Teacher Review for Schoology

Great for differentiation!

Melissa K.
Classroom teacher
Gov Thomas Johnson Middle School
Frederick, United States
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My Grades 7, 8
My Subjects Science
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I love being able to give students different levels of assignments. Now that teachers can individually assign folders, this will cut down a little on the work load. It has been great for formative assessments at the end of class. Certain question types are automatically graded, so that allows me to spend more time with students. I used the lesson progression for stations. Students couldn't move to the next station until they were proficient at the current station. It has made my job more efficient and has allowed me to spend more time with the students while meeting their individual needs. Students can have access to teacher notes, submit assignments, and see their grades all in one place.
My Take
Schoology is a great LMS to use for differentiation of instruction, individualized learning, assessments, and more. Allowing students options to guide their learning and using it for Blended Learning is beyond helpful. The discussion boards allow students to collaborate with each other and ask questions while away from the classroom. Students can bounce ideas off each other. Having one place where students can get assignments, teacher produced notes, submit assignments, and see grades is invaluable. I also like being able to see what students are working on at that moment and being able to provide feedback in real time. Schoology has made this year so much easier. I'm always learning new ways to use Schoology in my classroom. Any time I can't find out what I'm looking for, Customer Support has been available and helpful.