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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 chat room in Moodle

Let's set up a chat room in our Rivers and Flooding course so that our students can discuss their plans:

  1. 1. With editing turned on, go to Add an activity, and select the Chat option.

  2. 2. In the Name of this chat room field, enter an appropriate title for the discussion.

  3. 3. In the Introduction text field, type in what the discussion is going to be about. If you want this to show on the main course page, check the box Display description on the course page.

  4. 4. For the Next chat time option, choose when you want to open the chat room.

  5. 5. For the Repeat sessions option, choose whether you want to chat regularly or just once.

  6. 6. For the Save past sessions option, choose how long, if at all, to keep a record of the conversation. (This might be useful if you won't be present at the chat or else if the chat will form part of an assessed task.)

    It is up to you to decide whether to allow everyone to view the past sessions or not.

  7. 7. Ignore all other settings...