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Moodle What Is It? How Does It Work?. Workshop Agenda & Moodle Overview Chris Wood Indiana PTA Conference – April 15 – 17, 2011. Workshop Agenda. Introduction A Vision of Students Today What is Moodle? Benefits of Moodle in the Classroom?. Benefits of Moodle.

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Moodle what is it how does it work

MoodleWhat Is It? How Does It Work?

Workshop Agenda & Moodle Overview

Chris Wood

Indiana PTA Conference – April 15 – 17, 2011


Workshop agenda

Workshop Agenda

  • Introduction

    • A Vision of Students Today

    • What is Moodle?

    • Benefits of Moodle in the Classroom?


Benefits of moodle

Benefits of Moodle

  • Promotes a social constructionist pedagogy including collaboration activities, criticalreflection, etc.

  • Ideal resource to incorporate 21st Century skills into educational process.

  • Suitable for 100% online classes as well as supplementing face‐to‐face learning.

  • Simple, lightweight, efficient, compatible, low‐tech browser interface.

  • Source: (Horn, 2009)


Moodle s versatility

Moodle’s Versatility

Moodle allows teachers many different ways to incorporate online learning into the classroom. Below is a breakdown of the different components that Moodle provides educators.

Blocks

Resources

Activities

Assignments

Chat

Choice

Database

Forum

Hot Potatoes Quiz

Glossary

Lesson

Quiz

Wiki

Administration

Calendar

HTML

Latest News

Messages

People

Random Glossary Entry

Remote RSS Feed

Insert a label

Compose a web page

Link to a file or web site

Source: (Horn, 2009)


An example of moodle

An Example of Moodle

  • Log in to Moodle

    • moodle.cpcsc.k12.in.us

      • Username: guest123

      • Password: guest

    • Select AP US History 2010/11 (C. Wood)


Moodle resources for teachers

Moodle Resources for Teachers

  • Available Moodle Resources for Teachers

    • Moodle Help Desk

      • Assorted Tutorial Video Clips

    • Handouts


Workshop agenda cont

Workshop Agenda (cont.)

  • Individual Moodle Topics:

    • Customizing Your Moodle Home Page

      • Training Aids:

        • Moodle Info For Beginners Video Clip (Moodle Help Desk)

        • Handouts

    • How to Use the Moodle Calendar

      • Training Aids:

        • How to Use the Moodle Calendar Video Clip (Moodle Help Desk)

        • Handouts


Workshop agenda cont1

Workshop Agenda (cont.)

  • Individual Moodle Topics (cont):

    3. How to Create an Assignment

    • Training Aids:

      • Create an Assignment Video Clip (Moodle Help Desk)

      • Handouts

        4. How to Create A Forum

    • Training Aids:

      • How to Create a Forum Video Clip (Moodle Help Desk)

      • Handouts


Workshop agenda cont2

Workshop Agenda (cont.)

  • Individual Moodle Topics (cont):

    5. How to Create a Quiz

    • Training Aids:

      • How to Create a Quiz in Moodle Video Clip (Moodle Help Desk)

      • Handouts

        6. How to Create a Wiki

    • Training Aids:

      • How to Create a Wiki in Moodle Video Clip (Moodle Help Desk)

      • Handouts


Workshop agenda cont3

Workshop Agenda (cont.)

  • Individual Moodle Topics (cont):

    7. How to Embed a YouTube Video

    • Training Aids:

      • How to Embed a YouTube Video into Moodle Video Clip (Moodle Help Desk)

      • Handouts

        8. How to Grade Moodle Assignments

    • Training Aids:

      • How to Grade Moodle Assignments Video Clip (Moodle Help Desk)

      • Handouts


Workshop agenda cont4

Workshop Agenda (cont.)

  • Individual Moodle Topics (cont):

    9. How to Back Up Your Moodle Course

    • Training Aids:

      • How to Back Up Your Course Video Clip (Moodle Help Desk)

      • Handouts


Available moodle resources

Available Moodle Resources

  • Moodle Help Desk Web Site (C. Wood)

    • Includes:

      • Moodle How To Handouts

      • Variety of Video Clips To Help w/ Certain Moodle Issues


Individual work time

Individual Work Time

  • Please use the remainder of the time, to explore and begin integrating Moodle into your own classroom.


Questions

Questions???

  • As you are working on your own today, please let me know if you have any questions.

  • In addition, please feel free to contact me at anytime:

    • [email protected]

    • 317-535-7562 (WCHS) Ext. 7112


Presentation resources

Presentation Resources

  • Bibliography

    • Clark - Pleasant Community School Corporation. (2009, July). Moodle 101: What is Moodle? How to Use Moodle? Whiteland, IN, United States.

    • Geisbush, S., & Reich, J. (2009). TCEA Workshop Handouts (Document 90457). Retrieved March 25, 2010, from TCEA.org: http://www.tcea.org/convention/2009/Attendees/Pages/WorkshopHandouts.aspx

    • Horn, K. (2009). TCEA Workshop Handouts (Document 90289). Retrieved March 26, 2010, from TCEA.org: http://www.tcea.org/convention/2009/Attendees/Pages/WorkshopHandouts.aspx

    • Smart Communications, Inc. (2009, July 27). Smart Schools: SmartTools - Maximizing the Benefits of Moodle. Retrieved March 26, 2010, from Smart.com: http://smart.com.ph/SmartSchools/SmartTools/BenefitsMoodle.htm

    • Thibault, J. (2007, September 17). YouTube - What is Moodle? Retrieved March 26, 2010, from YouTube.com: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXBdNdPUwKA


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