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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
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Time for action — setting up a discussion forum on Moodle

Let's create an online discussion area for the students to share their views and comments. This discussion area is called the Forum.

  1. 1. With editing turned on, click on Add an activity and select Forum.

  2. 2. In the Forum type field, click on the drop-down arrow and choose A single simple discussion (we'll investigate the other options later).

  3. 3. In the Forum name field, enter some text that will invite your students to click on it to join the discussion.

  4. 4. In the Forum introduction field, enter your starting topic, with images and hyperlinks if you wish.

  5. 5. If you want the description displayed on the course page, check the box Display description on course page. Here's a screenshot of where we are so far:

  6. 6. Change the option Force everyone to be subscribed to Yes, if you want people to get an e-mail every time somebody adds their comments or suggestions to the forum.

  7. 7. Leave the option Read tracking as it is, and people can decide whether...