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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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Chapter 6. Multimedia

This chapter is all about sound and vision. A big plus for teachers using Moodle is that we're not just tied to displaying worksheets that we've had for years. Our classes can watch movies, listen to interviews or stories, and even make their own audio visuals for other students to enjoy. As part of our Rivers and Flooding project, we're going to get our students involved in producing content for Moodle and we're also going to be creative ourselves.

In this chapter, we shall:

  • Make a sound recording of one of our students reading a rivers poem

  • Make a short film about a field trip our class went on, using students' photos and a narrative read by another member of the class

  • Upload the recording and the short film into Moodle to show the students' parents how talented they are

The term multimedia is applied to many ways of communication. People learn in different ways: some prefer to listen, some prefer to read, and some prefer to watch and learn. We try in our classroom to...