I came across the video below about doodling. I wonder what instructors thoughts are on doodling, both for students doodling in class and for themselves. I wonder whether or not students doodle and if they have realized any benefits from doing so.
In the video Sunni Brown makes the assertion that we should doodle so that we can reap its benefits - namely the ability to better process and retain material.
Do you doodle? Do you allow your students to doodle?
I recently became aware of an easy method for making a Moodle forum read-only. This is great if you want students to still have access to the forum, but not add anything new.
The solution involves changing the students' permissions for the specific forum you want to be read-only. Read through the instructions below to see how. Click this link to see the full instructions with images.
On your course page, click the link to the forum you want to make read-only. The forum page will open.With the forum page open, go to the Administration block and click Permissions (not Check Permissions). The Permissions in Forum screen will open.In the Advanced role override drop-down menu, choose Student. > Reply to posts > Start new discussions Do not change any other permissions. Tip: You can use the filter to quickly focus the list on the permissions you want to change. Scroll to the bottom of the list of permissions and click Save changes.
Students will immediately lose their ability to post,…