212 – Schoology

It’s education technology week on the WELSTech Podcast as Martin and Sallie welcome back Gail Potratz and discussion Schoology.

The discussion:

Classroom Meets Facebook – Gail Potratz, Technology Director at Emanuel in New London, WI, joins Martin and Sallie for a discussion of Schoology, the web-based course management system that looks and feels a lot like Facebook but has classroom specific privacy with student, teacher and parent access.

  • The other course management system contenders
  • Visit the WELSTech demo course by logging into Schoology
    • As a student …
      • E-mail: welstech456@mailcatch.com
      • Password: welstech
    • As a parent …
      • E-mail: welstech789@mailcatch.com
      • Password: welstech

The interview:

(14:53) The Voice of Experience – Gail talks with Beth Sanders (MsSandersTHS on Twitter) from Birmingham, AL about her use of Schoology in her 1:1 Social Studies high school classrooms.

News in tech:

(42:10) Black Friday & Cyber Monday

Picks of the week:

WELS.net feature:

(51:33) Streams Seasonal Radio

Of interest:

(52:50) Mark your calendars for streaming Christmas concerts

Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

(57:04) Episode 213 – Jason Jaspersen shares his web site dedicated to liturgical art resources, and Martin and Sallie revisit the weekly blogging challenge. (Release date – 12/07/11)

The featured artist:

(58:14) We close the podcast with the music of Revelation, a music ministry of Wisconsin Lutheran College (www.revelationwlc.com) – A Voice Cries Out from the CD titled “Led By The Light”

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3 replies
  1. Steve Daley
    Steve Daley says:

    Great episode! I have been using Schoology at Petra for our 7th and 8th grade catechism classes this year, and I have been following Beth Sanders on the Schoology blog feed. At Petra we have no more than two students at the same public or private school out of 9 total students. Schoology gives me the opportunity to combine them into one class with combined discussions between public and LES students. I did a little research and all nine of my students have high speed internet access at home, which I believe is necessary before we could make use of it here for Catechism. It also extends teaching time into the week after class which is great for Catechism.

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  2. Perry Lund
    Perry Lund says:

    Thanks Sallie, Gail and Martin. Enjoyed this week’s show and makes me even more excited for a future teaching position in one of our WELS schools. I believe one or two teachers at NELHS were using Schoology, but I did not witness its use in my teaching experience during my 5 weeks there.

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  1. […] Steve Daley from Petra in Sauk Rapids, MN appreciated our recent podcast on Schoology.  He’s using Schoology to connect in one place with his public and LES Catechism […]

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