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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
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Time for action — saving our slideshow so that everyone can see it

By everyone I mean all pupils and teachers—whether or not they have MS Office or LibreOffice! We're going to open up Liz's New Orleans PowerPoint slideshow, save it in Flash format, and then upload it into Moodle. Let's learn how it is done.

  1. 1. Open up PowerPoint and open the presentation that you want to convert.

  2. 2. From the iSpring free tab at the top, click on Publish.

  3. 3. On the next screen, select or deselect the Start presentation automatically option according to your wish.

  4. 4. Click on the Publish button again.

What just happened?

We've just converted a regular PowerPoint to a fancy Flash movie that will work on all of our pupils' computers! Having downloaded and installed the iSpring program, we simply needed to open up our presentation and publish it into Flash format. You'll find that no matter which format your new file is initially saved in, it will end up in the .swf format. This is yet another file extension, which...