Schoology has many state standards already populated, including Common Core. In this Schoology tutorial, Oliver Schinkten will explain how to add learning objectives to your course so students understand what they are expected to learn, as well as teach you how effectively track progress across customized standards.
- Before we start adding assignments, assessments, and other resources to our collections, let's take a look at how we can add learning objectives. Schoology gives you access to a ton of learning objectives, which are already populated. On the left hand side, let's click on Learning Objectives. I'm going to select Add and then Folder. I want to put all of my Life Science learning objectives in one folder. So, I'll name this Life Science. I can add a description, but this is self explanatory, so I'm just going to click on Create. Now, from inside that folder, if I click on it, I'm going to click on Add, and then I'm going to select the bottom option, which is State Standards, Common Core, and others.
So, check this out. Schoology has preloaded a ton of standards, including the Common Core standards, Next Generation Science standards, as well as others. If I scroll down, they even include State Standards. You can select the state you're from and then check out different standards from that state. I'm going to navigate back to the Common Core and select the ELA Literacy Standards. From here, I'm going to scroll down to Science and Technical Subjects, grades Nine to 10. Click here on Reading, Key Ideas and Details.
I can select one of these learning objectives and then add it to this folder. As you can see, now this learning objective is included right inside of my Life Science folder. Later, we'll have the option of attaching these learning objectives to different assignments, assessments, and resources, so that you can easily track whether or not students are proficient in the required standards, and then provide the necessary resources. If you want to create your own learning objectives, perhaps district or school standards, as well as other learning objectives that you'd like to set for your class, you can do that as well.
In order to do this, I'll click on Add, and then I'm going to select Custom Learning Objective. So, in order to create this one, I can add a title. I may say Life Science 1 and then put a description in. Once I'm done, I can click on Create, and it adds our customized standard into that folder. Take advantage of the learning objectives feature in Schoology to help your students understand what they are expected to learn and to allow you to effectively track their progress on these standards.
- Signing up for a teacher account
- Customizing your profile
- Creating a course
- Adding course materials and additional sections
- Adding learning objectives
- Creating assignments and quizzes
- Starting online discussions
- Adding new members and groups
- Grading student work
- Using the course calendar
- Creating a student account