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Education is human, even when learning virtually.
ChalkTalk is a platform for administering adaptive teacher-led courses for high school ELA & math. Using the results of a placement test, ChalkTalk generates standards-aligned whole group instruction materials and adaptive student practice for every class in your schedule.
The group instruction materials can be delivered in-person or remotely through a web-conference tool like Zoom or Google Hangouts. The adaptive practice can be accessed directly by students from student accounts. ChalkTalk can be accessed from any device: desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile.
Many schools and training programs are closing in response to mitigating the spread of COVID-19 and ensuring the safety of students and staff. To do our part, we are extending all our products and services at no cost for the remainder of the Spring semester and for the entirety of Summer 2020.
Teacher-Led Group Instructional Materials
Small Group Activities
Individual Personalized Practice
Step 1Teacher-Led Group Instructional Materials
Option 1: Synchronous ApproachStudents learn best when they have human interactions with their teachers. While learning moves online, human interactions don’t need to disappear—we can preserve them with video conferencing tools. Use your favorite program to share your screen and walk your students through the ChalkTalk-generated instructional slides
Common webinar tools in education:
- Zoom: Zoom is helping during these tiring times by lifting the 40-minute cap on free accounts for schools affected by the coronavirus. Learn more here
- Google Hangouts: also free.
- Microsoft Teams
Option 2: Asynchronous ApproachChalkTalk creates an adaptive scope & sequence based on the schedule that you set for it (e.g. “Mondays & Fridays for 1 hour a day for 15 weeks”). Ask your students to follow the schedule you set for them to learn these instructional materials on their own at home. Track their progress from your teacher dashboard.
Step 2Small Group Activities
Option 1: Synchronous ApproachHave students attempt the ChalkTalk group activities individually at the end of the teacher-led lesson slides piece. Next, if your video conferencing software supports “breakout rooms,” ask your students to group themselves in pairs or groups of 3 and discuss their answers with each other. Finally, review the ChalkTalk-generated answer key with the entire class as a group.
Option 2: Asynchronous ApproachAsk students to complete the ChalkTalk group activity as individual practice, each at their own pace.
Step 3Individual Personalized Practice
Asynchronous ApproachThis one is easy! Students complete this work individually and teachers have the power to track student activity afterward. Practice is adaptive and individualized for every student so there is no synchronous implementation for this step.