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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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Hot potatoes—cool learning

Moodle can make quizzes and matching exercises as mentioned previously; with the added bonus that you don't have to mark them. We'll look at Moodle's offerings later in this chapter. However, there's another program available on the Internet that will enable you to do this kind of activity in double-quick time. It has a very bizarre name, which is, Hot Potatoes. It's not a part of Moodle, but it can be used in Moodle in a very simple and effective manner. Many teachers actually prefer it to the homegrown Moodle version. It has five types of activities that can be created while staying offline on your computer, and uploaded later to Moodle. What's more, you don't have to pay a single penny. So let's go and get it now!


Hot Potatoes is free for download and use. It makes web pages which will give your students instant feedback on their scores. However, if you want to take it one step further, ask your Moodle admin to go to and download the HotPot...