Teacher Review for Schoology

Great interactive tool to enhance learning and promote communication

Mohamed O.
Classroom teacher
Daharan Ahliyya Schools
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My Grades 7, 8, 9, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Social Studies
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 5
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Homework
Knowledge gain
Practice
Whole class
Great with General
How I Use It
Schoology is an excellent tool to enhance learning and communication between teachers, students, and parents. In fact, I have been using Schoology for two years so far. I first created my account and then I created all my classes that belong to my course. Thus, every class has a specific code. Later, I asked my students to sign up in Schoology to have a student account and join my course using the class code I gave them. At this moment, every student in my classes has access to Schoology. I also, sent invitations to all my students’ parents using different codes to have access to Schoology. I used this tool to send notices to my students about what to learn in the coming classes and what they should prepare in advance to show readiness. I also used Schoology to upload assignments to my students and remind them of their homework. In addition, I used this tool to launch online discussion for my students and enhance more and more online communication to be a good baseline for the different class activities. Furthermore, I used Schoology to store or archive all my work and my students’ work too. Schoology is so appealing to me as it gave me the opportunity to send public and private messages and feedback to my students. I used Schoology also to record attendance and work habits data which made my work easier and more organized. Besides, I used this tool to communicate with parents and update them about all what may help the students do better.
My Take
Schoology is an important tool to enhance learning and organize communication between teachers, students, and parents. In fact, this tool helps the teacher not only to upload assignments and share plans with students, but also it helps students share their concerns with their teacher and receive online constructive replies. Schoology helps students lead an online discussion or debate to defend their ideas and convince their mates of their decisions . This is one of the mostly-liked activity by my students. Schoology has given my students an excellent opportunity to check their homework assignments as well as the dates of their formative and summative assessments. This has made them show more readiness in class and encouraged them to display more positive involvement in class activities. Schoology helps parents share at any time all their concerns and ideas with the teacher and receive replies. This has enhanced a smooth cooperation and collaboration between parents and teachers. It also has kept parents updated about their sons’ work and progress. Schoology has made my work easy as it gave me as a teacher the opportunity to derive a well- informative and organized data about my students’ results. This tool helps teachers also to store and even archive students work to be used later for other academic purposes.