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How to engage underperforming students with this useful tool

One of the biggest challenges an educator faces if finding a way to engage underperforming students. Recent analysis from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) suggests that gamification helps motivate students, particularly those who need to complete extra work in order to catch up with their peers. What do the findings show? PwC examined the scores of LiteracyPlanet students…

10 steps to prepare your class for Word Mania Round 1

Word Mania 2018 is less than a week away! Australia’s biggest online literacy competition is back. Word Mania 2018 is less than a week away and with $350,000 in prizes up for grabs students across Australia and New Zealand are getting ready to participate in the word-building madness. And it’s not too late to join…

LiteracyPlanet used in schools across 50 countries!

Students around the world are falling in love with LiteracyPlanet. Premier education resource LiteracyPlanet has well and truly gone global, with confirmation it is now used in schools across more than 50 countries. From Australia to Albania, Nigeria, Spain, Switzerland and everywhere in between, LiteracyPlanet is proving itself to be an effective classroom tool wherever…

Word Mania 2018 Round 1 is about to start!

Don’t miss your chance to win a share in $350,000 in prizes and take part in the word-building fun that is Word Mania 2018! Australia’s biggest online literacy competition is just around the corner, with half a million students expected to compete in Word Mania 2018. This word-building competition is free for all schools in…

Word Mania is back for 2018!

It’s that time of the year again! Australia’s biggest online literacy competition is back, with LiteracyPlanet’s Word Mania 2018. Close to half a million students around Australia are expected to take part in the ultimate test of word building abilities, with more than $350,000 in prizes up for grabs. Last year over 400,000 students from…

Early Literacy a Key Focus for Gonski Funding

Amongst the talk and debate around how schools should use the additional Federal Government funding they will receive following the Gonski review, there is a broadly accepted priority: early literacy.

Scientific Study Shows LiteracyPlanet Improves Reading Outcomes

A study by leading reading researchers at Macquarie University’s Department of Cognitive Science has found that using LiteracyPlanet with children who are classified as poor readers has significant treatment effects.

Experienced Teachers Share Advice for New Teachers

A while ago, we asked this question on our Facebook page: what advice would you give to a new teacher? The answers we got were so great, we thought we’d share them with you here – noting some of the common themes that came through! Differentiate your teaching “Treat each child as an individual and…

11 Classroom Games for Teaching Kids About Adjectives

Traditional language teaching often focuses on repetition and rote learning, but children want to learn through experience and engagement. Discover how you can make learning fun with these exciting and easy adjective-based language games. 1. Introduce yourself A good game to play at the start of the school year, the teacher can go first and…