Posts by Kristy Lam

Gamification in the K-12 Classroom

The use of gamified resources is growing in school classrooms. So what exactly is gamification, why gamify learning, and how does it improve outcomes? Gamification is the integration of game principles, mechanics and design techniques into a non-game based context or activity. It is different to game-based learning, such as learning how to problem-solve by…

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Tips on creating lesson plans

Planning a lesson that is curriculum-aligned, engaging and memorable can be quite difficult, especially with limited time. Is it most effective to plan out week by week, month by month or the entire year? Here are some tips we’ve gathered from teachers.  1. Step back and analyze the curriculum. Give yourself some quiet time with…

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Social media guideline for teachers

In a world where food, dates, and flights are a couple of clicks away – it can all be very overwhelming. Especially when it comes to expressing yourself on the World Wide Web as a role model for children and young adults. Where is the line for social media? What do we share, what don’t…

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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, Australia 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…

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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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LiteracyPlanet efficacy study meets ESSA rating evidence standards

PricewaterhouseCoopers LiteracyPlanet efficacy study has been proven to meet ESSA rating evidence standards. LiteracyPlanet partnered with Pricewaterhouse Cooper (PwC) to undertake an immense, ambitious project: analyze the efficacy of LiteracyPlanet’s digital programmes to provide an informed view of what is working well.  PwC analyzed LiteracyPlanet program information that corresponded to student’s scores and usage levels…

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Word Mania Australia and New Zealand 2019 champions announced!

Australia and New Zealand’s biggest literacy competition has wrapped up for 2019! More than 2000 schools improved their literacy outcomes by participating in Word Mania this year. Run by LiteracyPlanet for Years 1 to 9, Word Mania is based on a digital word building exercise that challenges students to think outside the box and create…

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LiteracyPlanet out and about in August

August

We’re well over halfway through the year and as always the LiteracyPlanet team is having an absolute blast helping improve English literacy outcomes around the world. See what the team has been up to here! Australia and New Zealand continue to impress in Word Mania Word Mania Australia New Zealand has been an incredible success…

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LiteracyPlanet and adaptive learning

Find out how LiteracyPlanet’s upcoming adaptive learning platform will save your students time in the classroom, and help improve your teaching. One of the most time-consuming aspects of a teachers’ job is determining what to teach, based on the unique needs of individual students and the objectives of the curriculum. Sometimes this process can be…

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Crystal Palace F.C. wins Word Mania Premier League

To say there’s always a lot going on at LiteracyPlanet would be quite an understatement. Earlier this year we ran a Word Mania competition for the English Premier League, where academy players from some of the biggest football clubs in the world were challenged to test their spelling skills. To make the grade in English…

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