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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 — making a self-marking crossword exercise

This one's probably my favorite. Don't be put off by it! As soon as you open it, it looks complex, but I have a method for creating the crosswords in double-quick time. Thus, let us just follow these instructions and then go and watch some TV. Crosswords are popular with some students, but not all children actually know how to fill them in. Also, the Hot Potatoes crosswords don't operate in the way you expect them to, so you might need to explain a bit about it to the students. Let's learn how to do it.

  1. 1. Click on JCross.

  2. 2. Type in the title of your crossword, in the box on the left.

  3. 3. Click on Manage Grid, which is available on the top menu and then click on Automatic Grid Maker.

  4. 4. Add the words that you want in your crossword, one under the other, as shown in the following screenshot:

  5. 5. Click on the Make the grid button.

  6. 6. When you're happy with the results and are back on the main screen, click on Add Clues.

  7. 7. Select the word...