Monday, September 16, 2013

Moodle for K-12 Teachers: What is it? And how to get it?


What is Moodle?
Moodle! Moodle! Moodle! You’ve heard about it. You may have even seen it, but you may be unsure of what it is or how it can help you with your students. Take a moment to watch the video below to hear how Moodle can change the way you teach. It will be well worth the one minute and fourteen seconds to find out what everyone is talking about.

I Want to use Moodle. What now?
Remember when the video mentioned “Ask a Moodle partner to set up a site for you?” AEA K-12 Online is that partner. AEA K-12 Online will host a free Moodle server for districts participating in the district opt-in.  This server will be hosted at, and it includes our free e-curriculum for districts as well.  Plus, we will be creating customized Moodle themes for your school at no charge.

If you are interested in a) having a blank course shell on the new Moodle server, b) a copy of one of our blended learning courses, or c) content from the old server ( moved over to the new server, please let us know via this form found here.

Okay, you’ve convinced me...but I need more...where can I learn more?
AEA K-12 Online and AEA PD Online provides educators with lots of different opportunities to learn more about Moodle.
  • The Online Learning for Iowa Educators (OLLIE) and More Iowa Learning for Iowa Educators (MOLLIE) courses are fully facilitated courses that will introduce educators to online learning, help them build online learning environments, and teach them the skills they need to facilitate online learning. AEA PD Online’s full professional development catalog can be found here.
  • AEA PD Online: Live! Creates and curates videos that will help educators learn how to maximize student learning in online environments. To view AEA PD Online events go here.
  • The Blended Learning community in the Agora ( is a place where Iowa educators can share and exchange ideas and resources related to blended learning.
Monthly blog posts on AEA K-12 Online and AEA PD Online highlight news related to online learning in Iowa, across the country, and around the globe.

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