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  • 1. Revolutionize Learning with Moodle By Jonah Tornberg

2. Moodle...What Is It?

  • Self-Contained Learning Environment.
  • Individualized and Secure Websites for Students
  • Features many of Web 2.0 tools , i.e., blogs, wikis, discussion boards, podcasting, etc.
  • Teacher Facilitated
  • Access at school, home, or anywhere there is technology with internet capabilities.
  • Portfolio of student work

3. Features

  • Exclusive hyperlink content designed and controlled by the instructor
  • Email: Students can email with each other and their teachers.
  • Blogs, Wiki Pages, Discussion Boards
  • Cloud Computing/ Save documents (e.g., Word and PowerPoint) directly to Moodle
  • Calendars, Homework Reminders, Grade Books
  • Quizzes, surveys, and other student analysis tools.

4. My Moodle Page This is a video tutorial of my page. 5. Instructional Gaps

  • Differentiation:Moodle allows teachers the opportunity to modify assignments based on student needs, i.e., ELD, special needs, or GATE students to name a few examples.
  • Provides opportunities for learners who do not have access to this technology outside of school.
  • Prepares learners with technology skills for Jr. high, high school, and college

6. Why Online Learning?

  • Supplements content taught in the classroom
  • Structured independent learning outside of the classroom
  • Enhances and differentiates content taught in the classroom
  • Students work at their own pace
  • Students have the option of working collaboratively

7. Benefits

  • Replicates the 21 stcentury workforce skills
  • Emphasizes the use of multimedia technology, collaboration, project based learning, and problem based learning
  • Enhances Computer Lab Instruction
  • Increases student engagement and motivation
  • Portfolio of student work

8. School District Resources

  • How To Start?
  • District Training is available.
  • Colleagues as resources
  • IT department will help with the basic set up and uploading of student names and passwords.
  • Moodle support and reference materials to use at your site.

9. Initial Steps for Success

  • Teach students how to use the technology. This may take a few computer lab sessions before they master the strategy (Johnston, 2007; Hargis & Schofield, ).
  • Train a few students to assist you when working with the whole class (Laureate Education, Inc., 2010).
  • Problems and errors will happen. Test the technology before you use it.

10. Blog-Example of the First Steps

  • Looked at examples of blogs on the internet.
  • Taught students how to construct and respond to blogs.
  • Wrote a blog and asked students to respond to my blog on a topic studied in class.
  • Students then wrote a blog on a topic discussed in class.
  • Peers responded to the blogs.
  • Note: Once students develop proficiency with the basics of the technology, I will develop lessons that teach how to embed hyperlinks, images, and videos.

11. Reference

  • Hargis, J., & Schofield, K. (2007). Integrating online learning into elementary classrooms. In R. Blomeyer, & C. Cavanaugh (Eds.),What works in K12 online learning(pp. 3347) .Eugene, OR: International Society for Technology in Education. Retrieved from the Walden University Library using the Education Research Complete database.
  • Laureate Education, Inc. (Executive Producer). (2010). Program Nineteen: Managing the differentiated classroom [Webcast].Reaching and engaging all learners through technology.Baltimore, MD: Author.
  • Lemke, C., & Coughlin, E. (2009).The change agents .Educational Leadership ,67 (1), 5459.
  • Moodle. (n.d.). Moodle. Retrieved May 24, 2011, fromhttp://moodle.org/
  • Partnership for 21 stCentury Skills (2011). Retrieved fromhttp://www.p21.org/overview/skills-framework