• Using Schoology and Teams

    Teachers and the District will be using Schoology and Teams to complement each other in support of online learning. Schoology will give students a digital classroom to store work, resources, and course materials. Teams will be the virtual meeting space where both teachers and students can meet with their classes, have student discussion in small-groups, and communicate in real-time.

    What is Schoology?

    The District has adopted Schoology as its new learning management system (LMS) in the 2020-2021 school year. As a full-featured LMS, Schoology will work with the rest of the District’s digital tools and online resources to help us provide excellent instruction to our students. Teachers will be able to use Schoology to assign work, distribute reading and media to students, assess student progress, communicate with families, and create an online classroom environment. Schoology will also make it possible for the District to better support teachers by enabling us to share course resources that you can easily add to your courses and giving us a new way to support professional learning.

    What is Teams?

    Teams for Education is the platform our teachers use to stay connected with students while in and out of the classroom.  District teachers have Teams automatically rostered for each of their courses, and students are automatically enrolled in Teams for each of their courses.  Teachers can conduct check-ins (via chat and video) with students and families, provide one-on-one or small group assistance for those who need more support, conduct whole-class discussions or lessons, and assign and provide feedback on submitted assignments.

    How does it work?

    Both Schoology and Teams can be accessed by logging in to Clever. In Teams, clicking on the Schoology tab will open Schoology directly within Teams without having to open another application. Tabs allow students to access services and content in a dedicated space within a channel or in a chat.

     

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