Communication is Key.

Nov. 26, 2020

Purple Mash has amazing tools to ensure you stay in constant communication with your students, whether they are with you in the class or they are needing to learn remotely. During 2020 it has been especially important to keep the lines of communication open. If students are familiar with a digital process it can alleviate some of the anxiety.

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Get creative with 2Design and Make

Nov. 23, 2020

What can be more satisfying than designing your own object, and then seeing it come alive? 2Design and Make allows the children to do just that. Fire up the application, and the first thing you’ll see is a selection of templates to get you started.

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Exploring 2Connect

Nov. 18, 2020

'2Connect is a concept mapping tool. It can support a writer with planning, be used to organise and present ideas or as a means to collaboratively collect ideas. The tool gives you the ability to import pictures and sounds, record your own audio, add notes and insert hyperlinks. At a simple click of the 'Show Story' button, the writer can type while looking at their completed concept map. They can also press the 'Start' button and present their argument or findings, in a way different from more well-known ways. Find more examples here.

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Mashing it up with the Mashcam

Nov. 16, 2020

Having fun in the classroom is essential for good results and to foster a love of learning in young children. Mashcams is a hilarious way to get key information across without the child even realising they are learning valuable content and skills.

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Road Safety Week 16th-22nd November

Nov. 10, 2020

Every year, over a thousand people are killed and many thousands more are seriously injured on Australian roads. National Road Safety Week is an annual initiative from the Safer Australian Roads and Highways (SARAH) Group that looks to highlight the impact of road trauma and ways to reduce it. Their daily themes during the week, illustrated through animations, include taking a pledge, slowing down and shining your lights. They encourage people to get involved and show their support for safer roads by displaying a yellow ribbon or sticker on your car, motorbike, truck or bicycle.

Road Safety Week is an ideal time to run road safety lessons and assemblies or launch a campaign for safer local streets.

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