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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
About the Reviewers

Chapter 4. Self-marking Quizzes

This chapter is all about work-life balance. This chapter will teach you how to introduce, practice, and consolidate learning in Moodle through the use of online activities such as quizzes, crosswords, and matching exercises. It will show you how, with the click of a button, you can have differentiated exercises for students of varying abilities. Even better, once you've created it, you can go and have a coffee in the staffroom while Moodle grades it for you and gives your students an instant feedback, which they always appreciate!

For the purposes of this chapter, we're going to assume that the class has been learning about the major world rivers. So we shall:

  • Test their knowledge with matching, gap-fill, crossword, multichoice, and jumbled up exercises that you don't have to mark

  • Set a multimedia end-of-unit assessment test on Moodle that—once again—you don't have to mark

Forget the paper

In the past, we've been used to testing students' knowledge on paper and...