Moodle to Mars
                                                     FETC 2010 - Mark McCall




   Odyssey Academy
       ...
Impacts of 1:1
         Classroom

• Digital Classroom
• “Tearing the Down the Walls”
• Using the classroom technology to ...
What do student’s
               want?
• Student’s design the ultimate classroom.
  •   Teacher excited about Science

  •...
Odyssey Academy
Authenticate Education
                                               Students learn
                                     ...
Connecting Students
                     to the World
                                         USDA
                      ...
Connecting Students
                     to the World
                             Polar Palooza
                         ...
Connecting Students
                     to the World
                             News from below
                       ...
Connecting Students
                     to the World

                               Life in Space

                     ...
Authenticate Education
                                               Students learn
                                     ...
Project Overview
Science and Math
Social Studies and
  Language Arts
Grouping
Ability Grouping
      (Alpha Grouping)


        High


       Middle

                         Alpha Group
         Low
...
Auto Create Groups
Management Teams
Teacher 1   Teacher 2   Teacher 3   Teacher 4


  T1           T6         T10         T15


  T2         ...
Task Teams
  Presentation


  Scale Model


    Website
Group Review
Alpha   Management   Task
                       Website
                        Team

Team      Teacher     ...
Moodle Groups
Moodle Alpha Groups
Teacher Teams
Task Teams
Task Team Grouping
Creating a Grouping
Groups in Action
Forum vs. Blog
 FORUMS                           Blogs

 Interactive                     Personal


Conversation        Wr...
Learning Orientation Versus Cognitive
Achievement in Two Course Formats




                    (Overgaugh, Lin 205-223)
Forums & Blogs &
        Moodle

• Forums are Activities that you add to a
  course.
• Blogs are attached to a user not a ...
Moodle Forum Types

•   A single simple discussion- A single topic, all on one page. Useful for
    short, focussed discus...
Forums and
                Group Mode
•   Teachers can control each forum with various group settings.

    •   Visible - ...
Forum Group Settings
       Forum: Teacher (Cunha) Support Forum
          Group Setting: Separate Groups
              Gr...
Separate Groups


Teacher View   Student View
Forums in the Mars
      Colony Project
  Forum            Setting           Purpose

                                    ...
Other Uses of Groups

• Assignment Management
• Grade Management
• One-to-One Reporting
Expert Forums

• NASA
 • Individual Contact - Deborah Hutchings
 • User Account
 • Would get emails when there was a new
 ...
NASA Questions
NASA Questions
NASA Questions
NASA Questions
NASA Questions
NASA Questions
NASA Questions
Apple Question
Apple Questions
Impacts of 1:1
         Classroom

• Digital Classroom
• “Tearing the Down the Walls”
• Using the classroom technology to ...
What do student’s
               want?
• Student’s design the ultimate classroom.
  •   Teacher excited about Science

  •...
Questions

• Mark McCall
 • Director of Training Services
 • mark.mccall@remote-learner.net
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  • Moodle to Mars

    1. 1. Moodle to Mars FETC 2010 - Mark McCall Odyssey Academy SFA Middle School 801 S. Ennis Bryan, TX (979) 209-6700 Class of 2016 odyssey@bryanisd.org http://www.ci.bryanisd.org/odyssey
    2. 2. Impacts of 1:1 Classroom • Digital Classroom • “Tearing the Down the Walls” • Using the classroom technology to expand and to manage the learning experience.
    3. 3. What do student’s want? • Student’s design the ultimate classroom. • Teacher excited about Science • Use animations and simulations • Conduct real research • Work on Group Projects • Use tech tool for investigation • Use standard lab tools Source: 21st Century Science Education and Technology, NetDay Speak up 2007 Survey
    4. 4. Odyssey Academy
    5. 5. Authenticate Education Students learn Leadership, Problem Solving, Value of Teams, and Academics while solving real world problems. Best Robotics, 2008 Where the experience is real.
    6. 6. Connecting Students to the World USDA NASA - Johnson Space Center Apple Computers Where the world comes to your classroom.
    7. 7. Connecting Students to the World Polar Palooza 2008 Polar Scientist provided primary source information. Where the world comes to your classroom.
    8. 8. Connecting Students to the World News from below the Equator Moodle Updates from Ms. Mullins. Where the world comes to your classroom.
    9. 9. Connecting Students to the World Life in Space Dr. Joseph Kerwin visits Odyssey. Where the world comes to your classroom.
    10. 10. Authenticate Education Students learn Leadership, Problem Solving, Value of Teams, and Academics while solving real world problems. Best Robotics, 2008 Where the experience is real.
    11. 11. Project Overview
    12. 12. Science and Math
    13. 13. Social Studies and Language Arts
    14. 14. Grouping
    15. 15. Ability Grouping (Alpha Grouping) High Middle Alpha Group Low 76 Students = 23 Teams of 3, 2 Teams of 4
    16. 16. Auto Create Groups
    17. 17. Management Teams Teacher 1 Teacher 2 Teacher 3 Teacher 4 T1 T6 T10 T15 T2 T7 T11 T16 Tn Tn Tn Tn
    18. 18. Task Teams Presentation Scale Model Website
    19. 19. Group Review Alpha Management Task Website Team Team Teacher Model 01 A Team Presentation Team
    20. 20. Moodle Groups
    21. 21. Moodle Alpha Groups
    22. 22. Teacher Teams
    23. 23. Task Teams
    24. 24. Task Team Grouping
    25. 25. Creating a Grouping
    26. 26. Groups in Action
    27. 27. Forum vs. Blog FORUMS Blogs Interactive Personal Conversation Written Reflective Groups Web 2.0 Log/Diary Reverse Threaded Chronology
    28. 28. Learning Orientation Versus Cognitive Achievement in Two Course Formats (Overgaugh, Lin 205-223)
    29. 29. Forums & Blogs & Moodle • Forums are Activities that you add to a course. • Blogs are attached to a user not a course.
    30. 30. Moodle Forum Types • A single simple discussion- A single topic, all on one page. Useful for short, focussed discussions. • Standard Forum for general use - an open forum where anyone can start a new topic at any time. • Each person posts one discussion - Each student can post exactly one new discussion topic (everyone can reply). • Q and A Forum - Requires student to post their perspective before viewing other postings.
    31. 31. Forums and Group Mode • Teachers can control each forum with various group settings. • Visible - Can see other groups responses but may not respond. • Separate - Invisible to all other groups. • No Groups - Every student participates in one forum. • Teachers may also assign specific groupings to the forum. • Only student groups within that grouping may participate in the forum. • Used to control multiple group visibility.
    32. 32. Forum Group Settings Forum: Teacher (Cunha) Support Forum Group Setting: Separate Groups Grouping: Teacher Group Interactions: Mr. Cunha can interact with all Cunha groups. Students in G1 can only see and G1 G2 Gn respond to postings in the G1 forum.
    33. 33. Separate Groups Teacher View Student View
    34. 34. Forums in the Mars Colony Project Forum Setting Purpose Common News Forum Standard Announcements Groups: Separate Group Project Teams Grouping: Teams Communication Groups: Separate Q&A with other Task Teams Grouping: Tasks experts Ask an Expert Groups: None Outside Experts
    35. 35. Other Uses of Groups • Assignment Management • Grade Management • One-to-One Reporting
    36. 36. Expert Forums • NASA • Individual Contact - Deborah Hutchings • User Account • Would get emails when there was a new post.
    37. 37. NASA Questions
    38. 38. NASA Questions
    39. 39. NASA Questions
    40. 40. NASA Questions
    41. 41. NASA Questions
    42. 42. NASA Questions
    43. 43. NASA Questions
    44. 44. Apple Question
    45. 45. Apple Questions
    46. 46. Impacts of 1:1 Classroom • Digital Classroom • “Tearing the Down the Walls” • Using the classroom technology to expand and to manage the learning experience.
    47. 47. What do student’s want? • Student’s design the ultimate classroom. • Teacher excited about Science • Use animations and simulations • Conduct real research • Work on Group Projects • Use tech tool for investigation • Use standard lab tools Source: 21st Century Science Education and Technology, NetDay Speak up 2007 Survey
    48. 48. Questions • Mark McCall • Director of Training Services • mark.mccall@remote-learner.net

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