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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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Safer Internet Day 2020 - Purple Mash

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. 

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Celebrating Chinese New Year

Jan. 8, 2020

Chinese New Year, also referred to as the Lunar New Year, is the Chinese Festival celebrating the new year on the traditional Chinese/Gregorian calendar. It’s a major holiday in Greater China and is celebrated in several countries. Here at 2Simple, we celebrate Chinese New Year using Purple Mash, with a huge variety of resources and activities to use in your classroom to ensure your students learn about the importance of this festival for many cultures across the world. This year the festival will be celebrated on Saturday, 25th January.

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International day of women and girls in science - February 11th 2020

Jan. 6, 2020

In 2016, the UN declared 11 February as International Day of Women and Girls in Science. The main reason for this declaration was to encourage more girls and women to take up jobs in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (also known as the STEM subjects). Figures show that although there's no significant difference in ability between boys and girls in maths and science, less than 35 per cent of graduates in STEM subjects worldwide are women and there are even fewer in engineering and information technology.

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Teacher Feature - Display Boards

Jan. 6, 2020

In the first of a new series of blogs highlighting Teacher features in Purple Mash, we are focusing on using Display Boards within your school. Display boards are a fantastic way of displaying the amazing work created by your students. You can create a board for a topic, a piece of homework or any other project of your choice. There is no limit to what you can use them for or how many you can create. They are quite simply, a versatile way of displaying work within your class and school.

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