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[K12OSN] RE: Moodle



Additionally teachers can work collaboratively on developing online
curriculum.  I work with our AVID teachers to put the curriculum online.
It makes the activities much more interactive and engaging for the
students, and has the added benefit of not wasting so much paper, time,
and effort on handouts.

Moodle is also very easy to install and manage.  I highly recommend it.
There are also "asp" type services that will install and host it for
you.  You can find many at moodle.com.  I also offer such a service, but
will refrain from advertising here.  Drop me a note if you want to know
more.

- Sez

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Message: 4
Date: Fri, 03 Feb 2006 11:04:00 -0800
From: Huck <dhuckaby paasda org>
Subject: Re: [K12OSN] Moodle, et al
To: "Support list for opensource software in schools."
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online quiz making/taking/scheduling...auto grading of said quizes.
interactive participation through use of the forum...
create their entire syllabus online and having it available with their 
curriculm map for all parents to view whenever they wish...
the list really goes on and on...it is limited mostly by the creativity 
of the teacher.

We had a part time teacher who had all of his classwork setup on 
Moodle...he took attendance..lectured a bit..made CLASStime more fun and

interesting and let them hit the moodle server to do their work.

--Huck

Mark Cockrell wrote:
> Ok, here's where my position as a tech and not as a teacher is a bit
of 
> a detriment.  Moodle- I know what it is, but I'm not sure I "get it."

> Could some of you teachers out there who are using it help me out.
When 
> a teacher asks me *why* he should use something like Moodle, what can
I 
> tell them?  Being a geek my initial response is, "Well, it's really 
> cool!" but that doesn't really seem to resonate with those who will 
> actually be using the application.  Why are Moodle and its ilk a good 
> thing?  What can you do with them that you can't do without them?  Why

> should a teacher use these tools as opposed to the tried-and-true 
> methodologies that have been in use for generations?  I'm not looking 
> for an idealistic treatise on the nature of learning and the miracle
of 
> the read/write Web.  I'm looking for a way to make a middle-aged
English 
> Lit. teacher see the *benefit* of using such a tool.  Explaining why 
> they should, or what the current educational research shows doesn't
show 
> them how it'll make their job easier/better.  Any takers?
> 






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