Teacher Review for Schoology

Get “Schooled” With Schoology: Using Schoology as a Platform to Take Your Class Into a Totally Digital Environment

Elizabeth L.
Classroom teacher
Lewis and Clark Middle School
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Math
My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I use this app every day in both content areas that I teacher. In my flipped math class, I use Schoology to deliver the links to the videos the students must watch every day. I also create short check-point quizzes for my students to take after every video, so that I can instantly see what students are understanding the content and what students need a refresher lesson the next day. In English, I use Schoology for students to submit writing warm-ups, papers, projects- you name it! I also like assigning discussion boards, so that the students can have a place to discuss an assignment, share a part of a paper they are working on, or ask a question about a project. Schoology is very easy to use, and I love the organization of it all.
My Take
Pros: This app is very easy to use for both teachers and students. Adding content to a class takes seconds, and accessing and submitting information for students is even easier. Cons: Sometimes, students have to log-in to the app multiple times before it recognizes a student’s credentials as being accurate. Not as intuitive as other management apps of its kind. Bottom Line: This app is essential to deliver content in an organized way. It is perfect for a flipped classroom or just for posting supplemental materials for a class. Its folding system allows teachers and students to find information very easily. This app is APP-solutely good for learning! Before using Schoology, I was using Google Classroom. I became increasingly annoyed with Google Classroom, because it was not playing “nice” with my Apple products, and I hated the disorganization of the class feed. I love being able to put things into folders, and I also love that students can upload projects from so many different apps. This app also allows parents of students to create accounts and add my course, so that they can see their child’s work as well. This is a great feature to bring students, teachers, and parents together. In an environment that is going more and more digital, Schoology is the perfect app to manage a class(es), and to give students every piece of information that they need in order to be successful in your class. I give this app two thumbs up!