Personalized Student Learning Environment Using Moodle

Moodle is King when it comes to the ability to customize a learning environment.  It's no surprise that there may be multiple ways to accomplish a desired outcome.  I recently saw a post in the Moodle.org Teacher Forum and the teacher was looking for a way to use...

Moodle for Professional Development – Setup and Configuration

In this tutorial I am going to walk you through how we setup Moodle to train our teachers and build teacher skills.  These are the things we were thinking about when we launched our internal training site for staff.  We call our staff training website "MyPD" which...

Blended Learning For All

It started local and word is spreading... You need to see how Wayne RESA provides Moodle! A unique blend of incredible design and functionality wrapped in powerful services that makes using Moodle district-wide easy, affordable, and a long-term tool teachers can rely...

Top 3 Ways to Stop Blended Learning

Everything you need to know to put a halt to blended learning in your K-12 school When it comes to making a decision on a learning management system we are often bombarded with all kinds of advice.  The sales pitch for any new LMS is well done and very convincing with...

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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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An Interview with a K-12 Moodle Superstar!

Original Story Posted on the Tech Coaches Blog The Tech Coaches in Dearborn Public Schools have had the pleasure of working alongside an exceptional teacher at William Ford, Ms. Jazel Fakhreddine.  Jazel is using her Moodle (iLearn) course to help her ELL students and...

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Interactive Timeline Tool

I had been watching this product for awhile and the latest releases are really spectacular.  The H5P plugin for Moodle, Wordpress, and Drupal is an AMAZING plugin that allows teachers to build a variety of interactive experiences for students.  While there is a whole...

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American Sign Language Glossary Videos

Do you want to expose your students to sign language?  Maybe you teach American Sign Language.  Our outstanding teachers have collaborated using Moodle to build a video Glossary of over 140 words.  The videos are hosted on YouTube.  We are sharing this with the Moodle...

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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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