Book Image

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

By : Mary Cooch
Book Image

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

Chapter 3. Getting Interactive

Congratulations on reaching Chapter 3! Some people choose never to go beyond the skills acquired in Chapters 1, Getting Started, and Chapter 2, Adding Worksheets and Resources, and are then surprised when their Moodle course doesn't really take off with the students or their colleagues. In the following pages, we shall reach into the heart of Moodle. The previous chapters were about what we could do for our children. This one is about what they can give back to us!

This chapter combines classroom tasks with Moodle activities, in a mini project that will get our students to think and collaborate. We'll also add a competitive element to it and—just as we have seen on TV—let the children vote for the winner. The tasks we set will involve the students researching, collaborating, and reflecting. They will be working hard, but we'll have a much easier time now, as all of their responses will be on Moodle for us to view and mark at our convenience—no more carrying...