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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 — creating our movie

Assuming that we now have a version of Windows Movie Maker installed on our computer, let us:

  1. 1. Find and open Windows Movie Maker.

  2. 2. Don't be put off by the complex look of the next screen. Consider it in four parts:

    • On the left, we have a list of tasks

    • In the middle, we have an image storage area

    • On the right, we have the preview screen

    • At the bottom, we have the film strip (timeline or storyboard) to which we'll add our images, subtitles, and commentary

  3. 3. Click on the Import pictures link in the list of tasks. You'll be taken to your hard disk drive, from where you can select the photos that you want to add to the movie.

  4. 4. If you want to include all of the images from one folder, click on Ctrl + A, holding both keys down together.

  5. 5. Click on the Import button as shown in the following screenshot:

  6. 6. The images will now appear in the middle section of the Movie Maker screen, where the images are held.

  7. 7. Select one of the images (it doesn't have to be your...