Collaborating with Moodle in the Middle years

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Collaborating with Moodle in the Middle years

  1. 1. Collaborating with Moodle <ul><li>Darrel Branson - ICT educator </li></ul><ul><li>Sunraysia Mallee schools network </li></ul>
  2. 2. Sunraysia Mallee Schools Network 6 - I&E Clusters 33 schools in the North West of Victoria
  3. 3. Sunraysia Mallee Schools Network Local Linux Server www.smsn.vic.edu.au Hosted linux server need2learn.net
  4. 4. http://moodle.org Open source learning management system: Discussion boards, curriculum resources, polls, calendar, assignments, journals, wikis, questionnaires, quizzes and much more.
  5. 5. Moodle benefits <ul><li>A large user-base and good documentation and a very, very large support network of other teachers and educators. </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher/community driven. </li></ul><ul><li>Makes learning available at school and at home! </li></ul><ul><li>A protected online environment. </li></ul><ul><li>Everything is edited in a web browser. </li></ul><ul><li>Everything is logged. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Moodle for teacher collaboration <ul><li>Professional Learning with network teams </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Assessment team, Restorative practice, Habits of Mind, New Tools & New Media ICT Group, Intel Teach to the Future. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Document repository </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Resources, websites, documents. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Communication tool </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Email, discussion boards, reflection journals. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Professional reading & discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Rich digital history of the learning </li></ul>
  7. 7. Moodle for student collaboration <ul><li>Online, protected space. </li></ul><ul><li>All learning is logged and recorded. </li></ul><ul><li>Provides a real audience for student work. </li></ul><ul><li>Takes advantage of the ICT’s to engage students. </li></ul><ul><li>Takes advantage of the social aspects of learning and interaction - forums, instant messages and chats. </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Moodle Course
  9. 9. Moodle Forums
  10. 10. Attach documents to forums
  11. 11. Online Curriculum <ul><li>Giving access to curriculum at home and at school for students. </li></ul><ul><li>Allowing students to using ICT and elearning in their learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Allowing teachers to setup and get going in a short time. </li></ul><ul><li>Everything is done inside a web browser! </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>No HTML, FTP or coding! </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Contact Inf0rmation <ul><li>Further info: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Blog: http://www.smsn.vic.edu.au/ictguy </li></ul><ul><li>Podcast: http://feeds.feedburner.com/ictguy </li></ul><ul><li>Podcast: http://feeds.feedburner.com/edtechcrew </li></ul>

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