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It is usually easier to start with one that you like and make some small refinements or variations or translations (maybe not a problem for you - cause most examples one finds are already English).
Here is one that I took from the examples at the PAD homepage and (hopefully) improved:
These are some I've done "from scratch":
graph a line through point (-2; 1) with slope 2:
s(t) graph for going 1 km during 13 minutes and than 5 km during the next 17 minutes:
1 kg 100 degree C steam to zero degree C ice versus removed energy diagram
I haven't tried to make anything for just marking out spots on a picture, but I think it is just a question of providing zero length vectors which can be assigned different labels.
I've started to make a Moodle "course" for people interested in PAD and Physlets:
I haven't really done much with it yet, but you're welcome to visit and make some suggestions.
Here's another angle:
There is a java applets suite that can, among other things, handle hot spots (points (and arrows and small picture) placed on a background. It has no Moodle plugin, but there has been a sucessfull attempt to import them into Moodle in a SCORM package. One thing I'd like is as Moodle plugin that could handle these questions. (But I have a rather long wishlist) Here's what I've written about it in the Mooodle Docs:
- Physics Applets for Drawing (PAD) -
The following search terms occur only in the HTML markup of this message: PADHaving the names of picture files contain too much information (for students when you don't want to assess their ability to guess based on the img src file name) can be a problem. It's nice for the teacher to have a file name that says what it is showing when finding which graph goes to which question, but that can be a "risk" in assessment.
The same goes for sound and other media files.
There is a free Java Applet Suite called "Physics applets for drawing" (PAD) that include a diagram applet and a vector(also line. point arrows) applet that can even determine if the submission is correct and give guiding feedback.
Here is an English example (My stuff has been in Swedish) of the vector version Tv on table
Here is one I haven't translated yet using the graph applet distance(Time) diagram
(In case you don't know swedish here is a Google (somewhat fixed up) translation:
You bicycle to a lake 6 miles away. It takes 13 minutes to pedal the first mile, which is uphill. Then you get a helping wind and a downhill stretch so the remaining route takes only 17 minutes.
b) Plot the event of as an s(t) diagram.
In brief, you can click the place you want to start the curve (you might have to Hold the mouse button until the little point appears) and then click on the points you want to add. When you have done the whole graph, click the Check button work to get your graph judged (the first time you press, it may take a while before feedback box will pop up. It is very fast next time if you have changed anything). The response will be to tell you either, that it is right, or say what you must do to make it right.
Here is an example using the VectorPAD where students should put in arrows to show the water cycle. I think the usage could (Should?) be described better, but it is a very powerful interaction. Here is another VectorPAD example that I have reworked some: Force diagram of TV on Table. If you were to make a vector picture with 12 "drags" it could get pretty messy.
Another possibility, just using things built into MOodle now, is to have a grid
There are some graphical Math tools that some had used with moodle that I haven't had a chance to try out. Maybe some of them might be usable.
This may have been too brief a description, but ask more in that case.
In the docs http://docs.moodle.org/en/Site_files you can find that all files in the site files are available and that you can't browse to them from the course files pages.
What I would like to know are 2 things:
- What is the best way to link to Site Files?
- Is there anyway to make things in the Site Files easier for teachers to find?
If I find the file in Site Files I can right click and copy its URL which looks similar to this:
If I put in that whole URL it should work as long as I don't change anything related on the original site. It would probably work even anywhere else (unless some java security setting were to stop it if I were to come from another domain.).
But if I were to rename my moodle folder /moodle1/ to /vle1/ it would stop working everywhere. Or if someone had a working copy of the resource on another moodle or another server and the old Moodle1 goes away, it will stop working.
What I wonder is HOW are backuped site files linked? Will they be placed in the course files folder or the site files folder. If I restore on another Moodle in another domain, will the URL links be remade so they work toward the new copies of these files, even if the URL was wrtten avbsolute?
If I make the links "/moodle1/ etc" I would expect the link to work on another site with moodle in a folder /moodle1/, but I don't know if Moodle might rewrite that to ITS root, rather than the domain root.
My Best Bet: If I were in course 4 and made a link "../1/ etc", I would think that would find its way to site files. I'm assuming/hoping that site files are always in /1/. This kind of link ought to be able to survive a restore in another moodle even on another domain, if Site Files are restored to the same location. What happens if there is already something there with the same name?
2. Making things in the Site Files easier for teachers to find
Can a teacher in a course put in a shortcut to the site files in his course files folder so (s)he can more easily find things there?
Any good policies about arranging things in the Site Files folder?
If one has .js or java .class files there, can editing teachers put them into page code? (Perhaps only with "trusted content" allowed and belonging to such a role). ( I assume that there are more elegant ways of doing this in the head or foot, but for those less elegant of us )
Here's an example I've done. It's in Swedish, but I can translate the problem here:
You are cycling to a swimming pool 6 km away. It takes 13 minutes for the first kilometer which is uphill. Then you get a wind from behind and downhill so the rest only takes 17 minutes.
b) Describe this in a distance(time), s(t), diagram.
I have been using PAD (Physics Applets for Drawing) to fill the "interactivity gap" when questions were about making diagrams, vectors and so forth. http://www.wku.edu/pads/
Unfortunately, for you, most of my stuff is in Swedish. But here are some links:
These are some vector examples from the PAD homepage that I have put more feedback into:
So I found that applets which could be adjusted to "the problem at hand" were much better in a distance context. The PHYSLETS applet suite is a very good example. For example, using one powerful optics applet (which can be used "as is" as an optic bench) in different pages with different Java script controls one can show refraction, reflection, lens, human eye, camera and enable the user to change between different prepared situations with a simple click and connect the situation to interactive questions (which would know WHAT the applet is showing at the moment).
The PHYSLETS graph applets are well suited to a lot of "pure math" problems too.
Sometimes applets that aren't presented as customizable can actually be (or be made) so. http://www.falstad.com/circuit/ is an amazing electrical circuit applet (check under circuits [over 100 I think] in its menu) which is able to be setup to show special arrangements in different pages and even have a certain interaction (page buttons or links can open and close various switches).
If you find interesting applets that lack some feature you would like, contact the applet author. I have many times been quickly given new features by the rightfully proud authors! (Or told about undocumented possibilities.)
PAD, Physics Applets for Drawing (which can, by the way, interact with Physlets) provide great applets for situations calling for diagrams, vectors, interactive motion or video motion analysis, direct in web-pages. They can also give guiding feedback and be connected to recording of grades.
Bringing Java applets into Moodle in IMS/SCORM package I've found to be sometimes simple and sometimes problematical. There's unfortunately not much to be found about it in Moodle Docs.