Posts by Ben Squires

Out and about in June!

We’re almost halfway through the year (can you believe it?) and we’ve been flat out at LiteracyPlanet. June is always a busy time for us, but we always enjoy 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…

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Our favourite teacher tips on Instagram

Instagram isn’t just for selfies and bragging about your breakfast! A growing community of educators are connecting on the social network to share teacher tips, covering everything from lesson plans to innovative ways to organize your classroom. Here are 10 of our favourite teacher tips on Instagram: 1. Turn homework into a game View this…

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Differentiation for English language learners

Many teachers will agree that differentiation is a key element in the implementation of a successful education strategy for English language learners. But does this mean already busy teachers should be spending hours at a desk every night developing individual lesson plans? Well, not necessarily. Instructional expert and renowned blogger Larry Ferlazzo released an interesting…

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Prepare your class with a New Year Migration

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 decided to make life a little easier and show you how to prepare you class for a new school year with LiteracyPlanet. To do this you’ll need to perform a…

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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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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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Premier League clubs win big with Word Mania

You have to be as quick between the ears as you are on your feet if you want to be a professional footballer, and academy players from the top Premier League clubs have been given an extra edge this year with online education program, LiteracyPlanet. Academy players from top Premier League clubs have taken part…

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Word Mania USA 2019 Winners Announced!

Students created over 6,000,000 words as part of the most fun online spelling competition in the United States. After two weeks of competition, LiteracyPlanet has officially announced the winners of Word Mania USA for 2019! Word Mania was a hit at Matilda Harris Elementary School! Students from all 50 states took part in the fun…

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