Schoology Is My New Best Friend!!
March 20, 2018

Schoology Is My New Best Friend!!

Stacy Dunn | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Schoology

Schoology is used by my district as our learning management system. Using an LMS is optional this year. I am the tech coach in my building as well as a teacher so I am full on Schoology and LOVE IT!! This is my class hub - kids know to go there to find everything they need for the day! I currently teach using a blended learning model so the kids have folders set up to work through. Using the folder feature allows me to easily differentiate instruction - I have kids working on different sections all at once - and class runs smoothly! Schoology easily integrates many apps. This allows me to assign a video to watch from youtube or give assignments through Schoology as well as integrated apps like ck12.org - all without making students leave the Schoology platform! Schoology has allowed me to operate a paperless classroom for both outgoing and incoming material. I can grade assignments on my laptop, phone, or iPad while I have a few minutes without having to lug around papers! Schoology is a great tool that helps me organize my class and use my time effectively!
  • Easily organizes materials for students and teachers with the ability to reuse those materials from year to year without recreating them!
  • Easily allows my students to work at their own pace without a lot of work on my end to differentiate instruction!
  • Creates a learning hub where all of their materials are distributed as well as submitted (if you decide to go paperless)
  • While Schoology currently integrates Khan academy videos into their platform they do not have that option for Khan academy activities/assignments
  • Syncing issues with powerschool gradesbook - sometimes it is inconsistent as to whether it is automatic or if I need to sync the grades manually
  • Using Schoology to build a foundation for a blended learning model has helped increase my students ABC rate between 15-20% in all classes!
  • Using Schoology is forcing my students to become responsible for their own learning!
  • The only negative thing I have encountered is the students resistance to change!
Apples and oranges. I feel like from a teachers stand point Schoology is much more user friendly and has great customer service. Any bugs I have come across I just go into the live chat feature and someone is there to help immediately!
Schoology can be used in all types of classroom models from traditional to flipped learning! The only issue I see where it would be less beneficial is if students don't have access to devices (laptop, Chromebook, phone, iPad, etc) and wifi.