Introduction To Moodle Moodle Moot

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Introduction To Moodle Moodle Moot

  1. 1. Welcome to an Introduction to Joan Coy & Wanda Dechant Peace Academy of Virtual Education Peace Wapiti School Division #76 Spirit River, Alberta, Canada
  2. 2. Introduction to 9:00 a.m. – 12 noon (5 – 10 mins) •Introductions •What is Moodle (10 mins) •Examples of Moodle (10 – 20 mins) •What can we do with Moodle Today (hands on) (2 hrs) Don’t worry, we will take breaks too!! We heard the loaves arrive at 10:15 a.m.!
  3. 3. Room Introductions •Pleasetell us: •Your Name •What you teach or the type of work you do •Where you live (city, province, country) •Why you are here at the Moodle Moot •One thing you’d like to learn this morning
  4. 4. What is Moodle? Moodle Explained with Lego…… (Thanks Tomaz Lasic) http://tiny.cc/lego684
  5. 5. Moodle Philosophy – Our View Students need to actively construct meaning in relating:  what is already known  to each other  to their own experiences. “Wisdom can’t be told” Students  See topics as relevant  Plan & carry out work collaboratively  Practice self assessment  Apply concepts to new situations
  6. 6. Moodle Philosophy http://docs.moodle.org/en/Philosophy
  7. 7. Moodle Pedagogy Commonly Known as Martin’s 5 rules http://docs.moodle.org/en/Pedagogy 1. All of us are potential teachers as well as learners - in a true collaborative environment we are both.
  8. 8. Martin’s 5 Rules http://docs.moodle.org/en/Pedagogy 2. We learn particularly well from the act of creating or expressing something for others to see.
  9. 9. Martin’s 5 Rules http://docs.moodle.org/en/Pedagogy 3. We learn a lot by just observing the activity of our peers.
  10. 10. Martin’s 5 Rules http://docs.moodle.org/en/Pedagogy 4. By understanding the contexts of others, we can teach in a more transformational way (constructivism)
  11. 11. Martin’s 5 Rules http://docs.moodle.org/en/Pedagogy 5. A learning environment needs to be flexible and adaptable, so that it can quickly respond to the needs of the participants within it.
  12. 12. Examples of Moodle in Use •PWSD eCommunity Site (Student site) •PWSD Collaboration Site (Teacher site)
  13. 13. Take a Look for Yourself Student Moodle Site: http://ecommunity.pwsd76.ab.ca/ Teacher Moodle Site: http://collaboration.pwsd76.ab.ca/
  14. 14. What do You Want to Learn Today? – Here’s Where You can Customize this Session... •Sign-in •Find the Sandbox •Turn Editing on •Adding Items to Moodle •Add a Label •Add a discussion forum •Add a webpage (text page vs webpage) •Choices •Calendar •Html blocks
  15. 15. MoodleMoot Sandbox http://moodlemoot.ca/moodle/course/view.php?id= 127 Or http://tiny.cc/sandbox
  16. 16. Turn on Editing Once you are logged in (and you have been added to our Sandbox), you can turn the editing on: • Look at the upper right corner and click on this button: Or Click on “Turn editing on” in the • Administration block
  17. 17. Moodle Icons
  18. 18. Add a Label •Editing must be turned on •Click on the drop down menu by “Add a resource” •Choose “Insert Label”
  19. 19. Add a Discussion Forum •Editing must be turned on •Click on the drop down menu by “Add an activity” •Choose “Forum”
  20. 20. Add a Webpage Text Page VS Web Page •Editing must be turned on •Click on the drop down menu by “Add a resource” •Choose “Compose a web page”
  21. 21. Add a Choice (survey) •Editing must be turned on •Click on the drop down menu by “Add an activity” •Choose “Choice”
  22. 22. Add a Calendar • Editing must be turned on • Click on the drop down menu over on the right, by “Blocks” • Choose “Calendar”
  23. 23. Add an html Block • Editing must be turned on • Click on the drop down menu over on the right, by “Blocks” • Choose “HTML”
  24. 24. Moodle Resources Moodle docs is an excellent resource with searchable topics http://docs.moodle.org/en/Main_Page Our School Division has our own Moodle resource area, you are welcome to check it out: http://tiny.cc/pwsdmoodle

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