Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Purple Mash?

Please note that this is my response to this blog

    The name alone is intriguing. Purple Mash is an interactive website that encourages you (and your students) to create fun projects and games! There's such a wide range of tools that you can use: from postcard makers to math games to "mash-cams", this site has it all; and really, I'm not doing the site justice by listing the tools, because there are so many of them (you can check the "Purple Mash" link above for a full list of tools).
    Some tools are relevant for educational purposes, and some...well... it would take some creative thinking for some of these tools to be useful in the classroom. But perhaps you can find a way to make use of some of them!
    And if you can, then this "tech tool" has a lot of potential; however, it would be best if you knew what you wanted to create before you go on the site. The tools vary but they tend to be on the random side- you would definitely save time by planning out what you want to create. Once you know what you are looking for, Purple Mash makes it easy to find. They organize their tools really well by categorizing them by theme and age group. Realize that you are not limited to using Purple Mash for student projects- you can also use it and incorporate your creations into your lesson plans and PowerPoints.
    And if you do find a use for these tools, then know that it's free! Moreover, there are no software downloads- it's strictly through the internet. The only thing you would need to do is sign up/ make an account. From there, it's smooth sailing- Purple Mash even provides an "ideas page" for teachers. This is virtually risk free. So go ahead, explore Purple Mash!

My rating on this "tech tool": 3/5 (Not super crazy about it, but you might be!)


  1. You're really getting the hang of this blogging thing. Great job. You should syndicate this and start getting some sponsors.

  2. Thank you! I love doing it and I want to continue blogging about these topics. :)