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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

Making a sound recording to put into Moodle

Perhaps you have an iPod or an MP3 player. Maybe you download music or talk shows. The files you listen to, or download, are similar to what we are going to create for Moodle. Some people call them podcasts. Although our creations are not podcasts in the strictest terms, we're pretty close!

How do we do it? Well, we need a script to be read out. For that, we shall use a poem written by Jamie, a ten year old student in my class. All we need now is the equipment and an instrument to record him with. We need two, or possibly three, items:

  1. 1. A computer.

  2. 2. A microphone, if your computer doesn't have one built-in.

  3. 3. A free program called Audacity, which we'll download in a moment.


    You don't need an expensive broadcasting-standard furry microphone at all; a basic mike that gets plugged into your computer will do the job for us.

    You should find a socket with an icon of a mike somewhere at the back or sides of your computer or laptop that you can...