William Cunningham, who runs an extremely elaborate and developed Moodle with his third grade students, gave me the pleasure of an interview via email. This “Moodle in Real-life” story will be told in several parts, the 1st is below. All posts refer to William’s Moodle install at this link: http://www.hallsville.org/elementary/cunningham/moodle/
- William’s Twitter: @west4me
- Blog: http://moodleiselementary.blogspot.com/
- New classroom project: http://www.hallsville.org/elementary/cunningham/moodle/wordpress/
Part 1: The Start
MoodleMonthly: So William, how did you get started using tech in the classroom?
I began developing web pages for my class and I was writing them by hand in a simple text editor. I quickly realized that all I was doing was creating lists of links to other peoples sites. I wanted a way to interact with my students and a way to quickly deploy changes.
MoodleMonthly: When did you begin using Moodle?
I started looking and learned about content management systems, which led me to Moodle. It was perfect, I could create interaction between my students and I. It also allowed me to quickly make changes without the need to edit html and then FTP to the server. I was sold.
This is just the first part of an email interview series which will be released this week. Tune in for another installment tomorrow.