154 Ways to Use Moodle

10/21/2011 1:18:16 PM
Sometimes the hardest part is deciding what to put on your Moodle page. There is no wrong way to create a Moodle page. Your page should fit the needs of you, your students and parents. Below is a list to help you decide what to include on your page. Have fun creating with Moodle!<br /> <br /> 1.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Monthly newsletter<br /> 2.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Weekly newsletter<br /> 3.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Class procedures<br /> 4.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Class rules<br /> 5.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Class goals<br /> 6.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Class expectations<br /> 7.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Classroom supply list<br /> 8.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Contact information<br /> 9.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;School picture<br /> 10.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Class picture<br /> 11.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Teacher picture<br /> 12.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Time schedule &ndash; when school begins &amp; ends&hellip;early release<br /> 13.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Snow day/ Make-up day information <br /> 14.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Guidelines (Bringing birthday treats)<br /> 15.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Guidelines (Dressing for winter recess)<br /> 16.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Weekly assignment list<br /> 17.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Gym &amp; Art information (shoes &amp; shirt)<br /> 18.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Specials schedule<br /> 19.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Calendar of Events<br /> 20.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Class syllabus<br /> 21.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Open House information<br /> 22.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Parent-Teacher Conference information<br /> 23.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Link to Ohio Content Standards<br /> 24.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Guidelines (Bringing a snack to school for the class)<br /> 25.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Guidelines (Wearing winter boots inside all day)<br /> 26.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Guidelines (Halloween costumes)<br /> 27.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Class Party information<br /> 28.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Christmas Exchange information<br /> 29.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;AR Requirements<br /> 30.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;AR book list<br /> 31.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Welcome Letter to parents<br /> 32.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Welcome Letter to students<br /> 33.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Information about the teacher<br /> 34.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&ldquo;What is expected in 4th Grade?&rdquo;<br /> 35.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Homework expectations<br /> 36.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Homework assignments<br /> 37.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Advice for students from former students<br /> 38.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;List of organization skills needed in your classroom<br /> 39.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Checklist for student&rsquo;s to use as they complete a project or assignment<br /> 40.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Evaluation form &ndash; use for teacher in-service or feedback from students<br /> 41.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;FAQ section &ndash; a guide for your course<br /> 42.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&ldquo;Help Me&rdquo; section<br /> 43.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Mom &amp; Dad message&hellip;.&rdquo;What will be in your child&rsquo;s book bag?&rdquo;<br /> 44.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Link to your class webpage<br /> 45.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Link to the school district website<br /> 46.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Add a video/audio message (Audacity)<br /> 47.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Podcast - Record your daily lesson and post &ndash; great for students absent, sick or need to listen to the lesson again<br /> 48.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Add a Voki message<br /> 49.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Add a Wordle image<br /> 50.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Add links to each school website in your district<br /> 51.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;School Lunch menu<br /> 52.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Link to school lunch payment website<br /> 53.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Link to area newspapers<br /> 54.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Link to national news sites&hellip;CNN, ABC News&hellip;<br /> 55.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Add a RSS feed- great for current events<br /> 56.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;List textbook/reading assignments for students to read before class.<br /> 57.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;List project guidelines<br /> 58.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Provide samples of excellent projects<br /> 59.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;List favorite iTunes apps for the iPad / iPhone<br /> 60.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Add &ldquo;How to&rdquo; pages for students to use at home<br /> 61.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Add a book list for students that pertain to the class lesson.<br /> 62.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Add assignment pages for students to print if they need another copy<br /> 63.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Provide links to videos (avoid embedding a video &ndash; use links to the site)<br /> 64.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Add a jpeg image (picture) &ndash; feature a student of the day or week<br /> 65.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Add a picture of a recent field trip and a summary about the adventure<br /> 66.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Add links to websites students use all year but have all but the current ones hidden<br /> 67.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Link/ add PowerPoint presentations to use in the classroom or for students to view outside the class. <br /> 68.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Create Writing Prompts from a current classroom story or lesson &ndash; further the daily classroom discussion.<br /> 69.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Add Spelling Words<br /> 70.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Add Multiplication Tables<br /> 71.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Add Vocabulary Words<br /> 72.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Design a Unit&hellip;such as social studies&hellip;.Civil War&hellip;.complete with information, research links, assignments, glossary terms and so forth. Work with grade level teachers and each design a unit that will be taught within the school year. Create one Moodle page with all the units for the year.<br /> 73.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Add a Dictionary &amp; Encyclopedia link<br /> 74.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Create a Class Poll<br /> 75.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Create a Class Survey<br /> 76.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Create a Class Voting option<br /> 77.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Provide links (math, science, reading) for extra computer lab work (use this list when students finish an assignment early and need to continue working)<br /> 78.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Add your Smart Board lessons to use in the classroom<br /> 79.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Add a &ldquo;Classroom Highlight of the Day or Week&rdquo;<br /> 80.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;List due dates for assignments and projects.<br /> 81.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Add current lesson information and assignments for students who are absent or leave early for a team event.<br /> 82.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;ABC chart (Primary)<br /> 83.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Word Wall list (Primary)<br /> 84.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;ABC websites (Primary)<br /> 85.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Letter Writing handouts to practice at home (Primary) <br /> 86.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Name Writing handout for home (Primary)<br /> 87.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Lined paper for home (Primary)<br /> 88.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Journal Writing paper<br /> 89.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Cutting Guidelines and practice handout for home (Primary)<br /> 90.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Number Writing 1 &ndash; 10 -&nbsp; handout for home (Primary)<br /> 91.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Number Cards (Primary)<br /> 92.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Shape Tracing handout (Primary)<br /> 93.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Websites to use at home<br /> 94.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Letter Flashcards (Primary)<br /> 95.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Picture Cards<br /> 96.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Class Rewards information<br /> 97.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Time Management guidelines<br /> 98.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;VFW essay contest &ndash; copy of rules<br /> 99.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Fundraising information and guidelines<br /> 100.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;World Atlas link<br /> 101.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Professional Development handouts &ndash; before or after the in-service<br /> 102.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Reading logs<br /> 103.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Thank you letter example (intermediate / middle school)<br /> 104.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Resume examples (high school)<br /> 105.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Add Online Quizzes<br /> 106.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Add online Forums to further discussion or collect information for a classroom topic<br /> 107.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Add a Section Link block &ndash; easy for students to move from one section to another &ndash; help when you&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; are teaching in class<br /> 108.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Use the calendar to highlight school or classroom events<br /> 109.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Use LABELS &ndash; very important to separate your content so students or parents can easily locate material. <br /> 110.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Link to Progressbook<br /> 111.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Link to Online Textbook<br /> 112.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Maps<br /> 113.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Club information &ndash; such as FCCLA&hellip;links to websites, committee information, and list of events, fundraising guidelines, officers, forms, and so forth.<br /> 114.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;You might want to move your calendar block to the top right corner. <br /> 115.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Add a Thesaurus link<br /> 116.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Class Birthday list (Primary &amp; Intermediate)<br /> 117.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Class List (Elementary)<br /> 118.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Scholastic Book Order information<br /> 119.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&ldquo;Going to be absent?&rdquo; &ndash; what to do information<br /> 120.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Show &amp; Tell guidelines (Elementary)<br /> 121.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Songs we sing (Elementary)<br /> 122.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;School Handbook link<br /> 123.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Classroom Volunteer information<br /> 124.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Composition guidelines (Middle School)<br /> 125.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Feature &ldquo;Student Poetry of the Week&rdquo;<br /> 126.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Friendly Letter example (Intermediate/Middle School)<br /> 127.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Link to a webquest<br /> 128.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Feature a popular book and author<br /> 129.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Use clip art to emphasize a section or special content<br /> 130.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Commencement information<br /> 131.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Health Services information<br /> 132.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Mission Statement<br /> 133.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Bullying information &ndash; how to report it<br /> 134.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;PTO or PTA information<br /> 135.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Kindergarten Screening information<br /> 136.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Create an online debate pertaining to the current or a future lesson<br /> 137.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Add a photo and have students write a caption. After students have typed captions&hellip;.share with other students or add photo to a bulletin board with captions. <br /> 138.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Add a photo and assign students to write a few sentences about it. &ldquo;Where &ndash; When &ndash; What?&rdquo;<br /> 139.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Add play dough recipes (Primary)<br /> 140.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Short summary of monthly class themes (Primary)<br /> 141.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Add a few helpful sentences to explain each section. Be sure to keep your page easy scroll and quickly locate items. <br /> 142.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Do a weekly syllabus &ndash; complete with assignments, information, website links, textbook reading assignments, classroom assignments, handouts, daily Forum, practice quiz and so forth. The great thing about Moodle &ndash; complete several weeks and hide all but what you currently will be using in the classroom. <br /> 143.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Add a Field Trip Photo &ndash; assign students to write a few sentences about the trip.<br /> 144.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Add a Multiplication Tables chart<br /> 145.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Online Book Report &ndash; post an image of a current book you read in class or students read &ndash; assign students to critique to the book. <br /> 146.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Post Practice Questions to help students prepare for an upcoming test.<br /> 147.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Provide &ldquo;Science Experiments&rdquo; information to try at home.<br /> 148.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Add Wind Turbine information and links to where students can gather daily data from the school turbine. <br /> 149.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;List books for parents/ grandparents to read to children at home. (Elementary)<br /> 150.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Grandparents Day information<br /> 151.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Recycling information &amp; schedule<br /> 152.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Earth Day information<br /> 153.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Choose a colorful theme for your page! Check to see how the theme appears on a classroom screen.<br /> 154.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Provide a list of &ldquo;car songs and ideas&rdquo; for the family to use while traveling. (Great to add for summer or spring break)<br /> <br /> <em>Michelle Vance is the District Technology Director for Ontario Local Schools in Mansfield, Ohio.</em>
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