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Learning the Moodle Mambo

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The following is a workshop I taught on using Moodle....

Welcome to the Doing the Moodle Mambo web site! The work of organizing these pages, as well as teaching workshops gave rise to the Doing the Moodle Mambo: Fostering New Literacies article. I hope you’ll take a moment to read it since it summarizes a few approaches to how Moodle is being used in schools. More important than just a technology tool, it challenges us to teach different and makes it possible. GoalsLearn how to setup a Moodle site. - This section is for the techies in the group. Become aware of how to use the various features of Moodle in your classroom. Become aware of excellent resources available for using Moodle. Differentiated AgendasSetting Up and Maintaining Web 2.0 Tools (e.g. Moodle) - This is focused on a technical audience and can be structured in a variety of ways to meet the needs of the District. Includes setup of WindowsApacheMySQL/PHP and the setup/use of SQL Yog to create, as well as backup, the Moodle…

Surveys and Forms with GoogleDocs

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Source: Tweet from @tgray352 Thank to Tanya's tweet, I was reminded of two instance of GoogleDocs. Earlier this week (what, yesterday?) I facilitated a short session--too short--on GoogleDocs (here's the online handout, although you'll need to login as a guest). I also shared some links to videos, and other resources, these in particular: Video- Why Teachers, Educators, and Students Should Use Google Docs (some familiar faces and names in this!). One teacher said after we'd struggled through logging in and captcha, "Could we see this video? I need to know why." I had to chuckle. Video - GoogleDocs in Plain English.Student Uses of Google Docs at Stonewall Jackson HSTeaching Collaborative Revision with GoogleDocsEducation Templates for GoogleDocs Last Friday, one of my team and I urged an superintendent-type to use G…