Using Moodle as an Activity Host

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Moodle Linking to Sugar Activities

   goal
       make it easy for students to upload work straight to Moodle servers
           with and w/o logins?
       reproduce enthusiasm found on Scratch for programming with etoys. turtle art, writing etc
       activity uploads
           etoys etc
           speak
               encourage students to tell stories using speak
               encourage creation of FAQs
           Turtle Art
           pippy
           labyrinth
               nice for mind mapping but it's clumsy
   where to begin
       python
           why python?
               Nubae knows it
           hello world
           nubae's pyclic?
               need to know how to get pyclic into a Sugar install...
               it's not in Sugar activities
                   http://activities.sugarlabs.org/en-US/sugar/search?q=pyclic&cat=all
               it's here
                   http://git.sugarlabs.org/projects/pyclic
                   can we get pyclic into Pippy as well?
                       nice to get that into Pippy examples
               tie the Pyclic data straight into the Moodle DB and tie THAT data into the Moodle Quiz management interface
           start here with a basic test prompt interface
               sample UI though far from perfect
                   http://docs.google.com/previewtemplate?id=0Al9mmCKTPBRYdHNtWUN2aWlEZmtnVjZSWXZRZ2trNVE&mode=public
           question builder
               http://docs.google.com/View?id=dhq9ft55_82f46pw9dk
   New activity
       quiz builder and admin
           goal
               students write and answer questions
                   teacher or expert volunteers act as editors and gate keepers
                   put the onus of thinking on students!
           flow description
               http://docs.google.com/View?id=dhq9ft55_82f46pw9dk
           student writes X number of questions as determined by teacher
               Question types
                   multiple choice =MC
                   short answer= SA
                   true/false= T/F
                   essay
                   cloze
           submits questions via Python or other UI to moodle db
           student is now qualified to take test
           while taking test student can 
               see if question was student created or teacher created
                   this will increase interest in the question and who is the student
               can suggest better answer
               can suggest a better question
           student scores for FITB/ SA/ MC/ Cloze can be returned immediately
           short answer and essay questions can go back to teacher or back to community for further evaluation
               use volunteers to help teacher grade
   users
       XO users
       non XO users
   viewing of materials
       only logged in to moodle server
       child security etc
   fields
       questions
           can we pull the machine specs XO or otherswise
           version of Sugar?
       user ID
           encourage firstname, last initial and maybe weight
       IP
           should tell us country and city... 
           maybe that could be the intial log in UserID? last 3 digits of IP?
       voluntary
           school name
           teacher name
           class name
   notes
       nice to have something like this
           http://freemind.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Mind_Map_Gallery#Education_Technology
           media wiki supports freemind mindmap files
           a tool that would allow lots of users to see and build upon other ideas in real time
           gobby like but with a diagramming UI
               connect the dots
               explode certain ideas
                   derive new documents from base document
               annotations are date stamped and contain User ID

--Dennis Daniels 20:20, 5 September 2009 (UTC)