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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


In this chapter, we've started assembling work for our classes in Moodle. We've looked at saving time and energy by getting individual worksheets into Moodle for our students (so we don't have to keep printing them, getting whole folders of work into Moodle (instead of uploading them one at a time), making quick and easy links to websites, creating a worksheet from scratch in Moodle, instead of doing this offline and then uploading the worksheet, and finding an easy way to show online videos to help our students' learning.

Additionally, we've also provided tips on improving the appearance of the course by showing work in a folder instead of showing everything separately in a list, breaking up the work into chunks by using a label, and moving items around the page.

Setting up that page was just the beginning. If we can do that, it's only one tiny step further to getting our students to learn interactively and to send us their work within Moodle. That's where we're heading in the next...