Moodle item of the week
Sometimes it is really worth looking back over “old tricks” in Moodle. It has been a while since I used Hot Potatoes and this week I used it in 3 different ways. A couple of Irish classes were working on cloze tests, I had some third years looking at how to make multiple choice quizzes and I made a cross word for a class who need to learn 40+ definitions to do with computing and the internet. In all cases I uploaded the finished version to Moodle so that scores, attempts and other key stats could be saved! Hotpotaotes is very initiative to use and I highly recommend getting the students to create the learning objects in Hotpotaotes and then the teacher uploading the best to Moodle.
I Can Animate – see my tutorial at http://goo.gl/xP81P the possibilities are endless but in my current school the Irish Department are using it to animate Irish Fables.
A superb list of applications can be found on the Computer Education Society of Irelands website http://goo.gl/C1CLg If you have not come across these they are well worth taking a look at.
Website of the week
I have mentioned Tom Barrett’s interesting ways series before. This week he has set up a new one on how to use Moodle – if you are a keen moodler please contribute to this very valuable resource http://goo.gl/ODFna this is an ideal start point for those who are new to moodle also.