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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 database

Let's create a database to which the students can post their designs.

  1. 1. With editing turned on, select the Database option within the Add an activity option.

  2. 2. In the Name field, provide a suitable title for your database.

  3. 3. In the Introduction block, specify what you want the students to add—in our case, the image file of their campsite design.

  4. 4. If you want this to show on the course main page, check the box Display description on course page.

  5. 5. Don't worry about any settings that you're not sure of. For now, ignore them all and just click on Save and display.

  6. 6. Click on the drop-down arrow for the Create a new field option, and select Picture, as shown in the following screenshot:


    Fields are simply bits of information, such as names, addresses, dates, and so on. Note that each field has to have a different name; you cannot have two the same.

  7. 7. In the Field name field, enter a suitable title for the field and in the Field description field...