Monday, May 5, 2014

Chalkup by Google Education


     Chalkup, has developed a new platform for the blended learning experience.  In Chalkup, all discussions, assignments, materials, and grades are in one place. The interface is clean and very easy to use. The teacher and student have all tabs/links available to the end user in easy to use format. Teachers can create and share assignments, store and view class materials, and even set grades all in one centralized location. Students can create their own To-Do’s and will always know what to do next, what the class is discussing, and how to get help on your schoolwork. Chalkup is available within your Google education suite, so teachers and students may use their Google accounts to administer Chalkup.  As a teacher you may use Chalkup as a tool for class discussions, assignments, course materials, grading, messages, and flashcards. In Chalkup, all discussions, assignments, materials, and grades are in one place. Grading tools are built into the application so teachers may easily grade right within Chalkup and move to graded area built into the application. Teachers for years have complained to me about how to stay organized in their Google Drive accounts. I have given many professional developments about how to accomplish this task, but with Chalkup the organization is done for teachers and students. Chalkup is very similar in features to Edmodo. In my opinion, the benefits of using Chalkup over Edmodo are the grading tools, the integration with your Google education accounts, the easy to read and clean interface, and the more accurate connection between Google drive and Chalkup. Please feel free to check out Chalkup:

Link to Chrome Application:
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/search/chalkup?utm_source=chrome-ntp-icon
Link to Chalkup Website:
https://www.chalkup.co



4 comments:

  1. Looks interesting! Thanks Jackie!

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  2. So is the district going to get rid of Power School and make us all use this? Otherwise, all the grades are in Chalkup, but a teacher would then have to move them all into Powerschool thus making more work unless I'm missing something here.

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    1. We are not going to get rid of Powerschool, this is just another option for Teachers to use like Edmodo. It's a platform for classrooms to use for a blended learning experience. With Chalkup, it allows the teacher to grade assignments with highlights, comments, and grading built within.

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  3. This looks fantastic! I prefer using Google docs and apps over Edmodo, but the management can be cumbersome. I will definitely use this for next year. Thanks for the heads-up. :)

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