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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
Credits
About the Author
About the Reviewers
www.PacktPub.com
Preface

Summary


In this chapter, we mainly ventured outside of the walled garden that is Moodle, and entered the wonderful world of Web 2.0. This has enabled us to add creativity and more interactivity to our Moodle course by getting our students to blog and comment on each other's entries, embedding a Google Map into our course and creating a moving, talking teacher with Voki (as a refreshing change from ourselves!) We also introduced them to Digital Storytelling with Storybird and channeled their literary and artistic creativity with Wordle.

We've had a lot of fun in the last three chapters. However, if we want to make our Moodle course successful and long-lasting, we need to ensure that everything we put on it actually works for us and our students. Not as obvious as you might assume, but of vital importance. Now that we have got plenty of skills under our belt, in the next chapter, we shall have a look at the practicalities and the nitty-gritty of Moodle!