What do teachers think about Chalk?
Whether you are an administrator looking to implement Chalk’s integrated platform district-wide or a teacher planning to use one of our tools, it’s important to know what other teachers think about the platform. When districts implement Chalk’s planning and analytics platform, teachers find a solution to some of their biggest pain points, giving them confidence in their instruction. Teachers using the platform know that curriculum, instruction, and assessment are all in alignment with one another and with the standards; feel confident they are covering all the material that will be assessed; and have more time to deliver instruction that helps all students succeed.
Carmel Fantelli, a social studies instructor at Gilmour Academy, explained one way Chalk helps teachers save time and get organized:
“That ability to have all your resources in one location and not have to search really impacts the students’ learning and that downtime is truly lessened.”
Many teachers have also shared their valuable insights on social media, including specific thoughts on Planboard and Markboard, two individual tools that are part of the Chalk suite:
My favorite part of Chalk.com is the way it integrates standards into assessment. —Latario A via Twitter
Planboard by Chalk.com is so good for teacher planning. I’ve been using it for a few weeks and regret not having found it a few years ago. Highly recommended. —Mr. J via Twitter
I’d be lost without the planning tool of Planboard! So useful to track what I’m doing with multiple classes, and having the app on my phone I can see on the move too! I’d recommend to any teacher. —Mr. Russell via Twitter
I love Planboard. It is designed for teachers, including semester or full year settings and multiple sections, colour coded. I can bump a lesson to a future block when “surprise events” occur and even generate a slick PDF for a sub. —Jessica McDonnell via Twitter
I have been using [Planboard] for four years and will never go back to paper planners again. It’s permanently pinned in Chrome and super easy to use. Does everything I need it to and more. —Ryan McDonald via Twitter
My favorite edtech tool this year is Markboard. I love how easy it is to print out feedback on assessments for students! —Samantha Meza via Twitter