LiteracyPlanet news and product updates.

LiteracyPlanet is the leading, online literacy resource for students in Australia and around the world. In this section you can keep up to date with that the LiteracyPlanet team has been up to, as well as some amazing updates we’ve make to our product. To learn more about how LiteracyPlanet can improve your students' English literacy skills, click here for an obligation-free demonstration.

Gamification in the K-12 Classroom

The use of gamified resources is growing in school classrooms. So what exactly is gamification, why gamify learning, and how does it improve outcomes? Gamification is the integration of game principles, mechanics and design techniques into a non-game based context or activity. It is different to game-based learning, such as learning how to problem-solve by…

Phonics and Sight Words Program

Why is a Phonics and Sight Words program important? An explicit, systematic approach to the teaching of phonics and word recognition skills is recognised as foundational to reading and writing development. Every comprehensive government review of reading instruction, including the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia, outline that a cohesive and explicit literacy program…

Happy New Year from CEO, Adam McArthur! 2020 is the year of Adaptive Learning

LiteracyPlanet celebrated its 10th year in 2019, and over the past decade technology in education, including our program, has evolved at a fast pace. Devices are now in almost all school classrooms, and web-based resources are an integral part of most curricula. It is a testament to our passionate team of educators and programmers that…

Tips on creating lesson plans

Planning a lesson that is curriculum-aligned, engaging and memorable can be quite difficult, especially with limited time. Is it most effective to plan out week by week, month by month or the entire year? Here are some tips we’ve gathered from teachers.  1. Step back and analyse the curriculum. Give yourself some quiet time with…

LiteracyPlanet Attends EduTECH Asia for the Second Year!

On November 4 – 6, LiteracyPlanet attended EduTECH Asia 2019 in Singapore for our second year.EduTECH is Asia’s largest education conference/exhibition where leading solution providers showcased a wide range of technologies all aimed at helping Asian educators make education more relevant. Taking part helped LiteracyPlanet to: Connect with and understand the dynamic and growing Asian…

LiteracyPlanet Attends Awards Ceremony at Buckingham Palace

Photography by Fergus Burnett One of LiteracyPlanet’s own had an audience with The Duchess of Cornwall and other special guests at Buckingham Palace. Rob Mudie, LiteracyPlanet’s UK Education Content Specialist, attended the recent ceremony awarding and celebrating the winners of The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition for 2019. The event took place in the Grand Hall…

Five Tips for Embedding Tech in Your Classroom

“We need technology in every classroom and in every student and teacher’s hand, because it is the pen and paper of our time, and it is the lens through which we experience much of our world.” – David Warlick If you’re looking for a few quick and easy tips to further embed technology into your…

Word Mania Global 2019 Champions Announced!

That’s a wrap! The Global Edition of Word Mania, the world’s biggest literacy competition, is now complete. This latest competition was our Global Edition round that challenged 1,547 schools around the globe to improve their literacy outcomes by participating in the Word Mania fun. Word Mania is run by LiteracyPlanet for students in Grades 1…

Halloween Is More Than Just Pumpkins

  It may have originated from ancient festivals and religious rituals, Halloween is still widely celebrated today in many countries around the globe.  In Ireland, Canada, and the United States, traditions include costume parties, trick-or-treating, pranks, and games and there appears to be a greater incidence of this mix of fright and fun catching on…