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