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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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In this chapter, we used Moodle activities to help us deliver a class project. The added benefit was that we could focus on getting our students to take control of their learning by getting them to think and reflect on their work in a safe and a moderated environment (using Forum and Chat), and by having them share ideas in a Glossary and present designs in a Database. We have also given them a chance to peer assess and offered them the opportunity to evaluate their progress privately (using Choice). They have been provided with an online space to perform a written task (using an Assignment) and have been encouraged to pool ideas and collaborate on a class story (using a Wiki).

Perhaps, now that we've got them engaged with Moodle, it is time to get some grades in our gradebook. The next chapter will teach us to set up interesting exercises for our class students. These exercises will not only be enjoyable for them, but will involve no marking at all on our part. Moodle will do it...