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Posts by Kirsten Torresan

New Secondary Student UI

We are excited to announce that a new secondary student UI has been developed for LiteracyPlanet students. The Secondary UI Is designed to resonate with the UI palette of older audiences. The interface is clean and descriptive yet still playful and adventurous. This interface allows older students to be more independent in their learning, providing…

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Introducing Custom Word Lists

We are excited to announce a new product release that will transform your teaching. LiteracyPlanet welcomes you to custom word lists! With custom word lists, you can now use 4 different Mission Templates to transform your own word lists (of between 4 and 30 words) into fun and interactive learning experiences. The templates cover a…

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New product release: Scheduled Assignments

LiteracyPlanet is always evolving and looking for ways to improve. We are excited to announce a product release to help you provide the best learning experience for your students. Introducing scheduled assignments. With scheduled assignments, you can now program missions and exercises for your students ahead of time. With this easy-to-use feature, the teacher can…

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LiteracyPlanet celebrates its 11th anniversary

LiteracyPlanet turns 11 this September! On the 15th of September, 2009, LiteracyPlanet made its mark on schools across the country. Since 2009, LiteracyPlanet has expanded into the US, UK and international markets and we are now teaching English literacy skills in over 100 countries across the world. Over the past 11 years, we have had…

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Key takeaways from remote learning

Remote learning has become a new norm during the pandemic. As students become accustomed to learning online, it is helpful to have key principles in place for remote learning. Consider the following tips for a successful remote learning experience: Be flexible Let students control their pace of learning. Assign tasks and due dates but let…

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Justifying resources in your school

It’s that time of year where programs and activities are being reviewed and justified. When accessing programs such as LiteracyPlanet, you need to know your return on investment. Doing a good audit of your programs is a good place to start to see if they’re helping or hindering your efforts. Consider the following: Be a…

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Your guide to better literacy teaching

Teaching literacy can be difficult. It is more than teaching reading skills. Literacy includes reading, writing, comprehension, speaking and creating oral, visual and print texts. While it appears to be all-encompassing, there are a few techniques that can make the literacy teaching experience easier. Consider these tips: Prepare in advance It might go without saying…

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Encouraging creativity in the classroom

Creativity is not a fixed element – it is a highly sought after way of thinking that can be taught in the classroom. Even the teachers who don’t consider themselves creative can incorporate creativity in the classroom. But what’s the fuss you ask? Creativity leads to better problem solving and many fields of work require…

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Your sneak peek into what’s next

We have something new coming your way! As of September, there will be a new program released with brand new features we know you’ll love. Here at LiteracyPlanet, we are all about making education fun, so that’s what we have endeavoured to do with our new program. Take a sneak peek… A new face lift…

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Teaching emotional intelligence

Emotional intelligence can help or hinder your performance and wellbeing as an adult. Generally speaking, we don’t associate emotional intelligence with children as we do with adults. Students can be overlooked, however, emotional intelligence can make a student thrive both in the classroom and outside at home and in the community. Emotional intelligence is described…

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