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Week 4 Presentation concerning Moodle and why it will positively affect the classroom environment.

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  1. 1. Don’t “Boo” Moodle<br />What is Moodle and how can I incorporate it into my classroom? <br />
  2. 2. I know what you’re thinking…<br />Another emerging technology that I am not going to use because…<br />It is too time consuming.<br />I do not want to learn about it.<br />I like my traditional style of teaching.<br />Why change something that already works?<br />It is too difficult.<br />
  3. 3. Well, ladies and gentleman, Moodle is none of these things. Come check it out…<br />
  4. 4. What is Moodle?<br />“<br />“Moodleis a software package for producing Internet-based courses and web sites.” (<br />
  5. 5. What does Moodlestand for?<br />Modular <br />Object-<br />Oriented <br />Dynamic <br />Learning<br />Environment<br />It is also a verb that describes the process of lazilymeandering through something, doing things as it occurs to you to do them, an enjoyable tinkering that often leads to insight and creativity<br />
  6. 6. What can Moodle do for me?<br />You may create:<br />Activities<br />Resources<br />Modules<br />Plug-ins<br />Blocks<br />Filters<br />You can do this by: Storing Communicating Collaborating Evaluating<br />
  7. 7. What can you store?<br />Files <br />Webpages<br />Folders<br />Links<br />Databases<br />LMS Packages<br />Portfolios<br />Labels<br />
  8. 8. How can you communicate?<br />Chatrooms<br />Forums<br />Messenging<br />Dialogue<br />RSS<br />Calendar<br />
  9. 9. How can you collaborate?<br />Blog<br />Wiki<br />Glossary<br />Forum<br />Workshop<br />Lesson<br />Database<br />Social Network<br />
  10. 10. How can you evaluate?<br />Quiz<br />Choice<br />Scales<br />Gradebook<br />Ratings<br />Survey<br />Assignment<br />Grade<br />
  11. 11. What control do I have over Moodle?<br />Teachers can do, see, and edit anything in their own course<br />Watch what other teachers and administrators are doing<br />Run Moodle on a stand-alone computer or through a network<br />
  12. 12. So why should I use Moodle?<br />“creative use of Moodle enhances teaching and learning” (<br />“Moodle works best when used for building understanding with and for others, according to the social constructionist philosophy which lies at the heart of Moodle design and development.”<br />
  13. 13. Now go sign up for Moodle and improve your classroom today!<br />
  14. 14. References<br /><br />