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Computer Science Education Week

Nov. 28, 2019

Computer Science education week is held annually in recognition of the birthday of computing pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hooper; this year the week runs from December 9-15. The annual program is dedicated to inspiring students to take an interest in computer science and develop and nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify "code", to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with 1-hour coding activities, you can find out more about the hour of code and the activities for this year here.

Purple Mash has a whole range of applications and activities that you can make use of either for an hour of code, the whole week and even throughout the year. We have highlighted our top three.

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Case study: Kingsland CE Academy

Feb. 4, 2019

Kingsland only started using Purple Mash this school year (2018-19) and has already been recognised as a 2Simple School of Excellence. In fact, it’s worth noting that the school has a strong commitment to ICT in general: it has achieved the ICT Mark and is the Apple Regional Training Centre for Stoke.

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Scotland visit 2018

Oct. 15, 2018

On the 3rd October, two members of the 2Simple marketing team visited various schools in Scotland. The aim of this visit was to see how the children were progressing with Purple Mash and how it is aiding their learning.

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5 Ways to magically embed maths across your school with Purple Mash

Oct. 8, 2018

Whether you’re looking at minibeasts, trying to solve a problem or simply wanting some mentally stimulating entertainment, maths is at the heart of it. Educational ICT consultant Terry Freedman takes a look at some of the Purple Mash tools you can use to teach different aspects of maths and help children think mathematically across the curriculum.

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4 ways to help you say no to certain games

Sept. 14, 2018

Knowing how to spot which games might not be suitable, and how to avoid your children playing them, along with 4 amazing alternatives

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