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Moodle 1.9 for Second Language Teaching by Jeff Stanford

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Activity 4: Using Blog to explore texts

Aim: Investigate the meaning of interesting words through their context

Moodle modules: Blog and Blog Tags block

Extra programs: Optional - HTML block with link to online dictionary

Ease of setup: **

One of the appealing features of Moodle is that parts of it can be personalized by students. We can see this in Chapter 3, Vocabulary Activities with the My Moodle Personal Glossary, in Chapter 7, Writing Activities with personal profiles and journals, and in most of the other chapters with blogs and wikis. In this activity we are going to apply the personal factor to blogs. We can help students choose their own texts, investigate them using an online dictionary, and highlight interesting words in Moodle Tags. ...

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