I’ve included my notes on this Classroom 2.0 LIVE session with Tomaz Lasic on Moodle in the Classroom below…

Some of the quick polls Kim Caise took at the beginning of the Classroom 2.0 LIVE show on Moodle in the Classroom with Tomaz Lasic, up at 1:00 AM in Australia! He did a great walkthrough of Moodle for education. Thank you, Tomaz!!

Why Moodle? – Lorna Constantini

Notes from Presentation and Chat

  • “I’m just a teacher” (love Tomaz’ Aww, shucks! type introduction)
  • Easy to embed
  • jpatten: you can create entire web sites…if OneNote exports a file in an HTML format, save the folder, compress it load it up into your Moodle, uncompress it, and create a new link to the “index.html” file… great way for students to publish sites in a controlled environment…we have teachers do that with the pwd protected gradebook programs too
  • Moodle 1.9 for Teaching 7-14 Year Olds by Mary Cooch
  • RickSwengel: If your Moodle server has file-size limitations and you create your own instructional videos, you can upload your own videos to TeacherTube.com and then embed your videos in your Moodle courses.
  • Audio feedback feature is great, but some teachers (Aidan points out) may not want to have their voices around for permanent access for students. They could remix the audio with video and then repost. . .also another major step for some teachers to record themselves as most don’t like the sound of their voice
  • we partner with pre-service teachers and they interact with the students in moodle. We do meet via videoconference BEFORE the Moodle part to get the students excited about working online…
  • jpatten: @Aidan you could create an Assingnment activity and have them upload their video, however, you have to be good with the file upload size limits. Always could load it up to a site that includes a embed code option and students can paste embed code into a forum post, or any other site that has and editor with html view
  • Suzanne: Our teachers use the database to upload their activboard flipcharts for sharing. They enjoy having 27/7/365 access.
  • The school community…Moodle goes hand in hand with good teaching. There are many changes and thanks to having Moodle, Moodle has become a….
  • In a forum, multiple people can participate at the same time. Glossary is far more limited in depth. I usually explain…forum is a room of tables and conversation going on at each table.
  • Creating SCORM Quizzes: use HotPotatoes instead
  • hot potatoes is free if you make your exercises freely available on web but i think you need to buy a license if it is on a password protected moodle
  • How long should you take in introducing teachers to Moodle? About 20 minutes.
  • What I find to be the best motivation is showing them how much they can save time not reinventing the wheel over and over from year to year. Moodle lets you make it once and reuse the course the next year.

How to use Glossary (something I wanted more info and the audience shared):

  • glossary block picks up entries from a glossary you ahve already made and displays them at times you choose
  • We are using the Glossary for students to add there own words and definitions.
  • Glossary for course links

Links Shared During Preso (from Audience and Tomaz):

Please add your feedback to this preso:

Be sure to join in….

This Saturday, Mar. 28th, Peggy George, Kim Caise, and Lorna Costantini will be hosting another Classroom 2.0 LIVE web meeting.

By popular demand, this week’s show is a follow-up to the previous Moodle session with Miguel Guhlin. The topic is: “Ways to use Moodle in the classroom with students” and our special guest will be Tomaz Lasic, author of the “Human for fellow teachers ” blog.

We hope you’ll join us to share your ideas and questions. Links for more information can be found at http://live.classroom20.com.

Classroom 2.0 “LIVE” meetings are an opportunity to gather with other members of the community in real-time events, complete with audio, chat, desktop sharing, and sometimes even video. (Special thanks to our sponsor, Elluminate, for providing the service that allows us to do this!) A Google Calendar of shows is available at http://live.classroom20.com/calendar.html.

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