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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 — saving our recording

We have created the audio recording with the help of Audacity. Now, we need to upload it into our Moodle course. We first have to save it on our computer.

  1. 1. Go to File | Export and make sure the drop-down is showing MP3.

  2. 2. You'll be directed to your hard disk drive. Find a place to save your file on the hard disk, and give it a name.

  3. 3. If you get a message saying that the computer is saving your tracks into one single track, just agree!

  4. 4. When the box (shown in the following screenshot) appears, add the required information about the file, and then click on the OK button:

What just happened?

We did it! We have created and saved our sound recording! We saved it as an MP3 file, the best type of sound file for Moodle. More importantly, we now have the skills to show the students how to make their own recording. Why not play the file now and see how it sounds? Then, we'll look at two ways of playing it into Moodle.

Have a go hero — displaying our MP3 file...