Learning Management Systems can add dramatic value to your classes. Or they can be a roadblock. It all depends on how you implement them in your class. Use of Learning Management Systems in education has not matured yet and we are still learning how they integrate. The following are not so much tips as attitudes and values.
Archive for March, 2010
Tags: creativity, design, education, learning management system, lms
Tags: activity, creativity, moodle, negotiation
Many students can benefit from developing negotiation skills. Some people find that it comes naturally. For everyone though, it can be improved with practice. Here we are going to present an activity that involves the whole class having to negotiate on the breakup of marks.
Tags: education, possibilities, teaching
What if you had to teach? Many countries have or have had conscription. What if we had a similar scheme but it related to teaching. Think of how different the world would be.
Tags: choice, choose your own adventure, creativity, database, education, lesson, moodle, moodle activities
Choose your own adventure books are fun. You have an element of control and that makes you part of the story. Why not create a choose your own adventure story in Moodle using a variety of activities including the Lesson activity.
Tags: brainstorm, brainstorming, creativity, Edward DeBono, ideas, septine, septines, thoughts
Septines can be a powerful tool to aid in effective brainstorming. It is beneficial to understand how and why they work however.
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Tags: brainstorming, creativity, technology
Technology in the digital age has not given us anything we don’t already have. It has only given us new ways of doing them. Once you come to realise this you come to realise that you have a lot more flexibility and power than what you thought you had. This can be scary.
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Tags: education, moodle, quiz, reflection, subject selection
One activity that students often have to do, and one that can be stressful for them is subject selection. A typical approach is to tell them about the various options available and then to give them some time to decide. Today we’re going to use the quiz activity to support this with a questionnaire that will offer useful feedback.
Tags: brainstorming, business, creativity, education
Brainstorming is like teaching. On the surface there is little difference between what an excellent teacher does and what a poor teacher does. The magic happens in subtle imperceptible ways. Similarly, when running a brainstorming session, the difference is not immediately obvious.
Tags: character development, creativity, database, education, moodle
Your class is writing a book or creating a play. You need to develop characters and you want a structured way to approach it. Why not use a database in Moodle.