Saturday, January 21, 2012

Collaborative Whiteboard Apps for the Classroom

Interactive and collaborative - Whiteboards are a great way for teachers to explain concepts to their students. With the ability of some iPad apps to record, you ensure that students who did not develop understanding of the concept the first time have the opportunity to watch and listen again and again. Working in small groups or brainstorming as a class, collaborative whiteboards are a great way to share ideas. Work in the same room, on the same network or even from different parts of the country. No matter what you are working on these interactive whiteboards are a great way to document or record your thinking process.

Educreations: FREE
Educreations turns your iPad into a recordable whiteboard. Creating a great video tutorial is as simple as touching, tapping and talking. Explain a math formula... Create an animated lesson... Add commentary to your photos... Diagram a sports play... With voice recording, realistic digital ink, photo imports, and simple sharing through email, Facebook or Twitter, now you can broadcast your ideas from anywhere.

http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/educreations-interactive-whiteboard/id478617061?mt=8


ShowMe: FREE
Turn your iPad into your personal interactive whiteboard! ShowMe allows you to record voice-over whiteboard tutorials and share them online. Drop images from your photo library to write over or around. Easily switch between drawing and erasing (as well as pausing and playing) to make your ShowMe flow from concept to concept. You can make your ShowMe as long or as short as it needs to be, and record as many ShowMe’s as you want.

http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/showme-interactive-whiteboard/id445066279?mt=8


Jot: FREE
Tired of complicated, unstable, or abandoned whiteboard apps that get in your way? Tap less. Jot more. Jot! is a simple, fast whiteboard that lets you sketch out your ideas and share them in real time. Draw, take notes, or wireframe on your iPad quickly and easily as soon as ideas come to you. Share your ideas via email or save them as photos. Collaborate in real time over the internet with Live Sharing.

http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/jot!-whiteboard-free/id371937922?mt=8


SyncPad: $10.49 AU
Forget those whiteboard and sketchpad applications that require you to be few feet from each other in order to collaborate. With SyncPad you just need to be connected to the internet, and you will be able to enjoy a live connection experience, just like if you were working the very same whiteboard, no matter where you are. If you want to clear your whiteboard, just tap on the trash bin icon and you will be able to clear just the notes.

http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/syncpad-remote-whiteboard/id404997059?mt=8


Whiteboard HD: $5.49 AU
Whiteboard makes it easy to visualize ideas by providing the ideal environment for writing notes, sketching charts and recording brainstorming sessions. You can make freeform drawings with the drag of a finger, and easily add pre-made shapes and lines with familiar tap, pinch, and drag multi-touch gesture controls. There are grid or lined backgrounds, and you can import any image or diagram from the iPad photo library.

http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/whiteboard-hd/id383779666?mt=8


SyncSpace: FREE
SyncSpace for iPad provides a zoomable drawing space that can be shared in real time over the net, a sort of shared whiteboard. Turn on synchronization and send a link to the document to others who will be able to see your drawing and also make changes using SyncSpace. The resulting drawings can be posted to Twitter,  Facebook or emailed as a PDF. It's the perfect whiteboard replacement for distributed teams.

http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/syncspace/id408672838?mt=8


Ideas Flight: FREE
Idea Flight is the only tool you need to share ideas, documents and presentations and direct the experience of an audience easily on iPad. Your FREE download includes Passenger so you can join Pilot presentations, network on the fly and see a sample presentation to test-Pilot Idea Flight. Upgrade in-app to Pilot to lead unlimited presentations and be ready for takeoff anytime!

http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/idea-flight/id427659445?mt=8



AirSketch: $10.49 AU
You can now project PDF documents to a computer on the same local network, then annotate them in real time, all from your iPad. Air Sketch is great for presentations in the boardroom, classroom, or on the go. Just fire up Air Sketch on the iPad and open the specified URL from any HTML-5 compatible browser on the local network. Your photos and drawings show up natively in the browser. 





5 comments:

  1. I am surprised to see BaiBoard is not on your list - www.BaiBoard.com

    BaiBoard is a free app for real-time collaborative drawing, from both iPad and Mac. BaiBoard has many pre-built sketching tools, now with Facebook integration.

    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/baiboard-hd/id490534358?mt=8

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  2. Nice post.
    I use BrainSqueezer for iPad.
    A vector realtime collaborative drawing app.

    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/brainsqueezer/id504179170?ls=1&mt=8

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  3. No matter what you are working on these interactive whiteboards are a great way to document or record your thinking process.

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  4. Great article! Of all the apps you posted I think Jot! is the best. I have it on my iPad and it works really great! It's so functional that's it's very ideal for teachers and students in sharing ideas and doing collaborative exercises at school. I gave it a 5 star rating!

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  5. Great article! Of all the apps you posted I think Jot! is the best. I have it installed on my iPad and it works really great! It's so functional that it's very ideal for teachers and students in sharing ideas and doing collaborative work in school and at their homes. 5 stars!!!

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