Monday, August 13, 2012

Schoology

Schoology

One of the great benefits of my job is the ability to visit classes and observe teachers in action. When Cassie Summerton (@cassiedorsett) stopped by the Ed Tech office and started telling us about Schoology.com, I was pretty excited to get a chance to get into her classroom to watch her roll it out to students. The UI of the site is easy to use and very similar to Facebook. Resources from the teacher are easily shared; scheduled events provide reminders; students have a dropbox for work; discussion boards allow students to share ideas and resources among themselves. It really is great and it doesn't feel as clunky as Edmodo.com. Overall I was quite impressed and Cassie's students dove right into using it without hesitation. Great job, Cassie! You found an excellent tool to help manage your AP Psychology course and thanks for introducing Schoology to the Ed Tech team!