Science Teaching with Moodle 2.0

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Science Teaching with Moodle 2.0

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ISBN 139781849511483
Paperback296 pages

About This Book

  • 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

Who This Book Is For

This book is for science teachers who would like to enhance their lessons using Moodle. It doesn't matter if you haven't used Moodle before; as long as someone has set it up for you, you can get started with the exercises in the book straightaway.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Started
Before you start
Orientation around a Moodle course
Administration
Summary
Chapter 2: Making it Look Great
Changing the theme
Improving the layout of the course content
Adding content around the side of your course
Summary
Chapter 3: Learning through Discussion: Forums, Chat, and Messaging
Forums
Chat
Messaging
Summary
Chapter 4: Assessing your Learners' Understanding of Science
Assessment for learning
Feedback
Using ratings in forums
Assignments
How to create quizzes
Summary
Chapter 5: Monitoring Your Students' Progress
Checking usage and completion of tasks
Preparation for course completion reports
Completion tracking for your whole course
Further analysis of activities
Using the gradebook
Summary
Chapter 6: Tools for Collaborative Learning
Working together
Wikis
Glossary activity
Workshops
Setting up a workshop
Summary
Chapter 7: Using Mathematical Equations, Animated Molecules, and Creating 'Live' Graphs
Jmol: an open-source Java viewer for chemical structures in 3D
TeX notation
Using LaTeX notation
Creating graphs in Moodle
Summary
Chapter 8: Self-Assessment, Reflection, and Personalized Learning
Using self-assessment
Using lessons to provide differentiated personalized learning
Blogs
Microblogging
Summary
Chapter 9: Using Student Voice to Improve your Course
Eliciting suggestions for course improvement
Using the suggestions for improvement
Set up a database to collect their favorite links
Summary
Chapter 10: Housekeeping for the New School Year
Why would you want to reset your course?
Back up everything
Exporting useful data
Resetting your course
Tidying up your reset course
Summary
Chapter 11: Making Moodle Magic
Contributed modules and plugins
SCORM
Create content using other websites
Summary

What You Will 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

In Detail

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.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Started
Before you start
Orientation around a Moodle course
Administration
Summary
Chapter 2: Making it Look Great
Changing the theme
Improving the layout of the course content
Adding content around the side of your course
Summary
Chapter 3: Learning through Discussion: Forums, Chat, and Messaging
Forums
Chat
Messaging
Summary
Chapter 4: Assessing your Learners' Understanding of Science
Assessment for learning
Feedback
Using ratings in forums
Assignments
How to create quizzes
Summary
Chapter 5: Monitoring Your Students' Progress
Checking usage and completion of tasks
Preparation for course completion reports
Completion tracking for your whole course
Further analysis of activities
Using the gradebook
Summary
Chapter 6: Tools for Collaborative Learning
Working together
Wikis
Glossary activity
Workshops
Setting up a workshop
Summary
Chapter 7: Using Mathematical Equations, Animated Molecules, and Creating 'Live' Graphs
Jmol: an open-source Java viewer for chemical structures in 3D
TeX notation
Using LaTeX notation
Creating graphs in Moodle
Summary
Chapter 8: Self-Assessment, Reflection, and Personalized Learning
Using self-assessment
Using lessons to provide differentiated personalized learning
Blogs
Microblogging
Summary
Chapter 9: Using Student Voice to Improve your Course
Eliciting suggestions for course improvement
Using the suggestions for improvement
Set up a database to collect their favorite links
Summary
Chapter 10: Housekeeping for the New School Year
Why would you want to reset your course?
Back up everything
Exporting useful data
Resetting your course
Tidying up your reset course
Summary
Chapter 11: Making Moodle Magic
Contributed modules and plugins
SCORM
Create content using other websites
Summary

Book Details

ISBN 139781849511483
Paperback296 pages
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