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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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Using Moodle to get our students to make decisions

Have you ever done any of those fun online quizzes that abound, such as How attractive are you?, Which famous person do you most resemble?, and so on? They start by asking you questions such as Are you male or female? and then tailor their answers to suit your selection. These activities work by having alternative branches depending on what we choose each time we click on one of the buttons. If you are good at slideshow presentations, you can do similar kinds of things by hyperlinking an action button to a particular slide. Moodle has this branching feature too, in the Lesson module. We're going to use it now to create a decision-making exercise for our students. It's great for those higher level thinking skills that we're meant to encourage in the students. We are going to ask our class to put themselves in the shoes of a nine year old girl, Milly, who is about to experience a major flood in her road. The students have to make choices...