How I Use It
What products and services can help make yourself a better educator? What is going to make your classes more fun, more exciting, and more innovative? Technology is going to be part of our lives and the "old" ways of teaching a thing of the past. It is time to think of what ways to make your class more fun, more exciting, and more innovative. A simple start is creating using a Learning Management System (LMS). Schoology is simply THE best LMS that is out there right now and it is only getting better. The app integration, such as Google Apps, Khan Academy, PowerSchool, and other apps makes it more simple for teachers and students to use so that learning may take place. Basic accounts are free and it does not get much better than that!
I have personally been using Schoology for over 4 years and I have found it extremely fun and easy! Schoology's help line is very responsive and active, and I am here to relay and add to it. Student participation is up, missing assignments are low, and parents have access to everything. The features I enjoy the most is the calendar and the notifications, students and parents can see what's coming soon for them and it has made my life and their lives so much easier. I encourage all educators to give this a try and enjoy the possibilities that Schoology has to offer!