Tech Tip Tuesday: Ideas for Schoology Media Albums

by Kristie Burk, DASD Coordinator of Cyber and Blended Learning

Last Tuesday’s #schoologychat on Twitter was on the topic of media albums in Schoology. Media Albums allow students and teachers to post photos, videos or audio files and others can comment on them.  Here is just a sampling of some of the ways that you can use Schoology media albums:

  • Have students upload pictures of books they’re reading with a short review in the caption – Willie Thomas, Instructional Technologist, Waco, TX
  • Require students to document steps in an experiment during a science lab or have your younger students use them to post pictures for a show-and tell — Megan Nussbaum, Technology Integration Coordinator, Topeka, KS
  • Have students post pictures to document their steps in a project and share them with parents at a conference – Brian Scholl, K-12 Instructional Technology Specialist, Nazareth, PA
  • Use media albums to post field trip photos, to host student presentations or to create a digital gallery walk…even ask students to post examples of math in the real world (construction sites, receipts, etc.) — Michael League, Instructional Technology Specialist, Indian River School District, DE
  • Use media albums to post ASL translation videos on a drama script – Jared Lopatin, English teacher for the Deaf, New York, NY
  • Have students post school-appropriate memes on topics from class — Jerilyn McConchie, ELA teacher, Killeen/Ft. Hood, TX
  • Ask students to post their art work in a digital gallery or work from another app such as Chatterpix– Hope Elliott, Digital Technology Specialist, Columbus, MS
  • Snap, annotate, and share ideas with other teachers — Cory Klinge, Instructional Excellence Coordinator, Eden Prarie, MN
  • Ask the Yearbook team to keep media albums for each grade to post pictures as they become available – Jim Amato, Ed Tech Director, Prospect, CT
  • Post pictures of videos or pictures of correct form or drills for athletes or pictures of events from sporting events- Mr. Porter, Chemistry teacher and coach, Oakfield, AL
  • Upload pictures to help students better visuzalize a novel, such as posting pictures of Vietnam before reading Things They Carried, Mrs. Toflinski, ELA Teacher, Northwood, OH
  • Suggest students post pictures for journalism stories in a media album – Leslie Louder, ELA teacher, Dover, DE
  • Post pictures of innovative teachers in action in a professional development course – Dani Patterson, Technology Integration Facilitator, Copperas Cove, TX

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