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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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The Purple Mash DigiTech Scheme of Work

Dec. 15, 2019

Purple Mash gives you a DigiTech Scheme of Work for the whole school with all the resources you need to implement it - all in one place!

As well as tools to teach all aspects of the Digital Technologies Curriculum, Purple Mash allows you to easily embed technology across the curriculum, with dozens of fantastic literacy, maths, art, design, and music tools, alongside thousands of scaffolded writing and drawing templates.

Leave no stone un-turned with the DigiTech Scheme of Work, covering every single area of the Digital Technologies Curriculum.

The scheme includes:

  • Step-by-step lesson plans for delivering the entire DigiTech Curriculum from Foundation to Year 6.
  • A full assessment framework for easy progress tracking in DigiTech.
  • A whole school coding solution 2Code, with pre-programmed success criteria for lessons that mark themselves.
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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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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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