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Evaluating Moodle Activities & Resources

I came across Moodle Tool Guide yesterday via Twitter (via moodleman) and although I am still digesting it, I like it. Thanks to Joyce Seitzinger, its creator.

All the commonly used Moodle activities are categorized/evaluated for how well they get the job done in these areas:

  • Information Transfer
  • Assess Learning
  • Communication & Interaction
  • Co-create Content
  • Meet Levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy

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Learning Ahead . . .

If you’re interested in either GoogleApps or Moodle, there are upcoming opportunities. Both of these tools offer you and your students ways to work and stay in touch no matter what the circumstances.

All students in grades 5-12 have Moodle logins. All students in grades 9-12 have Google logins.

All teachers at DHS have Google logins. If you would like to start using yours, please contact Kim Bannigan.

GoogleApps, 3:30 to 4:30 in the DHS LMC:

  • Tuesday, November 10
  • Wednesday, November 18
  • Tuesday, December 1
  • Tuesday, December 8

Moodle, 8:15 to 3:15 in room 10 at DMS:

  • Monday, November 23

Moodle Q & A, 3:30 to 4:30 in room 10 at DMS:

  • Monday, November 23

Questions?

I’m going through questions from yesterday’s 10 “Tech” sessions in A144. I’ll be posting answers here as a record:

How to allow larger attachments in Moodle?

  • In your Administration block, click on Settings.
  • Find Maximum Upload Size and boost it to 8MB.
  • Scroll to the bottom and click Save Changes.

What do to if YouTube is blocked?

  • Click on Start >> Troubleshooting >> Install Lightspeed.
  • If that doesn’t work, reboot.
  • If that doesn’t work, please put in a work order.

How often will videos get added to the Educational Video Library?

  • At least each week, but probably faster than that.
  • And here are the directions again . . .

Summer Opportunities

Spring has just started, so summer will be here quickly . . . If you’re thinking about summer coursework, there are plenty of options. For those interested in technology integration, there are new and interesting opportunities:

Monday, June 15

  • 8:30 to 11:00: Moodle Collaboration Tools (Blogs, Wikis, and more)
  • 12:00 to 3:30:  Networked Learning – Crossing Web 2.0 Tools and Learning with John Pederson from Wiscnet

Tuesday, June 16

  • 8:30 to 11:00: Tools, Tips, and Tricks for Student Research Projects
  • 12:00 to 3:30: Podcast Camp

July 21: Wisconsin Moodle Moot in Sun Prairie (credit with participation in online portion of Online Classrooms & Collaboration below)

July 31 (face-to-face) through September 11 (online): Online Classrooms & Collaboration (2 credits)

>> If you want to audit a day or part of a course, that’s free. Credits are $90 each through Viterbo University and all are graduate credits.

>> All of these sessions and courses are also eligible for points under our DeForest Area School District Professional Compensation System.