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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)

Index

A

  • Audacity
    • Audacityabout / Audacity
    • Audacityfeatures / Why use Audacity?
    • Audacitydownloading / Downloading Audacity
    • Audacityessentials / Audacity Essentials
    • Audacitytasks / Simple Audacity Tasks
  • Audacity Tasks
    • Audacity Tasksunexpected noises, removing in recording / Removing unexpected noises in your recording
    • Audacity Tasksfade in features, using / Using fade in features
    • Audacity Tasksfade out features, using / Using fade out features
    • Audacity Taskstrack volume, increasing / Increasing the volume of the whole track
    • Audacity Tasksfile, creating from segment of track / Creating a file from a segment of another track
    • Audacity Tasksbackground track, inserting / Inserting a background track

B

  • backup
    • backupcourse, backing up / Backup
  • blog module
    • about / Blogs
    • blog entry, creating / Creating a blog entry
    • blog entries, creating for Year 7 History course / Creating blog entries for the Year 7 History course only
    • Blog menu block, adding to course / Adding a Blog menu block to the course

C

  • categories, dictionary style glossary
    • places / Categories in the glossary
  • Clio's Challenge
    • Clio's Challengeabout / Clio's Challenge a social format
    • Clio's ChallengeRSS feeds / Clio's Challenge a social format

D

  • database
    • using / Using a database
    • setting up / Setting up the database
    • student permissions, granting / Giving students permission to edit entries
    • fields, adding / Adding fields to the database structure
    • text field, creating / Creating a text field
    • radio buttons, creating / Creating radio buttons
    • checkboxes, creating / Exercise: Creating checkboxes
    • large text field, creating / Creating a field for large amounts of text
    • image field, adding / Adding an image field
    • template layout, adjusting / Adjusting the layout of a template
    • search tab / What does a student see in the database?
    • about / What does a student see in the database?
  • dictionary style glossary
    • about / A dictionary style glossary
    • setting up / Setting up a glossary
    • categories / Categories in the glossary
    • category, creating / Creating a category
    • glossary entry, creating / Making a glossary entry
    • working with / Exercise: Working with a glossary
    • student entries, monitoring / Monitoring student entries
    • permissions, altering / Altering permissions for the glossary
    • permissions, setting / A glossary only editable by a teacher
  • downloading, Xerte
    • downloading, Xerteplan, creating / Making a plan
    • downloading, Xerteopening page, creating / Creating the opening page
    • downloading, Xertepage with image, sound, and magnifer / Creating a page with an image, sound, and magnifer

E

  • end of topic quiz
    • description question / Description question
    • essay question / Essay question
    • questions, adding / Adding questions to the topic quiz
    • cloze passages / Cloze passages

F

  • files
    • uploading / Uploading a file
  • forum
    • forumopen-ended questions, using / Use open-ended questions
    • forumtypes / Types of forum
    • forumsetting up / Setting up a forum

G

  • Gradebook
    • Grader Report settings, adjusting / Adjusting Grader Report settings
    • answers, marking / Marking an individual student's response
    • same essay question by different students, marking / Marking the same essay question by different students
    • categories / Categories within your course Gradebook
    • extra value, adding to specific grades / Adding extra value to specific grades in your Gradebook
    • scale, assigning to assignment / Assigning the new scale to the assignment
  • grade items, Gradebook
    • moving, to category / Moving Grade items to a category
  • Grader Report settings
    • adjusting / Adjusting Grader Report settings

H

  • history course
    • history coursekey stage 3 courses / Key stage 3 courses (11 - 13 year olds)
    • history coursekey stage 4 courses / Key stage 4 courses (14 - 16 year olds)

I

  • images
    • preparing / Preparing images, Preparing the image
    • collecting / Collecting images
    • image, cropping using GIMP / Cropping an image using GIMP
    • image, scaling using GIMP / Scaling an image using GIMP
    • image, saving using GIMP / Saving an image using GIMP
    • working with / Working with images
    • label, inserting / Inserting a label
    • text, adding to label / Adding text to a label
    • exercise / Exercise: Using images
    • word cloud, inserting / Word clouds
  • individual student's response
    • marking, in Gradebook / Marking an individual student's response
  • individual students response
    • marking, in Gradebook / Marking an individual student's response
  • interactive pages, Xerte
    • interactive pages, Xerteexternal repositories, linking to / Linking to external repositories

L

  • Lame Encoder
    • Lame Encoderabout / The Lame Encoder
  • lesson module
    • approaching / Approaching the lesson
    • setting up / Setting up a lesson
    • content, creating / Creating content
    • contents page, creating / Adding a contents page
    • essay choice page, creating / Adding an essay choice page
    • end of branch page, creating / Adding an end of branch page

M

  • Medieval Castles
    • Medieval Castlesabout / Creating the opening page
    • Medieval Castlespages, previewing / Previewing pages
    • Medieval Castlesmatching pairs exercise, creating / Creating a matching pairs exercise
    • Medieval Castlesannotated diagram, inserting / Inserting an annotated diagram
    • Medieval Castlesdrag and drop labelling exercise, creating / Creating a drag-and-drop labelling exercise
    • Medieval Castlesthree column page, creating / Creating a three-column page
    • Medieval Castlespublishing, on Moodle / Publishing Medieval Castles on Moodle
  • Medieval Castles, publishing on Moodle
    • Medieval Castles, publishing on Moodlequiz page, creating / Creating a quiz page
    • Medieval Castles, publishing on MoodleZIP file, creating for Scorm package / Creating the ZIP file for the Scorm package
    • Medieval Castles, publishing on MoodleScorm package, uploading / Uploading the scorm package
    • Medieval Castles, publishing on MoodleGradebook and Scorm package / The Gradebook and the Scorm package
  • Moodle
    • Moodlefeatures / Moodle Ideal for teaching History
    • Moodlehistory teaching / Moodle Ideal for teaching History
    • Moodleextra dimensions, for history teacher / Moodle the Extra Dimension
    • Moodleworksheets, re-inventing / Re-invent your worksheets
    • Moodlecollaborative wiki, using / Encourage students to collaborate
    • Moodleforums, using / Get them using forums
    • Moodlehistory course / Your first History course
    • File Picker / File Picker and it's options
    • MoodleMedieval Castles, publishing / Publishing Medieval Castles on Moodle
  • Moodle course
    • Moodle coursenaming / Naming your course
    • Moodle coursehistory category, creating / Creating the History category
    • Moodle courseforum / Your first forum
    • files, making accessible to students / Making files accessible to students
    • link, creating for students to submit essays / Creating a link for students to submit their essays
    • essay, submitting / Submitting an essay
    • dictionary style glossary / A dictionary style glossary
    • end of topic quiz, setting up / Setting up an end of topic quiz
  • Moodle workshop
    • Moodle workshopaccessing / What to assess in a workshop?
  • multiple choice questions, quiz
    • creating / Creating multiple choice questions
  • multiple files, uploading
    • about / Uploading multiple files
    • zipped folder, creating / Creating a zipped folder
    • zipped folder, uploading / Uploading a zipped folder

O

  • outcomes, Gradebook
    • about / Outcomes
    • adding / Adding outcomes to the Gradebook, Creating an outcome
    • creating / Creating an outcome
    • assigning to activity / Assigning an outcome to an activity
    • formulae, using / Use of formulae to generate different totals
    • ID numbers, assigning to grade items / Assigning ID numbers to grade items
    • formula, creating / Creating a formula

P

  • poll
    • setting up / Setting up a poll
    • students vote / How do students vote?

Q

  • question pages, lesson module
    • creating / Creating a Question page
  • question types, quiz
    • setting up / Types of questions
  • quiz
    • question types / Types of questions
    • creating / Creating a quiz
    • category, creating / Creating a category, Exercise: Creating categories
    • matching question, creating / Creating a matching question
    • multiple choice questions, creating / Creating multiple choice questions
    • compiling / Compiling the quiz
    • result table, displaying / Displaying a Quiz Results table
    • end of topic quiz, creating / Creating an end of topic quiz
  • quiz results table
    • displaying / Displaying a Quiz Results table

R

  • Random Glossary
    • about / Random Glossary Entry
    • creating, block used / Create a Random Glossary using a block
    • entry, moving / Moving the Random Glossary Entry
    • exercise / Exercise: A random glossary
  • reports, Gradebook
    • about / Reports
    • student reports, viewing on screen / View student reports onscreen
    • sinlge student's reports, viewing on screen / Viewing a single student's report onscreen
    • sinlge student reports, viewing on screen / Viewing a single student's report onscreen
  • RSS feeds
    • about / RSS feeds
    • setting up / Setting up an RSS feed
    • configuring / Configuring the RSS block

S

  • same essay question, by different students
    • marking, in Gradebook / Marking the same essay question by different students, Show course calculations
  • scale, Gradebook
    • creating / Creating a scale for comment-driven marking of essays
  • Scorm package
    • Scorm packageabout / Creating a Scorm package
  • Social forum
    • Social forumabout / Clio's Challenge a social format
  • student collaboration
    • poll, using / Using a poll to stimulate discussion
    • database, using / Using a database
  • student view, on quiz
    • about / Student View on entering the quiz

T

  • true or false questions, quiz
    • about / True or false questions

W

  • web link, lesson module
    • inserting / Inserting a web link
  • wikis
    • about / Encouraging collaboration using wikis
    • using / Use of wikis, How groups start to use their wiki
    • groups, creating / Creating groups
    • students, allocating to group / Allocating students to a group
    • wiki, creating for group / Creating a wiki for a group
    • roles, assigning / Assigning roles to the wiki
  • word cloud
    • about / Word clouds
    • inserting, in images / Word clouds
    • creating / Exercise: creating a word cloud
  • workshop
    • workshopcreating / Creating a workshop
    • workshopstudent work submission, setting up / Setting up the submission of student work
    • workshopexample submission, adding / Add example submission
    • workshopreference assessment, providing / Provide a reference assessment
    • workshopworkshop phases, switching between / Switching between workshop phases
    • workshopsubmission phase / Students submit presentations
    • workshopexample assessment / Students perform example assessment
    • workshopassignments, allocating to students / Allocating assignments to students
    • workshoppeer assessment / Students perform the peer assessment
    • workshopresults, analysing / Analysing the results of the workshop
    • workshopaccessing, by teachers / How do teachers assess in a workshop?
    • workshoptypes of grading strategy / Different types of grading strategy
  • workshop module
    • workshop moduleenabling / Enabling the workshop module

X

  • Xerte
    • Xerteabout / Xerte
    • Xertedownloading / Downloading Xerte
    • Xerteinteractive pages / Pages with interactivity

Y

  • year 7 history course
    • year 7 history coursecreating / Create the Year 7 History course
    • year 7 history courseusers, creating / Creating users
    • year 7 history courseusers, enrolling / Enrol users
    • year 7 history coursetopic labels, adding / Adding topic labels, Exercise: Add labels to topics
    • year 7 history coursebacking up / Backup
    • year 7 history coursebacking up, to external drive / Backing up to an external drive
    • year 7 history courserestoring / Restoring the Year 7 History course, Summary