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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 — uploading and displaying our game on Moodle

As you may recall, Moodle won't let you upload folders in the way that they are normally stored on your PC. You have to zip or compress them first. Then, once you have uploaded them into Moodle, you have to unzip them again and select the main file to play the game.

  1. 1. Right-click on our game folder and choose Send To | Compressed (zipped) Folder:

  2. 2. From your Moodle course page, with the editing turned on and in the section you want the game to be, click on Add a resource | File, and then upload this zipped folder (the file should have an extension of .zip).


    Make sure you choose File and not Folder. Odd though it seems, we aren't uploading our folder to the Folder section. We have to add it to the File section because all our game files are linked together. You can add folders to the File option in Moodle.

  3. 3. Once the file has been uploaded, click the little icon to the right of the zipped folder and then choose Unzip.

  4. 4. You...