Moodle Presentation Summer 2009

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Moodle Presentation Summer 2009

  1. 1. MSP2 Tech Talk: Moodle for Middle School Tom Jenkins
  2. 2. Quick Poll <ul><li>Rate your Moodle experience level </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A. I haven’t worked with Moodle at all as an instructor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. I have set up a page and have experimented a little bit with Moodle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. I have my own Moodle course that I use on a regular basis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. I am a “Moodle Master” </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. What is Moodle? <ul><li>Moodle is a free and open source e-learning software platform </li></ul><ul><li>Somewhat similar to Blackboard or WebCT </li></ul><ul><li>Over 28,000,000 users registered in over 2,500,000 courses </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why is it called Moodle ? <ul><li>M odular </li></ul><ul><li>O bject </li></ul><ul><li>O riented </li></ul><ul><li>D ynamic </li></ul><ul><li>L earning </li></ul><ul><li>E nvironment </li></ul>
  5. 5. What is the purpose of Moodle? <ul><li>Moodle is designed to help educators create online courses with opportunities for rich interaction. </li></ul><ul><li>Educators have the ability to tailor each course to his/her style and needs. </li></ul><ul><li>Its open source license and modular design mean that people can develop additional functionality. </li></ul>
  6. 6. What do you need for Moodle? <ul><li>An in house server or paid hosting site </li></ul><ul><li>Can work on different OS.  Even free Linux. </li></ul>
  7. 7. What can you do with Moodle? <ul><li>Use Multiple Graphical Themes and Dynamic Nature to Create a Useful Tool </li></ul><ul><li>Create Different Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Post Several Types of Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple Forms of Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Gather, Store, and Share Data </li></ul>
  8. 8. Course Theme and Structure <ul><li>Blocks with columns (individual modules) </li></ul><ul><li>Downloadable Apps </li></ul>
  9. 9. Blocks
  10. 10. Activities
  11. 11. Resources
  12. 12. Forms of Assessment <ul><li>Both informal and formal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Upload Assignments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs/Journals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Choice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flashcards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Questionnaires </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Surveys </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Quiz
  14. 14. Data
  15. 15. How Have I Used Moodle? <ul><li>I have used Moodle over the past 3 years to teach classes at Indian Valley Middle School and Wittenberg University </li></ul><ul><li>I have used it to teach graduate level Technology for Teachers, 8 th Grade Science, 5 th -8 th Grade Technology, and will be using it this year for 5 th & 6 th Grade STEM </li></ul><ul><li>Also Student Council and Washington DC Trip </li></ul>
  16. 16. What Types of Moodle Activities Have I Done? <ul><li>Download and Upload Single Assignments </li></ul><ul><li>Download Freeware </li></ul><ul><li>Surveys </li></ul><ul><li>Forums (to communicate with each other or while I’m out) </li></ul><ul><li>Links to Websites </li></ul><ul><li>Reminders/Checklists/Rubrics </li></ul><ul><li>Post Pictures </li></ul><ul><li>Archive PowerPoints for later viewing </li></ul><ul><li>Posting Podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Quizzes </li></ul><ul><li>Embed Videos </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul>
  17. 17. Download/Upload Assignments
  18. 18. Links to Websites/Freeware
  19. 19. Forums
  20. 20. Reminders/Checklists/Rubrics
  21. 21. Posting Pictures
  22. 22. Archive PowerPoints
  23. 23. Podcasts
  24. 24. Quizzes
  25. 25. Embedded Videos
  26. 26. Wikis <ul><li>Allows collaboration not only in one class but between classes and grade levels </li></ul>
  27. 27. Safety Features <ul><li>Built-in Backup </li></ul><ul><li>Authentication methods </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(Enrolment Key, Guests or no guests) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Enrollment methods </li></ul><ul><li>Content Filters </li></ul>
  28. 28. Additional Resources <ul><li>http://moodle.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://playpen.moodle.com.au/moodle/index.php </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.buddyproject.org/resources/moodle/default.asp </li></ul><ul><li>http://moodle.buddylearning.org/moodle/ </li></ul>
  29. 29. Additional Questions? <ul><li>Please feel free to ask </li></ul>
  30. 30. Contact Information <ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Post to Wall: http://msteacher2.org/ </li></ul>

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