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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
Credits
About the Author
About the Reviewers
www.PacktPub.com
Preface

Online worksheets—some ideas to consider


I hope you can see that although being able to display a year's worth of worksheets and slideshows (which is a very powerful feature of Moodle) is useful, it can often be simpler and friendlier to create the task directly in Moodle. If you've already prepared a worksheet, for example in MS Word, you can also copy and paste it (although it doesn't always display exactly the same as your original).

If you are lucky enough to have a projector, a whiteboard, and an Internet connection in your room, why not present your instructions to your class on a web page in Moodle, instead of writing them by hand? You can then plan the course in advance and show it through your projector when you are ready.

If you have a homework task that does not involve the class having to download and take printouts of your worksheet, why not make that a web page?

If you can get your class into a computer room, why not have them view your web page on their own computers and follow...