology (digital tools and resources such as apps, platforms and programmes) to support literacy with young people aged 11 to 16.

On this course you will learn:

  • Why use technology in KS3?

    Learn more about the evidence to support the use of technology and its benefits.

  • When to use technology

    Learn how to select the most appropriate digital resources for young people.

  • What to look for

    Develop ways of identifying key features in digital resources for children and young people.

  • How to implement approaches

    Build confidence in enriching the reading and writing culture in your classroom using digital tools and activities

Take the course

National Literacy Trust membership

The course is free to any teacher from a school with full membership of the National Literacy Trust. If you don't currently have membership you can sign up here. If you are unsure of your membership status or don't have your details, please email

In addition to letting you access our e-learning courses, membership gives you:

  • Access to all of our premium resources
  • Discounts with key partners
  • Unlimited logins for your colleagues
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