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  1. 1. Revolutionize Learning with Moodle By Jonah Tornberg
  2. 2. Moodle...What Is It? <ul><li>Self-Contained Learning Environment. </li></ul><ul><li>Individualized and Secure Websites for Students </li></ul><ul><li>Features many of Web 2.0 tools , i.e., blogs, wikis, discussion boards, podcasting, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher Facilitated </li></ul><ul><li>Access at school, home, or anywhere there is technology with internet capabilities. </li></ul><ul><li>Portfolio of student work </li></ul>
  3. 3. Features <ul><li>Exclusive hyperlink content designed and controlled by the instructor </li></ul><ul><li>Email: Students can email with each other and their teachers. </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs, Wiki Pages, Discussion Boards </li></ul><ul><li>Cloud Computing/ Save documents (e.g., Word and PowerPoint) directly to Moodle </li></ul><ul><li>Calendars, Homework Reminders, Grade Books </li></ul><ul><li>Quizzes, surveys, and other student analysis tools. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Instructional Gaps <ul><li>Differentiation: Moodle allows teachers the opportunity to modify assignments based on student needs, i.e., ELD, special needs, or GATE students to name a few examples. </li></ul><ul><li>Provides opportunities for learners who do not have access to this technology outside of school. </li></ul><ul><li>Prepares learners with technology skills for Jr. high, high school, and college </li></ul>
  5. 5. Why Online Learning? <ul><li>Supplements content taught in the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Structured independent learning outside of the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Enhances and differentiates content taught in the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Students work at their own pace </li></ul><ul><li>Students have the option of working collaboratively </li></ul>
  6. 6. Benefits <ul><li>Replicates the 21 st century workforce skills </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasizes the use of multimedia technology, collaboration, project based learning, and problem based learning </li></ul><ul><li>Enhances Computer Lab Instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Increases student engagement and motivation </li></ul><ul><li>Portfolio of student work </li></ul>
  7. 7. School District Resources <ul><li>How To Start? </li></ul><ul><li>District Training is available. </li></ul><ul><li>Colleagues as resources </li></ul><ul><li>IT department will help with the basic set up and uploading of student names and passwords. </li></ul><ul><li>Moodle support and reference materials to use at your site. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Initial Steps for Success <ul><li>Teach students how to use the technology. This may take a few computer lab sessions before they master the strategy (Johnston, 2007; Hargis & Schofield, ). </li></ul><ul><li>Train a few students to assist you when working with the whole class (Laureate Education, Inc., 2010). </li></ul><ul><li>Problems and errors will happen. Test the technology before you use it. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Blog-Example of the First Steps <ul><li>Looked at examples of blogs on the internet. </li></ul><ul><li>Taught students how to construct and respond to blogs. </li></ul><ul><li>Wrote a blog and asked students to respond to my blog on a topic studied in class. </li></ul><ul><li>Students then wrote a blog on a topic discussed in class. </li></ul><ul><li>Peers responded to the blogs. </li></ul><ul><li>Note: Once students develop proficiency with the basics of the technology, I will develop lessons that teach how to embed hyperlinks, images, and videos. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Reference <ul><li>Hargis, J., & Schofield, K. (2007). Integrating online learning into elementary classrooms. In R. Blomeyer, & C. Cavanaugh (Eds.), What works in K–12 online learning (pp. 33–47) . Eugene, OR: International Society for Technology in Education. Retrieved from the Walden University Library using the Education Research Complete database. </li></ul><ul><li>Laureate Education, Inc. (Executive Producer). (2010). Program Nineteen: Managing the differentiated classroom [Webcast]. Reaching and engaging all learners through technology. Baltimore, MD: Author. </li></ul><ul><li>Lemke, C., & Coughlin, E. (2009). The change agents . Educational Leadership , 67 (1), 54–59. </li></ul><ul><li>Moodle. (n.d.). Moodle. Retrieved May 24, 2011, from </li></ul><ul><li>Partnership for 21 st Century Skills (2011). Retrieved from </li></ul>