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E2-Mary "MoodleFairy" Cooch

Planning Outline - Sharing Moodle Wisdom: Grades 7-14 Year Olds

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Interview with Mary "MoodleFairy" Cooch, author of Moodle 1.9: Teaching 7-14 Year Olds

  1. Welcome and Introduction
    • What do you do?
    • You are an author of a very helpful book for Moodle-using teachers. The book is Moodle 1.9: Teaching 7-14 Year Olds. What experiences prepared you to write that book?
    • You have a lot of great resources online. Where could listeners go to find them?
    • How did you become interested in Moodle?
    • Why have you chosen Moodle as your tool of choice?
    • Problem/Scenario: This past week, I was working with classroom teachers. They weren't sure how to use Moodle beyond a place to organize their online materials and conduct quizzes. What advice would you share with these teacher trying to better understand how to use Moodle with primary students?
    • Teachers who want to establish a web presence would like to use Moodle as a webpage. What are your thoughts about using Moodle as a webpage? Do you know of any good example of Moodle teacher webpages?
  2. More Questions
    1. What are your top 5 tips for teachers using Moodle?
    2. Could we explore those in more detail?
    3. Some have suggested that Moodle can be used best with Gifted and Talented students by allowing them to create and manage their own Moodles. Have you ever experimented with that approach?
    4. How has students' use of Moodle impacted their learning? (Adapted from David Jakes' submitted question via Twitter)
    5. How has using Moodle transformed you as a teacher?
    6. Easier way to incorporate quizzes besides Hot Potato? Would like to see some examples of how elementary teachers are using Moodle as just a web page for communication
Resource Links
  • School Web Site - http://vle.olchs.lancs.sch.uk/
  • Using Book Module as a newsletter - http://vle.olchs.lancs.sch.uk/mod/book/view.php?id=111366&chapterid=4058
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