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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
About the Reviewers

Using Moodle on your i-devices

More and more classes these days are using iPads or iPod touches. As I write, my school's Assistant Headteacher has just put in an order for a set of iPads for the Special Educational Needs department and he is thinking of ordering an iPod touch for each member of the teaching staff. (Yes, please!)

Many teachers and a fair number of older students also have iPhones. If you, as a teacher, think you might be doing a lot of uploading through your iPhone, you might like to download the official Moodle iPhone app from the iPhone store. (It's free.) If you have a Blackberry or an Android phone, don't feel left out, because they also have a free app available here:

Here's a quick checklist of the pros and cons of mobile devices such as iPads.

What's good

Here are some advantages of iPads and similar devices:

  • It's really easy for you to keep track of forum posts while you're out and about.

  • It's useful for assessing children...