Mr. Nicholas Amaral

District Staff Development Coordinator at Ramapo Indian Hills Regional High School District


A super nice member!

I teach ages: 13 to 22


June 21, 2017

I currently use Schoology for professional development needs throughout my district. I create varying modules on edtech tools and pedagogy trends that teachers can access and complete at any time they like, and work throughout the year to complete at their own pace. Previously, I used Schoology as a classroom management/organization tool, then proceeded to use all of its tools within to gamify my high school English classroom. Schoology boasts a lot of nice features- enhanced google drive integration( coming soon), online test/quiz builder, badge creation, and an embed code feature to integrate other edtech tools. You have the ability to share things with the whole class, or groups/individuals, however, you are unable to share an entire unit/folder of stuff with an individual. This makes it a tedious task when assigning individual materials to individual students. Currently, I have customized Schoology to best fit my current district’s needs with professional development. I have continued to revamp our professional development model to include a fun, gamified atmosphere. Comparing Schoology to other LMS programs out there, I would HIGHLY recommend Schoology to others in education. There is a wealth of tools and abilities housed within that truly make it a personalized learning space.