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Purple Mash and the new academic year

July 5, 2022

As the new academic year approaches, we wanted to share with you some useful links we know will help you and your colleagues get started in 2022/23. In the post we'll cover account set up for Purple Mash admins, including data syncing and adding new classes; plus, we'll share useful tools and teacher resources to help you feel prepared at the start of the new year.

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Purple Mash and Ofsted's High Quality Computing Curriculum: Day 4

May 27, 2022

On 16th May, Ofsted published their research review into the computing curriculum, aiming to 'identify factors that can contribute to a high-quality computing teaching and learning and including factors such as the curriculum itself, pedagogy, assessment and systems in place'. We’ve taken a close look at the report and identified how Purple Mash meets each of those factors, and throughout this week we're posting a series of blog posts outlining exactly how it does this. Each daily blog will cover 2-3 of the factors in depth, looking at what the report says and highlighting where Purple Mash supports them.

On the final day of our 4 part series, we examine pedagogy and assessment.

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Purple Mash and Ofsted's High Quality Computing Curriculum: Day 3

May 26, 2022

On 16th May, Ofsted published their research review into the computing curriculum, aiming to 'identify factors that can contribute to a high-quality computing teaching and learning and including factors such as the curriculum itself, pedagogy, assessment and systems in place'. We’ve taken a close look at the report and identified how Purple Mash meets each of those factors, and throughout this week we're posting a series of blog posts outlining exactly how it does this. Each daily blog will cover 2-3 of the factors in depth, looking at what the report says and highlighting where Purple Mash supports them.

For day 3 of our series, we look at computational thinking and problem solving, information technology, and digital literacy.

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Purple Mash and Ofsted's High Quality Computing Curriculum: Day 2

May 25, 2022

On 16th May, Ofsted published their research review into the computing curriculum, aiming to 'identify factors that can contribute to a high-quality computing teaching and learning and including factors such as the curriculum itself, pedagogy, assessment and systems in place'. We’ve taken a close look at the report and identified how Purple Mash meets each of those factors, and throughout this week we're posting a series of blog posts outlining exactly how it does this. Each daily blog will cover 2-3 of the factors in depth, looking at what the report says and highlighting where Purple Mash supports them.

On day 2 of our series, we examine declarative and procedural knowledge, as well as computer science.

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Purple Mash and Ofsted's High Quality Computing Curriculum: Day 1

May 24, 2022

On 16th May, Ofsted published their research review into the computing curriculum, to ‘identify factors that can contribute to high-quality school computing curriculums, assessment, pedagogy and systems. We’ve taken a close look at the report and identified how Purple Mash meets each of those factors, and throughout this week we're posting a series of blog posts outlining exactly how it does this. Each daily blog will cover 2-3 of the factors in depth, looking at what the report says and highlighting where Purple Mash supports them.

Today, we start by looking at teacher technical and pedagogical content knowledge of computing, as well as the curriculum structure: called the pillars of progression within this report.

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