Fordson Theme For Moodle

About Fordson Fordson is a refreshingly clean and minimal design without skimping on visual cues that help learners.  Welcome and guide your students to the learning content with a straightforward homepage focused on getting engaged with learning and not the theme.  Fordson shines with a “less is more” approach but there are also many useful … Read more

Introducing Easy Enrollment for Moodle

Enrolling students into courses in Moodle at the K-12 level can be an ordeal.  When you have over 1,000 courses and many course categories it can quickly become a nightmare for young learners trying to navigate and find their teacher’s course.  Unlike a college or university at the K-12 level we have unique circumstances and … Read more

Fordson | A theme for K-12

Download at Github for testing Download from for production Watch a Video Introducing a theme built and designed with K-12 Moodlers in mind!  The Fordson theme is designed, tested, and supported by Dearborn Public Schools with feedback from classroom teachers.  We understand the realities of K-12 education and know that there is not enough … Read more

Moodle powered Employee Evaluation for K-12 School District

Beginning this year the Dearborn Public Schools will be using Moodle to power it’s non-instructional employee evaluations with staff.  This innovative approach was initiated by District’s Technology Director, Troy Patterson.  After much testing and review we launched the evaluation with all 32 buildings in the district.  What made this job especially challenging was giving the … Read more

Pioneer – A theme for Moodle

Pioneer is about exploring new possibilities.  Imagine a teacher uploading a photo to customize the course’s cover photo within the theme.  Imagine with the click of a button your students could show and hide their grades right in the course.  Pioneer incorporates these features and more.  Clean, stylish, and focused on enhancing the learning experience.  Pioneer … Read more

Moodle for Michigan

Hot off the heels of the MACUL Teacher Technology Conference I am inspired by the creative uses of technology across the state of Michigan!  I met and had a chance to chat with several people on how they are integrating technology in the classroom. I was part of two presentations at MACUL.  One was a … Read more

Blueprint for Moodle

We have been quietly putting some very powerful tools in place for K-12 teachers here in Michigan to help enhance and provide online experiences for our students.  With help from many dedicated and hard working educators we have laid a good foundation to build upon.  Much of this work revolves around Moodle.  Making it easier … Read more

Rock your Moodle

There are many online learning tools out there today.  In my opinion Moodle is the best choice and I want to walk you through why.  At Dearborn Public Schools we set out to build a very dynamic, powerful, and engaging learning platform.  We wanted teachers to be able to share best practices, entire classes, quizzes, and content. … Read more

Spiffy new PD Badges for Moodle

We are getting organized with our online professional development and decided to use the new Badges feature of Moodle.  I setup a template for all our PD training so we can easily swap out icons and have a new Badge. Here are the first three badges that handle the following: Bloodborne Pathogens Training, OCR Bilingual … Read more

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