Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Happy Digital Citizenship Week: October 19-25, 2014

October 19-25 is Digital Citizenship Week. The purpose of the week is to engage students, teachers, and
families in a conversation about what it means to behave responsibly and respectfully online.

AEA PD Online can help educators start these important conversations with students and parents. It offers 6 self-paced modules, which can be completed anytime and anywhere, that will prepare educators to assist students into becoming good digital citizens.
The modules are:
  • Digital Citizenship Introduction
  • Digital Citizenship: Cyberbullying & Online Safety
  • Digital Citizenship: Digital Literacy
  • Digital Citizenship: Netiquette
  • Copyright & Fair Use
  • Digital Citizenship: Digital Security

To access these modules go to and login/register.

Note: The modules are accessible to all Iowa educators. Individuals who are interested in renewal credit must complete all 6 of the modules and submit the summary activity.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Moodle Moment: PoodLL Audio Recordings (and more)

Our Moodle Moment today looks at a plugin within our Moodle systems.  This plugin is available free from the website.  It is called PoodLL, and it actually is a suite of plugins that allow you to do many different things, including audio recording and video recording.

The most common use of it is as an assignment type.  On our systems, when you add an assignment, you can make it accept PoodLL submissions, which means students can records themselves for their assignment instead of typing it out.  You can also do the same thing in forum posts and anywhere else in the site where students would normally have to type.

You can see more Moodle Moments here, on the AEA PD Online YouTube site.