Posts by Ben Squires

LiteracyPlanet named Best Online Literacy Solution at BESSIE Awards

LiteracyPlanet has been named winner of the 25th Annual Best Education Software (BESSIE) Award in the Upper Elementary Online Literacy Category! The BESSIE Awards are run by The ComputED Gazette and are designed to recognise innovative, content-rich programs and websites that provide parents and teachers with the technology they need to foster academic excellence. The…

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Out and about in April!

April has been a massive month for the LiteracyPlanet team! We’ve hit the road, visiting schools around the world to provide in-depth training and share some of LiteracyPlanet’s incredible new features. Here are a few highlights from the last few weeks at LP: LiteracyPlanet named Best Online Literacy Solution at BESSIE Awards LiteracyPlanet has been…

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Calls for NAPLAN overhaul

Few topics cause as much contention in the staffroom as NAPLAN, particularly now as the Federal Government’s review into the national assessment swings into gear. While Federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham has stated that the test will remain, submissions to the review have created some interesting talking points. Calls for an overhaul The Gonski Institute…

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Out and about in March!

There’s never a dull moment in the world of education and the LiteracyPlanet team has been on the road over the last couple of weeks! We’ve been attending conferences, providing in-depth product training for educators and visiting schools to spread the word about LiteracyPlanet. Here are a few highlights from the last couple of weeks:…

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We can help with NAPLAN online

The early months of a school year can be a stressful time for students and teachers alike. And just when you start to hit your stride and feel like things are about to calm down, the NAPLAN assessments rear their ugly head! By 2020 all schools in Australia will be taking a digital version of…

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Lagging literacy levels are a looming problem

The ability to read, write, communicate and comprehend a piece of text is crucial for success, no matter what walk of life you’re following. Despite this, key literacy skills remain an area where Australia not only lags behind many of its international peers but worryingly seems to be trending in the wrong direction. Earlier this…

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Prepare your class with a New Year Migration

Well, we’ve certainly reached the pointy end of the school holidays. We hope you’ve had a lovely break and are refreshed and ready to hit the ground running in 2019. You probably have a million things on your mind at the moment amid lesson plans, new classes and general drudge of back-to-school admin, so we’ve…

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Macquarie Dictionary’s Word of the Year for 2018

If you’re a LiteracyPlanet user, odds are you’re obsessed with words as we are. But if you were asked to sum up 2018 in one word, which one would you choose? Not an easy task, by any means. But if anyone’s got the know-how to find the most-2018 of every word in existence, it’s the…

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Our year in review

As we approach the end of 2018 we’d like to thank every school, teacher and parent and tutor for being part of the LiteracyPlanet family. This year has been one of the biggest ever for LiteracyPlanet and we’ve been proud to continue to deliver one of the world’s premier online English literacy resources. Here’s a…

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LiteracyPlanet aligned to CEFR and Cambridge Curriculum

Curriculum aligned

Here at LiteracyPlanet we’re proud to offer a program aligned to numerous curricula around the world, and that list has just become even bigger! LiteracyPlanet’s exercises are now aligned to the European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and the Cambridge Curriculum, making it the world’s most comprehensive English literacy learning program. The CEFR and…

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