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Get Your Moodle On

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    • 1. Welcome to the Freedom Writers Institute Online Community!
    • 2. Goals & Objectives Goal: This presentation will provide an introduction to the Freedom Writers Institute Virtual Learning Environment.
      • Objectives: After this presentation, you will…
      • Not be afraid of Moodle
      • Have some Moodle skills:
        • Organization and Navigation
        • Posting in discussion forums
        • Change your profile settings
    • 3. Why do we need a virtual learning environment?
      • Stay connected with the Freedom Writer Teachers Network
      • Stay connected with the Freedom Writers Foundation
      • Moral Support
      • Build on knowledge from the FWI
      • Tap into resources available as part of the Freedom Writers Institute
      • Give everyone a “voice” to promote new ideas or to suggest improvements to the program
      • Create an organic online community that grows with you
    • 4. What happened to Google?
      • We loved you when…
      • Open 24 hours a day
      • Easy to post messages to the group
      • One email a day with everyone’s posts
      • Easy to email anyone in the group
      • It’s not you, it’s us…
      • We started with 32 teachers, now there are 150!
      • Search: Remember Betty’s post about her class? How can I find it?
      • The “Daily Digest” email is so looong
      • No pictures?
      • Where are our files?
      • Can any of this be organized?
      • Can I connect with the people from my session?
      • Can I connect with people in my area?
    • 5. What is Moodle? Poodle Doodle Moogle Goodle
    • 6. What has Moodle done for me lately?
      • FWT Communication
      • Moral Support and Feedback
      • FWT News, FWF News, and News News!
      • Calendar
      • Pen Pals
      • Classroom Ideas
    • 7. Virtual Learning Environment : The Basics www.freedomwritersinstitute.org
    • 8. How do I log in? An email with directions was sent to your email address on record with the Foundation. If you did not receive an email, please send an email to [email_address] with an updated email address. Also, please add our urls ( www.freedomwritersfoundation.org and www.freedomwritersinstitute.org to your “Safe Senders” list). If you have never logged into the FWI online community…
    • 9. How do I log in? If you have already logged into the FWI online community… Step 1. Go to www.freedomwritersinstitute.org Step 2. Enter your username first name, underscore (_) state abbreviation: diana_tx bill_ca jason_pa Step 3. Enter your password. If you forgot your password, click on the “Yes, help me log in” button at the bottom of the login page.
    • 10. What does it look like? Profile information and Logout option Search Freedom Writer Teachers map Calendar www.freedomwritersfoundation.org Courses “ Main Menu” quick links to commonly used items, such as the Google Group Online Users Weekly Bulletin
    • 11. Landingpage2 Upcoming Events News Courses with descriptions Pictures Recent Activity Quickmail Inbox
    • 12. How do I get around? Drop-down menu - you can jump to other places “ Breadcrumbs”
    • 13. Where do I start? Teacher’s Lounge! Discussion Forums (organized by FWI session)
    • 14. Teacher’s Lounge Discussion Forum Discussion threads “ Started by” “Group” “Replies” “Last Post”
    • 15. How do I add to the discussion? Add a NEW discussion Reply
    • 16. What else can I do on Moodle?
      • Connect with FWTs in the Teacher’s Lounge
      • Discuss lesson plans in the Curriculum section
      • Brainstorm Fundraising ideas
      • Discuss Media coverage and opportunities
      • Discuss challenges and triumphs with School Administration
    • 17. Remember to… Login Update your profile Click and explore!
    • 18. Go get your moodle on!

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