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Moodle has a chat and blog module, so yes, it could work in there as well.
Easy to set up

Jon

On Tue, May 19, 2009 at 9:16 AM, Will Hatch <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I've set up Moodle on a desktop computer that runs Ubuntu.  Yes, it took me
> a bit of time to figure it out, but it is worth the time.  It has blogging
> and forums.  You can set up a course, by topic.  So for example, set up a
> course about a specific book they are reading.  I've set up the
> Ubuntu/Moodle combo a few times, so if anyone needs help let me know.
>
> >>> Joanne Finnegan <[log in to unmask]> 5/19/2009 8:15 am >>>
>  If you use Google Apps, I could use some ideas for a teacher.  If not, go
> ahead and delete!
>
> I have a 7th/8th grade literacy teacher who wants kids to be able to make
> comments back and forth on a reading piece.  She had hoped to put four kids
> in a group and simultaneously go through and insert comments.  She would
> like it to look like track changes, which I don't think is available in
> Google Apps.  What happens with the comments kids are putting in is that
> they break up the reading, so if one kid is reading faster than another,
> there are comments that break up the reading for the slower readers, so the
> paragraphs don't flow.
>
> I'm thinking of putting the reading piece into two columns (table) for the
> comments on the side, but am wondering if there is a better way.  Any
> thoughts?
>
> Thanks.
>
> Joanne
>
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