Thursday, March 4, 2010
With an emphasis on communication with parents, Hutto ISD is creating easy and informative ways for parents to be involved in the education of their children.
Next year, elementary parents will have a revolutionary opportunity to participate in an online learning environment in order to support learning at home.
How? Parents will be given access to Moodle, a Web 2.0 tool that is designed to help educators create online courses with a focus on interaction and collaborative construction of content.
What does Moodle stand for? Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment.
What can parents do with Moodle? Every grade level will have a math center that parents can access on any computer with internet. The math centers will provide tips for parents to help with homework, a vocabulary glossary and virtual flash cards, different ways to incorporate math concepts at home, lessons for students, and much more.
How can I use Moodle in my classroom? You can use the lessons and virtual flash cards at your computer center, and you can give parents the Moodle link when they ask for homework help.
How will I know it is consistent with our curriculum? We are working with the Curriculum Department to create the different components of the math centers, but we welcome suggestions from teachers!
When will it be ready? Moodle will be up and running by the beginning of next year!