PacktLib: Moodle 1.9: The English Teacher's Cookbook

Moodle 1.9 English Teacher's Cookbook


About the Author


About the Reviewer


Connecting Ideas


Matching sentences

Unjumbling and connecting sentences

Using Twitter and Facebook for a survey

Brainstorming ideas using Forums

Answering a quiz designed in a Lesson

Empty book, great story: upload pictures from Microsoft Word

Connecting stairs: Uploading drawings from Microsoft Word

Linking to websites and writing about an endangered animal

Matching Pictures and Text


Picturing comprehension

Matching text to speech bubbles of comic strips

Picture paragraph matching

Sceneries and possible stories through flowcharts

Working with paintings—Salvador Dali's art

Choosing a book by its cover

Advising posters

Cooking recipes

Looking at Things from Different Perspectives


Becoming a well-known character

Understanding secondary characters

Adding technology to a story

Statues can think

Changing an adventure

Old age versus childhood

Beauty versus ugliness

Curious characters

Defining Types of Sentences


Embedding videos, games, and matching the correct topic sentence

Writing detailed sentences according to the topic sentence

Multiple choice: choose the correct concluding sentence

Mixing paragraphs

Selecting the correct sentences

Adding detailed sentences

Writing topics and concluding sentences

Hamburger paragraph: writing a composition using three types of sentences

Creating Stories using Twitter and Facebook


Debating a topic

Cause-and-effect diagram, Fishbone, or Ishikawa diagram technique

Positive and negative points list

Play the reporter

Writing a story guessing facts

Writing a very short play using text messages

Chain composition

How to summarize information

Improving Your Students' Writing


Cubing technique: Describe

Cubing technique: Compare

Cubing technique: Associate

Cubing technique: Analyse

Cubing technique: Apply

Cubing technique: Argue

Rolling a cube

How to correct this essay

Comparing using Venn Diagrams


Summer holidays versus winter holidays— drawing Venn diagrams using OpenOffice Drawing

Living in the country versus living in an overcrowded city—drawing Venn diagrams with clip art from Microsoft Word

Being famous versus being unknown— drawing Venn diagrams with SmartDraw software

Having a healthy lifestyle versus bad habits—completing a Venn diagram using the website

Famous coincidences—drawing Venn diagrams of Abraham Lincoln and John Fitzgerald Kennedy using Paint

Comparing different types of pollution— drawing Venn diagrams using Microsoft Visio 2007

Types of students—drawing Venn diagrams using Edraw Max

Puzzles—placing adjectives and sentences in a Venn diagram according to the description of personal possessions

Composing New Sceneries


Updating a fairy tale—using a database to guide writing activity

Changing a poem into a cartoon—using resources from Web 2.0

Listening to a poem and writing another end to it

Imagining that your house is a palace

Superheroes have other powers—creating your own hero using tools from Web 2.0

Flying shoes—creating an advertisement using

Becoming your idol—using Quandary 2 in Moodle

Creating a writing activity

Working with Mind Maps and Tree Diagrams


Pictures in mind maps—using Buzan's iMindMap V4

Adding data to pictures—creating a mind map using MindMeister

Providing a situation to a story—drawing a mind map using Draw Anywhere

Creating mind maps using resources from Web 2.0

Creating a tree diagram using Microsoft Word

Pictures in a tree diagram—creating a tree diagram using

Completing a tree diagram comparing two people using

Comparing the Flintstones and the Simpsons—using to create a tree diagram

Preparing a Discussion Clock


How to prepare a discussion clock—words to cover different viewpoints

Writing from a viewpoint—using tiny URLs in the discussion clock

Picturing the clock diagram—adding images

Music in the clock diagram—embedding MP3 files to our Moodle course

Just words—using a target diagram to create a discussion clock and creating a story out of it

Questions in the clock diagram—writing a newspaper article

Correcting through a clock diagram

Designing a discussion clock in order to create an aircraft using resources from Web 2.0