4 Ideas for the New School Year

Dec. 15, 2019

With the summer holidays just around the corner, Term 1 2020 will hopefully feel very far away but it's important we still keep an eye on the new school year ahead and give ourselves and the students a head start.

With that in mind, we've compiled four Purple Mash activities to do at the beginning of Term 1 2020 that bring benefits throughout the whole school year.

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Introducing the DigiTech Coordinator's Toolkit!

Nov. 1, 2019

The DigiTech Coordinator's Toolkit has been designed to support you in every step of your subject leadership. Whether you're new to the role or an experienced leader, it's bound to help you succeed in your role.

Because each school is different, you may not require every aspect of the toolkit, but there are sure to be some documents you just can’t live without and best of all, it's available for free download now.

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Parenting in a Digital World

Oct. 1, 2019

In a time where the digital world is vast and forever accessible, it is easy to lose track of what kind of content your child is accessing online. Children are becoming increasingly tech savvy, so much in fact that it makes it hard for parents to keep up.

If you're in need of tips and advice on how to keep your child safe online, you've come to the right place.

2Simple have published a free guide entitled Parenting in a Digital World, to help parents educate their children about safe internet use and guide them towards becoming responsible digital citizens. You can download the guide here.

The advice has been divided for children from the age ranges of 5-7 and 7-11 years, highlighting the risks of the internet and the best strategies that parents can use to ensure that their children are aware of the risks involved and how to avoid them. The aim is to help parents to empower their children to make their own, informed decisions about their online activity.

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5 ways to use Purple Mash for Digital Technologies

Sept. 16, 2019

In this post, we’re focussing on Digital Technologies as a subject. As usual, there’s something for everyone -- including teachers!

You may be one of those fortunate teachers who chose to take charge of Digital Technologies in your school. Or you may be one of the many teachers who suddenly found themselves in the role after the principle noticed that you could use a printer! Whatever your starting point, your first port of call should be the DigiTech Coordinator’s Toolkit.

This has everything you need to get started and keep going. Need a digital technologies policy? No problem. Use the example policy straight off the shelf or, better still, regard it as a template for your own.

Wondering how to put the policy into practice? Enter the Action Plan template and the Action Plan example. if you would like to know more, read on! if you would like to start a trial of Purple Mash, click here.

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5 Purple Mash Gems

Aug. 19, 2019

Have you ever gone into Purple Mash and found yourself thinking “It would be great if Purple Mash could do this”? Well, it might be doing it already! Read on to discover 5 of our favourite hidden gems in Purple Mash!

Read on!

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