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  • 1. Revolutionize Learning with Moodle By Jonah Tornberg
  • 2. Moodle...What Is It?
    • Self-Contained Learning Environment.
    • Individualized and Secure Websites for Students
    • Features many of Web 2.0 tools , i.e., blogs, wikis, discussion boards, podcasting, etc.
    • Teacher Facilitated
    • Access at school, home, or anywhere there is technology with internet capabilities.
    • Portfolio of student work
  • 3. Features
    • Exclusive hyperlink content designed and controlled by the instructor
    • Email: Students can email with each other and their teachers.
    • Blogs, Wiki Pages, Discussion Boards
    • Cloud Computing/ Save documents (e.g., Word and PowerPoint) directly to Moodle
    • Calendars, Homework Reminders, Grade Books
    • Quizzes, surveys, and other student analysis tools.
  • 4. My Moodle Page This is a video tutorial of my page.
  • 5. Instructional Gaps
    • Differentiation: Moodle allows teachers the opportunity to modify assignments based on student needs, i.e., ELD, special needs, or GATE students to name a few examples.
    • Provides opportunities for learners who do not have access to this technology outside of school.
    • Prepares learners with technology skills for Jr. high, high school, and college
  • 6. Why Online Learning?
    • Supplements content taught in the classroom
    • Structured independent learning outside of the classroom
    • Enhances and differentiates content taught in the classroom
    • Students work at their own pace
    • Students have the option of working collaboratively
  • 7. Benefits
    • Replicates the 21 st century workforce skills
    • Emphasizes the use of multimedia technology, collaboration, project based learning, and problem based learning
    • Enhances Computer Lab Instruction
    • Increases student engagement and motivation
    • Portfolio of student work
  • 8. School District Resources
    • How To Start?
    • District Training is available.
    • Colleagues as resources
    • IT department will help with the basic set up and uploading of student names and passwords.
    • Moodle support and reference materials to use at your site.
  • 9. Initial Steps for Success
    • Teach students how to use the technology. This may take a few computer lab sessions before they master the strategy (Johnston, 2007; Hargis & Schofield, ).
    • Train a few students to assist you when working with the whole class (Laureate Education, Inc., 2010).
    • Problems and errors will happen. Test the technology before you use it.
  • 10. Blog-Example of the First Steps
    • Looked at examples of blogs on the internet.
    • Taught students how to construct and respond to blogs.
    • Wrote a blog and asked students to respond to my blog on a topic studied in class.
    • Students then wrote a blog on a topic discussed in class.
    • Peers responded to the blogs.
    • Note: Once students develop proficiency with the basics of the technology, I will develop lessons that teach how to embed hyperlinks, images, and videos.
  • 11. Reference
    • Hargis, J., & Schofield, K. (2007). Integrating online learning into elementary classrooms. In R. Blomeyer, & C. Cavanaugh (Eds.), What works in K–12 online learning (pp. 33–47) . Eugene, OR: International Society for Technology in Education. Retrieved from the Walden University Library using the Education Research Complete database.
    • Laureate Education, Inc. (Executive Producer). (2010). Program Nineteen: Managing the differentiated classroom [Webcast]. Reaching and engaging all learners through technology. Baltimore, MD: Author.
    • Lemke, C., & Coughlin, E. (2009). The change agents . Educational Leadership , 67 (1), 54–59.
    • Moodle. (n.d.). Moodle. Retrieved May 24, 2011, from http://moodle.org/
    • Partnership for 21 st Century Skills (2011). Retrieved from http://www.p21.org/overview/skills-framework