Technology Tidbits for BMS Educators
This week's newsletter focuses primarily on Schoology. These features include ways to communicate with your students, awarding badges, and creating media albums and portfolios. The information below is a great extension to our Feb. 1st Schoology work session and resources can also be found in the BMS Tech Group. As always, please feel free to contact us below for further technology support in your classrooms.
Schoology Student Updates
Providing Information- You can use updates to summarize your class, or give expectations when there is a sub. I like the video/recording feature of this so if you are out for the day, students can listen to a quick video of you summarizing the day with a sub.
Collaborate- Allow students to post questions so they can be answered by their classmates, like a troubleshooting, tips and tricks space.
Announcements- You can simply flag an update as an announcement so the feed shows up at the top of a course. This way students will be able to see the message right away.
Schoology Media Albums
- art collection
- music-video recital collection
- photography collection
- PLTW collection of work
- 2015-16 Academic work- share at conferences
- Science projects
Click on the two links below to see a teacher portfolio I started and more information about how to use Schoology's portfolios. I see our school using this feature a great deal in the future for students to share with their teachers and to communicate more with families.