Friday, May 23, 2014

ChalkUp for Google Drive - Great Classroom Collaboration Resource!

Does your school use Google Apps for Education?  If the answer is yes -- then have I got a tool for you!

It's called ChalkUp!  Chalkup helps transform the teaching and learning experience for you and your students by enabling live, real-time collaborative work on projects.  In Chalkup, you can create your class -- assign work to your students then monitor, engage and collaborate with them while they work.  They call it a "Student Engagement Platform".  I call it awesome.

One of the best parts about it is that it is fully integrated with Google Apps and, in particular, Google Drive.  It makes it easy to create and share documents with students in your classes with a click and a drag and a drop.

Additionally, students can turn in their assignments by dragging and dropping or uploading via the web browser interface just like they do with any other Google Drive operation.  It's easy to do -- it is something they are already doing!

Chalkup offers great deals for schools as a whole that allow administrators, teachers, students and even parents access to the class information. But if you want to use it in your class -- they have a free teacher account that allows you to get started using it at no cost!

Bruce has worked in educational technology for over 17 years and has implemented several 1:1/BYOD programs.  He also has been a classroom teacher for various subjects.  Bruce is the author of five books: Sands of TimeTowering Pines Volume One:Room 509The Star of ChristmasPhiladelphia Story: A Lance Carter Detective Novel and The Insider's Story: A Lance Carter Detective Novel.  He also has a new novel coming out in June 2014, The Kill Commission.  Follow Bruce's Novel releases by subscribing to his FREE newsletter!

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