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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

Time for action — creating a decision-making exercise (DME)

Let's create a Decision Making Exercise (DME) which will test the decision-making skills and spontaneity of the students.

  1. 1. With editing turned on in the topic section you want, click on Add an activity and then click on Lesson.

  2. 2. In the Name box, give a title to your exercise, which your students will click on to start the exercise.

  3. 3. For our basic activity, set the Maximum number of answers to 2 and the Maximum grade to 10, as shown in the following screenshot. Use other numbers when you try it out yourself some other time!

  4. 4. From the Display ongoing score drop-down menu, select Yes.

  5. 5. Ignore everything else! This is just a taster, remember.

  6. 6. Click on Save and display. You'll get the screen as shown in the following screenshot:


    Make sure you are in Collapsed view. If the word Collapsed is not clickable; you are OK. If you can click on Collapsed, then click on it before you continue.

  7. 7. Click on the Add a content page...