Science Teaching with Moodle 2.0

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Learn
  • Use scientific notation, mathematical functions, and display molecules to make your students understand difficult concepts more easily
  • Use the DragMath Equation editor to teach about kinetic energy and momentum
  • Set up surveys to enable your students to help one another and improve the course with their suggestions
  • Create databases to classify elements, materials, and structures
  • Embed videos and images that students can access from home
  • Monitor your students with Gradebook
  • Set up quizzes and collect the results to see how your students are progressing
  • Easily explain difficult concepts such as light and sound waves using animations
  • Theme your site to make it more science-centric
About

Moodle is an open source virtual learning environment that is becoming increasingly popular in schools worldwide due to its ease of use and flexibility. Science is the perfect subject to benefit from the features of Moodle as students will find it easier to learn with the help of interactive content, rather than reading ancient textbooks.

Science Teaching with Moodle 2.0 will give you lots of tips and tricks for teaching science using Moodle. This book will make learning more fun for your students and explain complicated concepts with ease with the help of images, diagrams, and interactive quizzes. It will teach you how to create quizzes, start forum discussions, embed videos, and much more, all while keeping the students' performance at the front of your mind, which is easily monitored using the Gradebook function.

Features
  • Follow a sample course to see how lessons, groups, and forums are created
  • Make your student's homework more exciting by enabling them to watch videos, participate in group discussions, and complete quizzes from home
  • Simplify the teaching of difficult scientific notation using animations
  • Monitor your students' progress using Gradebook
Page Count 296
Course Length 8 hours 52 minutes
ISBN 9781849511483
Date Of Publication 18 Mar 2011

Authors

Vincent Lee Stocker

Compulsive technology explorer Vincent Lee Stocker is E-Learning Leader at Garden International School, Kuala Lumpur, where he leads/pioneers developments in Moodle, SIMs and other key areas. He has piloted innovative ICT use in a wide range of educational contexts including Hampshire, Kent, Bangkok, and Istanbul as well as developing a popular, internationally renowned Moodle-based website. Vincent is also a secondary school Chemistry specialist, subject leader, and pastoral manager with 15 years of teaching experience.

His curiosity in using ICT to enhance his classroom practice started with setting up websites for his students to revise from in the early days of the Internet, and exploded with the realization of the power of tools such as Moodle. Vincent began using Moodle in 2004 with the release of version 1.3 and has gone on to train in excess of 200 teachers to use various versions of the software.

His other interests include wakesurfing, music production, local exploration, cookery, and home-brewing … anything that gives Vincent the excuse to tinker with technology and flex his secret geek side.

Vincent is married to Rhiannon Stocker. They recently celebrated the birth of their first child, Seren.

Science Teaching with Moodle 2.0 is his first published work.