What …Not How This section is intended as an overview of what Moodle can offer and the Modules available. This is not intended to teach you How to use all of these. Think of it as a tour.
Which are used most? Assignment4911Simple Podcast23 Resource4264Choice16 Quiz444Lesson16 Forum172Chat11 Journal82Database9 Feedback64AudioRecorder8 Wiki54Glossary3 Hot Potatoes Quiz51WebQuest3
Assignments 3 Types - Upload, online submissions, offline Uploadonline submissionsoffline Allow parents access to student assignments Allow teachers to see if assignments are turned in on time or not (if online or upload) Allows for paper or non paper generated assignments.
Quizzes & Tests Create online quizzes/tests Multiple choice True/false Short answer Essay Matching Can Import from most other testbanks. Fully customizable. Great Data!
Forum Forums are great ways to get students to interact with each other. Guided Blogs Questions and Answers Student Discussions Student Discussions
Blogs "Blog" is an abbreviated version of "weblog," which is a term used to describe web sites that maintain an ongoing chronicle of information. A blog features diary-type commentary and links to articles on other Web sites, usually presented as a list of entries in reverse chronological order. Blogs range from the personal to the political, and can focus on one narrow subject or a whole range of subjects. We have blogging enabled but no one is currently using it. Most teachers seem to prefer a forum with more guided discussion.
Journals Are simply online writing journals that can be used in a number of ways… Class Lab Journals – to give students a place to keep class work and observations. Writing Journals – writing to write! Keeps each students entries together. Allows teacher to keep all journal entries for a class together in one place! Example Journal
Surveys/Feedback Customizable survey Can be anonymous Results can be private or viewable Examples Student feedback Student feedback Staff feedback Staff feedback Student Self-Assessments Student Self-Assessments Pre and/or post lesson questionnaires I would hide the default Moodle Survey (as it stinks)
Wiki Wiki is a collaboration document that allows multiple users to edit (like wikipedia) What is a wiki video. What is a wiki video. Uses in education… There are more…
Hot Potatoes Requires a free application to createfree application Example exercises A Quiz made with JQuiz A Quiz made with JQuiz A Gap-Fill Exercise made with JCloze A Gap-Fill Exercise made with JCloze A Gap-Fill with Drop-Downs and Individual Questions A Gap-Fill with Drop-Downs and Individual Questions A Crossword made with JCross A Crossword made with JCross A Jumbled-Sentence Exercise made with JMix A Jumbled-Sentence Exercise made with JMix A Jumbled-Word Exercise made with JMix A Jumbled-Word Exercise made with JMix An Ordering Exercise made with JMatch An Ordering Exercise made with JMatch A Matching Exercise made with JMatch A Matching Exercise made with JMatch Integrates Easily into MoodleMoodle
Podcasts Podcasts are a complete course in its own right and are fantastic class learning projects. Audio broadcasts that are posted online. Moodle is a great way to podcast! New projects that promote collaboration or independent projects. Example. Example. Teacher recorded lessons to be posted. Example. Example. Daily or weekly school announcements. Example. Example. Podcasts with video are called VodCasts
Vodcasts A great new idea for student projects. Weekly News Broadcasts Weekly News Broadcasts Teachers can record lessons and post them. Record Smartboard lessons. Record Smartboard lessons. Post Modeled Content Post Modeled Content Record Screen Capture Lessons with Media Encoder. Record Screen Capture Lessons with Media Encoder. Allow Students to review and repeat lessons online at workstation.
Choices Like a one question survey Let students choose what chapter they want to cover next. Let students select topics for class projects. exampleanother example example
Lessons Guided reading and instruction for students. Can be graded or non-graded activity. Linear Linear Non-Linear (go back and try again) Non-Linear (go back and try again)
Chat Allows for open discussion during class. Students can help each other (watch this!) You can monitor it (in real time) and later in the logs. NO outside guests or students outside your groups. Open discussion outside of class. Commonly referred to as a backchannel in class. Can be used for teach availability outside of class or student coop time.
Database Allows you to create an online database Students can enter database items Students can only edit items that they entered Student Tracking Sheets Databases of Items Databases of Items
Audio Recorder The Opposite of a Podcast! Have your students submit spoken assignments online! Great for a foreign language teacher! Great for a foreign language teacher! Only works with Internet Explorer.
Webquests What is a WebQuest? A WebQuest is an inquiry-oriented lesson format in which most or all the information that learners work with comes from the web. Tens of thousands of teachers have embraced WebQuests as a way to make good use of the internet while engaging their students in the kinds of thinking that the 21st century requires. All the parts of a “traditional” webquest are integrated into the Moodle module. Example Example
Activities List There are more than we use and there are hundreds more available through Moodle.org that other users have created.