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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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Summarizing our project in a word cloud

I had said at the start of this chapter, that we'd be combining geography with literacy. With our final Web 2.0 application, our students will not only be doing that but also arguably creating a piece of artwork.

We shall be using a tool called Wordle, which is a graphic representation of the most frequently used words in a blog, free write, or speech. In simple terms, it is a customizable word picture where the words used most often are the largest. It has become very popular with political analysts who use it to discover the most frequently-used words of election candidates. I have also seen it being used by teachers wishing to review the syllabus of exam boards. They enter the syllabus into Wordle to find out which topics are given more emphasis.

However, we're going to use Wordle as a medium of reflection—and also to have fun! As with our previous application, let's first create a sample exercise ourselves, so that we can speak with authority when...