What is Schoology?
•Schoology is an internal, educational Learning Management System and social networking platform that offers us a space for online learning, communication, collaboration, and increased student access to curriculum and supplemental content.
• The Mercer Island Schoology site is not visible to the public. All students will have an account at the start of school after they are taught our online rules and expectations, and how to properly use Schoology for school.
•Parent Schoology account information will be e-mailed to the e-mail address listed in Skyward Family access. We will be providing families with directions on how to create a parent account for the purpose of viewing your child's online activities and posts. Parents are not required to create an account. Many IMS families prefer to sit down with their child and view the site together. We are simply providing parent account access as another option.
Digital Citizenship/Online Safety
•Learning to safely navigate in an online learning environment is an important aspect of a 21st century education.
•Utilizing Schoology at the middle school allows students to learn how to leave a positive digital footprint in a controlled site, which helps to prepare them for interacting in a global, digital world.
•Students last names are hidden and we set expectations reminding students not to post personal information.
What will my child use Schoology for?
Here are a few of the ways students at IMS use Schoology:
•calendar – which they can also personalize
•due dates for all homework assignments
•accessing materials (handouts, links, videos, etc.)
•Online class discussions, polls, quizzes
•asking questions to the class
•messaging staff members