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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 — introducing our project with a blog entry

Let's create an introduction to our project, with the help of a blog entry.

  1. 1. Find the Blog menu block we just added and then click Add an entry about this course.

  2. 2. Click on Add a new entry.

  3. 3. Type a title in the Entry title box, and your blog entry in the Blog entry body, as shown in the following screenshot:

  4. 4. Scroll down and in the option Publish To, choose anyone on this site.

  5. 5. In the Associations section, make sure the box Blog about course Rivers & Flooding (or your course name) is checked.

  6. 6. Click on Save changes.

What just happened?

We used the blogging facility in our profile on Moodle to make a blog entry to introduce the new project to our pupils. We can add to it as we go along, specifying exactly what we'd like the students to do. Because we added our entry through the Blog menu block, it will be easy to find blog posts on our project. Did you notice the link View all entries for this course. That's where you...