Aussie Backyard Bird Count Week 18-24 October

Sept. 15, 2021

Aussie Backyard Bird Count runs from 18th to the 24th October this year. BirdLife Australia's site has great resources for every state and an Aussie Bird Count app to download. If you know the name of the bird you see you can enter it into the search bar and add it to your list, if you don't recognise the species there is an on-board field guide that will filter the bird by size, shape, colour and flock number and give possible suspects. You count for a 20 minute block and can do as many 20 minute blocks as you like. The data collected assists BirdLife Australia in understanding more about the birds that live where people live, and it's a fun treasure hunting activity!

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2Graph gets a big update

Sept. 8, 2021

Purple Mash’s graph and chart tool 2Graph just got a big update and we’re really excited about it. The new version is packed full of new functionality that lets children visualise and present data in a variety of colourful and exciting ways.

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Serial Mash: New releases

Sept. 8, 2021

In the most recent new releases, your class can get swept up in Dr. Edward Jenner’s quest to develop a vaccine, Lola’s anticipation of her Nonna coming over from Italy to live or will it be Miles’ investigation into the mysterious sock thief that gets your class excited about reading.

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September’s Mash of the Month is 2Blog

Sept. 7, 2021

Each month we will be highlighting a #MashoftheMonth, this will focus on a tool or application within Purple Mash and how it can be used within the classroom to support learning across the curriculum. During the month, if you share how you have used #MashoftheMonth, you will then be entered into a draw to win a 2Simple Goody Bag!

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Celebrating Roald Dahl Day with Purple Mash

Sept. 6, 2021

September 13th marks the birthday of Roald Dahl (born 1916). From The Twits, to Matilda, to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and George’s Marvelous medicine, Dahls books with their humorous approach have been entertaining children and adults worldwide for decades.

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