Presentation on theme: "Introduction to eChalk For Teachers. What is eChalk? » eChalk’s unique online learning environment provides your school with its own electronic “town."— Presentation transcript:
What is eChalk? » eChalk’s unique online learning environment provides your school with its own electronic “town square” where teachers, students, administrators, and parents can… COMMUNICATE COLLABORATE C CONNECT …together.
As a teacher, eChalk enables you to: Keep parents and students up-to-date and accountable with important class information. Interact with students using safe and secure email, online class discussions, and surveys. Save time by using online publishing tools to post class activities, projects, and resources.
Using Your Online eChalk Community » Your school’s homepage will feature important school news and announcements, upcoming events, faculty information, and school resources. SCHOOL
» Teachers use eChalk Class Pages to provide anytime, anywhere access to homework assignments, project requirements, learning resources, and announcements. CLASSES Using Your Online eChalk Community
» eChalk even enables the PTA, the library, student clubs, teams, and academic departments to participate in your school’s online community using eChalk Group Pages. GROUPS
What is an eChalk Profile? » An eChalk profile page is a personal Web page provided for each faculty & staff member in our school. » Administrators, teachers, and staff members will be able to create a short biography and/or personal message in to share with parents and our school community.
Using Your Online eChalk Community » Where safety and security are important, our school can utilize both the public and private features of eChalk. PRIVATE PUBLIC CLASSESGROUPSSCHOOL An online school calendar A school directory Announcements School Resources Online classrooms Online group pages eChalk Student-Safe™ email Web-based file storage Expanded online classrooms Expanded online group pages Online Discussions Homework Drop Box Grades Publishing Public ToolsPrivate Tools (requires login)
Language filtering to eliminate inappropriate language (customized by your school/district) Spell-check Return receipts File attachments Forwarding eChalk Student-Safe Email Includes... Screening to prevent undesirable incoming and outgoing emails (customized by your school/district) The ability to "close down" the system and allow emails only between certain groups within the schools or district
Private Tools for Students/Teachers Students and parents can view assigned work and events for all of their classes in one place.
Private Tools for Students/Teachers Private Class Page The Private Class Page enables students to view class events, tests, and quizzes; submit assignments; participate in online discussions; and access class resources.
Teachers use eChalk Class Pages to… Keep parents and absent students up-to- date with important class information, Leave assignments and resources for substitute teachers, Interact with students via email, online class discussions, and surveys, and more…
eChalk Class Pages » Using eChalk Class Pages can help teachers… Easily manage curriculum resources & materials Enhance their curriculum with 21st Century learning tools Provide differentiated instruction Make learning targets clear to students Hold students accountable for developing good work habits » Using eChalk Class Pages can help students… Develop good work habits Strengthen communication skills Actively participate in curriculum activities Utilize 21st Century resources for learning
Class Page Tools Organize and publish assignments, projects, tests, quizzes, and more in the Work and Events area. Start online debates, host reading responses, or collaborate with other teachers in the Discussions area. Display class reminders and announcements in the Announcement area. Post your syllabus, relevant Web sites, student work, photos, and more in the Resources area.
Homework Course Description Syllabus Class News Links to Web sites Project information Policies and/or procedures Lesson plans Examples of student work Homework Course Description Syllabus Class News Links to Web sites Project information Policies and/or procedures Lesson plans Examples of student work OTHER EXAMPLES: eChalk Tips for Teachers Resources for a unit on food chains Scavenger hunt for a unit on food chains Surveys Student Artwork What do teachers publish?
Our School’s Goals for eChalk » Add some comments about your school’s goals for eChalk.
Questions? If you have any questions about our school’s site you can contact our school eChalk Site Manager, Sonia Barrera - email@example.com, or: eChalk Customer Support firstname.lastname@example.org 1-800-499-2741