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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 — resizing a single photo to display on Moodle

Make sure that you have a reasonably large photo ready. Using IrfanView, let's make the image smaller.

  1. 1. Start IrfanView.

  2. 2. Select menu option File | Open.

  3. 3. As with Moodle, navigate to the photo that you want (that ends with the extension .jpg), select it, and click on Open.

  4. 4. Click on the Image tab and then click on Resize/Resample. The following dialogue box will appear:

  5. 5. If you understand about pixels, you can change the number of pixels in the Width box. The height will change accordingly, to ensure that the image is not distorted.

  6. 6. If you prefer to think in centimeters (cm) or inches, click on that unit and then change the width.

  7. 7. If you wish to make your photo a certain percent smaller than it was before, click on Set new size as percentage of original, and specify the required percentage.

  8. 8. Click on the OK button located at the bottom of the window.

  9. 9. Select menu option File | Save as and (if you want) rename your...