Students these days are almost permanently online via their pcs, laptops, mobiles or tablets. Younger kids are no exception. Learning doesn’t have to stop at the school gates, and the advent of online learning systems such as the free open source Virtual Learning Environment Moodle have made it possible for teachers and their classes to continue and enhance their studies out of school hours. But how easy is it for regular teachers to pick up yet another new technology on top of an already heavy work schedule?
Packt Publishing’s latest release, Moodle 2 for Teaching 7-14 Year Olds Beginner's Guide, makes learning how to use the world’s most popular VLE not only easy, but also fun and inspiring. Written by a teacher with over 25 years’ classroom experience herself, the book assumes no prior knowledge of Moodle and only very basic computer skills. The author, Mary Cooch, a globally respected trainer and active member of the Moodle community, guides the reader step by step through the essentials of teaching younger students with Moodle.
Although the book is aimed at those educators dealing with students aged from 7 to 14 years, it has been proven many times over to be a suitable primer for teachers of older students too. Mary wrote the first edition of the book for an earlier version of Moodle and it rapidly became a standard manual in teacher training colleges and a “must-buy” for High school and Elementary school libraries.
While many teachers would be happy just to put their worksheets online and give their students easy one-click access to useful websites, Moodle 2 for Teaching 7-14 Year Olds Beginner's Guide takes them beyond this: once they are comfortable with basic adding of resources, they learn how to save time by engaging their classes in self-marking quizzes and games; they discover how to have them build their knowledge collaboratively using Moodle’s standard features and get their students involved in peer assessment and feedback activities to nurture those vital skills of judgement and reflection.
Moodle 2 for Teaching 7-14 Year Olds Beginner's Guide is illustrated throughout with numerous helpful screenshots so the reader is always very clear about how to set up the activities. Mindful that a non-technical teacher might not be so familiar with other handy IT skills, the author provides simple instructions that give the reader confidence to tackle basic image editing, podcast making and even creating videos, all with the objective of giving the students a fantastic Moodle experience.
Aimed squarely at teachers and classroom assistants who need to use Moodle but don’t want to waste hours on specialised manuals or unsuitable training sessions, Moodle 2 for Teaching 7-14 Year Olds Beginner's Guide will not only get readers up to speed but will also motivate them to explore exciting ways to get their classes learning online. A win-win for teacher and student alike!
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