A co-worker recently showed me the educational networking site schoology.com. I think it could be really useful and easy for students to navigate as it is in a format similar to facebook. It is…Continue
I'm a 7th grade teacher in a small suburb in Kansas. I teach 2 classes that include special education students and see several of the same kids two other times in the day. I think its important that they have time in the…"
"Hi Ashley. My name is Leon Avrech in San Jose Calif. I am a retired middle school teacher, mentor teacher, vp, and principal. I was in middle school for 37 yrs teaching 8th grade US History and principal for 15 years. I am passionate about helping…"
You mentioned your school is in the midst of a 1:1 ratio with iPads, just curious how your building was able to get access to so many; grant, bond issue, etc.? Looks like there is some great info being shared - hoping to add to things…"
"Just want to let Dave know that his class can use it for free; districts have the option of purchasing so that they can have greater control.
FYI haven't used this yet myself, but I've got it linked on our wiki and we may have a go…"
"I used this site all last year with much success. This year several other teachers have signed on- at the students' request. I used it to post all assignments (with worksheets so there are no more lost/forgotten paper excuses). THe…"
"I agree that Google offers so much more than Schoology, but where I work Google accounts are not an option for my young 4th graders. In fact, Google Docs is blocked and only I as an educator can unblock it. I am hopeful that this will change at some…"
"I have used it and really enjoyed my experience. My district purchased it and I was able to implement for the 2010-11 school year. I don't know if I will have the same opportunity for this school year because nobody has let me know whether…"
Schoology is interesting. Thanks for sharing. I understand your desire to have assignments accessible to all. Mine have been totally online for years, now. It looks like schoology would work well and has the familiar interface that kids…"
A co-worker recently showed me the educational networking site schoology.com. I think it could be really useful and easy for students to navigate as it is in a format similar to facebook. It is secure as students with passwords are the only ones able to access the pages and activities and they removed the messaging option to avoid inappropriate student contact - the teacher can see all activity. Has anyone had success using this site? Problems with the site? I'd like to put things like…See More
"Hello everyone. Ashley Weber, 7th grade Social Studies teacher from Gardner, KS - we're a small suburb of the KC metro. Have used Ning with my students before and am excited to check out all of the great things here!"
Hi Ashley. My name is Leon Avrech in San Jose Calif. I am a retired middle school teacher, mentor teacher, vp, and principal. I was in middle school for 37 yrs teaching 8th grade US History and principal for 15 years. I am passionate about helping new teachers. I have written a book, "THINK YOU CAN TEACH? A SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR NEW MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHERS". It is available for $10. from amazon.com, ebooks, barnesandnoble.com and xlibris.com Please tell your colleagues and those reading this post,to let new teachers and those planning to teach about my book. And yes, I miss it very much. Teaching can be fun as you know. I want other teachers to be successful. Topics include classroom management, lesson plans, parents night, evaluations, yard duty and more. Thank you and the rest of you lucky people. I retired at 62.