Making Learning Authentic

Sept. 3, 2020

This post celebrates how one teacher is exploring all the gems in Purple Mash to create authentic learning.

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How the Pandemic has changed the Landscape of Education

July 9, 2020

There have been a number of articles about how education worldwide has changed during this pandemic. Most countries’ education systems have been affected by school closures and a subsequent adaptation of their normal teaching methods. Through necessity schools have had to adopt an online – distance learning- approach to ensure the continuity of their learners’ education while they are at home.

Mash Club – Not just for in school learning!

June 30, 2020

Mash Club is a pack of resources for running a digital technologies coding club at your school using Purple Mash tools. Currently, this includes an eight-week course on 'Coding' using 2Code and 'Blogging' using 2Blog. With schools having to close again recently, it was great to hear from one parent on how he had used Mash Club with Year 2 students.

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Updates to 2Blog

June 25, 2020

2Blog within Purple Mash, has seen an increase in use during this period of home/blended learning. We have been listening to you and have made a number of updates to 2Blog to support you.

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Children's Art Week

June 22, 2020

Children’s Art Week will take place online, home and in schools across the three weeks it runs in June and July. The 2020 themes are: The Natural World (from 29th June), Connecting Across Generations (6th July) and Literacy and Creative Writing (13th July). The aim of Children’s Art Week is to encourage families and children to take part in creative activities that they may not have tried before. It’s all about showing the importance of creativity and art in everyday life.

To celebrate Children’s Art Week and the weekly themes, we have several activities you can use on Purple Mash.

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