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History Teaching with Moodle 2

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History Teaching with Moodle 2

Overview of this book

Moodle is an open source virtual learning environment that is coming to be used in more and more schools worldwide. History and Moodle complement each other perfectly in terms of content and delivery. This book will show you how to set up tasks and activities that will enable your students to forge a greater understanding of complex issues, bringing History into the 21st century.History Teaching with Moodle 2 presents new and exciting ideas for the delivery of History content making use of tried-and-trusted methods of teaching the subject. By following a sample course, you will find it easy to transform your existing lesson plans into a Moodle course that will become even more efficient, attractive, and useful over time. Make the past come to life using a range of tasks and activities that can consolidate learning for some, enhance understanding for others, and enthuse all. Learn how to add an RSS feed to your home page to display daily 'On this day in history' posts. Create a one-minute quiz about how the Second World War began. Post video footage of a trip to a castle and set some questions for students in anticipation of their next visit. Set up a wiki so that student groups can create their own story about 'murder at a monastery'. Moodle's built-in features allow students to get a better grasp of historical concepts and will rejuvenate their interest in the subject.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)

Types of questions

There are a variety of question types available in the quiz. We are going to look at Topic 2 'What did Medieval people believe?' to design some quizzes and using them as a basis, we can explore possibilities including:

  • Using the quiz for lesson starters

  • Using the quiz to help with the conclusion of a lesson or class activity

  • Using the quiz for assessment

  • Moving questions between quizzes

  • Building the question bank

  • Creating results tables

  • Using timers

Our quiz questions will centre around a study of life in medieval monasteries which would be covered in Topic 2. Sources will focus on how monks lived their lives, the activities they engaged in during their working day the trials and tribulations of a medieval monk! We want to set up some questions about the different jobs monks were involved in, including:

  • Prior the man in overall charge, led meetings, and decided punishments

  • Chancellor in charge of money, paperwork, and the library

  • Chamberlain ran the dormitory, looked after the...