Moodle 2 for Teaching 4-9 Year Olds Beginner's Guide

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  • Create a course and find your way around Moodle
  • Use the Moodle Database module to create story-telling activities
  • Create visual spot-the-difference exercises using the lesson module
  • Embed visualizations of historic and time-based events, using the SIMILE Timeline widget
  • Add fun games including word-search and hidden picture puzzles to your courses
  • Explore how to embed Flash-based puzzles to Moodle
  • Combine face-to-face teaching with online activities in a classroom environment



Moodle is a virtual learning environment that is being used in more and more schools worldwide. It is ideal for teaching a younger age group as interactive lessons enable children to learn quicker and with greater ease.

Moodle 2 for Teaching 4-9 Year Olds Beginner's Guide will help you to adapt your existing lesson plans to online Moodle courses and will give you ideas to create new activities, quizzes, and puzzles to make the learning process fun and interactive for young children.

The interactivity of Moodle means that it is perfect for teaching younger children as they can learn by watching, listening, and doing. Learn how to create activities and quizzes that are specially adapted for younger children and are quick and easy for you to incorporate in Moodle. Other highlights include spot-the-difference exercises, games, and embedded puzzles.

  • A beginner's guide with lots of practical examples
  • Learn how to create a wealth of exciting activities to make teaching and learning fun
  • Minimize the stress of lesson planning with lots of exercises that can be used again and again
  • Written to Moodle 2, the examples in this book can also be used in previous versions of Moodle
  • The complete software list accompanying this book is available here
  • The online Moodle course accompanying this book is available here
Page Count 332
Course Length 9 hours 57 minutes
ISBN 9781849513289
Date Of Publication 23 Oct 2011


Nicholas Freear

Nicholas Freear got into software and educational technology through a series of happy accidents. During research for a PhD in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Birmingham he was thrown in at the deep end, learning to program in C++, using the Windows API, and programming against the interface card for an early digital camera (a "frame grabber", since you ask). Bizarrely, this didn't put him off. In his next job, he was a programmer at a high-tech startup company helping to create products from voice recognition and speech synthesis software. However, the World Wide Web was calling. After a character-building stint as a self-employed developer and accessibility consultant, Nicholas joined the team that was working on The Open University's next generation e-learning environment. And so, he was introduced to Moodle and the open-source software community. Following several fruitful years, Nick joined the Institute of Educational Technology at The OU, where he got to talk to more academics, pursue his accessibility and usability interests, and work on many different education and research projects. He blogs (, contributes to the Moodle community (, and likes to talk at workshops and conferences despite his stammer. When he's not trying to understand the mysteries of the Web, Nick likes to sing, cycle, listen to loud music, and learn about all things Chinese. Occasionally all at the same time.