Great teachers are efficient teachers. They know that true education is about relationships. They use methods to maximize their time developing connections with their students and minimizing the time spent on all the activities that keep them from those important and crucial moments. Schoology is a learning management system that has helped me become more efficient with my time. Consider the following tip to help you become more efficient.
Lesson Planning in Schoology’s Calendar Feature
This year, all of my lessons have been written in Schoology’s calendar. I can write one lesson in the “more info” section of an event and post it to as many sections of my course as I teach. Within this set-up, I can insert links, attach documents, and allow for comments. I have almost gone entirely paperless using this process. Students and parents are able to access the day’s events whenever and wherever they would like. My lesson plans in this format can be shared with colleagues and are archived for reference in the future. Furthermore, they are easily accessible to students on their iPads.
This is the calendar layout in monthly view. It’s easy to navigate when planning out a week of lessons or a unit.
This is the view of a single lesson. Note the links and attachments that students and parents are able to access.
This is what students see on their iPad when opening the course. The days lessons are on the right. Note that they can also see due dates for assignments and upcoming quiz and tests.
This is a video I share with my students to explain how I use this feature