I mentioned in the last post that I created a whole new online learning experience and named it “Moodle Homeschool” (see that post for all the details)…..After the fact, I thought of the use of that name and had a feeling that I might be getting myself into trouble down the line with that name, so I emailed Moodle…..
Got word from the powers-that-be at Moodle that I cannot use their name in my project name like that. WOOPS! I should have known that! I actually am well aware of this from what I’ve read about WordPress businesses….Not sure why it didn’t occur to me until several weeks in that using that name was probably a bad idea.
I’ve changed the name to NOODLE HOMESCHOOL!!
Had a little more fun with the logo too…cleaned it up a little, making it less cluttered and adding a mustache that just really seemed to go with the whole “Noodle” thing, LOL!
A little more about the logo….
As mentioned above, the mustache was added because it seemed like a silly, fun thing to show that Noodle Homeschool is something fun.
The mortarboard is a universal symbol for education that is part of the Moodle logo…I got permission to still use that, so I went with it, to tie in with the fact that I’m using Moodle for the classes, and there is learning happening at Noodle Homeschool.
The flowers, I felt were a good representation of our little blooming minds….learning and growing….
The party hat is on the word “homeschool” because, again, I think homeschooling should be FUN! (Part of the reason that I created Noodle Homeschool was to bring the fun back to our family’s homeschooling!)
Plus, I’m thinking it might work well to have a tag line like “Use your noodle!” I’ll have to see what I can come up with for that.
So I’m excited by the change! We’ll see where it takes us.
I haven’t changed the url for the actual classes, they are still at: http://homeschoolrealm.com/moodle since they told me it’s ok to use moodle in the url like that. I don’t want to have to change that, which would be a much bigger deal.
And it’s not too late to join us for The Amazing Race 26 course currently happening!
CBS posts full episodes of previous shows on their website, so you can watch anytime after it’s aired!
We’ve visited Japan and Thailand so far this season, and we are having a lot of fun! Come check it out!
Just $10/child for all 8 countries of Amazing Race 26! This rate will be at least doubled after this season…so join us now and you can enjoy some fun learning (and not all of it is online! I do have printables and instructions for offline activities too!) And get a taste of what is to come in Noodle Homeschool! I have lots of plans to create more classes once we get through this season of Amazing Race. I’m focusing on building the country classes right now, and figuring out the best way to do things with my 25 enrolled kids currently taking the class (including my 2)…I’m getting help with feedback from the families participating, to help improve things so when I launch the next course it will be even better!
Also, PLEASE SHARE!! Tell your friends, post the link on online groups you are on, and just tell people about what’s going on over here! I really appreciate your helping me get the word out about this brand new thing I’ve got going on that I’m having a blast creating!