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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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Mahara 4 schools

Mahara ePortfolio as it meets the needs of formal learning primarily in K-12. Other presentations describe other applications of Mahara.

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Great summary presentation of mahara and associated pedagogy. lots of good examples and links to other schools and institutions.

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Mount Orange School (Moodle 2.4 Demo)

Mount Orange School (Moodle 2.4 Demo) | Moodle and Mahara | Scoop.it
Start exploring !

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Jasmin Hodge's curator insight, February 19, 2013 9:40 AM

A 'real' Moodle school to train and practice on, but not a 'real real' school! I'm going to promote this to staff at FV College, why reinvent the wheel?  I've known about this for years, why am I not using it?  Especially with all the new features on 2.4 and soon 2.5!

Jasmin Hodge's comment, February 21, 2013 4:27 PM
Thanks Gideon!
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Davo Smith Mootie13 - Presentation Slides

Davo Smith Mootie13 - Presentation Slides | Moodle and Mahara | Scoop.it

List of slides showing DavoSmith's plugins and location links as part of his presentation at #Mootie13.

 

Of particular interest appears the re-emergence of images in the Real Time Quiz for Moodle2+

 

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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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gideonwilliams's comment, January 20, 2013 11:33 AM
Here is an example of it in action - https://dl.dropbox.com/u/7336564/BLOOMS/evidence.png
gideonwilliams's comment, January 20, 2013 11:34 AM
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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Use of Block Badger

Use of Block Badger | Moodle and Mahara | Scoop.it
Scenario Imagine in a school site defining three courses: English, Drama and ICT Each is delivering its own curriculum content and assessing students understanding through digital artifacts. These ...

 

Amazing work from Ian Checkland showcasing his current project on open badges. Super blog post with lots of details and explanations. Would be great to install this on our test site.

 

Hoping it might develop to Mahara?

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ePortfolios for Learning: My Mahara ePortfolio

Thanks to a Facebook posting by one of my colleagues in Australia, I found a free hosting site for Mahara: http://foliofor.me/. This service limits file storage to 50 MB. But all of my artifacts are stored on one of my websites, and ...

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A potentially very useful site for training with colleagues outside of your institution. 50Mb not limiting and encourages the use of web2 tools and embedding resources from others sites.

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Jasmin Hodge's curator insight, February 11, 2013 2:03 PM

Could use this free hosting site to offer trainees the opportunity to host their portfolio after training for a short time.

Lino Oliveira's curator insight, February 22, 2013 4:55 AM

Servidor Mahara com alojamento gratuito: excelente para treinar a construção de e-portfolios e PLE's!

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Creating Moodle Quiz questions in Microsoft Word

Creating Moodle Quiz questions in Microsoft Word | Moodle and Mahara | Scoop.it

Moodle innovation and programming hacks by Malaysia programmer and teacher, Frankie Kam.

 

This first appeared years ago with Word 2003 and now it back. Will it work with Word 2010? How much quicker can it actually be?

 

Time to investigate... 

 

Spent about 2hrs on it. For Word 2010 you need to use the CopyPasteEditUsethisoneforWord2010 file (found that eventually in a forum)

 

All question items just about worked. The adding in image feature was very hit and miss and the formatting it leaves is not great (centred after title).

 

Without doubt though if you want to create quick multiple choice questions this is by far the easiest tool but it HAS definite limitations!

 

I guess you can always go into the question and alter formatting after?

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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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Catalina Elena Oyarzún Albarracín's comment, June 22, 2013 7:28 PM
Excellent app!!!!!
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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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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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Brilliant post, only wish I had read it thoroughly years ago!

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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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