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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

Time for action — finding and making the bin game

Let's find and create a bin game, where the student is expected to decide which statements are true and which are false, by dropping the statements into the correct bin.

  1. 1. Go to the web address

  2. 2. Find Templates and then choose Dustbin Game as shown in the following screenshot:

  3. 3. Click on the Start button under the garbage can!

  4. 4. Enter your statements in the text boxes (bins) available on the next screen. You'll have four bins; ignore the ones that you don't want to use. Change category 1 name to True and category 2 name to False:

  5. 5. Enter a password in the Password Protect block, to stop students from being able to alter your words.

  6. 6. Click on the blue diskette icon, available to the right of the Proceed button.

  7. 7. When asked whether you want to open or save the file, choose to save it somewhere on your computer.

  8. 8. That's it. Done!

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