I've just finished my first quarter using Moodle to mange my 11/12 English course. The first Moodle was used in our school. I'm about to start the next quarter the courses that I teach through Moodle. After that, I'll get the rest of the staff on board. I'm trying to learn the different ways to use Moodle and having trouble making connections between the things that happen in the pre-Moodle classroom and the way they now need to be reshaped to fit into the context of Moodle.
There seem to be a number of tables on the web that explain what each of the Moodle activities are but what about a table that would start with the things you have been doing in your classroom and giving the Moodle options how to implement it. Does anyone know of a resource like that?
Examples of the kind of thing I'd like to do in Moodle and don't know how:
1. I get my students to give me a weekly reading response. This used to be just done via Email. If I replied with questions, the students could answer next week. For some students we just bounced the same email back and forth, once a week, for the whole quarter. I just used a Moodle assignment and had them paste into the box... It worked, but there was no conversation that continued...
2. How do you create a list of possible assignments where the student has choices within a unit? Do one of these five choices... You need to do a number of things until you get x number of points.