Using Schoology Assessments to build The Arc’s Self-Determination Scale

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Setting Sail with Schoology

I’ve had an awesome time tackling the challenge of digitizing The Arc’s Self-Determination Scale for our new transition specialist.  I’ve been learning about The Arc as an organization and also how Schoology’s upcoming Assessment feature goes well beyond the traditional mindset and technical setup of their previous Test/Quiz feature. We opted into the beta program for Read More …

Six Steps to Restart Schoology at the Semester

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Setting Sail with Schoology

Right before the holiday break, many of our teachers start preparing for the next semester.  That means that teachers are re-arranging or tidying up their blended learning resources by tweaking their courses in Schoology, our learning management system.  Our success with Schoology has been great due in large part to the automation we have set Read More …

ICYMI Quick & Easy Instructional Videos for Absent Students

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Tech Tuesday 1718

This week’s Tech Tuesday explored: So, you’re missing students during in-class instruction. You’ve got all the materials posted in Schoology but kids can’t “put it together. Schoology tells them what to do, not how to do it… how do you fill in the context? In this session, learn how to capture instructions in audio, a Read More …

ICYMI What my teachers brought to BYOTopic Tech Tuesday

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Tech Tuesday 1718

This week’s Tech Tuesday explored topics of teachers’ own interests.  BYOTopic Tuesdays are often the days that I get a pulse on the technology integration efforts my teachers are making.  It’s a time for reflection and discussion about the challenges teachers face and the enhancements we can make.  Here’s recap of some of the conversations Read More …

ACT Question of the Day coming to you via Schoology!

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Setting Sail with Schoology

As South Carolina transitions most of its school accountability system from being focused on HSAP to the ACT + WorkKeys one-two combo tests, many of the teachers at my school have been spending time learning about these new tests.  I had a conversation last semester with a math teacher after some professional development on the ACT Read More …

ICYMI Shoology 999 – Back to Schoology

This entry is part 8 of 9 in the series Tech Tuesday 1617

What do you need to get Schoology ready for the new semester? In this session, review your semester setup checklist and also revisit tricks and methods that will help keep your courses organized and your students up-to-date. For the most part, this session revolved around what changes in Schoology were taking place since our SIS Read More …

Can I schedule posts in Schoology like I could in Edmodo?

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Setting Sail with Schoology

A popular feature from Edmodo that teachers have a hard time finding in Schoology is the scheduling option for assignments or quizzes.  This was popular for teachers who anticipated being out with a substitute and wanted activities to turn on when the period starts.  Teachers like to manage when students are exposed to information and when Read More …