Posts by Samantha

4 ways to create a positive classroom culture

When the classroom is a place that students look forward to coming each day, it can have an exceptional impact on motivation, comprehension, and concentration. A consistent and positive classroom culture can go a long way in fostering a strong learning environment for students. But what are some practical examples of things you can do…

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LiteracyPlanet attends GESS Indonesia

GESS Indonesia is the leading education conference & exhibition in the ASEAN region, so LiteracyPlanet was thrilled to attend for the first time this year. The three day conference includes inspirational talks and hands-on workshops led by global industry leaders. With representatives from 92 countries and over 500 brands exhibiting the latest and most innovative…

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Corpus Christi Catholic High School uses LiteracyPlanet and flipped learning to achieve exceptional NAPLAN results

The Illawarra high school is bucking the trend of disappointing NAPLAN results in NSW, all thanks to flipped learning. Two years ago, the school implemented the flipped learning approach to literacy. They introduced a flipped learning studio where they create learning videos which feature on the school’s YouTube channel, Grammar, and Thongs. This has proved…

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The Australian Reading Hour

On Thursday 19th of September, adults and school children across the country dedicated a small part of their day to stop what they were doing and pick up a book. This was part of a nationwide program called The Australian Reading Hour. The aim of the initiative was to promote a love of reading and…

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Winners! Academics’ Choice Smart Media Award 2019

LiteracyPlanet is pleased to announce that we have been honored with a Smart Media Academics’ Choice Award! The award is a prestigious seal of educational quality, reserved only for the best mind-building media and toys. The independent Academics’ Choice Awards program and its seal of excellence are recognized worldwide by consumers and educational institutions as…

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LiteracyPlanet celebrates 10 years since launching in schools

On the 15th of September 2009, LiteracyPlanet finished its final round of testing in Australian schools and was released for use across the country. Teachers were thrilled with how the program not only built on student’s literacy skills but how it engaged and motivated students to learn more. Shane Davis, Founder and Director of LiteracyPlanet,…

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The Modern Library

As the World has just celebrated International Literacy Day for the 52nd year running, we thought it apt to celebrate the original haven of literacy… Libraries! The World’s first known library was founded in the 7th century, B.C, and for the thousands of years that have followed, libraries have remained integral to societies all over…

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Homework: How to make it work at home

In many households ‘homework’ can be a scary word. It can cause stress, anxiety and panic in both children and parents. Here is a simple guide to coping with those after school assignments in the most effective way. Routine: Having a routine for completing homework is essential. By setting up a regular place and time…

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