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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 — creating a self-marking gap-fill exercise

Let's re-equip the rivers and continents exercise and create a self-marking, gap-fill exercise.

  1. 1. Click on the JCloze Potato.

  2. 2. Give your gap-fill exercise a name by entering it in the Title box. In the window that pops up, type (or copy-and-paste) the passage in which you want to have gaps.

  3. 3. Select a word that you want blanked out, and click on Gap at the bottom of the screen.

  4. 4. If you wanted, you could add a clue and alternative correct answers for the gapped word, as shown in the following screenshot. If you aren't bothered about children's spelling, add alternative spellings, or if your word is a number, add it as digits here too:

  5. 5. Click on OK to go back to the main screen.

  6. 6. Repeat this for as many blanks or gaps as you want.

  7. 7. Go to the configuration screen and personalize your exercise, as we did for the JMatch exercise.

  8. 8. Click on the Other tab, and, with the help of the following table, make your choices specific...