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How to create a self-paced course on Schoology?

Kairos EdTech

One of the features I love about learning-management systems (LMS) such as +Schoology is the ability to design self-paced courses. When you design a self-paced course in Schoology, kids have the ability to move at their own pace. Because I don''t want to reinvent the wheel, I''m embedding a video that shows you how to create a self-paced course on Schoology. blended learning.

Why Schoology?

Saving Socrates

However, I do think there is a place for social networks in high school and even middle school, as a way of better communicating with students in a venue that is age appropriate and encourages them to participate meaningfully in the classroom without the limitations of four walls. I had tried Edmodo, but for several reasons, I switched to schoology this year. blended learning Edmodo facebook LMS Schoology YU 2.0 Facebook has its place. My facebook page is always monitored closely by me. Does it undoubtedly have flaws? Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.

Facebook, Edmodo, & Schoology. Oh my! Choosing a social network platform for learning

The Innovative Educator

Below is a comparison of three platforms, Facebook, Schoology, and Edmodo. The competition: Facebook vs Edmodo or Schoology I want more ». When deciding on a social networking platform to use with your students and/or the school community, there are several considerations to keep in mind. What are the age restrictions of a particular platform? social media social media in education

Some ideas for Course Management Systems and Apps

Educational Technology Guy

Schoology -Schoology is a free course management system for educators that allows them to manage their lessons, post resources and assignments, create quizzes, link to additional resources, conduct online courses, provide one-on-one help sessions and host discussions. blogger classroom edmodo google applications google classroom Google for Educators google sites schoology Many of them cost money. Moodle is free, but you have to pay to host it somewhere, or host it yourself. There are some great, free alternatives available. Here''s a list, in no particular order.

Sending & Receiving Messages in Schoology

Hansen's Link to Tech

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Learning Management Systems: Who are they for?

Reading By Example

Google Classroom , Schoology and Edmodo fall into this category. Assessment data Learning qualitative data quantitative data Teaching Technology Amit K edmodo Epiphany Learning Google Classroom Ito LMS Project Foundry Schoology SingerA learning management system, or “LMS” is defined as “a digital learning system” that “manages all of the aspects of the learning process” (Amit K, 2015). An LMS can also help the learner track their own progress, identifying what they have learned already and what they need to learn (Amit K). The teacher can assess learning online. References. 2016).

Students React to Digital Badges: Pros, Cons and Interesting

Education with Technology

– Is more appropriate since we use Schoology. – Can have it when the course / Schoology ends. digital badge ISTE Proficiency Standard student learning technology Uncategorized World Language badge learning proficiency SchoologyISTE 2016. By Harry Grover Tuttle, Ed. D. College World Language Students’ Preferences. Digital Badges – 52%        Paper Certificates – 48%. World Language: Can-Do Digital Badges. Digital Badges Pro-. – Breaks down proficiency more. – Shows all badges at once. – Is more attractive.

Why one district gave students a virtual learning day

eSchool News

” Teachers and students logged into the school’s Schoology platform for a day of at-home learning, and the day’s virtual classes followed a typical bell schedule to help students stay on track. Schoology representatives also attended the professional development to help teachers develop their virtual lessons and best practices.

9 Best Apps for Better Student-Teacher Relationship

My Paperless Classroom

Schoology If […]. Technology completely reshaped the way we work and live nowadays. Even in teaching which is not a very technical job, technology can bring great advantages. There are various applications that can ease your activity, make your class more interactive and improve the student-teacher relationship. Here are some suggestions to enhance your daily experience.

Learning Management Systems: Who are they for?

Reading By Example

Google Classroom , Schoology and Edmodo fall into this category. Assessment data Learning qualitative data quantitative data Teaching Technology Amit K edmodo Epiphany Learning Google Classroom Ito LMS Project Foundry Schoology SingerA learning management system, or “LMS” is defined as “a digital learning system” that “manages all of the aspects of the learning process” (Amit K, 2015). An LMS can also help the learner track their own progress, identifying what they have learned already and what they need to learn (Amit K). The teacher can assess learning online. References. 2016).

Finding and Creating Buy-In for a New LMS

Edsurge

The four finalist were Canvas , Schoology , JumpRope and My Big Campus. I was both surprised and relieved—now I knew we would have a solid system, no matter what our final decision. Teachers and students liked both Canvas and Schoology. However, what turned the tide in favor of Schoology was the company’s marketing. For a couple of years before we began to explore this topic, Schoology had allowed free access to teachers. This, in the end, made our decision to adopt Schoology easier. We are now in our second full year of Schoology, and we are chugging along.

A Timeline of Google Classroom’s March to Replace Learning Management Systems

Edsurge

While many schools and districts continue to use existing learning management systems, such as  Blackboard, Canvas ,  Moodle and Schoology , Google’s Classroom platform is increasingly catching teachers’ eyes. One advantage he sees in Classroom over the legacy platforms is the “open nature of Google apps” and how it works with other apps. “It is still not a threat to institutional LMSs in higher ed, and is not fully a threat to Schoology and Canvas in the K-12 institutional market,” Hill says. Many schools already use Google’s suite of productivity tools — Docs, Sheets and Slides.

Discussion Board Rules

Teacher Tech

In teaching English Barton Keeler started using Schoology for discussions after Catlin Tucker mentioned this is what she uses. Tweet Click Here to link to the Google Drawing of the poster. In order to have successful discussions Barton noticed that he needed to provide the students with requirements. Students tend to want to answer “good job” or […]. Web 2.0 discussion

Evaluating Technology? Here's What To Look For.

The Web20Classroom

Are they using a social network like Edmodo or Schoology? In my former life as a Director of Instructional Technology I worked with school leaders to make the best choices when it came to technology. We would spend great deals of time looking at funds and how they could best be used to make an impact on student learning. believe many districts do that. Who is using the technology?

Haiku Deck Just Got Better: Welcome Haiku Deck Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

Share to CMS: Students can easily share their Haiku Decks to Classroom Management Systems like Schoology, Edmodo, and more.  . If you’re like me–and 20% of US schools–when you think of ‘online slideshow tool’, you think of Haiku Deck. And now, your favorite tool just got better. –Haiku Deck is an Ask a Tech Teacher sponsor. News Web Tools

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How NEO helped me work my way into a blended learning environment

Neo LMS

tried several web-based learning management systems including Google Classroom and Schoology. Several years ago I decided to flip my classroom. To get started I read the book Flip Your Classroom: Reach Every Student in Every Class Every Day by Aaron Sams and Jonathan Bergmann, joined several groups online and followed a couple of entities on Twitter. This past summer I found NEO.

Blended Learning - what is it, pros/cons, tips and resources

Educational Technology Guy

students need to be self-directed to work at home Ways technology supports the strategy resources are posted online via class website, LMS (Edmodo, Google Classroom, Schoology, etc). Blended Learning Classroom Introduction The blended classroom is designed to meet the individual needs of student by allowing teachers to personalize instruction. Students work on projects at home, and in class.

Global Ed-Tech Funding, Propelled by Big Deals, Reaches New Record

Marketplace K-12

Schoology Wins Contract for Ambitious Ed-Tech Project in Uruguay. Global funding for educational technology has risen to a record $2.98 billion, fueled by rapid growth in China, which accounted for 37 percent of recent deals, a new analysis shows. What’s driving the growth? Another China-based company, 17zuoye , raised $100 million. The U.S.-based Knewton Launches Partnerships With Ed.

Gear Up Your Year with Our Teacher Toolkit

Graphite Blog

From multifunctional tools like Evernote and Twitter to more classroom-specific tools like Schoology and Edmodo , you can mix and match to meet your tech needs and ensure you'll hit the ground running this year. September is here! Many teachers are already off to the races, and many others are still gearing up. Wherever you are in the process, this week we're highlighting the best "gear" for your new year: our "Teacher Toolkit." Check Out Our Full Teacher Toolkit Here

The Best New iOS 9 Feature for Schools!

Learning in Hand

Students can use the web versions of Edmodo, Schoology, Google Classroom, Moodle, and other online services to turn in PDFs, Office documents, Pages files, Keynote slideshows, or any other kind of file. Apple has released iOS 9 as a free update for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Before I reveal what I believe is iOS 9’s best new feature, here are some welcome improvements: New Keyboard!

Tips from the pros: Making an Enriched Virtual program work for your students

The Christensen Institute

Our PD is blended, which means that teachers are enrolled in a Schoology course and participate in online discussions, collaboration, and research assignments. The Enriched Virtual model allows students to complete the majority of coursework online at home or outside of school, but attend school for required face-to-face learning sessions with a teacher. Unlike the Flipped Classroom , Enriched Virtual programs usually don’t require daily school attendance; some programs may only require twice-weekly attendance, for example. It’s a collegiate environment. We’re learning and practicing.

Flip Your Back-to-School Night

Catlin Tucker

record a screencast taking parents on a virtual tour of our class website, shared Google calendar, flipped YouTube videos , StudySync site, Google Classroom , and Schoology online discussions. Back-to-School Night is the one evening each year when I have the opportunity to connect face-to-face with my students’ parents. Unfortunately, not all parents can attend Back-to-School Night.

Setting The Stage For A Great School Year

The Web20Classroom

There are a wide variety of products out there (like Edmodo or Schoology ) to do this so spend some time finding one that suits your needs. Back when I was in the classroom this was the most exciting time of the year for me. always enjoyed heading back to school more than any other time. couldn’t wait for kids to get back in school and for learning to start again. Here are just a few.

How One Teacher's Curiosity Led to Gamification in the Classroom

Graphite Blog

Use a learning management system to put it all together. I’ve organized my missions into folders in  Schoology. Students Other photos from BrainPop and Schoology captured by the author Since moving toward a 1-to-1 iPad initiative, I have watched students spend every waking second of "down time" playing online games. As they clashed, boomed, and raced through levels, I couldn't help but wonder what held their interest and kept them coming back for more. wished my class had the same hypnotic power. Games Differentiate. Students compete at a level matched to their ability. license.

Simplify with These 12 Lesson Planning Tools

Graphite Blog

Specifically, these tools make it easier to: Collaborate with students, parents, and fellow teachers ( ChalkUp ,  Common Curriculum ) Differentiate learning ( Gooru ,  LearnZillion ) Develop lesson templates ( PlanbookEdu ) Align to Common Core State Standards ( BetterLesson , ReadWriteThink ) Invest in professional development ( Schoology ) Track student outcomes ( Goalbook Toolkit )  Click Here for Our Full List of Lesson Planning Tools. New year = new lesson planner. Why not ditch your paper planners and go digital this year?

District upgrades SIS to improve data accuracy

eSchool News

The new SIS solution will also improve data accuracy and make it easier for families to view student progress at all levels, content in the district’s learning management system, and access to Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). “We were looking for a solution that would seamlessly integrate with many of the platforms we currently use, such as IEPAnywhere and Schoology.

Scaling Flipped Learning: Part 1

Turning Learning On Its Head

have seen cases where one school has one teacher using Edmodo, another Schoology, another eChalk, another Google Classroom, and yet another Moodle. A 2014 study indicates that 46% of U.S. principals expect that new teachers to the profession should already know how to flip a class upon graduation from a teacher training program. Others faced significant challenges which left them frustrated.

Stop Fighting Social Media. Start Working with Students + Teachers to Integrate It Into Learning!

The Innovative Educator

This included making movies in MovieStar Planet, watching YouTube videos, and having discussions on learning platforms like Edmodo, Schoology, and Google Classroom. Many students and teachers are in districts like Wake County where they are subjected to policies, guidelines, and mandates that they rarely have any say in. It doesn’t have to be that way and in New York City it isn’t.

From Silos to Sharing: Why Are Open Educational Resources Still So Hard to Find?

Edsurge

Several software companies have their own repositories, such as Microsoft’s Docs.com, Schoology’s public resources, Canvas Commons, and more. For over a decade, plenty of time and dollars have been poured into encouraging the use of open educational resources (OER). In 2007 the Hewlett Foundation’s funding helped create OER Commons. Last year, the U.S. Department of Education spearheaded the #GoOpen movement, a collection of efforts to spur educators, publishers and technologists to make OER more available and easily accessible. Many of the silos are poorly organized.

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52 Ways to Go Back To School, From Educators Across the United States

Edsurge

Padlet, Voxer, and Schoology all made the list.  It's that time of year: back-to-school. Are you ready for it? Not quite sure how you're going to run formative assessment in your classroom, or lead professional development workshops? If you're in need of some advice for the new year, look no further than the official. Going Back to School With the 2016 EdSurge Fifty States Project" guide. Hover above  the interactive map to see articles that came from individual states. Click here to check out the guide! The Stories. The Surprises. Continuing the Conversation.

Receive Files into Your Google Drive, Dropbox, or OneDrive

Learning in Hand

If your students have access to Google Apps for Education , Google Classroom , Edmodo , Schoology , AirDrop , Padlet , or Seesaw , then you may want to use that instead of Drop It To Me to collect student work. Drop It To Me at dropitto.me is a free service that I’ve been using for several years. It provides a simple way to receive files. It originally connected with only Dropbox. tonyv.

High School ‘Work From Home Day’ Gives Students Taste of Independence

MindShift

’ The school chose a software system called Schoology that allows students and teachers to communicate by text and video and post assignments. ” Nationwide, about 400,000 K-12 students are taking or have taken at least one fully online course , and far more schools are using platforms like Schoology to provide online assignments outside of traditional school hours. One cold Monday this month, all the students of Park Ridge High School stayed home: wearing their PJs, munching on pretzels and Oreos, hanging out on the couch. Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit [link

Three Free iPad Apps Students Can User Over and Over

Learning in Hand

That’s wonderful news because then the videos can be shared and published in a variety of ways, including YouTube , Google Drive , Dropbox , Edmodo , Schoology , and Padlet. There are already a lot of apps in Apple''s App Store for iPad and iPhone (over 1.5 million), and more are added each day. In fact, this month an average of 1,400 apps have been submitted to the App Store. In minutes."

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Edublog Awards 2013 - Nominations

Kairos EdTech

This is my first time participating in the Edublog Awards. Because blogging has been an instrumental part of reflecting on and improving my teaching and coaching practices, I''m excited to nominate the following candidates for these awards. blogging

From Tech Newbie to Ninja to Sensei

Teacher Reboot Camp

Try Edmodo , Google Classroom , Schoology , Moodle, Edublogs , Haiku Learning, Wikis , or Google Apps for Education. “Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.” – Bill Gates. Recently, I conducted a webinar for SimpleK12’s technology day,  Technophobe to Technoninja. I had a fun time creating  the presentation,  The Tech Ninja Guide , which is full of tips for integrating technology effectively. Enjoyed these ideas? Get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers  and Learning to Go.

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Paperless Please

Hansen's Link to Tech

Start using an LMS (Learning Management System) such as Google Classroom , Schoology , Canvas , Edmodo , Moodle. Assistive Tech Chromebook Cloud Google Apps for Education Google Classroom Internet PD Schoology Social Networking Web 2.0Tired of the long lines to access the school copy machine? Annoyed with consistent paper jams? Start creating a paperless classroom environment.

Best Learning Websites of 2015

Graphite Blog

Schoology. Over the course of a year, we at Graphite look at a dizzying number of edtech tools. Invariably, a large portion of these end up being websites. In terms of access, Web-based tools tend to do the most for the widest number of students and teachers. From tried-and-true resource websites to Web-based learning management systems, Chrome plugins, and everything between, these tools help you boost learning right from your browser. Here's our list of 2015's most wow-worthy websites and web-based edtech tools: A.D.A.M. Interactive Anatomy Online. A.D.A.M. Curiosity Machine.

How to Choose the Right EdTech Tools for Your Classroom

Fractus Learning

However, tools like Google Hangout, Schoology, and HSTRY allow me to “techify” aspects of my curriculum, increasing student engagement in content like never before. Tools like Schoology allow me to assign these “discussion boards” to my students, fostering an online forum for discussion of course related concepts. Wait, your principal is against funding that trip? Too bad!

Shakespeare Soundtrack Project

Catlin Tucker

Instead of collecting their soundtracks on paper, I use my Schoology site and students post their analytical paragraphs to a shared discussion thread. In my last blog post  “Don’t Just Read Shakespeare, Perform It!” ” , I encouraged other teachers to have students perform Shakespeare’s plays instead of simply reading them. It’s a win-win! Learning

New Posted Resources 05/11/2012

The Web20Classroom

Download: "Own Your Space" was written by Linda McCarthy, for Internet savvy "tweens" & teens, and their parents or educators. NETS Aligned Tools tags: web2.0 resources literacy A Teacher’s Field Guide to Parents | Ecology of Education tags: parents favorite Why Do We Connect? YouTube tags: videos Trapped on an Escalator - YouTube tags: videos Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here