Schoology launches Assessment Management Platform

eSchool News

Schoology Assessment Management Platform, or AMP, integrates learning management and assessment in one system, bringing together student learning experiences with comprehensive assessment and actionable reporting. Announced today at the ISTE 2016 conference, Schoology introduced AMP (Assessment Management Platform), a new solution integrating the Schoology learning management system (LMS) with embedded institution-wide assessment management functionality.

7 Authentic Assessment Tools

Ask a Tech Teacher

Assessments have become a critical piece to education reform. To prepare students well for college and career means they must deeply learn the material and its application to their lives and future learning.That means assessing student knowledge authentically and accountably. Good assessments should verify: that students have unpacked a lesson and applied it rigorously. A well-formed assessment achieves these six characteristics constructively.

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PowerSchool Completes Schoology Purchase in March Toward ‘Unified’ K-12 Data Ecosystem

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The newest addition comes courtesy of Schoology, a K-12 learning management system provider that PowerSchool announced it was buying last month. Neither Gulati nor Schoology CEO Jeremy Friedman commented on the transaction amount.

Assessing Prior Knowledge: What Do Your Students Already Know?

Catlin Tucker

If teachers assess their students’ knowledge before diving into an explanation, lesson, or unit, they might be surprised by the wealth of experience and information that students bring into the classroom. During the workshop, we explored strategies designed to assess prior knowledge (pre-lesson), check for understanding (during the lesson), and encourage students to reflect on their learning (post-lesson).

PowerSchool to Acquire Schoology, Pairing Major K-12 LMS and SIS Providers

Edsurge

PowerSchool has reached an agreement to acquire Schoology, a provider of learning management systems with a sizable footprint among K-12 schools and districts. Through these deals, the company has expanded its product suite beyond its original K-12 student information system offering to assessment, enrollment, special education and talent management services. Source: LISTedTECH Even in third and fourth place, Schoology holds unique bragging rights.

Inside the Digital Transformation – Part 2

BYOT Network

Steve Buettner , Director of Media and Technology for Edina Public Schools in Minnesota, notes that interoperability with his district’s LMS, Schoology , is helping teachers in a big way.

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Check for Understanding: What Are You Learning About Your Students During the Lesson?

Catlin Tucker

We need to build in mechanisms into our lessons to collect formative assessment data. In my previous post, I focused on strategies teachers can use before a lesson to assess prior knowledge. Checking for understanding and collecting formative assessment data during a lesson can be tricky if the teacher is engaged with a small group or working one-on-one with students. Polling is a quick way to assess what your students think about a topic, vocabulary word, or problem.

Learning Management Systems: Who are they for?

Reading By Example

In addition, discussion boards and assessment tools are available for teachers and students in most systems. The teacher can assess learning online. Google Classroom , Schoology and Edmodo fall into this category. Also, teachers can use the LMS tools to create quizzes that could serve as a formative assessment of the lesson presented that day. The teacher assigns content and activities, the students complete it, and the teacher assesses.

Learning Management Systems: Who are they for?

Reading By Example

In addition, discussion boards and assessment tools are available for teachers and students in most systems. The teacher can assess learning online. Google Classroom , Schoology and Edmodo fall into this category. Also, teachers can use the LMS tools to create quizzes that could serve as a formative assessment of the lesson presented that day. The teacher assigns content and activities, the students complete it, and the teacher assesses.

Check for Understanding: What Are You Learning About Your Students During the Lesson?

Catlin Tucker

We need to build in mechanisms into our lessons to collect formative assessment data. In my previous post, I focused on strategies teachers can use before a lesson to assess prior knowledge. Checking for understanding and collecting formative assessment data during a lesson can be tricky if the teacher is engaged with a small group or working one-on-one with students. Polling is a quick way to assess what your students think about a topic, vocabulary word, or problem.

Paperless Please

Hansen's Link to Tech

Start using an LMS (Learning Management System) such as Google Classroom , Schoology , Canvas , Edmodo , Moodle. Using a web-based central location to communicate, collaborate, assign, assess, and create allows for great opportunities for teachers and students to efficiently learn especially in a real-wold context. Assistive Tech Chromebook Cloud Google Apps for Education Google Classroom Internet PD Schoology Social Networking Web 2.0

6 ways edtech tools help teachers save time

eSchool News

Find a learning management system that works for you Learning management systems such as Google Classroom , Schoology , or Seesaw can drastically cut down on the time needed to assign in-class work or homework.

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Grading Less in a District that Requires a Minimum Number of Grades

Catlin Tucker

When I facilitate training sessions or coach teachers, I encourage them to shift feedback and assessment into the classroom where student progress can be an ongoing conversation. 1 Grade Individual Skills & Enter Those Assessment Scores Separately. When I was coaching a science teacher who was shifting to blended learning, we explored using the same strategy to assess her students’ work on Newton’s Third Law.

Edtech Tools for SPED, Math, and Reading

A Principal's Reflections

Both the math and reading sessions focused on how edtech could be used during independent work, formative assessment, and pedagogically-sound blended learning. Over the past two years, I have been blessed to partner with District 205 in Elmhurst, IL.

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Snow Day? 7 Ways to Keep Teaching

Ask a Tech Teacher

That means lesson plans aren’t completed, assessments aren’t taken, and kids don’t learn. Big Blue Button is open source and not a stand-alone platform so it must be integrated into an LMS such as Canvas, Schoology, or Moodle. Schoology.

Developing Asynchronous Remote Learning Tasks

A Principal's Reflections

Provide a few assessment options and allow students to select which one is graded. These can then be uploaded to your learning management system (LMS), such as Google Classroom, Schoology, or Canvas.

How to Create Effective Learning Playlists

A Principal's Reflections

List tasks in a learning management system (Canvas, Schoology, Google Classroom) and use a Google Sheet for students to color in once a task has been completed. Create a simple formative assessment for learners to complete after they have finished all activities in the playlist.

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Drive Deeper Thinking in Math: Designing an Error Analysis Station

Catlin Tucker

The students would get the necessary practice for the unit, and I would provide them with an answer key on Schoology. But, they also need to be assessed on their understanding of those concepts. The error analysis station ties the application and assessment together.

Meaningful Technology Integration in Math: Ideas for Designing Online Stations

Catlin Tucker

I realize many teachers are familiar with this review game, but I use it to collect quick formative assessment data. For my circles unit, I made a Google lockbox and embedded it into my learning management system, Schoology.

A Pedagogical Framework for Managing Face-to-Face and Remote Learners at the Same Time

A Principal's Reflections

The last segment of the class could consist of a formative assessment or a closure activity. To ensure success, it is also a good idea to commit to a learning management system such as Google Classroom, Canvas, or Schoology.

Important Lessons Learned During the Pandemic and How They Can Drive Needed Change

A Principal's Reflections

This includes digital pedagogy that consists of purposeful use, a move to personalized learning through blended strategies, use of data to differentiate, innovative assessment, and performance tasks.

10 findings about K-12 digital learning

eSchool News

Digital learning itself is expanding in schools, but access to classroom and home technology still remains a major obstacle, according to a new study from Schoology. Teachers’ top priorities are integrating new edtech tools into the classroom, along with improving assessments, reporting, and data-driven decision making.

3 Strategies to Engage Students Remotely with StudySync Using Google Classroom

Catlin Tucker

Teachers using StudySync can use the Access Prior Knowledge Activities in the First Read Lessons to engage students in asynchronous online discussions using Google Classroom or a learning management system, like Schoology.

Google Classroom: Top New Features to Learn Over the Summer #gafe

The CoolCatTeacher

If you’re not strictly using Google Classroom, that’s how you can combine, say, Schoology and Google Classroom is by copying the link from the assignment and pasting that link into, say, Schoology or whatever other platform you’re using. [00:02:00]. A conversation with Alice Keeler on episode 97 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

3 Ways to Streamline Expectations While Making Things Easier for Educators

A Principal's Reflections

It can become the hub for all lessons, videos, activities, assessments, and student work. It seems like every day presents a new challenge or adventure, depending on how you view the current landscape. Educators are stressed, worn-out, and constantly wondering when the pandemic will end.

5 Ways to Design Your Teacher-led Station

Catlin Tucker

When teachers engage students at their teacher-led station, they can collect invaluable formative assessment data that can help inform future lessons. #1 This approach shifts your energy into supporting the process instead of waiting to assess a finished product. 5 Quick Assessment & Individualized Support. Socrative, Google Form in quiz mode, Schoology quiz feature). 5TeacherLed.

Flipped Classroom 101: Challenges, Benefits & Design Tips

Catlin Tucker

Alternatively, teachers can assess students’ prior knowledge with an individual task and collect useful data to inform their follow-up instruction. Pair the video in an online discussion using Google Classroom or Schoology. The flipped classroom m odel shifts the transfer of information online and moves practice and application into the classroom. Classically, the transfer of information has occurred in class via lecture and practice has been assigned for homework.

Poll Finds High Level of Dissatisfaction with Many LMS Platforms in K–12 Education

eSchool News

Poll respondents named Canvas, Schoology, Google Classroom, Desire2Learn, Blackboard, Edsby and others as their district’s LMS of record. ANDOVER, MASS.

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Remote Learning Teaching Tips

A Principal's Reflections

Google Classroom, Canvas, Schoology). Consider giving students a series of assignments over a period of time where only one or two, not all, will be assessed for a grade. There is so much pressure on teachers as more and more schools close for the academic year as a result of COVID19.

Data and analytics help make informed decisions

eSchool News

This new tool is part of the PowerSchool Unified Insights family of products and brings together data from PowerSchool’s Student Information System (SIS) and Schoology Learning Management System (LMS) to help users of these solutions better understand a whole view of their students.

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Choice Boards 101: Strategies to Ensure Classroom, Professional, and Virtual Learning Success

A Principal's Reflections

Add links to your Learning Management System (Google Classroom, Canvas, Schoology, etc.) Create a scaffolded formative assessment for all students to complete once they are finished (3 questions or more that increase in difficulty).

Creating Interactive Lessons Through App Smashing

A Principal's Reflections

Most schools are relying on their Learning Management System (LMS) such as Google Classroom, Canvas, Microsoft Teams, or Schoology to push out work. Remote learning has been thrust upon school districts. The result has been disruptive change like we have never seen before.

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PowerSchool’s Latest Acquisition Aims to Help Districts Connect the Data Dots

Edsurge

With student information and learning management systems, along with online software for enrollment, assessments, grades, payroll and finances, there are few areas of the K-12 education technology market that PowerSchool doesn’t have a hand in. Its last purchase brought Schoology , a popular learning management system used in K-12 districts, into the fold. “As In 2016, it bought Interactive Achievement , a set of assessment and reporting tools.

Should Colleges Rethink Final Exams in the COVID Era? Some Profs Try 'Epic Finales'

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This week’s podcast sponsor is PowerSchool, now with Schoology, a unified platform that brings SIS, LMS and assessment together for blended, distance and personalized learning. But is this an appropriate way to assess student learning?

Why It’s So Hard to Lower the Cost of Textbooks

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This week’s podcast sponsor is PowerSchool, now with Schoology, a unified platform that brings SIS, LMS and assessment together for blended, distance and personalized learning. The entertainment industry has been shifting how it connects fans with music, movies and other media.