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This book is a beginner's guide in which the reader is led, step-by-step, to accomplish all the tasks right from installing Moodle to transforming into a CMS. Some more advanced steps and concepts are presented but always in a manner that allows beginners to follow along and learn through experience as they experiment on their own test site. By the time you finish the book, you will have your own fully-functional curriculum and information management system.If you are a teacher or head of department in an institution and are interested in how Moodle can be used to streamline curriculum delivery and information flow in your institution, this book is for you. This book is also useful for Moodle administrators.Prior experience with Moodle is not essential for this book.
This book is for anyone who wants to get the best out of Moodle. Experienced Moodle users will find powerful insights into developing successful educational courses.
The fun and friendly guide to the world's most popular online learning management systemModular Object Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment, also known as Moodle, is an online learning management system that creates opportunities for rich interaction between educators and their audience. However, the market has been lacking a simple, easy-to-understand guide that covers all the essentials of Moodle?until now. Using straightforward language and an entertaining tone to decipher the intricate world of Moodle, this book provides you with the resources you need to take advantage of all the eLearning and eTraining possibilities that Moodle offers. Offers a hands-on approach to learning Moodle, the revolutionary online learning management systemUses simple language peppered with good humor to break down the complexities of Moodle into easily digested pieces of informationCaters to the specific needs of teachers and business trainers by providing the resources they needMoodle For Dummies provides you with the tools you need to acquire a solid understanding of Moodle and start implementing it in your courses.
This book has a friendly approach and even experienced trainers will benefit a lot from it. It uses copious screenshots, for you to get a feel of the course site even while you are learning by building the solutions. If you are a teacher or a corporate trainer with a desire to design effective and innovative Moodle courses, then this book is your best choice. The book assumes that you have a basic understanding of Moodle, but it does not need any programming knowledge. It's all about teaching and not programming. If you are new to Moodle, start with Moodle E-Learning Course Development by the same author.
They said it was the #147;Curse of the Bambino. " They said #147;the bad guys won. " Now one of baseball's all-time good guys, New York Mets legend Mookie Wilson, tells his side of the story#151;from the ground ball through Bill Buckner's legs that capped the miraculous 1986 World Series Game Six rally against the Boston Red Sox to the rise and fall of a team that boasted such outsize personalities as Darryl Strawberry, Keith Hernandez, Dwight Gooden, Gary Carter, Lenny Dykstra, and Davey Johnson. Growing up in rural South Carolina in the 1960s, Mookie took to heart the lessons of his father, a diligent sharecropper who believed in the abiding power of faith#151;and taught his son the game that would change his life. When Mookie landed in Shea Stadium in 1980, the Mets were a perennial cellar-dweller overshadowed by the crosstown Yankees. But inspired by Mookie's legendary hustle, they would soon become the toast of New York. And even when their off-field antics#151;made famous by a contingency of the team called #147;the Scum Bunch"#151;eclipsed their on-field successes, Mookie stayed above the fray. In 1986, the Mets were a juggernaut, winning 108 games during the regular season and edging the Houston Astros for the National League pennant following a grueling 16-inning Game Six classic. In the World Series against Boston, in an epic at-bat that led to the Buckner error, Mookie would ignite a fire under the Mets, helping to force a Game Seven. New York would win to become World Champions. In an era when role models in sports were hard to come by, some tarnished by their own hubris and greed, Mookie Wilson remained the exception: a man of humility and honor when it mattered the most. WITH A FOREWARD BY KEITH HERNANDEZ
"This is snow," whispered Moomintroll. "I've heard about it from Mother, and it's called snow." Everyone knows that Moomins sleep through the winter. But this year Moomintroll has woken up in January. So while the rest of the family slumber, he decides to visit all his favorite summer haunts. But the valley is gone: the river, the grass, the trees-- everything is covered in this strange white stuff. Even the sun is gone! Moomintroll is angry: whoever Winter is, she has some nerve. At least he's not alone. Little My is awake, too, and having a wonderful time sledding on Moominmamma's tea tray. In fact, more creatures than Moomintroll ever imagined inhabit this new world, including a wise newcomer named Too-ticky who introduces him to this most mysterious of all seasons. The curious and comic inhabitants of Moominvalley are brought to life in Tove Jansson's delightful drawings, and as he bravely goes where no Moomin has gone before, Moomintroll discovers that maybe Winter is worth waking up for, after all.
Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www. million-books. com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: Chapter VIII N reading over what I have written of the Stricklands, I am conscious that they must seem shadowy. I have been able to invest them with none of those characteristics which make the persons of a book exist with a real life of their own; and, wondering if the fault is mine, I rack my brains to remember idiosyncrasies which might lend them vividness. I feel that by dwelling on some trick of speech or some queer habit I should be able to give them a significance peculiar to themselves. As they stand they are like the figures in an old tapestry; they do not separate themselves from the background, and at a distance seem to lose their pattern, so that you have little but a pleasing piece of colour. My only excuse is that the impression they made on me was no other. There was just that shadowiness about them which you find in people whose lives are part of the social organism, so that they exist in it and by it only. They are like cells in the body, essential, but, so long as they remain healthy, engulfed in the momentous whole. The Stricklands were an average family in the middle class. A pleasant, hospitable woman, with a harmless craze for the small lions of literary society; a rather dull man, doing his duty in that state of life in which a merciful Providence had placed him; two nice-looking, healthy children. Nothing could be more ordinary. I do not know that there was anything about them to excite the attention of the curious. When I reflect on all that happened later, I ask myself if I was thick-witted not to see that there was in Charles Strickland at least something out of the common. Perhaps. I think that I have gathered in the years that intervene between then and now a fair knowledge of mankind, but even if when I first met the Stricklands I had th. . .
In 17th century France, Louis XIV rules with flamboyant ambition. In his domain, wealth and beauty take all; frivolity begets cruelty; science and alchemy collide. From the Hall of Mirrors to the vermin-infested attics of the Chateau at Versailles, courtiers compete to please the king, sacrificing fortune, principles, and even the sacred bond between brother and sister. By the fiftieth year of his reign, Louis XIV has made France the most powerful state in the western world. Yet the Sun King's appetite for glory knows no bounds. In a bold stroke, he sends his natural philosopher on an expedition to seek the source of immortality -- the rare, perhaps mythical, sea monsters. For the glory, of his God, his country, and his king, Father Yves de la Croix returns with his treasures: one heavy shroud packed in ice...and a covered basin that imprisons a shrieking creature.<P><P> Nebula Award winner.
Both torn from their homes in Laos, a boy and a moon bear cub form a deep bond in this piercing tale of impossible odds and resilient hope, based on true conditions in Eastern Asia.Twelve-year-old Tam, on a dare, ventures into a moon bear den in the mountains of Northern Laos. His goal is to steal the cub and sell it, making a fortune for his family. But the mother bear's unexpected return upends Tam's plan, and he barely escapes with his life. And then his life implodes anyway: his entire mountain village is forced to relocate to make room for a new highway. Lured by the promise of electricity, running water, and a television, Tam's people move to an overcrowded village, where Tam's father is killed by a stray landmine. Now the family breadwinner, Tam is forced to work hundreds of miles away in the city, at a moon bear farm where bile from bear gall bladders is used for medicine. It is a cruel, miserable place, and when a familiar face--the very cub he'd seen in the den--is sold to the bear farm, Tam knows he must save this moon bear, no matter what it takes. He secretly nurses it back to health and they develop an unbreakable bond. Tam swears to return his beloved cub to the wild, but how will they ever find a way to be free? Deeply and powerfully moving, Moon Bear is an unforgettable story of compassion, hope, and bravery against overwhelming odds, and brings to light the real-life, heartwrenching plight of Asia's endangered moon bears.
Identifies the moon as our only natural satellite, describes its movement and phases, and discusses how we have observed and explored it over the years.
Canada resident and avid outdoorsman Andrew Hempstead gives you his unique perspective on British Columbia, from dining at the best of Vancouver's 3,000 restaurants and cafés to skiing and snowboarding on the world-class slopes of Whistler/Blackcomb. Hempstead offers unique trip ideas that utilize the region's amazing outdoor options, such as Winter Fun and B.C. Road Trip. Packed with information on dining, transportation, and accommodations, Moon British Columbia has lots of options for a range of travel budgets. Complete with guidance on whale-watching near Telegraph Cove, hiking the Stanley Glacier Trail, and camping near Mount Robson, Moon British Columbia gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
Vicky Austin, almost 15, tells about her family's summer cross-country camping trip. From the Austin series. During this camping trip, Vicky tries to come to terms with her feelings about life, God, boys, and the possibility of starting school in New York City in the fall.
In a rare blend of scientific fact and poetic truth, the acclaimed author of A Natural History of the Senses explores the activities of whales, penguins, bats, and crocodilians, plunging headlong into nature and coming up with highly entertaining treasures.
The top destinations in the West are within a day's drive of one another. See them all withMoon California Road Tripas your guide. Detailed driving instructions tell you how far you'll have to drive, how long it will take, and which highways you'll need to follow-including information on alternate routes and the best places to stop along the way. Day-by-day itinerary suggestions tell you the best ways to spend your time: The 14-Day Best of the West Three Days in San Francisco Three Days in Los Angeles Three Days in Las Vegas One Day in Yosemite One Day in the Grand Canyon Day Trips to Wine Country And 36 easy-to-use maps keep you oriented along the way.
In order to preserve the Holy Force, Thora, the Chosen one, and warrior Makil, the Man of Pure Light, descend into an underground world to battle the evil force of the Dark Lord.
Oregon residents and outdoor enthusiasts W. C. McRae and Judy Jewell give their unique perspectives on coastal Oregon, from the best places to grab a seaside snack to the best hikes along the Coastal Trail. With endless options for inn-hopping and surfing along the state's southern beaches,Moon Coastal Oregongives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
New from the national bestselling author of Moon Awakening When Talorc-laird of the Sinclair clan and leader of his werewolf pack- must wed an Englishwoman, he's shocked to find that she is his mate. Deaf since childhood, Abigail hopes to keep her affliction from Talorc as long as possible, just as he has no intention of telling her that he's a werewolf. But when Abigail learns that the husband she's begun to love has deceived her, it will take all his warrior's strength-and his wolf's cunning-to win his wife back.
Award-winning travel writer Christopher P. Baker highlights Cuba's best lesser-known local hotspots, including Finca Manacas (the birthplace of Fidel), Parque Lennon, and Rumba de Salvador's Alley. He also offers fun and creative travel suggestions, such as A Week in Havana; 10 Best Scenic Drives; and Cars, Cigars, and Cabarets. With in-depth information on Havana and complete coverage of the island, Moon Cuba gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
The bestselling suspense author shows her softer side in this endearing love story of two searching hearts. . . . Georgia Enright has dedicated her life to dance. But at age twenty-six, her hopes of becoming a lead dancer are dashed. So she ventures to Pumpkin Hill, an old farm owned by her newly found half sister, Laura Bishop, to contemplate her future. There, discovering an affinity for country life -- and a barn just perfect for giving dance lessons -- Georgia enjoys an oasis of peace . . . until Matthew Bishop arrives. An abandoned child taken in by the same parents who adopted Laura, Matt has plans of his own for that barn -- plans that include a veterinary clinic, not a ballet studio! The only thing the rugged doctor resents more than Laura's interest in her birth family is his having to share the premises with one of them. Yet he can't deny there's something about Georgia that has brightened his world -- and if he's not careful, she just may dance into his heart.
Moon-Dark is a 170 page fantasy novel written by the award-winning Australian author Patricia Wrightson and first published in 1987. Margaret K. McEldery Books provides the following summary: From the ancient land of Australia comes this story of a wild community: kangaroos, bush rats, bandicoots, goanna, possums, flying foxes-and the fisherman's dog, Blue. A new settlement brings new strains to the human and the wild communities. The settlers become defensive, and war breaks out between bush rats and bandicoots. Only the worried Ranger, whose territory this is, understands the problem; but only the animals, helped by an ancient magic of the country, can solve it. And so, one mystical night in the dark of the moon, their plan is accomplished. Through hard work and age-old magic, the balance is restored and peace returns. Told with a rare economy of style, intimate knowledge of Australian wild life, remarkable ability to characterize creatures without overly humanizing them, with mounting dramatic tension and an ever-present sense of humor, this book by one of our finest contemporary writers, not only makes a strong ecological statement but draws the reader into a rich, fascinating and not soon-to-be-forgotten world.
Vanessa's sixteenth birthday is coming up. While most girls would be thrilled at the prospect, Vanessa dreads beign one year closer to making the most important decision of her life. Now she is beginning to doubt everything she holds true--her friends, her relationship with Michael, and even her identity. Then she meets Hector, who is more exciting and dengerous than anyone else she knows. Through him , she learns about a side of herself that she never knew existed...
There's no place like home! Eric and his friends have finally restored the Rainbow Stairs, but that was the easy part. Now Gethwing is loose in the Upper World, and the Moon Dragon is causing big trouble. Eric, Julie, and Neal have to protect their town, but they're up against mysterious creatures, strangely-behaving parents, and powerful magic. Can the kids stop Gethwing before he destroys the Upper World -- for good?
Seasoned traveler and journalist Ben Westwood leads adventurers to off-the-beaten-path experiences in Ecuador, from riding a train up the steep switchbacks of the famous Nariz del Diablo (Devil's Nose) to diving off of the Galápagos Islands, where the waters are abundant with ocean life. Westwood also includes several trip strategies--such as the Culture and History Tour and the Outdoor Adventure Tour--which cater to the diverse interests of travelers. Complete with information on exploring the colonial architecture of Quito's Old Town and climbing volcanoes in Sangay National Park, Moon Ecuador & the Galápagos Islands gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
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