Teacher Review For Schoology

Reduced paper work for traveling teachers

Bethany G.
Special Education Instructor
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My Rating 3
Learning Scores
Engagement 3
Pedagogy 4
Support 5
My Students Liked It No
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I used schoology in my American Sign Language classes. This was a good platform to post information for students to access at school or at home. They could also access it through the free app they could download on their smartphone or tablet. I chose this platform because in my ASL classes we have many projects that require students making videos of themselves preforming music or dialogue. Students could use their phones or iPads to record themselves and post it on directly into schoology. This word well for many students, but many students had difficultly posting videos in schoology. I also posted quizzes on schoology. It was great because it graded the multi-choice and the true/false questions. I did find it difficult to grade the short answers. It seemed I had to click several times and go in and out of windows to get to the students, to get to the questions, to grade it.
My Take
Overall, I feel that it is a great idea, I'm trying again this year and putting more information on the platform to help cut down the paper work I have to carry around with me. I like that the students can access it from home and at school. I plan on looking into uploading videos and have the students practice at the beginning of the year to help eliminate the problems of last year. I also plan on recording my lectures and class activities to post on schoology in case any student is absent they will be able to view the class material.