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Love is in the air!

Feb. 8, 2021

This Sunday is Valentine's Day, arguably one of the most popular days of the year for school going children. It is a day where love is about the place and there is a palpable excitement. It is also a day teachers struggle to get children to settle down and work on! So why not buy into the excitement and harness that enthusiasm into a worthwhile creative project.

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2Create a Story is a wonderful thing

Feb. 1, 2021

Following on from last month's Mash of the Month, here is more about the amazing tool 2Create a Story.

2Create a Story allows children to create their own multimedia digital storybooks. There are three modes of 2Create a Story: My Simple Story, My Story and My Adventure Story. With these modes, you are able to put together amazing creative writing activities that can be used for cross-curricular activities and tie in all learning areas when working through a common theme.

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Make a start with 2Type

Dec. 3, 2020

2Type is possibly one of the most underrated yet valuable resources available in Purple Mash. To learn to use a keyboard correctly should be the start of any lesson and any digital learning journey, and when using 2Type they learn more than just how to type efficiently!

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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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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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