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...

Pathways to a Better Moodle Experience

I'm an avid camper.  I like all things outdoors.  I love to hike, bike, kayak, fish, and you just cannot beat a day on the shores of our Great Lakes swimming. On a recent trip, I was wandering around hiking with my youngest son (8 years old) and when we went off the...

A new Moodle Open Source Secure Testing Application using Chromebooks for K-12

Students who cheat on tests should be VERY worried! Utilizing a combination of Chromebook App and a new Secure Moodle Quiz Module we are creating a secure testing environment for students. We have a new tool coming next year to help with cheating during testing and it...

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The Open Source Learning Stack – Everything your district needs to take ownership of learning

Experience a fully integrated learning playground where open source powers web conferencing, portfolios, classroom / school websites, and all the bells and whistles that make all of this manageable with limited resources. Be ready to learn about the best open source tools, integration, and experiences learned over the last 10 years of building and using an open source learning stack.

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Test Averages Jump. Test Anxiety Dropped.

Read the full story over at the Tech Coaches blog in Dearborn Public Schools At one point, I decided to try something new to force students to have to interact with the material. Instead of spending many hours making the notes and study guides better, more colorful,...

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Impressive use of Lessons

As impressive as the lesson is, the most significant aspect is in the ways it changes Mrs. Maynor’s role as a teacher. Since the lesson is prepared in advance with embedded assessment and multimedia, Maynor spent most of her time dealing individually with students and...

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My Learning Plan – Moodle and Mahara

Students in several schools are using Moodle & Mahara ePortfolios to create "My Learning Plans".  Both Moodle and Mahara are open source learning tools and is the "magic" behind our learning platform that allows students and teachers to amazing things! Here is a link...

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Who knew? The Glossary Activity is Amazing

Moodle is a very versatile tool.  The Glossary is an amazing tool that can be utilized for a variety of practical and fun activities with Students.  Check out this article by Troy Patterson... http://troypatterson.me/2016/01/21/moodle-glossary/

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5 Ways for Students to Say Hello

Troy Patterson has published a great article on 5 ways for students to say "Hi" in Moodle.  With so many tools built into Moodle the only limits are your imagination.  If you are looking for a great introduction activity for your new Moodle course then getting the...

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Transfer Grades to MiStar from Moodle

Many Michigan teachers use the MiStar gradebook to share grades with parents and students.  The MiStar student information system is unique to Michigan and there are not a lot of plugins that make putting grades into it easy.  That is not the case with Moodle!  Using...

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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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