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Schoology. Thoughts?

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Schoology is a program used by many schools to keep track of things such as grades, assignments, work due, and etc. it was created to help students keep track and turn assignments in on time online and at any time. If a teacher were to assign an assignment online you can work on it any time and turn it in on any time you could even finish early.

 

Some students agree that they do not like Schoology for multiple reasons. Mainly it is controversial in that it is different than what most people are used to. Jupiter was the preferred method of grade book that provides online access to students’ grades for the last few years, otherwise many people were used to turning in assignments by hand and having grades be put on the paper and returned to them. In Schoology, assignments are turned in and graded online. This isn’t the only problem some students face, however, with the need to remember to check Schoology and turn assignments in, as well as the learning curve of the platform for students, teachers, and parents.

However, Schoology can be a good thing as it shows students their most current grades and current and upcoming assignments for them to complete. If the student checks it often, they can know exactly when assignments are due and can turn them in online from anywhere.

 

Schoology is becoming more widely accepted, as technology is becoming more integrated into school systems. Soon, students will begin their education using Schoology and it will become the default system. People will eventually adapt to it, and although it may be a slow process, it will become a common learning management system and resource.

What do YOU think about Schoology?

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Bram Montijo, Photo Editor

Freshman at Taft Charter High School, Photo Editor for Taft Tribune.

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7 Responses to “Schoology. Thoughts?”

  1. Jannelie on November 1st, 2018 6:31 pm

    I really admired how the article was written with an unbiased opinion, but instead give both perspectives of Schoology. It gave the readers benefits of the app while balancing it with the inconvenience as well. This was well written and I enjoyed it.

  2. Mr Whitley on November 2nd, 2018 9:40 am

    Speaking only for myself, this program is an enormous step down from Jupiter. Even the name is silly ( “Jupiter” was a Roman god of wisdom and knowledge… but. “Schoology”?) Whereas Jupiter was VERY user friendly, this program is needlessly difficult and time-consuming to use. It builds on NONE of the previous programs’ features or commands, forcing older, non-tech teachers like myself, with very large classes and a packed academic schedule,, to basically learn an entire new operating system. Teachers cannot toggle between periods quickly or easily, and any class with ESL students has TWO separate pages for grades (and you can’t even toggle between THOSE!). Students who change periods or classes are dropped from their old period/class without warning and ALL of their grades simply vanish. Seriously, this is really horrible on so many levels compared to what we had until now. On a positive note, a huge congrats to the Taft Tribune Online, it looks awesome… Go, Taft! 😀

  3. Xavier Buschbacher on November 3rd, 2018 1:40 pm

    I think schoology is ok. There are some redundancies that make everything slower and some things are hard to find. I have also heard about bad technological issues with schoology. However, it gets the job done because you are able to see all of your grades at any time and that is very useful for making sure you have desirable grades for the report cards.

  4. Elsa Batalden on November 4th, 2018 9:23 am

    I really like this article, because I have had problems with Schoology before. Schoology sometimes logs people out of their tests. The website sometimes only gives you one chance to take the test, so you are unable to finish your test if you get logged out. I preferred Jupiter, because your teacher could let you go back in if you got logged out.

  5. Nadine Cetinyan on November 5th, 2018 7:48 am

    I think that Schoology is great. To me it is easy to use and I don’t mind it. I think it is overall better than turning in a piece of paper that can be lost easily. Although I like Schoology I do forget to turn some things in. It doesn’t really remind you to turn the assignment in.

  6. Vincent O on November 5th, 2018 9:37 am

    Well put together. I feel like Schoology really is not that bad, but it was an unnecessary switch. I have gotten used to using it but I see no real use for switching from Jupiter. I prefer Jupiter, but Schoology is fine.

  7. Artina Tarokh on November 5th, 2018 7:57 pm

    I don’t have much of an opinion on Schoology. I think we all prefered Jupiter in the begging when the change first happened, but now we all just got used to it. It’s nothing fancy or great but it does it’s purpose.

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