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Moodle 1.9 English Teacher’s Cookbook
Book Description Moodle 1.9 English Teacher’s Cookbook:
80 simple but incredibly effective recipes for teaching reading comprehension, writing, and composing using Moodle 1.9

Connecting the ideas of students is one of the most difficult tasks to carry out in the teaching process. Performing these types of tasks through Moodle will help you overcome complex situations while you teach. If you are looking for a guide that will show you how to improve your skills in using Moodle, as well as enhance your way of teaching in virtual classrooms, your search ends right here.

This cookbook provides a practical, step-by-step guide to building a complete reading comprehension, writing, and composition course in Moodle 1.9 starting with simple activities and ending with complex ones. It covers many features and techniques in order to allow you to organize your ideas to improve writing using Moodle as a virtual learning platform.

This book begins with simple activities in order to enhance students’ writing, such as connecting activities developed in different ways either using Moodle or free and open source software available in the Web 2.0. Then, it moves into matching images and different pieces of writing; it shows how to import different pictures to the Moodle course in different ways. It caters for a great variety of images that will brighten the creativity of students.

Then reading comprehension is explored from the characters’ point of view; students should explore the reading in such a way to become part of it and write as if they were part of the story.

Twitter and Facebook social networks are embedded in the Moodle course in order to invent stories, create group works, and create social on fashion interaction hand in hand with the virtual classroom. There are step-by-step activities involving these websites and inserting Ishikawa’s management technique in order to enhance group writing.

Once you have reached this point of the book there are other writing techniques explored such as mathematical association to writing, cube technique, discussion clock, mind mapping, and tree diagrams among others. A step-by-step guide is provided for creating these techniques, uploading them into the Moodle course, and creating the writing activity.

The book covers writing sentences, poems, songs, descriptions, compositions, essays, articles, cartoons, ads, and creating and describing superheroes.

Achieve outstanding results with ready-to-use recipes for writing and composing holding hands with Moodle 1.9 in the Web 2.0 Era

Overview of Moodle 1.9: The English Teacher’s Cookbook
  • Packed with recipes to help you use Moodle effectively to teach English
  • Create a different atmosphere to help students improve their writing skills using Moodle
  • Implement different techniques in the teaching of reading comprehension, writing, and composition using a variety of resources from the free and open source software available
  • Enhance the writing activities created for students by embedding Twitter & Facebook into Moodle
What you will learn from this book
  • Create prewriting activities such as matching or unjumbling among others using Hot Potatoes or Moodle Quizzes
  • Develop a writing atmosphere for students to be creative bearing in mind Multiple Intelligences theory
  • Perform a quandary maze using Quandary 2 and make students write according to their choices
  • Display videos or images in the Moodle course as prewriting activities
  • Embed social networks in the Moodle course and design interactive activities
  • Insert management techniques in the teaching of writing and composing to enhance the students’ learning experience
  • Design and upload different mind maps, Venn diagrams, or tree diagrams in the Moodle course
  • Use listening comprehension activities as prewriting ones
  • Inspire students to change a writing style into another one
  • Change sceneries of classical stories, superheroes to create new ones or enhance them
This book follows a cookbook style, which will help you achieve outstanding results using ready-to-use recipes for reading comprehension, writing, and composition holding hands with Moodle 1.9 in the Web 2.0 Era.

Each recipe is unique; some deal with similar teaching techniques, but they show how to develop the same technique using different software, situations, or topics. Images, videos, poems, songs, artists, classic stories, cartoons, superheroes, painting, the environment, and comics are inserted into the Moodle course, in order to be used as either prewriting or writing activities.

Who this book is written for
If you are an English teacher who wants to discover practical, funny, and engaging activities to insert in your course, this is a perfectly designed book for you. It will help you to use different techniques in the teaching of reading comprehension, writing, and composition using a great variety of resources from the free and open source software available in the Web and interesting websites as well as social networks. You need basic experience with Moodle 1.9 or 1.9.5, as well as installation and configuration procedures.

About the Author
Silvina P. Hillar has been teaching English since 1993. She has always had a great interest in teaching writing and composing techniques, and has done a lot of research on this subject. She is an English Teacher, a Certified Legal Translator (English/Spanish) and has a Post Degree in Education (graduated with Honors). She has worked in several schools and institutes with native English speaking students and as an independent consultant for many international companies as an interpreter, translator, and e-learning activities developer.

She has always had a passion for technological devices concerning education. Formerly videos and cassettes were a must in her teaching lessons; a computer was and still is present. Her brother Gastón C. Hillar designed some programs and games for her teaching. Lately, she is teaching using Moodle 1.9 and the Web 2.0. She believes that one of the most amazing challenges in education is bridging the gap between classic education and modern technologies.

Book Details on Amazon:
  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing (June, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849510881
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849510882
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Moodle 2.0 First Look by Cooch Mary
Moodle Essential Training For Teachers by Chris Mattia

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