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  • Get Your Moodle On

    1. 1. Welcome to the Freedom Writers Institute Online Community!
    2. 2. Goals & Objectives Goal: This presentation will provide an introduction to the Freedom Writers Institute Virtual Learning Environment. <ul><li>Objectives: After this presentation, you will… </li></ul><ul><li>Not be afraid of Moodle </li></ul><ul><li>Have some Moodle skills: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Organization and Navigation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Posting in discussion forums </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Change your profile settings </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Why do we need a virtual learning environment? <ul><li>Stay connected with the Freedom Writer Teachers Network </li></ul><ul><li>Stay connected with the Freedom Writers Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Moral Support </li></ul><ul><li>Build on knowledge from the FWI </li></ul><ul><li>Tap into resources available as part of the Freedom Writers Institute </li></ul><ul><li>Give everyone a “voice” to promote new ideas or to suggest improvements to the program </li></ul><ul><li>Create an organic online community that grows with you </li></ul>
    4. 4. What happened to Google? <ul><li>We loved you when… </li></ul><ul><li>Open 24 hours a day </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to post messages to the group </li></ul><ul><li>One email a day with everyone’s posts </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to email anyone in the group </li></ul><ul><li>It’s not you, it’s us… </li></ul><ul><li>We started with 32 teachers, now there are 150! </li></ul><ul><li>Search: Remember Betty’s post about her class? How can I find it? </li></ul><ul><li>The “Daily Digest” email is so looong </li></ul><ul><li>No pictures? </li></ul><ul><li>Where are our files? </li></ul><ul><li>Can any of this be organized? </li></ul><ul><li>Can I connect with the people from my session? </li></ul><ul><li>Can I connect with people in my area? </li></ul>
    5. 5. What is Moodle? Poodle Doodle Moogle Goodle
    6. 6. What has Moodle done for me lately? <ul><li>FWT Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Moral Support and Feedback </li></ul><ul><li>FWT News, FWF News, and News News! </li></ul><ul><li>Calendar </li></ul><ul><li>Pen Pals </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom Ideas </li></ul>
    7. 7. Virtual Learning Environment : The Basics www.freedomwritersinstitute.org
    8. 8. How do I log in? An email with directions was sent to your email address on record with the Foundation. If you did not receive an email, please send an email to [email_address] with an updated email address. Also, please add our urls ( www.freedomwritersfoundation.org and www.freedomwritersinstitute.org to your “Safe Senders” list). If you have never logged into the FWI online community…
    9. 9. How do I log in? If you have already logged into the FWI online community… Step 1. Go to www.freedomwritersinstitute.org Step 2. Enter your username first name, underscore (_) state abbreviation: diana_tx bill_ca jason_pa Step 3. Enter your password. If you forgot your password, click on the “Yes, help me log in” button at the bottom of the login page.
    10. 10. What does it look like? Profile information and Logout option Search Freedom Writer Teachers map Calendar www.freedomwritersfoundation.org Courses “ Main Menu” quick links to commonly used items, such as the Google Group Online Users Weekly Bulletin
    11. 11. Landingpage2 Upcoming Events News Courses with descriptions Pictures Recent Activity Quickmail Inbox
    12. 12. How do I get around? Drop-down menu - you can jump to other places “ Breadcrumbs”
    13. 13. Where do I start? Teacher’s Lounge! Discussion Forums (organized by FWI session)
    14. 14. Teacher’s Lounge Discussion Forum Discussion threads “ Started by” “Group” “Replies” “Last Post”
    15. 15. How do I add to the discussion? Add a NEW discussion Reply
    16. 16. What else can I do on Moodle? <ul><li>Connect with FWTs in the Teacher’s Lounge </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss lesson plans in the Curriculum section </li></ul><ul><li>Brainstorm Fundraising ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss Media coverage and opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss challenges and triumphs with School Administration </li></ul>
    17. 17. Remember to… Login Update your profile Click and explore!
    18. 18. Go get your moodle on!

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