Because we are 1-to-1, I think it's time I try a learning management system in my classroom. At first I assumed that Google Classroom was the way to go. My IT showed me how to use Google Classroom and then mentioned Schoology. I know very little about either one, but decided to try Schoology because I hear it has more bells and whistles.
So, without any training or anytime to play around with it, I jumped in. Honestly, what's the worst that can happen? (<-- That is not foreshadowing) I created an account, gave the students the class code and POOF, I now have a learning management system. Yay! It's so easy.
You hear this all the time but it's true: You don't have to be an expert in technology to use it in your classroom. The students are very knowledgeable with technology and are eager to help. I started the class by being open and honest with the students and told them it was new to me and I wanted their help.
My favorite feature so far: grading. This is wonderful. No papers to collect, no papers to carry back and forth to grade, and students can submit from home.
Anyone else use schoology?