Teaching with Moodle

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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 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...

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...

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/

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Rubrics Make Grading Fun

As a follow-up to the previous article on Mahara Portfolios, teachers can use rubrics to grade portfolios.  Moodle makes it fun to grade using rubrics because it is point and click to award points in the rubric to the student.  Take a look at this article below which...

ePortfolios – What is the best tool to use?

There is a growing interest in using portfolios with students.  For a variety of reasons a portfolio is an amazing tool for reflection, curation, and many other skills a student must learn.  It also can be used for setting goals, building a college/job resume,...

Let students build flashcards

Let students build classroom flashcards using this amazing database preset. Using the Moodle Database activity we were able to create a flashcard building tool in which the students do the work!  Use this preset to allow them to build and share a classroom collection...

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