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Children’s Mental Health Week - 1-7 February 2021

Jan. 26, 2021

Children's Mental Health Week is run by children's mental health charity Place2Be, who launched the first ever Children’s Mental Health week in 2015 to shine a spotlight on the importance of Children and young people’s mental health

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Safer Internet Day with Purple Mash (9th February)

Jan. 25, 2021

Over the years, Safer Internet Day (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. Now celebrated in over 150 countries worldwide, and in its 18th year, Safer Internet Day (9th February) aims to raise awareness of emerging online issues and chooses a topic reflecting current concerns. This year the theme is: ‘An internet we trust: Exploring reliability in the online world’.

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Teaching Computer Science with Python in Pieces

Jan. 25, 2021

Python in Pieces is the perfect tool to transition your students from block-based coding to Python with guided lessons, open-ended activities and the ability to translate block-code to Python in both directions.

When translating from block to code just isn’t powerful enough; Python in Pieces can seamlessly translate Python code to block coding. It is designed to transition students from block code, taught in primary schools, to text-based coding taught in secondary schools. Complete with activities and resources, this challenging, interactive environment allows students to learn the coding language of Python whilst enabling both specialist and non-specialist teachers to teach the computing curriculum with confidence.

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2Do Top Tips including uploading videos!

Jan. 25, 2021

The powerful 2Dos feature within Purple Mash allows teachers to assign tasks and content with just a few clicks of a mouse to any classes, groups or individual pupils…Teachers set the 2do which appears in the 2Do section on each pupil’s Purple Mash homepage.

In this blog post, Alban, Educational Consultant, shows the ins and outs of 2Dos and why they are such a versatile and important feature.

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Everything you need to teach remotely with Purple Mash

Jan. 18, 2021

Did you know that Purple Mash has a whole section solely dedicated to getting you, the teacher, up and running with using the program for Remote Learning? Last year when we were all told schools would be moving to a blended teaching approach, the task was a daunting one for all teachers. Tried and tested methods and resources would have had to be significantly adjusted to suit a more online approach and all teachers needed to find not only teaching tools but platforms which would aide the move to digital.

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