How I Use It
I use this product for all aspects of my course delivery. I share every file, video, discussion question, and PowerPoint with my students using Schoology. I give my weekly vocabulary quizzes on it, and use the super simple grade book to keep track of their grades. I also use the updates feature to post my daily lessons and the calendar to post upcoming assignments. My students have benefitted trememdously from this platform, and it has improved collaboration among faculty members. The Groups feature allows us to share our ideas , documents, photos, and websites in one space and then easily share items to our individual courses. It truly does everything.
This is the best thing that has happened to my career. Schoology has simplified so many elements of teaching by housing it all in one space. It also puts way more responsibility on the students, because they and their parents have access to everything that we do. The mastery reporting feature is specifically helpful in tracking students' progression through the standards of the course, and gives me a more robust opportunity to tell parents what their individual student needs to do to become more successful. While I wish that there were more reporting features in the grade book, there are so many ways that Schoology allows me to communicate with parents that I enthusiastically continue using it and gladly recommend it to any teacher.