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 and homes where students are learning English as a second language. In schools where few teachers and/or students speak, read and write fluently in English, LiteracyPlanet can be a great help in the acquisition of English. Many teachers for…

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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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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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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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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. Chicago Literacy Alliance Fundraiser The LiteracyPlanet US team was busy this week sponsoring the Chicago Literacy Alliance’s (CLA) annual One for the Books event.…

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Experienced Teachers Share Useful Advice for New Teachers

A while ago, we asked this question on our Facebook page: what advice would you give to a new teacher? The answers we got were so great, we thought we’d share them with you here – noting some of the common themes that came through! Differentiate your teaching “Treat each child as an individual and…

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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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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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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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