Moodle 1.9 for Teaching 7-14 Year Olds: Beginner's Guide

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Learn
  • Make a Moodle class page that your students will want to visit and linger on
  • Display your worksheets for students to access at home
  • Set up your lessons directly onto Moodle to save paper and effort
  • Get your students doing homework on Moodle so you can grade and give feedback online
  • Get interactive with self-marking games and quizzes by including images, sounds, and animations
  • Use Moodle to encourage discussion and decision-making
  • Make movies and sound recordings to inspire your class
  • Make the most of what's free on the Web to get your children working and learning together
About

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!

This book 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.

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. Its aim is to give you some hints and advice on how to get your Moodle courses up and running with useful content that your students will actually want to go and learn from on a regular basis. We will assume that you have an installation of Moodle managed by somebody else, so you are responsible only for creating and delivering course content. Throughout the book we will be building a course from scratch, adaptable for ages 7 to 14 on Rivers and Flooding It could be any topic, as Moodle lends itself to all subjects and ages.

Features
  • Focus on the unique needs of young learners to create a fun, interesting, interactive, and informative learning environment your students will want to go on day after day
  • Engage and motivate your students with games, quizzes, movies, and podcasts the whole class can participate in
  • Go paperless! Put your lessons online and grade them anywhere, anytime
  • Ideal for teachers new to Moodle: easy to follow and abundantly illustrated with screenshots of the solutions you'll build
Page Count 236
Course Length 7 hours 4 minutes
ISBN 9781847197146
Date Of Publication 26 Mar 2009

Authors

Mary Cooch

Mary Cooch has taught Languages and Geography in the UK for over 20 years. She manages several websites, even more Moodles, and runs her own Moodle blog. A Moodle Certified Teacher, she now spends part of her working week travelling the country as a VLE trainer specializing in Moodle. She regularly promotes its benefits in Junior and High schools and has a deep understanding of what works best for younger students. Known online as the moodlefairy, Mary is a frequent contributor to the help forums of Moodle.org where she aims to enthuse others with her passion for this open source Virtual Learning Environment.