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Using Moodle for Digital Writing
More than just a place to host quizzes and handouts, Moodle can serve as a forum for students to write and respond to each other's writing.
IDEAS for using in the classroom:
Have students respond to
writing prompts or discussion questions
. Students can also comment on each other's ideas and writing.
after preparing in class. Specify a minimum number of posts/replies per student, use a rating scale and have a choice afterwards for a final vote. Optionally assign some students as moderators after giving them appropriate permissions.
in groups, using a separate groups discussion forum for the lead-in and a wiki for the final project output. Assess them on their forum contributions (sum of ratings), contribution using the history of edits as well as the overall quality.
Need more ideas
for using Moodle to achieve pedagogical goals?
See this handy chart!
You can use this ha
ndout about how to give constructive criticism using the Sandwich model:
HOW TO: Set up a Moodle Forum
Explanation of 4 different forum types:
View the Moodle help topic here:
Video tutorial showing how to set up a Moodle Forum:
help on how to format text
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