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Inventory of ICT tools and open educational resources

Welcome to the inventory of freely available online tools and open educational resources for language teaching and learning developed by the ICT-REV project! The inventory contains a list of tools that have been evaluated with specific criteria in mind. Read more

Chalk

Chalk is an interface for K-12 educators where they can use special tools for different parts of their teaching process. Planboard can be used for lesson planning as well as managing the teacher’s schedule. Curriculum helps educators check for redundancies, inconsistencies, misalignments, weaknesses, and gaps in the curriculum as well as document the required components of the curriculum and the intended student learning outcomes. Markboard is a tool which helps educators with the evaluation of students and track their individual progress. Resources provide a chance for educators to share their insights, lesson plans etc. with their colleagues.

Evaluation: It is a useful tool for educators which accompanies and helps them every step of the teaching process. It can also help them reduce the time spent on planning lessons and makes the tweaking of each lesson easier. Another great aspect is that it makes tracking the students’ progress much easier.

Cost: free with registration

Website: https://www.chalk.com/

           

Categories

Principal function(s)
  • Course management
  • File sharing/syncing
Type of interaction
  • Group/pair work - classmates
  • Group/pair work - outsiders
  • Individual work
  • Presenting (e.g. lecturing, storytelling)
Content
  • You supply
  • Website/other users supply
Skill
  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Vocabulary

Usability

User-friendliness/complexity of the tool´s interface Interface: Course management
Time needed for mastering the „how-to“ of the tool and a production of a task Time efficiency: High
The number of languages in which the tool is currently available/adaptable to Interface language(s): English
Does the tool require registration? Who can see my data? Can I remain anonymous? Respect for privacy: High, only the basic info for registration
Possiblity to save your or others´ work for reuse/reproduction Saving work for future use: Yes
Possibility of the tool to be used for a  range of different activities (e.g. to what extent you can organize a project assignment with a central activity based on this tool) Tailorability (If so, how?) Medium, the educator can use their own templates and tweak some colors etc.

Interactivity

Technical requirements

Installation required? No, can be accessed online
Compatibility/Operating System: Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS and Android
Other tech requirements:
 
 

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This tool was developed within the framework of a cooperation agreement between the European Centre for Modern Languages and the European Commission