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The Holton USD 336 Moodle Server

 
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The Holton USD 336 Moodle Server
by Tom Sextro - Tuesday, 23 December 2003, 1:37 PM
 
The Moodle Server is now operational. It will be a tool that can help transform teaching and learning in USD 336.
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Re: The Holton USD 336 Moodle Server
by Carol Braum - Tuesday, 30 December 2003, 7:38 AM
 
Hi....Looking good! Is this something the students will be using, or the teachers, or both? Looks like it has some powerful possibilities. I got frustrated when I went to Resources (and not because it was a sports link) because I had trouble getting back to Moodle. A popup link would be nice with an easy return.
Also, enrollment and enroll are spelled incorrectly on the "set up account" instructions.
;-)
Also, it took me a minute to realize that I couldn't just drag or copy and paste the emoticon, but had to do the keystrokes. I'm too used to chatting with an easy send!
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Re: The Holton USD 336 Moodle Server
by Tom Sextro - Thursday, 1 January 2004, 11:15 AM
 
I see teachers using Moodle to direct student online activities.

They consistently mispell enrollment and related words .... not sure why they do that but it's consistent even on their website at moodle.com
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Re: The Holton USD 336 Moodle Server
by Victoria Lynn Jenkin Victoria - Wednesday, 16 June 2004, 3:59 PM
 
I read a book called the Berenstein Bears Gotta Dance by Stan and Jan Berenstein. What this book is about is brother bear likes this other bear and wants to go to the dance with her but the problem is that brother bear does not know how to dance. Brother Bear then goes to special private dances with Mrs. Bearistheknolic and learns how to dance. The dance is finally here and brother bear dances until he drops and wins first place with the girl bear he wanted to dance with.
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Re: The Holton USD 336 Moodle Server
by Brittany Robbins - Monday, 24 January 2005, 1:45 PM
 
I was too used to chatting with an easy send to before i got yahoo!
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Re: The Holton USD 336 Moodle Server
by Sharon Arnold - Friday, 2 January 2004, 3:37 PM
 
I'm really excited about this - how soon can I get students into this? :-D
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Re: The Holton USD 336 Moodle Server
by Tom Sextro - Sunday, 4 January 2004, 7:28 PM
 
It's ready now. Be the first to use it with students. :)
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Re: The Holton USD 336 Moodle Server
by Shawna Howell - Tuesday, 20 September 2005, 3:19 PM
 
Can someone please send me an agenda of the Dairy cattle judging on 10-4 at Frankfort and one for the horse judging in Sabetha on Oct 8th.
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Re: The Holton USD 336 Moodle Server
by Brittany Robbins - Monday, 24 January 2005, 1:46 PM
 
tell them about it. i love it. im sure they will love
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Re: The Holton USD 336 Moodle Server
by Brittany Robbins - Wednesday, 26 January 2005, 1:35 PM
 
You should get them into this right away. It's a great program! B-)
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Re: The Holton USD 336 Moodle Server
by Karen Ford - Monday, 5 January 2004, 2:31 PM
 
8-)
I think I will like this. Will students have access to this by putting in their names and passwords? Then will they somehow go on a site I have created to do the chatting? I want to learn more! I think Chris will teach me shortly. How do we make sure that students post proper messages - school appropriate?
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Re: The Holton USD 336 Moodle Server
by Tom Sextro - Thursday, 8 January 2004, 8:11 AM
 
It can be done either way. For greater control, we can put the students id's and passwords in and enroll them in your class. You could also have them set up their own accounts and then enroll or have them enroll in your class. Either way works.

Mr. Beam will be using Moodle at the inservice on Monday January 19th so save up those good questions for then too. :)
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Re: The Holton USD 336 Moodle Server
by Sharon Arnold - Wednesday, 14 January 2004, 12:57 PM
 
I'm finding that I'm hesitating in my replys to the students' responses. If I were face to face, I could use tone of voice, facial expressions and body language to soften or strengthen my responses. I miss experiencing those things from the students so I can better understand their thinking process. This is more like me writing comments on one of their written assignments than a true discussion - but I'll keep working on it, because I see real potential here. I like it!!
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Re: The Holton USD 336 Moodle Server
by Brittany Robbins - Monday, 24 January 2005, 1:49 PM
 
i see the potential too. i really like. this is a great program. don't you agree?
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Re: The Holton USD 336 Moodle Server
by Todd Deterding - Wednesday, 7 January 2004, 2:59 PM
 
Tom, what a great tool! Thanks for sharing and allowing me a demo user id/password to try it out.
We currently have several teachers that have entire classes on Blackboard (hosted by ESSDACK), so the thought of hosting our own site would be great.

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Re: The Holton USD 336 Moodle Server
by Brittany Robbins - Monday, 24 January 2005, 1:34 PM
 
I agree that this is a great tool!:-D
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Re: The Holton USD 336 Moodle Server (opinion of a student...)
by Katie Lehmkuhl - Tuesday, 3 February 2004, 7:18 PM
 

I am not sure how other students feel about moodle so far, as we have not been using it in the classroom for very long, but I really like it.  Posting online is becoming more and more popular, so maybe some students will be more willing to learn in a medium such as this. 

Although it does eliminate a little bit of the one-on-one discussion with the teacher (in some cases), I know that I feel more comfortable sharing my thougths and that I can better organize them when I have time to think about it.  I really feel that this is a great idea and any time invested in moodle will be well worth it. 

Just in case you wanted the opinion of a student... ^-)

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Re: The Holton USD 336 Moodle Server (opinion of a student...)
by Karen Ford - Wednesday, 4 February 2004, 11:52 PM
 
Thanks, Katie! We really do want to hear from students; be sure to talk to Mr. Fletcher about your opinions. He is presenting information at a conference and would love to hear from you and use some of your comments.
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Re: The Holton USD 336 Moodle Server (opinion of a student...)
by Brittany Robbins - Monday, 24 January 2005, 1:37 PM
 
I think its a great tool katie. It's a great idea and I'm glad that they came up with this program.:-D
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Re: The Holton USD 336 Moodle Server (opinion of a student...)
by Brittany Robbins - Monday, 24 January 2005, 1:51 PM
 
I'm glad the school invested in this program. i can communicate very well here. :-D
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Re: The Holton USD 336 Moodle Server
by Luke Sneden - Tuesday, 10 February 2004, 10:52 AM
 
I don't want to offend anyone, but I really don't like the fact that we are trying to go to all computer learning now. Yes, moodle is a great learnig tool, and yes, it could help. What is going to happen if the server crashes and we have to do our assignment on the computer. The only thing that the computer is doing to the teacher is drive them out of the class room. With Beyond Books and Moodle, we students do not need teachers anymore. We only have to read our screen, answer the questions, save it, and trun it in, then we go back and do the same thing over again. What ever happened to the teacher-student aspect of learning. When teachers give input of what they learned that isn't on the internet, or just some of their personal opinions and beliefs, it helps the students to relax and open up a bit. I thought school was about preparing students for the "real world." If the only thing teachers are doing is making us read computers and answering questions on the internet, how are students developing much needed social growth. The things that most students lack when they leave highschool is not the ability to answer math, science, or reading questions, but the confidence to go out and apply themselves to a job. With all the computer learning where is the social growing coming into effect?
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Re: The Holton USD 336 Moodle Server
by Carol Braum - Wednesday, 25 February 2004, 12:47 PM
 
I think Luke's comments merit some careful thought. While most students seem to be enjoying this, I agree that we don't want to lose the personal interaction and thoughts a teacher can offer.
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Re: The Holton USD 336 Moodle Server
by Alan Beam - Tuesday, 16 March 2004, 3:49 PM
 
Luke is correct. Educators need to walk a narrow line when it comes to the use of technology. The idea is not to replace traditional class with technology (which is going on in college ... read later comments) but to make technology seamless in the classroom. It should serve only as a tool in the learning process just like a textbook, homework assignment or the teacher providing instruction. We also need to keep in mind the different learning styles. Just like a lecture all the time isn't the best way to instruct, nor is using a computer all the time. But that being said, I visited K-State and there basic Biology Lab is ALL on the computer. Students are blocked for two hours show up and follow directions and complete all work on the computer. There is NO teacher available. hmmmmmm different type of thinking there. Thanks for the comments Luke.
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Re: The Holton USD 336 Moodle Server
by JD Nelson - Monday, 23 February 2004, 10:46 AM
 
Seems easy enough to use. The possibilities with moodle are limitless. Hope everybody gets on board! B-)
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Re: The Holton USD 336 Moodle Server
by Mr. Larison - Saturday, 6 March 2004, 11:44 AM
 
I attended the Moodle workshop at MACE and I am starting to see some of the possibilities it can have. I still like the testing features of quia, but I think both can be incorporated for a really neat way to provide informaiton to students and supplement classroom instruction. I think there are ways to use this along with the current way I use the Ag Ed website ;-D
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Re: The Holton USD 336 Moodle Server
by Boyd Misenhelter - Wednesday, 27 October 2004, 12:49 PM
 
I really like the moodle idea. I think it's a more fun way to study and learn new things. I know that I will use this, and I hope that other kids will use it too!:-D
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Re: The Holton USD 336 Moodle Server
by Brittany Robbins - Monday, 24 January 2005, 1:41 PM
 
It is a great learning tool. I'm sure other people agree too. I think kids will use it like you said. :-D
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Re: The Holton USD 336 Moodle Server
by Chris Bryant - Tuesday, 7 December 2004, 10:38 AM
 
I believe that moodle can be a good tool if students remember to use it. i have trouble relizing that assignments are now on the internet and not paper.
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Re: The Holton USD 336 Moodle Server
by Brittany Robbins - Monday, 24 January 2005, 1:42 PM
 
i never knew assignments were on the computer! 8-o thats awsome! :-D
yea
Re: The Holton USD 336 Moodle Server
by Ryan (pappa smurf) Darveaux - Friday, 2 December 2005, 4:29 PM
 

how can you get rid of your account on moodle,

and how do you start a new account on webmail