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.
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.