Do you wish there was a more effective way to send out and collect permission forms or parent signatures? Now there is, and it’s free! Chalk Schools allows educators a simple way to distribute, receive, track, and organize digital paperwork. According to Chalk’s website, 28% of K-12 spending in the US “is wasted on repetitive administrative tasks.” Paper copies can get expensive, it takes time to use the copy machine, and paper copies can easily be lost or destroyed. Chalk aims to save schools time and money spent sending out, collecting, and filing paper copies of forms.
Here’s how it works:
1. Educators upload an existing form, and use Chalk’s drag & drop editor to add “request boxes” to the form.
2. After the form is saved, it can be distributed with a link that can be emailed or put on your class or school website.
3. Parents or students fill out the form and click the submit button.
4. Educators receive the forms which can be viewed individually or in a list as a spreadsheet.
Here’s a video that gives an example of how to request a signature:
Chalk Schools is still in Beta, so check it out and contact the company if you have suggestions or questions. They will be glad you did!