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  1. 1. Welcome to Schoology By: Julie Vaughn Walden University EDUC-6715
  2. 2. What is Schoology <ul><li>Schoology is a free digital classroom. </li></ul><ul><li>It is a learning management system that combines classroom instruction and social networks to create and share academic content. </li></ul>https://www.schoology.com/about.php
  3. 3. Capabilities of Schoology <ul><li>Allows teachers to create and manage web pages, blogs, discussion boards, lessons and assignments </li></ul><ul><li>Easily created assignments, quizzes, and tests. </li></ul><ul><li>Provides opportunities to work collaboratively with other schools via cross-school networking. </li></ul><ul><li>Allows for grouping of students, clubs, and/or organizations </li></ul>https://www.schoology.com/features.php
  4. 4. Capabilities continued… <ul><li>Provides administrators, teachers, parents, and students with opportunities to communicate and work together on issues pertaining to education. </li></ul><ul><li>Enables parents to view student attendance, participation, and course work. </li></ul><ul><li>Easy uploading and saving of documents. </li></ul>https://www.schoology.com/features.php
  5. 5. Benefits of using Schoology in my school/classroom <ul><li>Provide students who have been absent the opportunity to catch up on missed assignments. </li></ul><ul><li>Classes can be designed to provide intervention for small groups of students. </li></ul><ul><li>Classes can be designed as enrichment opportunities for students </li></ul>
  6. 6. Benefits continued… <ul><li>Students can complete activities at their own pace. </li></ul><ul><li>Students can have the opportunity to enroll in lessons/classes that are of interest to them. </li></ul><ul><li>Classes can be completed both in a structured school setting or at home. </li></ul><ul><li>Reduces costs spent on classroom materials for lessons/activities. </li></ul>
  7. 7. ~ Drawbacks ~ <ul><li>Not all content areas lend themselves to being part of the digital world. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ The need to communicate using visual symbols and diagrams can be especially problematic online” (Cavanaugh, C., & Clark, T. , 2007, p.13). </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Students do not have the opportunity to learn using their most effective learning styles. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“… For example, students preferring active experimentation and concrete experience tend to have more difficulty with virtual reality. . .” (Cavanaugh, C., & Clark, T. , 2007, p. 12). </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. continued… <ul><li>If implemented as a replacement for a structured school environment, students could miss out on developing pertinent social skills. </li></ul><ul><li>In under privileged districts many students may not have access to a computer at home. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Conclusions <ul><li>Schoology , when implemented properly, can provide students with more opportunities to be successful in school. </li></ul><ul><li>Digital classrooms, such as Schoology , prepare students for a future endeavors in education. </li></ul><ul><li>Schoology allows students to work independently and at their own pace. </li></ul><ul><li>Allows parents to carefully monitor their child’s progress in class and play a more active role in their education. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Resources: <ul><li>(2010). Schoology: Product Overview. Retrieved from https://www.schoology.com/about.php . </li></ul><ul><li>(2010). Schoology: Features. Retrieved from https://www.schoology.com/features.php </li></ul><ul><li>Cavanaugh, C., & Clark, T. (2007). The Landscape of K-12 Online Learning. In P. Adamson, B. Adamson, & N. Clausen-Grace, et al (Eds.), What Works in K-12 Online Learning (Chapter 1, pp. 5-19). Eugene, OR: International Society for Technology in Education. </li></ul>

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