Using Purple Mash for home learning

March 10, 2020

We know that schools always strive to stay open but there are sometimes circumstances that mean schools have to close.  This doesn’t mean the learning needs to stop. Purple Mash gives schools access to both school and home learning.

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Using TPACK with Purple Mash

Feb. 24, 2020

In our ever-increasing technological society teachers need to have the technological knowledge alongside the pedagogical and content knowledge needed to be effective teachers. The TPACK (Technological, Pedagogical and Content Knowledge) designed by Punya Mishra and Matthew J. Koehler (2006) has been used successfully by many schools as a learning framework that effectively enhances the use of educational technology. It considers these three areas of knowledge.
At 2Simple we are committed to supporting teachers in the simplest and most effective means possible, providing all the required resources, know-how and tools. The concept map shown here has been created using one of Purple Mash's tools - 2Connect and it showcases how the TPACK framework is supported when using 2Simple’s creative learning environment, Purple Mash. Its creative tools are just the tip of the iceberg. Want to learn more about TPACK and how to implement it through Purple Mash? Read on!

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Print Student Login Cards ready for the new year.

Jan. 28, 2020

Print student login cards

You can easily generate handy login reminder cards for any number of users, from one child to your whole school. You can also create a useful spreadsheet displaying login details for quick reference. 

The cards are especially useful for school holidays. If you're handing them out for the summer break, you can also download an accompanying letter for parents, explaining everything they need to know about Purple Mash. 

For more useful tips and tricks, subscribe to our YouTube channel.

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Education for a Connected World Framework

Jan. 20, 2020

In a world where technology is moving at a fast pace, it is more important now than ever to teach online safety in schools.

With consideration to the 'Online Safety Curriculum Connections' on the ACARA site and our ever-increasing globalised digital society, Australia should be thinking about ways they can enrich their curriculum to teach a deeper understanding of online behaviour in their lessons. Students need the knowledge and scepticism to evaluate new developments, regardless of what device they are using.

Our Education for a Connected World Framework document complements the Digital Technologies curriculum, which covers the principles of online safety for Early and Primary years of schooling, with progression in the content to reflect the different and escalating risks that students face. Many themes are covered such as self-image and identity, online relationships, online bullying etc.

Sound scary?

Well, this is where Purple Mash can help you.

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The Purple Mash DigiTech Scheme of Work

Dec. 15, 2019

Purple Mash gives you a DigiTech Scheme of Work for the whole school with all the resources you need to implement it - all in one place!

As well as tools to teach all aspects of the Digital Technologies Curriculum, Purple Mash allows you to easily embed technology across the curriculum, with dozens of fantastic literacy, maths, art, design, and music tools, alongside thousands of scaffolded writing and drawing templates.

Leave no stone un-turned with the DigiTech Scheme of Work, covering every single area of the Digital Technologies Curriculum.

The scheme includes:

  • Step-by-step lesson plans for delivering the entire DigiTech Curriculum from Foundation to Year 6.
  • A full assessment framework for easy progress tracking in DigiTech.
  • A whole school coding solution 2Code, with pre-programmed success criteria for lessons that mark themselves.
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