Teacher Review for Schoology

Why even consider another LMS? Schoology is the best option hands down for K-12!

Mrs. R.
Classroom teacher
A M Cosgrove Middle School
Spencerport, United States
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My Grades 6, 7, 8
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Small group
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I have used Schoology for the past 3 years in both my InfoTech classes and also as a technology trainer for my district. We have created Schoology courses for students' academic courses, clubs, faculty, and teacher PD. I love how easy it is to navigate and personalize to fit the individual teacher or students' needs. Teachers can make their Schoology courses as simple or complex as possible and it is still an effective tool. In the classroom, my favorite features of Schoology are the self grading assessments, discussion boards, and media albums so students can post and comment on each other's projects! The nature of the LMS also allows it so that when a student or teacher is not present in the classroom they can still participate in class discussion and activities! Teacher/student messaging is another way to expand the learning outside the four walls of the classroom. Our students do not have district email so this is a secure way for them to connect with teachers, coaches, and club advisors.
My Take
Overall, I think any school looking to begin a digital conversion should consider Schoology as a LMS! The ability to build courses and save and share resources has been so helpful with encouraging our faculty to take on and use Schoology. I have used and tried out many other LMS and I have yet to use one that worked as seamlessly with our machines and district than Schoology!