Moodle And The 21st Century Teacher

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Moodle and the 21st Century Teacher
Hershey, PA 12/09

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Moodle And The 21st Century Teacher

  1. 1. And the 21st Century Teacher <br />Presenter – Carl Keller<br />Whitehall-Coplay School District Technology Integration Coach<br />
  2. 2. What is Moodle?<br />Moodle is an alternative to proprietary commercial online learning solutions, and is distributed for free under the GNU General Public License.<br />Modular<br />Object-<br />Oriented<br />Dynamic<br />Learning<br />Environment<br />
  3. 3. But We Have a PLMS<br />Can you do this<br />with your PLMS?<br />Construction of Knowledge: Using or manipulating knowledge as in analysis, interpretation, synthesis, and evaluation, rather than only reproducing knowledge in previously stated forms. <br />Disciplined Inquiry: Gaining in-depth understanding of limited topics, rather than superficial acquaintance with many, and using elaborated forms of communication to learn and to express one&apos;s conclusions. <br />Value Beyond School: The production of discourse, products, and performances that have personal, aesthetic, or social significance beyond demonstration of success to a teacher. <br />Authentic Intellectual Work<br />Fred M. NewmannUniversity of Wisconsin, Madison<br />
  4. 4. Can You do This With Moodle?<br />Construction of Knowledge: Using or manipulating knowledge as in analysis, interpretation, synthesis, and evaluation, rather than only reproducing knowledge in previously stated forms. <br />Disciplined Inquiry: Gaining in-depth understanding of limited topics, rather than superficial acquaintance with many, and using elaborated forms of communication to learn and to express one&apos;s conclusions. <br />Value Beyond School: The production of discourse, products, and performances that have personal, aesthetic, or social significance beyond demonstration of success to a teacher. <br />Authentic Intellectual Work<br />Fred M. NewmannUniversity of Wisconsin, Madison<br />
  5. 5. Jack of All Trades, Master of None!<br />In the 21st Century Classroom,no one platform does it all!<br />For every increase in privacy,there is a loss in authenticity.<br />Increase sophistication,and you lose simplicity.<br />Like it or not, you’re going tohave to get comfortableusing multiple platforms!<br />
  6. 6. Welcome to<br />Our Online<br />Presence<br />Moodle<br />Add-on<br />Moodle<br />Add-on<br />Moodle<br />Add-on<br />Moodle<br />Add-on<br />Moodle<br />Add-on<br />Moodle<br />Add-on<br />Moodle<br />Add-on<br />Moodle<br />Add-on<br />
  7. 7. “Fences are made<br />for<br />those who cannot fly.”<br /> Elbert Hubbard<br />(American editor, publisher and writer, 1856-1915)<br />
  8. 8. What CIPA Requires <br /><ul><li>Schools and libraries subject to CIPA may not receive the discounts offered by the E-rate program unless they certify that they have an Internet safety policy that includes technology protection measures. The protection measures must block or filter Internet access to pictures that are: (a) obscene, (b) child pornography, or (c) harmful to minors (for computers that are accessed by minors).Before adopting this Internet safety policy, schools and libraries must provide reasonable notice and hold at least one public hearing or meeting to address the proposal.
  9. 9. Schools subject to CIPA are required to adopt and enforce a policy to monitor online activities of minors.
  10. 10. Schools and libraries subject to CIPA are required to adopt and implement an Internet safety policy addressing: (a) access by minors to inappropriate matter on the Internet; (b) the safety and security of minors when using electronic mail, chat rooms, and other forms of direct electronic communications; (c) unauthorized access, including so-called “hacking,” and other unlawful activities by minors online; (d) unauthorized disclosure, use, and dissemination of personal information regarding minors; and (e) measures restricting minors’ access to materials harmful to them.
  11. 11. Schools and libraries are required to certify that they have their safety policies and technology in place before receiving E-rate funding.
  12. 12. CIPA does not affect E-rate funding for schools and libraries receiving discounts only for telecommunications, such as telephone service.
  13. 13. An authorized person may disable the blocking or filtering measure during any use by an adult to enable access for bona fide research or other lawful purposes.
  14. 14. CIPA does not require the tracking of Internet use by minors or adults.</li></ul>http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/consumerfacts/cipa.html<br />
  15. 15. Moodle in the Middle?<br />wiki spaces<br />private places<br />wide open spaces<br />
  16. 16. Students<br />Private Class Internet Portal (Moodle Site)<br />Information Source, Pretesting, Formative and Summative Assessment, Progress Monitoring, “Direction-Giving”<br />W<br />W<br />W<br />W<br />W<br />W<br />Publically Viewable Spaces<br />Public Class Space(s)<br />Wiki, PLMS, etc.<br />Parents, Friends, and Visitors<br />
  17. 17. STUDENTS<br />ALL OTHERS<br />OUR CYBER WORLD <br />
  18. 18. Students<br />Proprietary LMS<br />Private Class Internet Portal (Moodle Site)<br />W<br />W<br />W<br />W<br />W<br />W<br />Publically Viewable Spaces<br />Public Class Space(s) – PLMS<br />Parents, Friends, and Visitors<br />
  19. 19. Moodle in the Middle?<br />Moodle becomes a static web portal for your class... a home port on the vast electronic sea.<br />Only one or two URLs for your students to remember<br />Moodle provides gateway user tracking<br />Moodle becomes a home for pre-assessment, formative assessment , progress monitoring, scaffolding, differentiation, summative assessment, and much more<br />
  20. 20. Moodle<br />21st C<br />S.A.S.<br />W.W.W.<br />How Do the Pieces Fit?<br />
  21. 21. Standards on the BottomWhere a Good Foundation Belongs!<br />Connect to Solid Standards and Curriculum<br />Effective 21st Century teaching and learningis impossible to achieve unless it is based on a solid curriculum foundation! Use your Moodle site to provide direct links to National, State, and Local curriculum resources.<br />Clear Standards / Curriculum Framework<br />
  22. 22. Standards on the BottomWhere a Good Foundation Belongs!<br />Clear Standards / Curriculum Framework<br />
  23. 23. Standards on the BottomWhere a Good Foundation Belongs!<br />Connect to Solid Curriculum<br />Provide direct links to S.A.S. or cut and paste to create local documents containing this information.<br />Clear Standards / Curriculum Framework<br />
  24. 24. Standards on the BottomWhere a Good Foundation Belongs!<br />Connect to Solid Curriculum<br />Provide direct links to S.A.S. or cut and paste to create local documents containing this information.<br />Clear Standards / Curriculum Framework<br />
  25. 25. Curriculum on Top of the StandardsBuild on Your Foundation!<br />Connect to Solid Standards and Curriculum<br />Provide direct links to local curriculum resources.<br />Our BIG Ideas!<br />Organisms share common characteristics of life. <br />Life emerges due to the chemical organization of matter into cells. <br />Cells have organized membranes and organelles to organize and carryout chemical reactions. <br />Clear Standards / Curriculum Framework<br />
  26. 26. Curriculum on Top of the StandardsBuild on Your Foundation!<br />Connect to Solid Standards and Curriculum<br />Use Moodle’s Display a Directory feature to provide student access to local curriculum resources without having to link to each file separately.<br />Clear Standards / Curriculum Framework<br />
  27. 27. Display The Contents of a Directory<br />Without having to link to each individual file<br />Clear Standards / Curriculum Framework<br />
  28. 28. Use an HTML Block to Display Current Standards and Anchors<br />Clear Standards / Curriculum Framework<br />
  29. 29. Add Images and Color<br />Addressing Student Interests / Instruction<br />
  30. 30. Addressing Student Interests / Instruction<br />
  31. 31. Addressing Student Interests / Instruction<br />
  32. 32. Use Moodle Lessons for Effective Interactive Instruction<br />Effective Instruction / Fair Assessment / Interventions / Materials & Resources<br />
  33. 33. Use Moodle Lessons for Effective Interactive Instruction<br />Effective Instruction / Fair Assessment / Interventions / Materials & Resources<br />
  34. 34. Use Moodle Lessons for Effective Interactive Instruction<br />Think about the possible combinations!<br />Effective Instruction / Fair Assessment / Interventions / Materials & Resources<br />
  35. 35. Use Moodle Lessons for Effective Interactive Instruction<br />Even more possibilities!<br />Effective Instruction / Fair Assessment / Interventions / Materials & Resources<br />
  36. 36. Use Moodle Lessons for Effective Interactive Instruction<br />Having trouble getting students engaged in the scientific method? Let them browse through the museum of medical quackery, and then try to stop the discussion!<br />http://www.museumofquackery.com/<br />Effective Instruction / Fair Assessment / Interventions / Materials & Resources<br />
  37. 37. Build Your Scaffold<br />Effective Instruction<br />
  38. 38. Provide Links to Real-world Data<br />http://www.fedstats.gov/<br />Effective Instruction / Use of Real-world Data Sources<br />
  39. 39. Embed Web 2.0 Tools<br />Effective Instruction / Authentic Teaching and Learning<br />
  40. 40. Link to Activities Outsideof Your Firewall!<br />Effective Instruction / Authentic Teaching and Learning<br />
  41. 41. Wow!<br />Do you see future discussions here?<br />Effective Instruction / Authentic Teaching and Learning<br />
  42. 42. Rename and Revitalize theNews Forum<br />Communication / Collaboration / Interventions<br />
  43. 43. Embed a link to an electronic Exit Card!<br /><ul><li>Use Google Docs to create a form linked to a Google Spreadsheet.
  44. 44. Link your Google form to your Moodle
  45. 45. Include a link to your state standards such as….http://www.pde.state.pa.us/sas </li></ul>Progress Monitoring / Fair Assessments / Interventions<br />
  46. 46. Use a Moodle Journalfor Exit Records!<br />Progress Monitoring / Fair Assessments / Interventions<br />
  47. 47. Embed Widgets to Provide Quick Links to Reference Information<br />Materials & Resources<br />
  48. 48. Embed Widget to Choose Students Randomly<br />Increasing Student Involvement / Effective Instruction<br />
  49. 49. Use a Moodle Choice toProgress Monitor!<br />Progress Monitoring / Fair Assessments / Interventions<br />
  50. 50. It’s All in the Settings!<br />Progress Monitoring / Fair Assessments / Interventions<br />
  51. 51. You See Individual and Group Progress<br />Individual<br />Progress<br />Group<br />Progress<br />Progress Monitoring / Fair Assessments / Interventions<br />
  52. 52. Students See Their Progress in Relationship to That of Others<br />Progress Monitoring / Fair Assessments / Interventions<br />
  53. 53. One More Click And…<br />Progress Monitoring / Fair Assessments / Interventions<br />
  54. 54. Progress Monitoring / Fair Assessments / Interventions<br />
  55. 55. One Question DatabaseMany Tools!<br />Fair Assessments<br />
  56. 56. Different Settings = Different Tools<br />Fair Assessments<br />
  57. 57. One Database – Many Tools!<br />* Repeated attempts could be allowed in some classrooms<br />** Not necessarily recorded for scoring… use for student self-direction and diagnosis<br />Fair Assessments<br />
  58. 58. Build the Opportunity for Resiliency Into Your Assessments<br />Fair Assessments / Encourage Resiliency<br />
  59. 59. Some Settings From the Quiz Module…<br />Think about the possibilities here to encourage resiliency!<br />Fair Assessments / Encourage Resiliency<br />
  60. 60. Use Adaptive Mode in Assessments to Encourage Resiliency<br />Fair Assessments / Encourage Resiliency<br />
  61. 61. Use Moodle to ProvideSpecific Interventions<br />Interventions<br />
  62. 62. Use Moodle to ProvideSpecific Interventions<br />A Teacher-generated SCORM Package<br />Interventions<br />
  63. 63. Use Moodle to ProvideSpecific Interventions<br />A Teacher-generated SCORM Package<br />Interventions<br />
  64. 64. Use Moodle to ProvideSpecific Interventions<br />Create Your own Flash-based Scorm Package<br />http://www.udutu.com<br />Interventions<br />
  65. 65. Use Moodle Metacoursesfor Collaboration<br />Main “Communal”<br />Area<br />A Place for…<br /><ul><li>Shared resources
  66. 66. Student Collaboration
  67. 67. Collegial Collaboration</li></ul>Collaboration / Materials & Resources<br />
  68. 68. Use Moodle Metacoursesfor Differentiation<br />Differentiate<br /><ul><li>Content
  69. 69. Product
  70. 70. Process</li></ul>In “sub” courses<br />Create Special Interest Areas<br />Main Course<br />Area<br />Differentiation/Addressing Student Interests<br />
  71. 71. Use Moodle Networking toCollaborate BetweenMoodle Servers<br />Moodle<br />Networking<br />Your<br />Moodle Server<br />A Distant<br />Moodle Server<br />Collaboration/Real-world Partnerships<br />
  72. 72. Pennsylvania Department of Education Standards Aligned System!<br />
  73. 73. Questions?<br />Constructive Comments!<br />Presentation available at…<br />http://www.slideshare.net/cgkel<br />Sample Moodle Site available at…<br />http://moodle.cliu.org/course/view.php?id=428<br />Enter as Guest<br />I put this here so it looks like the rest of the slides<br />
  74. 74. SAS5678<br />Hey! That’s the same combination I have on my luggage!<br />Links to Real World Application<br />

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