PacktLib: Moodle 1.9 for Teaching Special Education Children (5-10): Beginner's Guide

Moodle 1.9 for Teaching Special Education Children (5-10 Year Olds)

Credits

About the Author

Acknowledgement

About the Reviewer

Preface

Matching Pictures

Matching composite pictures

Time for action - installing tools to manipulate 2D scalable clipart

Time for action - searching for 2D scalable clipart to combine inside a box

Time for action - combining pictures with different sizes

Time for action - preparing texts using colors and fonts

Time for action - organizing composite pictures and texts

Time for action - adding the activity to a Moodle course

Time for action - running the matching composite pictures activity

Discovering sentences related to 3D scenes

Time for action - searching for 3D models to combine inside a 2D box

Time for action - organizing composite 3D models into a rendered 2D box

Time for action - grouping text blocks and changing colors

Time for action - adding the activity to a Moodle course

Time for action - running the discovering sentences activity

Time for action - using a gamepad to solve the exercise

Drawing an illustration according to speech bubbles

Time for action - creating speech bubbles and filling them with text

Time for action - adding the activity to a Moodle course

Time for action - using a digital pen as a mouse to solve the exercise

Summary

Working with Abstraction and Sequencing Disabilities

Making a gap fill activity changing pictures to words

Time for action - getting pictures of animals and nature

Time for action - preparing a cloze using images

Time for action - adding the activity to a Moodle course

Time for action - executing and completing the cloze with images

Painting images according to the instructions

Time for action - drawing the background using a digital pen

Time for action - preparing the instructions with images, colors, and fonts in Moodle

Time for action - executing the activity to paint images in Moodle

Solving a yes/no multiple choice

Time for action - preparing several images and Boolean questions

Time for action - creating a YES button and a NO button with associated images

Time for action - executing the activity

Summary

Associating Images with Words

Writing a sentence using two images

Time for action - looking for two images to generate the exercise

Time for action - searching for related sounds

Time for action - activating the MP3 player in Moodle

Time for action - integrating the visual and auditory resources in a Moodle exercise

Time for action - writing the sentence

Putting words inside an image with structure

Time for action - creating a scene

Time for action - adding floating labels to the image

Time for action - uploading the scene to Moodle

Time for action - running the exercise using a netbook's touchpad

Summary

Developing Sorting Activities, Mixing Shapes and Pictures

Ordering the temporal sequence

Time for action - getting three pictures to represent a temporal sequence

Time for action - creating the mixed temporal sequence using images

Time for action - adding the activity to a Moodle course

Time for action - ordering the sequence by dragging and dropping images

Ordering the images according to their sizes in a pyramid

Time for action - building the pyramid

Time for action - creating the mixed parts of the pyramid using images

Time for action - adding the activity to a Moodle course

Time for action - ordering the sequence by dragging and dropping images with the mouse

Time for action - executing the exercise using a multi touch screen

Summary

Creating Exercises to Improve Short-term Memory

Finding pairs of matching animations

Time for action - generating the animated virtual cards

Time for action - organizing the virtual cards

Time for action - installing a module to integrate JClic and Moodle

Time for action - adding the activity to a Moodle course

Time for action - finding the matching pairs by flipping virtual cards

Working with a list of words organized in rows

Time for action - creating an animation with a list of words

Time for action - exporting a video with animated words

Time for action - adding the activity to a Moodle course

Time for action - writing the memorized words

Summary

Reducing Attention Deficit Disorder Using Great Concentration Exercises

Solving a puzzle

Time for action - choosing a high definition picture adequate for a puzzle

Time for action - generating an exchange puzzle

Time for action - adding the activity to a Moodle course

Time for action - solving the puzzle using a gamepad

Time for action - solving the puzzle using a multi-touch device

Looking for words in a word search puzzle

Time for action - creating a background picture by combining two images

Time for action - generating a word search puzzle with letters and pictures

Time for action - adding the activity to a Moodle course

Time for action - solving the word search puzzle

Summary

Playing with Mathematical Operations

Solving a multiple choice with multiple images

Time for action - preparing a scene to count elements

Time for action - creating a visual multiple choice with many animals

Time for action - executing the activity

Completing a grid of visual mathematical operations

Time for action - combining pictures with mathematical symbols

Time for action - generating a grid with images and mathematical symbols

Time for action - adding the activity to a Moodle course

Time for action - solving the visual mathematical operations

Summary

Mental Operations with Language

Completing visual sequences

Time for action - generating the pictures for a visual sequence

Time for action - generating the initial visual sequence

Time for action - adding the activity to a Moodle course

Time for action - arranging the sequence by dragging and dropping images

Completing the colored sequence

Time for action - preparing many images with different colors using GIMP

Time for action - generating the initial color sequence

Time for action - adding the activity to a Moodle course

Time for action - arranging the sequence with different color tones by dragging and dropping images

Summary

Writing Guided Sentences and Paragraphs

Creating a sentence using certain words

Time for action - choosing and preparing the words to be used in a sentence

Time for action - writing and recording the sentence

Time for action - installing a NanoGong assignment to set speaking homework

Time for action - creating a NanoGong assignment to record a sentence

Time for action - recording the sentence with the NanoGong recorder

Describing spatial relationships between different objects

Time for action - creating a scene with a 2D picture related to a geometric shape

Time for action - uploading the scene to Moodle

Time for action - writing sentences to describe the spatial relationships

Summary

Running Cognitive Evaluation Tests

Working with simple and complex instructions

Time for action - generating pictures to prepare the instructions

Time for action - using pictures to prepare the instructions

Time for action - using a Webcam to record the results of executing the exercise

Testing the comprehension of different situations

Time for action - generating a questionnaire related to a situation

Time for action - recording the answers

Summary