Chrome App: Chalkup

Chalkup is a learning platform that makes it easier for teachers to connect with their students. The app offers an an abundant amount of shortcuts for grading and assigning work as well as easy access to communication outside of school.

One of the features of Chalkup is the ability for students to turn in their assignments through the app. The most popular app used for writing essays and reports is Google Drive. Chalkup makes it easy for teachers and students to to share their assignments from Google Drive to Chalkup. No need to download or copy and paste anything. And because every student and teacher at Ashland High School is given a Google Account, they can use that account to sign into Chalkup.

Screen Shot 2015-12-21 at 9.06.07 AMAfter a student submits an assignment, the teacher can then grade it right there and then of the same website. All they have to do is click on the submitted work and in an instant they are able to highlight, comment, edit and offer feedback of their student’s work.

Not only does this app let teachers view their student’s work, but they can also create a personalized rubric for any assignment. So when they’re done reading their class’s work, they have a rubric right there to grade it.

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Chalkup also offers other features that help keep students up to date and organized with their school work. For those who prefer visual aids for studying. this app lets students create as many flashcards as they want and organize them by topic. One of the most useful tools for students is the LookAhead feature. With this, students can add a new assignment to the checklist, give the due date and give themselves an estimate of how long they believe each assignment will take. This makes it easier for students to organize the their school work and manage their time.Screen Shot 2015-12-21 at 9.39.02 AM

There is also a feature almost like a group chat where students and teachers can share links to helpful websites and videos for studying or learning.

 

 

 

 

Overall the app Chalkup is rewarding for both students and teachers.

https://www.chalkup.co/tour

Chalkup and Google Drive:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmlXBPin7lY

Grading and Creating Rubrics: https://youtu.be/xw7NYkjE1q0 

Collaboration and Communication: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5L4-wLklDWA  

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