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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 — getting a program to help us edit images for Moodle

For this purpose, we need a simple program that will change the size of our photos or other images without losing their quality or distorting them.

If you are using a Mac, you will have a facility known as Preview, which does the job we want.

If you have Microsoft Office, there is a very basic image editing program called Microsoft Picture Manager, which is worth trying out.

However, if you are on a PC and don't have Microsoft Office installed in your computer, there is a free program that we're about to use. This program will resize the single photo Liz wants in her label. Furthermore, Liz can show the students all of the photos in the folder at one go. It's called IrfanView.

  1. 1. Go to the website

  2. 2. Click on the IrfanView download link, as shown in the following screenshot:

  3. 3. Next, click on the button named Download Now. If you get a message saying that downloading files is blocked, click on...