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Moodle and Mahara
A collection of resources, helpguides and videos in my role as Director of e-learning at Perins School. Some thoughts can be found on twitter at www.twitter.com/moodle2mahara
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MaharaUK: Open for learning by Mark Osborne on Prezi

How to use an e-portfolio to promote student achievement.


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I was there - it was an awesome presentation and what a fantastic school.

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Screenr Presentation: Developing a Moodle course for MFL

Screenr Presentation: Developing a Moodle course for MFL | Moodle and Mahara | Scoop.it

My friend Muriel wanted to take a risk and do something different for her observed lesson - we created a Moodle course for a 3 lesson project. Took us a couple of days but we are really pleased with the results.

 

Here is a brief look at what we did.

 

Next step is to add in the assessment features - I'm think designing a series of quiz questions that depending on the answer students give will give htem an indication on what level they will receive. Answers will also have feedback on what they can do to improve.

 

Students will upload work to their Mahara page for peer and teacher review

 

 

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Moodle Do's and Moodle Don'ts

Moodle Course Creation. The Do's and the Don'ts. by Sandy Hirtz

 

Some interesting and valuable points about course design and layout in the first 30 or so slides then a range of tools that you can use to create more exciting, dynamic and interactive courses.

 

Valuable lessons...

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Blooms Sheet for Students book

Blooms Sheet for Students book | Moodle and Mahara | Scoop.it

I made a Blooms Taxonomy poster to fit on one side of A4 to go inside student's booklets as an aide memoire for our work with Mahara in English and getting students to recognise higher order thinking skills in submitted work.

 

Feel free to borrow and adapt. The link is https://dl.dropbox.com/u/7336564/BLOOMS/poster.doc

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Blooms Icons - Evidencing Mahara work

Blooms Icons - Evidencing Mahara work | Moodle and Mahara | Scoop.it

A list of Blooms icons in tag format (150 x 80) - download from my Dropbox as PNG file.

 

When students upload work to Mahara they have to provide a text box explaining the task. Students can attach the tags to show what Higher Order skill they think the task was completed to.

 

Will link in to our work on PuML Moodle course. Icons will sit in Moodle as we have single sign on so makes it easy to link to.

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Here is an example of it in action - https://dl.dropbox.com/u/7336564/BLOOMS/evidence.png
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WWW = What went well EBI = Even better if
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Engaging Ways to Use Moodle

Engaging Ways to Use Moodle | Moodle and Mahara | Scoop.it

Collaborative Google Doc on the “Engaging Ways to Use Moodle” Please add to this collaborative exercise in ways to make Moodle more engaging to students.

 

A shared Google Slideshow to encourage more enagaging and creative ways to use Moodle. Some fantastic suggestions.

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Using Tables to format in Moodle

Nice little idea for using invisible tables to improve formatting when writing lists or timetables etc

 

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Flash (Cards) - Saviour of the History Task

Flash (Cards) - Saviour of the History Task | Moodle and Mahara | Scoop.it
Working with the Humanities Faculty on developing eLearning in their subjects and was sent this email: Pre "moodling" (our general term for sticking something on our Moodle VLE in an electronic format) the task would be a paper one.

 

How I used Quizlet to carry out a card stacking task..

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Moodle Plugins Directory: Task Checklist

Moodle Plugins Directory: Task Checklist | Moodle and Mahara | Scoop.it
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One of the best plugins you can get. Now exports to Gradebook and downloads to Excel spreadsheet (optional extra).

 

A big plus for increasing student involvment and engagement in their learning.

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TeachMeet Belfast: Presentation by Steven Parker

Steven Parker talks about Master course concept in Moodle 2.0 - Recorded at TeachMeet Belfast, Fri 2 March 2012.
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This looks quite an interesting idea from Steven Parker on courses with different roles and permissions which allows you to have different activities for different groups.

 

Lots of intersting stuff on his blog site too - http://innovationarchitech.com

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Web2.0 Tools for Teachers and Students

Web2.0 Tools for Teachers and Students | Moodle and Mahara | Scoop.it

A range of web 2.0 tools to support teaching and learning 2.0!

 

A link to my other Scoopit site with lots of Web2 tools we use in our Moodle and Mahara work with students.

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Designing a Practical Task in Moodle

Designing a Practical Task in Moodle | Moodle and Mahara | Scoop.it
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We wanted to create an activity on Moodle that students could follow when doing a practical task rather than simply have a blank. It was also a challenge to those who kept saying what about practical subjects on Moodle etc etc.

 

The design is a label made up of a table with various cells marged. The CADR icons on the left handside represent our 4 form approach to lessons. I designed them to look a little like elements on the periodic table. The top left icon is the Science icon on the navigation menu (not quite right yet).

 

The features for each section represent our attempts to created a personalised model of learning with a range of (higher order thinking) activities. The text gives a brief explanation of the task but students actually click on the icons to download/view the tasks.

 

The design elements could be a bit better but limited by my expertise and Moodle's text editor.

 

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Moodle Transform Course - Xmas.

Moodle Transform Course - Xmas. | Moodle and Mahara | Scoop.it

Video explaining aTransformational Learning course designed on Moodle for year 7 students at Perins School. This is an amazing course made by our Head of Music, Lizzie McLaughlin. Innovative, creative and highly original. So very jealous of her :o)

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Screenr Presentation: Making an Interactive Vocabulary List

Screenr Presentation: Making an Interactive Vocabulary List | Moodle and Mahara | Scoop.it

How to take a fairly traditional vocabulary list and in a few easy and relatively pain free steps, make it into a more exciting and engaging learning tool (with the help of Excel, Quizlet and a Moodle Glossary)

 

Surely this can be done in any subject?

 

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Moodle Plugins Directory: Game

Moodle Plugins Directory: Game | Moodle and Mahara | Scoop.it

Wow! The Game module in Moodle has really improved since last I looked at it (probably Moodle 1.7).

 

If it is able to take information from existing resources then all the better. Could be just the thing to support revision material and other such things.

 

I really like some of the ideas here. Time to install it on our test server...

 

https://moodle.org/pluginfile.php/50/local_plugins/plugin_screenshots/468/games.jpg has a better image

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Allowed iframe sources - Mahara Wiki

Allowed iframe sources - Mahara Wiki | Moodle and Mahara | Scoop.it

Mahara Version 1.5 allows you to embed iframes in Mahara throught text boxes (and pasting code in the HTML option).

 

The installation comes with a number of standard sites pre-set up eg YouTube, Glogster, Slideshare.

 

This excellent page on the Mahara wiki has been set up by Dirk Meyer (who teaches Maths, Science and Computing) and lists a number of addition iframe sources that you (as an administrator) can add to your Mahara list.

 

He welcomes further contributions.

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Scratching the Surface (Take 5)

Scratching the Surface (Take 5) | Moodle and Mahara | Scoop.it
Been using a lot of Mahara recently as we develop more confidence in using it as our e-portfolio tool of choice to present, store, share and assess students work. I am now using Mahara in my Year 7...

 

Blog post on work with Mahara in Year 7 and 8 and also looking at the "new" Scratch plugin.

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Pinterest - Blooms taxonomy

Pinterest - Blooms taxonomy | Moodle and Mahara | Scoop.it

Range of posters, ideas, icons and displays of Blooms Taxonomy - some in useful pupils' speak.

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105 Free Moodle Video Tutorials

105 Free Moodle Video Tutorials | Moodle and Mahara | Scoop.it

Free Moodle Video Tutorials! We know that you love Moodle. This is why we created the following list. Show your appreciation and share it with people interested in Moodle.

 

People genuinely sharing their ideas and videos to grow this amazing resources. Currently at 105 free videos that can be embedded to your own site etc

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Scratch plugin - Mahara ePortfolio System

Scratch plugin - Mahara ePortfolio System | Moodle and Mahara | Scoop.it

Scratch plugin designed by Gregor Anželj now available on Mahara site. You will need to enrol to access it. Scratch games can now be embedded on your Mahara page.

 

A huge step forward.

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Moodle Monday: The fastest way to prepare courses/users for next year by @timdalton

Moodle Monday: The fastest way to prepare courses/users for next year by @timdalton | Moodle and Mahara | Scoop.it
End of the school year means start of the boring admin paperwork ready for next… This is a job I’ve just completed for one of our partner schools so I thought it was worth documenting a...
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Moodle Media Capture Plugin (2.3)

Record sound and video directly on Moodle and save it in the Media Capture repository (Record audio and video directly in #moodle - by @moodlefairy - http://t.co/058Eldds...)...


Via Daniel Arndt Alves, Rui Guimarães Lima, Donna Thompson, Jean Jacoby, Miloš Bajčetić, michel verstrepen
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Super explanation (as ever from Mary) from both a student and teacher's viewpoint.

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Moodle Overview

This is a one minute quick overview of the Moodle project. If you ever need to explain quickly to someone what Moodle is - send them this!

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One minute video on Moodle

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Perins Navigation Icons

Perins Navigation Icons | Moodle and Mahara | Scoop.it

A list of icons we use in our Moodle platform - zipped up and optimised - feel free to use, modify and share.

 

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/7336564/MOODLE/VLE-ICONS-OPTIMISED.zip

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SSAT - Perins Mahara

This is our Mahara page that we used as part of the SSAT 2012 National Conference showcase,entitled "Innovation to create truly independent learners".

 

Presentation by Mel Kirk (Director of Transformational Learning), Colin Charde (Assistant headteacher i/c Teaching and Learning) and myself.

 

It outlines the work we have been doing with eLearning, Moodle, Mahara, Web2 and Transformational learning. There are presentations to download, videos to watch and our contact details if you want to get in touch.

 

Feel free to download the files and add a comment in the section below.

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Updated to include comments on presentations. bit.ly link is https://bit.ly/PerinsSSAT

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