Google Jamboard: How to Generate Student Participation

| September 19, 2019

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Looking for ways to engage students? Here’s a brief video that shows you how you are able to use Google’s free Jamboard tool to quickly pose a question and get responses from everyone in class.

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2Simple has been making powerful and creative educational software for primary schools for over 14 years during which time we have won over 40 industry awards. Our head office is in the UK but 2Simple tools are used in classrooms around the world. Our most popular program is Purple Mash, an ever growing website filled with creative tools, games and curriculum resources to support and inspire children at school and at home. The most recent addition to Purple Mash is ‘2Code’ which lets teachers with no prior knowledge of coding deliver engaging and challenging lessons.

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Saving Summer 2020 – A Virtual Tour of Marseille

Article | August 18, 2020

After a busy exam season, students up and down the country look forward to long summer vacations, hopefully with a trip or two! Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, many of us don’t want to catch a flight this summer. But all is not lost! Gale Primary Sources, an online database of digitised primary sources, allows you to explore your cancelled holiday destination in a virtual way – from the safety of your own home! Personally, I’d planned to go to Marseille in June, which is a historic city in the South of France well known for its Roman and medieval architecture and ruins. Instead, I had a really fun afternoon exploring Marseille by delving into some rare and quirky primary sources – and you can go there with me in this blog post!

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The benefits of using virtual reality in college

Article | August 18, 2020

The use of virtual reality in education has been a rising trend for a while now. At first, the equipment and software necessary to use VR technology for academic purposes were not as affordable as it is nowadays. However, because of the benefits that both students and universities experienced through the use of digital learning aids VR became quite an appealing tech for professors and students alike. Still, there is a wide misconception that VR equipment and software are only intended for entertainment systems like video games and virtual roller-coaster rides. In this article, we’re going to list some of the major benefits of VR for college students.

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Purple Mash Games Design Competition - Winners

Article | August 18, 2020

We are delighted to announce the winners of the Purple Mash Games Design Competition. We received over 8,200 entries in total across all three categories and across the 2Simple team we ensured each and every single game was played. Huge congratulations to Lara from Queen’s Park Academy for her game ‘Pets in Peril’. Our judging panel commented.

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ASSESS AND IMPROVE DIGITAL LEARNING

Article | August 18, 2020

Digital learning may be the latest and greatest trend in education. It has allowed for creative instructional practices, like flipped classrooms and individualized instruction. Many teachers report that their students are more engaged than ever. But do you know if digital learning is useful in helping your students learn? How can you tell? You assess it, and that should be easy. Schools are in the business of assessment. They routinely evaluate teacher efficacy and student learning, so assessing the quality and impact of digital learning should be easy. Are your digital learning assessment practices up to par? If not, what can you do to correct them? The simple act of observation can tell you a lot about the effectiveness of digital learning in your classroom.

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2Simple

2Simple has been making powerful and creative educational software for primary schools for over 14 years during which time we have won over 40 industry awards. Our head office is in the UK but 2Simple tools are used in classrooms around the world. Our most popular program is Purple Mash, an ever growing website filled with creative tools, games and curriculum resources to support and inspire children at school and at home. The most recent addition to Purple Mash is ‘2Code’ which lets teachers with no prior knowledge of coding deliver engaging and challenging lessons.

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