Today at NCCE…Moodling in Math!

Thanks to all who attended my NCCE session, Moodling in Math. For those who would like more information, here is a link to our session’s Moodle site.

Session Highlights:

  • Creating a Course Glossary

If I could suggest one way to begin using Moodle with your students, would be to begin creating a class glossary.

  • Using Forums

Forums are a great way to continue class discussions beyond the classroom. They help teachers to assess student learning and get students to talk math!

  • Hot Potatoes!

The Hot Potatoes suite includes six applications, enabling you to create interactive multiple-choice, short-answer, jumbled-sentence, crossword, matching/ordering and gap-fill exercises for the World Wide Web. Hot Potatoes is not freeware, but it is free of charge for those working for publicly-funded non-profit-making educational institutions, who make their pages available on the web.

  • Assessments including Moodle Quizzes and ExamView

Students regularly complete a variety of formative and summative assessments via the web including formative quizzes, “tickets to retake”, and summative assessments.

  • Using Video to Support Learning

As the instructor, I regularly provide video tutorials of class lessons/topics to support student learning in the classroom. In addition, students typically create several video projects throughout the year including screen recordings of their work, math music videos, and an end-of-year movie.

  • Non-Traditional Assignments delivered, collected and graded using Moodle

I use Moodle to deliver projects and assignments other than the typical “book work”.. This allows students to access class presentations, handouts, and templates, and assignments are typically uploaded and graded through Moodle.

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