Posts by Ben Squires

ESL Frequently Asked Questions

At LiteracyPlanet we’re proud to have a product that offers a world of opportunities for schools, tutoring centres and homes where students are learning English as a second language. We often receive questions about best practice teaching methods for this. So to save you a bit of time we decided to field five of the…

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Out and about in June!

Can you believe it’s the end of June already? It’s a busy time of the year at LiteracyPlanet, but as always we’re having an absolute ball bringing our program to schools around the world! Here are a few highlights from the month of June! Word Mania Australia/New Zealand Practice Round! The Practice Round for Word…

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What the NSW State Budget means for teachers

We’re right in the middle of another busy teaching year. And while many of us have enough on our plates to worry about right now, the the NSW Government made a couple of announcements in yesterday’s State Budget reveal that will have many teachers justifiably concerned. NSW pledges $10 billion for ‘hospital building blitz’: The…

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Word Mania incredible usage from students

Word Mania is one of our favourite times of the year. To have so many students spelling and improving their literacy ability is always one of the big highlights of the job for the LiteracyPlanet team. And this year the usage has been incredible. We’re still in the first few weeks of the Practice Round,…

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10 teacher tips from Instagram to try this summer

Summer’s here and many of us are gearing up to enjoy a well-earned break. During term it can feel like you barely have any time to think, but now that we’ve got a bit of breathing space we have the perfect opportunity to mix things up. Here are 10 teacher tips from Instagram to try…

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Tips to give your students an edge in Word Mania

Word Mania is officially underway and schools around Australia and New Zealand are already posting incredible results as part of the Practice Round! Word Mania is one of our favourite times of the year at LiteracyPlanet, and we love seeing schools post incredible scores and improve their literacy learning outcomes. As Round 1 draws closer,…

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Word Mania is back for 2019

The world’s biggest, most fun online literacy competition is back! LiteracyPlanet’s Word Mania is up and running again for schools in Australia and New Zealand and this year the competition is going to be the biggest one yet. LiteracyPlanet’s Word Mania is free to enter, fun to play, proven to improve the English literacy skills…

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Important update for LiteracyPlanet users

The world of technology never stops moving, and we wanted to provide a brief explanation about a recent software update that may affect some of our users. But first, a little bit of background… As you may already be aware, web developer Adobe is planning to phase out the Adobe Flash platform. The tech company…

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Out and about in May!

May has been another massive month at LiteracyPlanet and we’ve had a ball bringing our program to schools around the world! Here are a few highlights from the month of May. The world’s biggest, most fun online literacy competition is back! LiteracyPlanet’s Word Mania is up and running again for schools in Australia and New…

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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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