Troy Patterson - Educator, Consultant, Thinker

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Posts by Troy Patterson - Educator, Consultant, Thinker

Mountain Moot

I was part of a team that attended the Moodle Mountain Moot. This is a practical Moot that has been running for 10 years. All […]

Moodle Permission Overrides

Moodle permissions allow users to control what different roles can do. This is usually set by the Moodle Administrator. However, teachers can override the defaults […]

Moodle Links within Text boxes

I love Moodle. However, there are a couple of things that drive me crazy. One of those things is the way that links appear in […]

Formative Assessment

What do you use for Formative Assessment? A survey was sent out listing fourteen (that’s rigtht 14!) options. Now, this was just one survey, there […]

Weekly Review

Shoe buying So, let’s say, hypothetically, that you are buying shoes. Someone says “What size are those?” Then proceeds to say, “I ordered and paid […]

Titles and Headings

ADA compliance is something that we should be working toward. I’ve trained many users on creating ADA compliant documents, but there is at least one […]


Should I care about your motives? What if I’m a teacher and you are offering me a service? Should I care then? Teachers are consider […]

Weekly Review

Opening Day The Toledo Mudhens opened up the season. We had to dress more like a football game than a baseball game, but there is […]

Weekly Review

Weekend Off Well, due to a not so nice stomach issue, I pretty much didn’t do much all weekend. It is amazing how quickly a […]

Audio & Video in Moodle

I absolutely love the addition of students creating audio and video within Moodle. Providing the ability for students to show what they know using text, […]

Weekly Review

Podcast Shawn McGirr and I have been recording, producing and sharing a podcast, Middle School Matters, for over ten years. I enjoy talking about education […]

Weekly Thoughts

Tech Directors I met with some other Technology Directors. I got on my soapbox to discuss a variety of subjects. The Technology Directors that I […]

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