As usual here are a few articles about schools moving to Moodle. This week all the articles are US based primary and secondary schools.
- Roosevelt High School puts Physical Education Online, Sioux Falls, SD [article]: this innovative use of Moodle created a self-paced PE course for students in which they logged their physical activities and progress online via Moodle. According to the article the course is a mix of PE concepts and health/nutrition which students have embraced,
In one semester, students complete 40 written assignments, which cover topics such as body composition, nutrition and the benefits of fitness. At the same time, they must log 60 activities, which their parents verify.
- Hillsborough County Schools look to Moodle to engage students online, Tampa Bay, FL [article]: As an alternative to Facebook and other social networks, HCS and Tampa Bay teachers are using the official online channels to engage students. This initiative is in part to thwart the possibility of inappropriate communications between students and teachers via non-school related social sites.
- Sheepscot Valley Regional School Unit gets public funding to integrate Moodle, Whitefield, ME [article]: Teachers and students in RSU#12 are the recipients of several hundred thousand in grant funding to implement Moodle. The approximately 350,000 dollars will be used to,
integrate the students’ academic life more closely with their personal digital interaction with the world, incorporating a wider level of interaction than a traditional classroom would provide. By using a web based course management system called Moodle, the hub site at the University of Maine Fort Kent (UMFK) will provide a platform of blogs, forums, podcasts and streaming videos so students can participate in many formats to achieve their course work.