The Delaware Department of Education announced recently that it has signed a contract with Schoology, a New York City-based company, for a learning management system (LMS) that all schools and teachers in the state will be able to use to personalize instruction, provide students with access to a wide variety of content aligned with the Common Core State Standards and share lesson plans with other teachers with a click of a button.
The LMS will allow teachers to do routine tasks such as distributing documents and assignments, providing written feedback to students, posting grades and accessing student grades more efficiently. Even more importantly, teachers will be able to personalize students’ learning in ways that would not otherwise be possible. Students who successfully complete a lesson at home can keep going, allowing teachers to give extra help in class to other students who need it. They will be able to give students different assignments
,based on their needs. Students whose teachers use the LMS will have more control over when, where and how they learn.
The LMS will help teachers align their lessons across the entire curriculum with aspects of the Common Core State Standards—more student engagement, independent learning and critical thinking. “We are fully committed to making sure that the Common Core State Standards are fully implemented in our schools and the Schoology LMS is an important tool for doing that,” Secretary of Education Mark Murphy said. “When we give students options in their learning, we put them in the driver’s seat and they become more engaged.”
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