A tool that keeps assignments, reminders, and notifications in one easy-to-access spot.

Determining a go-to spot where everyone can access assignments, reminders, and notifications is key to a successful classroom. ChalkUp is a great option to do just that. It's a relatively lightweight learning management system (LMS) that encourages ongoing collaboration among students, teachers, and parents anywhere and anytime. It's cleverly designed and mimics social media platforms, making it easy to use and intuitive. From school to home, ChalkUp also allows dialogue to happen -- and learning to be extended -- wherever students (or teachers) happen to be. 

ChalkUp
Common Sense Rating: 4 stars
Grades: 6–12
Platform: Website
Price: Free, Paid

Digital Citizenship Connection

Each of the lessons in our K–12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum has supplemental resources for extended learning. Instead of these resources getting crumpled in the bottoms of backpacks or lost, make them available 24/7 by uploading them to ChalkUp.  

K–5: Use the Student Activity Sheets after teaching the corresponding lesson.
6–8: Share the My Media Log activity with students so they can keep track of their digital lives at home.
9–12: Students can check their own and family members' digital savviness with our Got Media Smarts? quiz.

Want more? 
  • Share our digital citizenship posters to remind students to be safe, responsible, and respectful 24/7.
  • Flip the classroom by having students play our interactives at home, and then engage in the wraparound activities in the classroom:
Erin Wilkey O.

Erin’s work has focused on supporting students, teachers, and families for over a decade. As content director for family and community engagement at Common Sense, she provides parents and caregivers with practical tips and strategies for managing media and tech at home, and supports teachers in strengthening partnerships with families. Prior to her work with Common Sense, Erin taught public high school students and adult English learners in Kansas City. Her time as a National Writing Project teacher consultant nurtured her passion for student digital creation and media literacy. She has bachelor's degrees in English and secondary education and a master's degree in instructional design and technology. Erin loves to knit, read, hike, and bake. But who has time for hobbies with two young kids? In her free time these days, you'll find her hanging out at playgrounds, the zoo, and the beach with her family.