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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 an online creative writing exercise

For our advert, we'll use an Online text assignment. We'll have a look at the others afterwards.


In Moodle-speak, an assignment is a place where students can send you work. In the newest version of Moodle, due out in June 2012, the settings for assignments will change a little from those shown as follows. You will still be able to do all of our activities though, and if you need any extra guidance, check out the up-to-date documentation on

  1. 1. With editing turned on, select Online text from the Add an activity drop-down menu.

  2. 2. In the Assignment name field, enter something descriptive—our students will click here to get to the task.

  3. 3. In the Description field, enter the instructions. If you want them to appear on the main course page, check the Display description on course page box. Our screen will then appear as shown in the following screenshot:


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