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jtdums
Posted: Saturday, August 18, 2012 6:27:25 AM
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Location: Davidson, NC
Our school is looking to roll out a classroom management system school wide by next year and I have been asked to pilot the use of Moodle in the classroom along with two other teacher. (Last year and this year)

Another group in the school is piloting Schoology, and then by January we will compare results and prepare to roll out a single platform for next year.

I am a big fan of Moodle and have migrated a lot of my classroom onto the platform over the last two years so I would of course like to see it adopted.

Can anyone comment? Anyone using it already school wide? Anyone using it in woodworking? Anyone want to share resources? (I have moved safety testing to moodle and it has worked really well)
klandin
Posted: Saturday, August 18, 2012 10:19:50 AM
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I've never heard of Moodle. What is it?

Keith Landin
Woodshop instructor, Woodstock Academy
"Mens tua sit implementum acerrium in fabrica"
facarroll
Posted: Saturday, August 18, 2012 6:43:32 PM
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Moodle is widely used in the school system but one issue of concern is that any work you post in a Moodle system becomes the property of Moodle. Many people do not mind that, and some do.

Frank Carroll
Jindabyne Central School (Retired)
Australia
http://www.SafetyTestingOnline.com
Giz
Posted: Saturday, August 18, 2012 11:45:43 PM
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Details on Moodle?

I'm not a fan of canned curriculums.

A LOT more detail needed here,INMHO....
klandin
Posted: Sunday, August 19, 2012 8:39:23 AM
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Canned curriculum = inflexibility = teach to the middle = planned mediocrity

Keith Landin
Woodshop instructor, Woodstock Academy
"Mens tua sit implementum acerrium in fabrica"
jtdums
Posted: Sunday, August 19, 2012 9:28:15 AM
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Moodle is an open source piece of software that is a content management system (CMS) or also called a learning management system (LMS).

It isn't a curriculum. It enables you to put your information online in an interactive way. More than a static web page, you can do all kinds of things with it. For instance, I use it to keep a grade book, keep an attendance book, post daily objectives, receive and respond to daily messages from students, an online calendar for students, create and grade assignments, and a repository for links on the web.

Frank, I don't think you are correct about anything you post becoming moodle property. It does have to be hosted, so perhaps it becomes property of the host server, but that would likely be negotiated and here in the States most school districts that ultimately roll out moodle self host.

Moodle is Australian in its origin (thanks for that), but it has become widely used by all levels in education and has business applications too.

If anyone is interested, there is a ton of information online and a great starting point is either moodle.org or YouTube.
klandin
Posted: Sunday, August 19, 2012 9:56:24 AM
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Thank you for that explanation.

Keith Landin
Woodshop instructor, Woodstock Academy
"Mens tua sit implementum acerrium in fabrica"
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