fbpx

Posts by Literacy Planet

Rising to a global challenge

Never before have schools faced such disruption on the scale inflicted by the coronavirus COVID-19. In all corners of the globe, and in the middle of a school term for most countries, schools had to adapt to remote teaching, at a pace that allowed little time to prepare or adjust. We have learned new things…

Read More

Top 5 tips for schooling at home

Having children at home doing their schooling is a new experience for many parents and carers all over the world at the moment. Here are LiteracyPlanet’s top five tips to keep you sane, your learners on track, and make it work in your home: 1. Routine Encourage your child to go through the same routine…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

Word Mania is happening now!

  Again, this year, LiteracyPlanet is hosting Word Mania, one of the biggest and most fun literacy competitions on the planet.  The Competition Round runs from November 4, 2019 – November 8, 2019, and The Final Round from November 12, 2019 – November 14, 2019.   This competition has students racing against the clock to…

Read More

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. Studies find that 16% of children have reading skills that fall below the average range and 5% have a significant reading impairment. Also that poor…

Read More

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. In the first study of its kind, reading researchers from Macquarie University and the Australian Research Council’s Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders,…

Read More