Avoiding Emergencies by Investing In Yourself

As a district we strive to provide effective and reliable communication with parents.  The keywords being "effective and reliable".  It isn't always the easiest or prettiest or come on an app but it is under our control and it is effective and reliable.  We invest in...

Trifecta of Moodle Plugins to Jumpstart Your LMS

At Dearborn Public Schools we have set out to make going from "login to learning" as easy as possible for students and staff.  We utilize Moodle as our LMS because we are not constrained by contracts, user limits, funding, and other factors that prevent districts from...

Micro Credentialing and Micro Certifications

Dearborn Public Schools uses Moodle to deliver training to employees.  We've built a highly customizable and extensive training platform called MyPD that allows employees to complete required certifications and mandatory training.  Badges are awarded upon completion...

Where’s our focus in regards to Moodle development?

We are focused on much more than just a Moodle theme: Fordson Theme - integrate new features and make things look good Easy Enrollment Plugin - get kids into courses quickly from the homepage using enrollment codes like Google classroom iLearn Secure Browser App - A...


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HTML5 Web Conferencing with BigBlueButton

Big Blue Button is the go-to conferencing solution for Moodle. It is deeply integrated and it now sports a brand new HTML5 interface which works on every device. We have been big fans of the BigBlueButton project for a long while. Even though a traditional K-12 school...

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From Login to Learning

What does our motto mean to us, "Focused on going from Login to Learning"?  It means we are hyper focused on the user experience that extends from the point of login until the student is engaged with learning in Moodle.  What does that actually mean from a Moodle...

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Stepping Sideways instead of Forward

Recently, I got a request to talk about ePortfolios and how we implement them in our K-12 school district.  We chatted about how we use Moodle and Mahara and how we've been using it for over a decade. Using any tool for a decade is pretty uncommon in the world of K-12...

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MoodleNet Update

I just looked at the slides for a presentation on what is transpiring behind the scenes with MoodleNet project.  I have to admit... I'm very impressed!  This project looks to fill a huge void in OER content for educators.  With all the promise of OER material it seems...

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Going In-Depth with Peer Review

  The Moodle Workshop Module is one of the best peer evaluation tools that you will ever use. Watch our amazing Dearborn Tech Coaches as they walk you through all the ins and outs of using the Workshop module. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBSz6hBXYak

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Latest Series: Better Writing and Reflection

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Part One: Better Writing with Peer Review

This is part one of a series as we will be covering a writing workshop where students peer review using a rubric.  The subject matter is the Declaration of Independence. How do you go about trying to increase writing skills and expose students to writings from peers...

Part Two: Better Writing with Peer Review

Using H5P plugin for Moodle to Guide Student Writing Check out Part One To begin the writing process we want students to follow a format.  First they must summarize the parts of the Declaration of Independence and then write a paragraph for each section.  H5P is a new...

Part Three: Student Centered Assessment using Workshop in Moodle

This is part of a series:  Part One  |  Part Two Over the past couple weeks, Dearborn teachers Scott Apple, Marla Wiacek, and Julie Wooton have had their students using the Moodle (iLearn) Workshop module to submit writing and then self- and peer-assess that writing...

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