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Moodle 2 for Teaching 7-14 Year Olds Beginner's Guide

By : Mary Cooch
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Moodle 2 for Teaching 7-14 Year Olds Beginner's Guide

By: Mary Cooch

Overview of this book

Moodle is a very popular e-learning tool in universities and high schools. But what does it have to offer younger students who want a fun, interesting, interactive, and informative learning experience? Moodle empowers teachers to achieve all this and more and this book will show you how!Moodle 2 For Teaching 7-14 Year Olds will show complete beginners in Moodle with no technical background how to make the most of its features to enhance the learning and teaching of children aged around 7-14. The book focuses on the unique needs of young learners to create a fun, interesting, interactive, and informative learning environment your students will want to go to day after day.This is a practical book for teachers, written by a teacher with two decades of practical experience, latterly in using Moodle to motivate younger students. Learn how to put your lessons online in minutes; how to set creative homework that Moodle will mark for you and how to get your students working together to build up their knowledge. Throughout the book we will build a course from scratch, adaptable for ages 7 to 14, on Rivers and Flooding. You can adapt this to any topic, as Moodle lends itself to all subjects and ages.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Moodle 2 for Teaching 7-14 Year Olds
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Making a multimedia worksheet about flooding, directly in Moodle

Now, this is progress. At the start of the chapter, we had barely learned how to upload what we already had, and now we are thinking of typing straight into Moodle. But hold on—why should we bother? We're pretty proficient in MS Word, and with each upload we do, we take less time to do it.

Remember the introduction, where I said that this chapter was about saving energy—ours and the world's. Actually, it can also be about saving the children's energy, and even avoiding their frustration. If we go back to our course page and click on one of our worksheets, what happens? Depending on the browser that is being used—in this case Internet Explorer (IE) —we get a pop-up dialog box, as shown in the following screenshot:

Here, having already clicked on the link, we are being asked to make a choice between three options. If we choose Open, we will have to wait for a while, for the file to open. So that's two clicks and a wait. For a...