How I Use It
Schoology enables students, teachers and parents to communicate more effectively, provides a centralized place for course materials and assignments, and makes possible many interactive online features. Some of the major benefits of Schoology include: class assignments are posted on course calendars, (students have the option to overlay all courses on the same calendar), students can track their grades online, and there is a Schoology app so students can stay connected from anywhere using their phone or mobile device. Students can locate course materials and resources on individual class pages, submit homework assignments online, take online quizzes, record and submit audio, and participate in online discussions. They can set notifications to receive course updates as text messages or emails and can even get notifications for late assignments.
I enjoy how Schoology helps me to be more efficient with my time, so that I can focus on my students and their learning needs. Online polls, quizzes and tests provide immediate feedback for the students, with the option to review answers or take the quiz multiple times, according to how the teacher sets it up. Students really enjoy the immediate feedback, and teachers enjoy how the grades automatically get added to their grade-books. I also really enjoy the custom rubrics I can create and attach to assignments. They are easy to use, and I can add comments to any of the criteria to give students more specific feedback.