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10 Great Collaborative Whiteboard Tools for Teachers

May 26, 2017
Collaboration and team work are at the centre of meaningful learning experiences both inside and outside classroom walls. Luckily technology provides us with various tools and applications that support and enhance collaborative realtime work.  In today's post, we are sharing with you 6 good web-based whiteboard platforms you can use with your students and peers to collaborate and coordinate your work in realtime.

1- Jamboard


‘This Google’s latest collaborative tool. Jamboard is designed specifically to enhance realtime collaboration and brainstorming among teams across the globe. It is basically  ‘a collaborative, digital whiteboard that makes it easy for your team to share ideas in real-time and create without boundaries’.’

2- Web Whiteboard


‘A Web Whiteboard is touch-friendly online whiteboard app that lets you use your computer, tablet or smartphone to easily draw sketches, collaborate with others and share them with the world.’

3- Mural


Mural is another great collaborative tool that allows users to: ‘Use sticky notes to jot down ideas as fast as you can, either by drawing or typing. Use images, links and videos to support your ideas.Be up to date with what your team is doing. You’ll always know who did what and when.’

4- Realtime Board


‘Use the infinite online whiteboard, a design thinking toolkit and real time collaboration
features created with teams in mind. Organize your teamwork in a simple and visual way —
from research and brainstorming to visualization and review.’

5- DEEKIT


DEEKIT is a collaborative whiteboard that enables you to ‘ work faster and better by collaborating in real-time. Seamlessly collaborate in meetings and discuss ideas with stakeholders. You can draw, write or add notes and images or any other content to your whiteboards to collaborate…’

6- Twiddla


‘Mark up websites, graphics, and photos, or start brainstorming on a blank canvas. Browse the web with your friends or make that conference call more productive than ever. No plug-ins, downloads, or firewall voodoo - it's all here, ready to go when you are. Browser-agnostic, user-friendly.’

7- GroupBoard


‘Groupboard is a free online whiteboard app that can be easily embedded into your website. It works on any web browser including iPhone, iPad and Android with no downloads or plugins required. Used by online tutors, schools and universities worldwide. More than 600,000 Groupboards created!’

8- ZiteBoard


‘Ziteboard is a zoomable online whiteboard with realtime collaboration and simple teamworking to visualize your ideas, enhance your meetings, improve your tutoring sessions and design together.’

9- ConceptBoard


‘A flexible canvas that expands as you add content. Create and share as many boards as you need. Capture ideas, brainstorm, create moodboards, plan initiatives, and map out strategies.’

10- Limnu

‘Limnu is a collaborative online whiteboard made to be fast and simple enough to use for online meetings and video conferences. With Limnu, you can draw, plan, and think at the same time with other people. Make as many boards as you want, as big as you want, see your boards from anywhere, and all your work is automatically archived.’

Sources:
http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2016/10/google-introduced-new-collaborative.html
https://getvoip.com/blog/2016/09/14/online-whiteboard-collaboration/
https://www.producthunt.com/