Back to School with 2Simple - Part 2

Aug. 30, 2023

For all teachers, parents and children going back to school is a huge change in routine and takes a while to get back into the swing of things. This is the first in a series of 2 blog posts that outlines the different ways that 2Simple can support you in school, to help get your school year off to a fantastic start!. This is the second in a series of 2 blog posts that outlines the different ways that 2Simple can support you in school. You can read part one here.

Mini Mash: The online space for little learners

Mini Mash is the safe online space for children in the Early Years to learn, create and explore. There are seven learning areas, in each area, you’ll find a range of engaging content and tools that are perfect for individual or group activities, including over 25 topic packs covering all your favourite Early Years topics.

With simple visual navigation, even very young children can find their way around Mini Mash, there’s nothing to install as Mini Mash works on a range of devices including tablets and laptops.

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Work is saved into online trays and with just a click of the mouse, you can make a child’s tray visible for parents, perfect for seeing and celebrating what their child has done that day! 'Teacher Tools' give you the ability to quickly and easily make your own themed resources, including jigsaws, pair games and slideshows and these can then be shared with children by pinning them in the top right of their screen.

Mini Mash is free with Purple Mash or can be purchased separately for nurseries, childcare providers and parents.

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Python in Pieces: Coding that just fits

Winner of the 2020 ERA award for Secondary products, Python in Pieces is an interactive coding environment, designed to build student and teacher confidence in the text-based coding language of Python. With the ability to easily translate from block-code to Python, in BOTH directions, students will quickly become empowered to progress from the expectations of KS2 through to KS3. The guided lessons allow students to manage their own learning and teacher solution guides enable teachers to support student learning at every step. It is designed around the curriculum with guided lesson activities and clear progression built in.

You can see how one school make use of Python in Pieces in the video below:

Training: Professional development, your way

There are many ways that our Professional Development team can support you in making the most of Purple Mash to support learning in class and for blended learning. Our CPD is a great way to kickstart effective use of technology across the whole curriculum, from a CPD session either at your school or online, to 2Simple webinars that concentrate on specific topics or features to 2Simple connects, 1-1 phone calls or screen-shares with a member of our CPD team, available in 30-minute slots at a time convenient for you. You can also catch up with all previous webinars via our 2Simple YouTube channel and we have our own training platform where staff at your school can complete up to 16 courses that cover everything from setting up Purple Mash to subject-specific guidance.


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