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!
Feb. 12, 2020
The purpose of the MTC is to determine whether students can recall their multiplication facts fluently, which is essential for future success in mathematics.
Jan. 28, 2020
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.
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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.
Well, this is where Purple Mash can help you.
Jan. 16, 2020
Over the years, Safer Internet Day (SID) (link to SID) has become a landmark event in the online safety calendar, with schools across the world getting involved to create a safer environment for all online. It's now celebrated in over 150 countries worldwide. From cyber-bullying to social networking, each year Safer Internet Day (February 11th) aims to raise awareness of emerging online issues and chooses a topic reflecting current concerns, this year having the theme of Free to be me: Exploring identity online.