Helpful Resources to Get Parents and Advisors Started on Schoology

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Dylan Rodgers

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Helpful Resources to Get Parents and Advisors Started on Schoology

Posted in Community | April 08, 2015

Written by Keith Sorensen

This post focuses on parents but is relevant to ourdiscussion on engaging parents and advisors in the learning process.

Schoology is used by teachers to post their classroom materials online, provide a safe forum for students to discuss their ideas and collaborate on projects, and to pass out and collect homework electronically. It helps students stay organized and it keeps the class connected.

An overlooked feature of Schoology is the ability for parents to create their own accounts which gives them access to their child's grades, their upcoming assignments, and classroom messages posted by the teacher. Parents can view any assignment submitted by their child, so not only do parents see the grade that was earned on the assignment but they can actually see the assignment that was turned in. Schoology helps parents to become more involved in their child's learning.

The one thing a parent will need to get started is the PARENT ACCESS CODE which can be given to them by the classroom teacher or emailed to them by a technology staff member. Contact your child's teacher first to get started!

Here are some helpful links to help you get started using Schoology.

  1. Create a new parent account using a Parent Access Code provided by your child's teacher
  2. Add multiple children to your Schoology account so you can access all of your children's information from one location
  3. Compare your parent account to your child's account to get an understanding of how Schoology works for you and for your child
  4. The Parents' Guide To Schoology provides a detailed explanation of how to use multiple features within Schoology

*Advisors share many of the same capabilities as the parent role, but they can only be set up via Schoology Enterprise

Keith Sorensen
Technology Coordinator
William Fremd High School
Palatine, IL

Keith is the Technology Coordinator at William Fremd High School and G.A. McElroy Administration Center in Palatine, IL and a Schoology Ambassador. He has 17 years of experience in education, the majority of which has been spent helping other educators teach better through the effective integration of technology in the classroom. Keith is determined to meet the demands of a mobile learning environment where every student can communicate, connect, and learn from his or her teachers and classmates.

Connect with Keith on Schoology or via Twitter (@keithosorensen).

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