SCHOOLOGYSchoology is a Learning Management System (LMS). The ultimate way to manage lessons, engage students, share content, and connect with other educators. Collaboration is a key part of Schoology Offering education without walls Creates and manages tests & quizzes for you Helps make creating, organizing, and finding content simple Connects students and parents to educators and learning resources anytime, anywhere in a safe, secure online environment https://www.schoology.com/home.php
MANAGE LESSONS, HOMEWORK, ANDACTIVITIES Choose from a variety of content types Embed rich text and media Import existing content Structure, organize, and release content automatically
ENGAGE STUDENTS – WITH TECHNOLOGY Embed media and post quick updates Engage students and encourage conversation Provide real-time access to academic materials iPhone app Blogs
FIND RESOURCESSchoology makes it easy to create, organize, and find content. Create and organize material Manage grade books and attendance Link your Google Docs Share material with other educators Search, browse, and integrate public content Group workspaces for departments, PTA, etc.
TEST/QUIZ Create tests and quizzes Randomize/customize for extra security Score questions and enter grades automatically Provide direct student feedback Analyze results by student, question, or class Digital Dropboxes
EVALUATESchoology allows educators to evaluate howstudents use your class. Generate graphs of user activity Drill down into specific content and users Understand where students spend the most time
ADDITIONAL FEATURESAcademic Features:Class profiles/webpagesCreate Assignments and eventsSocial Features:Cross-school networking and private messagingPersonal file storage/bookmarkingManagement Features:School, course, group, and personal calendarsEmail and SMS text notificationsAdministrative Features:Email address and username supportImport/export courses, users, and gradesParent/guardian access
TECHNOLOGY SUPPORTOnline supportQuestion and answer blog:http://community.schoology.com/schoologyHelp Center for instructors, students, administrators, and parents:http://help.schoology.com/index.php/Help_CenterSchoology status monitor- (website issues):http://status.schoology.com/
HISTORY/COMMENTSSchoology is a social networking service and virtual learning environment for K- 12 school and higher education institutions that allows users to create, manage, and share academic content. Also known as a learning management system (LMS) or course management system (CMS), the cloud- based platform provides tools needed to manage an online classroom. Schoology was founded in New York, New York in 2009.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SchoologyComments:“It’s familiar interface (it resembles other popular social networking sites) makes it easy for teachers and students to feel comfortable navigating the site. “http://mulloverthings.com/2012/01/41-schoology-review-part-1-dashboard- profile-blog/More comments:“Schoology has the lowest barrier to professional development I have ever seen in my 17 year career of teaching educational technology.”https://www.schoology.com/stories.php
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