Troy Patterson - Educator, Consultant, Thinker

A blog that focuses on education and learning. Moodle is a frequent topic.

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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 […]


I’m in! I’ve been accepted to be a MoodleNet tester. I’m excited as the opening video notes that “Moodlenet is a new open social media […]

Embed Part of a YouTube Video in Moodle

I love to be asked how to do something. Especially, when it is “how do you…in Moodle?” Recently, I was asked by a teacher how […]

The Design of Everyday Things

The Design of Everyday Things by Don Norman is a classic. The book is focused on, not surprisingly, the design process. I read the revised […]

Edupaths – Content in the Cloud

EduPaths is a project from the State of Michigan to help educators in their professional growth. There are a wide variety of classes. The course that […]

“Buyer” Beware

I often advocate for understanding what we are paying for. On another site that I’m involved with, Middle School Matters, I made the mistake of […]


The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing When, The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing by Daniel Pink is another in a great line of books by […]

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