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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
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Time for action — matching rivers to continents with the JMatch Hot Potato

I'm going to get my students to match up the five rivers with the continents they're situated in. I'm going to set a time limit on it: really quick—maybe a minute. Later, we'll do all of this together in lesson time, as I have a projector. I'll upload the exercise to Moodle so that for homework, they can each try to beat the time we got in class. Here it goes:

  1. 1. Click on JMatch. When the box comes up, type in a title and put your pairs in (correctly matched up) order, as shown in the following screenshot:

  2. 2. If you want more than five pairs, click the arrow next to 1.

  3. 3. Once you have specified all of the pairs that you want to use, click on File and then click on Save. And you are done!


    That's as easy as it can be. However, you will get a rather blank and gray-looking matching exercise that will not inspire your students, visually, to give it a go. Let's try to pretty it up a bit first, before we save it and...