I am getting quite a few students signed into schoology. So far my seniors have reacted the most positively because the interface reminds them of facebook. One of them posted a comment before anyone else. I had a hard time getting them to actually log off and start today's work. The next step after I get everyone registered and on is to start sending information to them so they will get in the habit of checking for messages or posting messages. This means I need to start a discussion so they can comment tomorrow. I think the discussion will focus on the word problems they are working on. Since I work with ELL students, I am trying to increase the opportunities they have to communicate both in written and oral formats.
Early next week, I am going to have them use a google earth math lesson so they know more about using the program. I know there is one on linear equations and I need to see if there are others they can use. On Thursday afternoon, I get to help the tech dept run a training session on using Nearpod. I am so excited about that.