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Yes.  Here is an excerpt from a great comparison between Edmodo and
Schoology (
http://www.teachinglikeits2999.com/2013/02/schoology-vs-edmodo-round-2.html)



   - *Discussions.* Schoology has a slew of discussion features not
   currently available in Edmodo. As there are many, I'll simply bullet my
   favorites below. For more information on discussions, read this
article<http://help.schoology.com/instructor-guide/courses/course-materials#course-discussions>and
check out this
   video <http://vimeo.com/51168496>.
   <http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ko-RUKDErds/USp-pz06tVI/AAAAAAABhB8/ESOnpmSKmns/s1600/Screen+Shot+2013-02-24+at+2.56.49+PM.png>

      <http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-TOtDTVzdkio/USp_vqxyN5I/AAAAAAABhCE/-A35_SBIYCs/s1600/Screen+Shot+2013-02-24+at+3.01.10+PM.png>
      - Discussions are their own category - In Edmodo, if you want
      students to have a chat discussion, you simply post a note or assignment
      and allow them to reply to that. However, in Schoology, discussions are
      their own category that are both gradeable, and assignable.
      - Reply threads - Students can directly reply to one another's
      comments in Schoology, and their comments show up as a reply thread (just
      like in Facebook). This is not possible to do in Edmodo.
      - Media embedded in comments - Students can comment in a discussion
      with video and pictures - both on the desktop version and the
iOS version.
      This is especially helpful when they are discussion a math
problem and they
      want to share a their written work.
      - Student comment spotlight - Teachers can use a "filter by user"
      tool to see which of their students participated in the discussion, how
      often they participated and where their comments are in the flow of the
      thread.
      - Shared discussions - Teachers can share a discussion with another
      course to allow students from multiple classes to join in the same
      discussion.
      - Comment moderation - Teachers can also moderate comments before
      they are published.



On Fri, Sep 6, 2013 at 9:10 AM, Bonnie Birdsall <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Just want to check one more time and make sure I expressed myself clearly
> ... if students comment on a discussion, can their *comment *be more than
> written text?
>
> thanks,
> Bonnie
>
>
> Bonnie Birdsall
> Technology Integration Specialist
> Williston School District
> Williston, VT 05495
>
> New phone: 802-871-6024
> [log in to unmask]
> Twitter: @bonniebird
>
>
> On Thu, Sep 5, 2013 at 10:40 PM, Eric Hall <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>> Yes, entries to all types of assignments (incl. discussions) can include
>> media. Schoology's Dropbox and grading interface are great for assessment:
>> Uploads, direct entries or GDocs copied from Drive are rendered into an
>> interface that allows comments, highlighting, drawing, etc. Rendering can
>> take some time (variable depending on back-end load) but files are
>> typically ready by the time a teacher wants to view them. Not immediately,
>> however.
>>
>>
>> *Eric Hall*
>> *Technology Integration Specialist*
>> *Mount Mansfield Union High School*
>> *Chittenden East SU*
>>
>>
>> On Thu, Sep 5, 2013 at 9:43 PM, Bonnie Birdsall <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
>>
>>> Eric and others-
>>>
>>> I have a question about Schoology. We have a team of teachers that has
>>> been using Edmodo and they like it a lot. One teacher wants to be able to
>>> post a discussion topic for students to see and respond to. He would like
>>> the students to be able to respond in a variety of ways- in writing, photos
>>> demonstrating their learning, short video, etc. Edmodo doesn't allow for
>>> any response to a conversation other than written. Does Schoology?
>>>
>>> I looked at Google+ Communities and it's the same as Edmodo. We can't
>>> use that with students who are almost all under 13 anyway, but I was just
>>> curious.
>>>
>>> thanks for your thoughts,
>>> Bonnie
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Bonnie Birdsall
>>> Technology Integration Specialist
>>> Williston School District
>>> Williston, VT 05495
>>>
>>> New phone: 802-871-6024
>>> [log in to unmask]
>>> Twitter: @bonniebird
>>>
>>>
>>> On Thu, Sep 5, 2013 at 9:20 PM, Eric Hall <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Matt -
>>>>
>>>> "ALL things considered?" That's a lot...School-wide implementation (for
>>>> us that's 55 classroom teachers and ~950 students) is a tremendous project.
>>>> Of course, TIME for training is Ed Tech's perpetual dilemma and I have to
>>>> keep reminding myself to be patient and that it is only day 6... we're
>>>> learning fast and our past experience with LMS in 1:1 has served us well to
>>>> identify recommended best practice. Bringing everyone together into ONE
>>>> platform is a huge benefit, as we previously had homework scattered across
>>>> a variety of platforms so students had to look here, there and everywhere
>>>> for their assignments online. It has definitely moved people forward into
>>>> electronic handouts (eg. Google Docs and web links vs. attachments) but
>>>> that's still a slow transition. We are only 50% 1:1 thus far (9th-10th) so
>>>> "mixed" classes of 10th-12th are still sticky. The biggest wrinkle in the
>>>> process has been ID consistency across platforms: We are set up for SSO
>>>> with Google but class schedules are drawn from SchoolMaster where Will is
>>>> WIlliam, Abbey is Abigail while Samantha Hall-Smith is Sam HallSmith in
>>>> Google... you get the idea.
>>>>
>>>> Schoology has some awesome features and I anticipate that we will
>>>> continue to grow into them as 1:1 spreads to all grades in the coming
>>>> years. I could go on, but perhaps off-list... I thought I was busy LAST
>>>> year starting grade-level 1:1, but that was easy in comparison!
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> *Eric Hall*
>>>> *Technology Integration Specialist*
>>>> *Mount Mansfield Union High School*
>>>> *Chittenden East SU*
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Thu, Sep 5, 2013 at 8:53 PM, Matt Henchen <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Hey Eric,
>>>>> It's nice to be on the same team.  One question, what did you mean by
>>>>> 'be careful what you wish for'?  All things considered would you recommend
>>>>> that we adopt an LMS schoolwide?
>>>>>
>>>>> Thanks
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> On Thu, Sep 5, 2013 at 8:45 PM, Eric Hall <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> After considerable investigation and discussion, we, too moved to
>>>>>> Schoology from Edu2.0 this year as a school-wide implementation. We had a
>>>>>> "laundry list" of features that teachers wanted (and a list of gripes about
>>>>>> Edu,) and although the Enterprise version is not inexpensive (but necessary
>>>>>> for large-scale management) the results and feedback from staff and
>>>>>> students have been VERY positive.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> That said: be careful what you wish for.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> *Eric Hall*
>>>>>> *Technology Integration Specialist*
>>>>>> *Mount Mansfield Union High School*
>>>>>> *Chittenden East SU*
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On Thu, Sep 5, 2013 at 2:13 PM, Matt Henchen <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I was asked off-list why I switched loyalties from edu20 to
>>>>>>> schoology and I wanted to share my response....
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Over the Summer it became apparent to me that Schoology had outpaced
>>>>>>> edu20 in features that teachers actually need.  I had been frustrated at
>>>>>>> the pace of edu20's development and extremely impressed at the pace of
>>>>>>> Schoology's.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Schoology has just about every feature that has been on my LMS wish
>>>>>>> list - it works extremely well on the iPads and it integrates nicely with
>>>>>>> Google Drive (virtually ending the nefarious workflow issues for iPad
>>>>>>> users), it has individualized assignments, badges, built-in PLN's, the
>>>>>>> ability to create groups beyond classroom walls, it communicates to
>>>>>>> student's Twitter and Facebook accounts, has great accounts for parents,
>>>>>>> allows the creation of self-paced lessons through the creation of folders
>>>>>>> and resources with conditions that students must meet before moving on, it
>>>>>>> has a built-in tool for giving students feedback on written assignments, a
>>>>>>> great discussion board forum with an amazingly smart feature that forces
>>>>>>> students to post to the forum before being able to read other student's
>>>>>>> responses.  And in the enterprise version ($$) it allows students and
>>>>>>> teachers the ability to record audio and video directly from the HTML
>>>>>>> editor, allows for custom curriculum and proficiencies to be added, and it
>>>>>>> has two-way integration with Powerschool.  Oh, and it also has an amazing
>>>>>>> math equation editor and allows for Examview Pro question bank imports.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I set up a Schoology account for Harwood a few years back because a
>>>>>>> science teacher wanted to use the Examview Pro question import feature.  I
>>>>>>> was pretty impressed back then, but it lacked a lot of must-have features
>>>>>>> for history teachers (like rubrics...)  Because we set up an account a few
>>>>>>> years ago we are grandfathered into some features that are now part of the
>>>>>>> paid version.  I'm trying to get more teachers at my school to use it, but
>>>>>>> I want to spend a year using it myself before I make any sort of general
>>>>>>> schoolwide push.  After all, as a teacher I have lots of big ideas but very
>>>>>>> little power other than the power of persuasion.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I'm really focusing this year on how technology can help teachers
>>>>>>> create more personalized, self-paced learning opportunities for students.
>>>>>>> We'll see how it goes...
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On Thu, Sep 5, 2013 at 1:00 PM, Matt Henchen <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Well said, Katie.  I was wondering if anybody was going to ask that
>>>>>>>> question.  Their are many types of portfolios for many different needs.  Is
>>>>>>>> the portfolio going to be assessed as a whole or will the artifacts be
>>>>>>>> assessed before going into the portfolio?  Will the portfolio be used for
>>>>>>>> assessment and accountability or for celebration and display of student
>>>>>>>> work (e.g. student-led conferences)?  Who is the audience for the portfolio?
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> If artifacts will be assessed before going in the portfolio and if
>>>>>>>> the portfolio is meant to be a warehouse of all relevant student work, then
>>>>>>>> you might want to look at a learning management system (LMS) such as
>>>>>>>> Schoology (yes, my new favorite), or VCAT.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> On Thu, Sep 5, 2013 at 10:30 AM, Adam Provost <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Google Sites, Wikis... lots of options. Google Sites works well.
>>>>>>>>> There are many templates to do this. Running blogs, deliverables, summary,
>>>>>>>>> etc. Caleb Clark at Marlboro has a great template. Sites can be exported in
>>>>>>>>> web format for archiving... which is handy for creating archiving of
>>>>>>>>> projects. See:
>>>>>>>>> http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2009/09/export-google-sites.html
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Adam
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> On Thu, Sep 5, 2013 at 9:46 AM, Will Hatch <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> In Addison Northwest SU we're trying to make Google Sites work
>>>>>>>>>> for eportfolios.
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> On Thu, Sep 5, 2013 at 9:43 AM, Philip Hyjek <
>>>>>>>>>> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> Which ePortfolio systems are you currently using? Anyone done a
>>>>>>>>>>> comparative analysis prior to adoption? Thanks.
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> --
>>>>>>>>>>> Philip J. Hyjek
>>>>>>>>>>> 589 Brook Road
>>>>>>>>>>> Middlesex, VT 05602
>>>>>>>>>>> 802-778-0912
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> --
>>>>>>>>>> Will Hatch
>>>>>>>>>> Educational Technology Specialist
>>>>>>>>>> Vergennes Union Elementary School
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> --
>>>>>>>>> Adam A. Provost, MAT
>>>>>>>>> Technology Integration - Partnership for Change Initiative<http://partnershipvt.org>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Burlington High School, Vermont <http://bhs.bsdvt.org/>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Personal Blog: creativeStir.blogspot.com
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> --
>>>>>>>> Matt Henchen
>>>>>>>> History/Civics Teacher
>>>>>>>> Harwood Union Middle/High School
>>>>>>>> (802) 324-4521
>>>>>>>> www.vermonteducator.com
>>>>>>>> www.newschoolhistory.com
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Scan here for my contact information...
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> --
>>>>>>> Matt Henchen
>>>>>>> History/Civics Teacher
>>>>>>> Harwood Union Middle/High School
>>>>>>> (802) 324-4521
>>>>>>> www.vermonteducator.com
>>>>>>> www.newschoolhistory.com
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Scan here for my contact information...
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
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>>>>> Harwood Union Middle/High School
>>>>> (802) 324-4521
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