Using Moodle to Differentiate Instruction                                                                                 ...
Moodle: What is it? <ul><li>A course management system  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blended </...
How is it relevant to education? <ul><li>Well-suited to differentiating instruction  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Supports studen...
What does the research say? <ul><li>Rapidly expanding part of K-12 education </li></ul><ul><li>Experts predict that by 201...
<ul><li>Almost half of grade 6-12 students are interested in online courses; 40% think it should be part of school, but on...
Moodle Usage Statistics
Getting Started  <ul><li>You will need a Moodle server set up to begin </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If you don’t want to host thi...
www. tinyurl.com/k12moodle   Log in as a guest.
 
Examples  <ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Activities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Forums </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chats </l...
<ul><li>Karen Fasimpaur   </li></ul><ul><li>email: karen@k12handhelds.com </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you! </li></ul>Image cre...
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Using Moodle to Differentiate Instruction

  1. 1. Using Moodle to Differentiate Instruction                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
  2. 2. Moodle: What is it? <ul><li>A course management system </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blended </li></ul></ul><ul><li>M odular O bject- O riented D ynamic L earning E nvironment </li></ul><ul><li>“Home base” for class resources, activities, discussions, etc. </li></ul>
  3. 3. How is it relevant to education? <ul><li>Well-suited to differentiating instruction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Supports student-centered learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lots of interactivity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Management tools </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Geared toward education and K-12 </li></ul><ul><li>Free and open source software </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to set up and to manage </li></ul><ul><li>Large supportive community </li></ul>
  4. 4. What does the research say? <ul><li>Rapidly expanding part of K-12 education </li></ul><ul><li>Experts predict that by 2019, half of all high school classes will be taught online [Christensen, Project Tomorrow, 2009] </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative online environments will reach mainstream adoption in K-12 schools in one year or less [Horizon K-12 Report, 2009] </li></ul><ul><li>45 states have a state virtual school or online initiative, full-time online schools, or both [Watson, 2009] </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Almost half of grade 6-12 students are interested in online courses; 40% think it should be part of school, but only 10% have taken an online class through their school [Project Tomorrow, 2009] </li></ul><ul><li>Student reasons for taking online classes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Be in control of my own learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work at my own pace </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easier to learn </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Get extra help [ Project Tomorrow, 2009] </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Moodle Usage Statistics
  7. 7. Getting Started <ul><li>You will need a Moodle server set up to begin </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If you don’t want to host this yourself, options include a district, county office, intermediate unit, university, or state host or a commercial hosting service </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have your Moodle administrator set up a course for you </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. www. tinyurl.com/k12moodle Log in as a guest.
  9. 10. Examples <ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Activities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Forums </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chats </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assignments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lessons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Glossaries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quizzes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More </li></ul></ul>
  10. 11. <ul><li>Karen Fasimpaur </li></ul><ul><li>email: karen@k12handhelds.com </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you! </li></ul>Image credits: Slide 1 “Classroom” – Credit: Virtual Learning Center at CSD; Slide 1 “Screen” – Credit: Rogier Noort

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