The Best 4 Whiteboard Apps for Teachers

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February 13, 2015
Looking for some interactive whiteboard apps to use in your class? The titles  below are among the best you can find out there. These apps will enable you to brainstorm and organize your ideas visually. They are also ideal for joint collaboration on a classroom project or for working on a shared presentation. You can also use them record and share tutorials or to add  interactivity to your lessons and make them lively.

1- Doceri
‘Combining screencasting, desktop control, and an interactive whiteboard in one app, you’ll never have to turn your back to the class or audience again. Create a lesson or presentation, insert images, save and edit your project and record a screencast video you can easily save or share. Doceri does it all! Control your lesson or presentation live with Airplay or through your Mac or PC. Annotate a Keynote or PowerPoint, or present your original Doceri project. Great for student projects, too.’

Watch this video tutorial by SP Controls to learn more about this app.

2- ShowMe
ShowMe enables you to turn your iPad into a personal interactive whiteboard. You can use it to record voice-over whiteboard tutorials and share them online. Some of its features include:
  • Voice-record
  •  Multiple brush colors
  •  Enter text
  •  Pause and erase
  •  Import pictures from your photo library, built-in camera, or web image search
  •  Import documents as pictures from dropbox, or google drive
  •  Create video from any document
  •  Unlimited lesson length
  •  Free to upload and share your recordings with friends
  •  Easy embedding for sharing anywhere
  • Manage students with Groups
Watch this video tutorial by iPadagogy to learn more about this app.

3- Explain Everything
Explain Everything is an easy-to-use design, screencasting, and interactive whiteboard tool that lets you annotate, animate, narrate, import, and export almost anything to and from almost anywhere.Create slides, draw in any color, add shapes, add text, and use a laser pointer. Rotate, move, scale, copy, paste, clone, and lock any object added to the stage.

Watch this video tutorial by Learning Technology at Ohio State to learn more about this app.

4- Educreations
Educreations is a unique interactive whiteboard and screencasting tool that's simple, powerful, and fun to use. Annotate, animate, and narrate nearly any type of content as you explain any concept. Teachers can create short instructional videos and share them instantly with students, or ask students to show what they know and help friends learn something new.

Watch this video tutorial by ISD544 to learn more about this app.