Spicing up your Moodle site with widgets



A widget is a small piece of code that can be embedded in webpages, blogs, etc. There are many types of widgets from calendars to online dictionaries and widgets to collect your favorite Youtube videos.
In Moodlle widgets can be embedded in webpages, books and even on their own in a block.
In this site http://tuttoitaliano.org.au/ widgets have been used to add interest to a Moodle site created to promote Italian by complementing it with appropriate materials.

Finding Widgets:

http://www.widgetbox.com/

Embedding Tweeter feeds widget

http://twitter.com/widgets/which_flash

Talking widgets

http://www.voki.com/

Screenshoot from Tuttoitaliano Moodle site with newspaper widget insert


widgetgiornale.jpg



Example of Newspaper Widget



Embedding Google Earth in your Moodle or other webpage



or like this



How to do this:

Tutorial from Google Earth Outreach

http://www.google.com/earth/outreach/tutorials/kmlembed.html