8 Great Posts From Our Community: The Back to School Essentials

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Dylan Rodgers

Content Strategy Manager and Editor in Chief of the Schoology Exchange

8 Great Posts From Our Community: The Back to School Essentials

Posted in Pro Tips | August 07, 2015

Anyone who's been with Schoology for even a brief time knows the Community is their greatest asset. The shared intelligence, creativity, and passion of this global 'organism' is, in my opinion, the best educational problem solver imaginable.

Don't believe me? Join the Schoology Educators group and ask a tough question. The answers you'll get might just blow you away.

Many members of our community also share their priceless insights via blogs. I regularly check blogs by Bob Schuetz, Chris Aviles, Keith Sorensen, and the Instructional Technology crew over at Cherry Creek, to name a few.

But you can also find a good number of guest posts right here on the Schoology Blog. Below are some of my favorites that are especially beneficial as many of you get ramped up for the new semester.

Guest Posts You Need To Read

Three Quick Tips from Nanci Meza to Start the School Year Right

Learn how to personalize your course profile, customize grading categories, and customize your Schoology notifications from one of CCSD's gif wizards, Nanci Meza. 

Get your semester started right

Here's How MJ Linane Organizes His Courses on Schoology

Watch this six minute video to see how MJ Linane, a Teacher and Technology Consultant out of Old Rochester Regional High School in Mattapoisett, MA, organizes his courses for the best learning experience.

Join in the conversation on how to build courses

A Path to Successful Flipped Instruction and Two Easy Ways to Get Started

Join Cassandra Knutson as she shares valuable lessons and tips she learned on her journey towards a successful flipped classroom.

Start flipping today

How to Embed Google Presentations into Schoology Assessments and Make Any Test More Engaging

Learn some brilliant tips from Amber Paynter and Kellie Ady on how to prepare your students for state tests and the PARCC exam while making some awesome assessments in the process.

Become an assessment master

Three Significant Obstacles to Creating a PLN and an Easy Way to Get Started

Join Bob Schuetz as he explores what keeps many educators from developing their own personal learning networks (PLNs), why it's important to start ASAP, and how.

There's no better time than now to start or grow your PLN

How Organization Helps Both Students and Instructors Win

This post by MJ Linane is a journey of trial and error as he discovers the keys to organizing his courses to meet the needs of his students and himself.

Learn from MJ's journey

Helpful Resources to Get Parents and Advisors Started on Schoology

Let Keith Sorensen show you why parents (and advisors) should join Schoology and some of the resources he uses to get them involved.

Learn to leverage parents and advisors

Don't Just Talk About It ...

See how Chris Aviles—a.k.a. the TechedUpTeacher—encouraged his students to grab their education by the horns during a yearlong, self-guided class project.

Let Chris inspire you to do your own yearlong project

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For more Back to School tips, tricks, and feature announcements, check out these other blog posts. Whether your semester is just starting or is now in full swing, you'll find them useful.

 What insight or blogs from the Community do you find valuable for using technology in education? Share them via #BacktoSchoology and inspire your peers.

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