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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 — making a Wordle word cloud

Let's learn how to create a Wordle word cloud.

  1. 1. Go to the website

  2. 2. Click on the Create tab.

  3. 3. Type (or paste) your words. The more often you enter a word, the bigger the word cloud will be. Click on the Go button.

  4. 4. Change the font, color, and the layout of your created Wordle by clicking the tabs available above the word cloud, as shown in the following screenshot:

  5. 5. When you're satisfied with the word cloud, click on Save to Gallery.

  6. 6. Copy the link that you get for your Wordle (press Ctrl+C on your keyboard).

What just happened?

We used a website called Wordle to make a word cloud of the terms on our topic of flooding. The more often we typed the words, the larger they appeared in the word cloud. We chose a font and color, decided how we wanted our cloud to appear, and then saved it as a link. We will give that to our students.

Have a go hero — getting our students to send us their Wordle word clouds

I guaranteed that...