Teachers are becoming overwhelmed with new information and tools to use in the classroom, and this is making their already busy schedules a whole lot busier. It seems like there’s always a better way to teach something, and staying on top of these new educational methods can be exhausting. After all, it’s hard enough to manage multiple classes of students at one time, and giving each student the individual attention that they may sometimes need can almost feel impossible. Oh, and at the end of the day, you’re provided with a stack of papers to attend to. Yes, teachers need help with management and communication, and Chalksite is attempting to assist them by expanding the classroom online.

The idea of bringing a classroom online may seem foreign to many teachers, but Chalksite makes it easy. Teachers can first create an online destination for their class, and then parents and students can join in to stay informed about what’s going on in the classroom. As a teacher, you can send messages to students and parents (or even your entire class), post assignments, grade online, create a personal Web site, and encourage discussion about what you’ve posted. If this doesn’t work, then you might be better off by creating an account on MySpace. I hear the kiddos are quite fond of it…

[tags]Chalksite, Teachers, Classroom, Education, Students, MySpace[/tags]