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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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Time for action — saving a Rivers homework as a .pdf file for ease of access on Moodle

As we know, not everybody will have the MS Office software installed on their computer. So for the files that we want the users to only read and not edit, we can save the file as a PDF file. Let's learn how to do this.

  1. 1. Open LibreOffice on your computer (you might have an icon on the desktop).

  2. 2. Click on Open... and browse and select the file that you want to open using the LibreOffice software just as you would for Moodle.

  3. 3. The file will open up in LibreOffice.

  4. 4. Click on File and then click on Export as PDF..., as shown in the following screenshot:

  5. 5. On the next screen, click on Export.

  6. 6. Select where you want the file saved to, and then click on Save.

What just happened?

We used a built-in feature of LibreOffice to create a different version of Liz's homework sheet, which can be read on many different types of computer. We opened up the document (that had been created in Microsoft Word 2010) and exported...