6 Good Visual White-boarding Apps for Teachers and Students

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Visual whiteboarding is a powerful technique to integrate in your instructional methodology. It basically consists of representing ideas in a visually interactive way using drawings, shapes, sketches, charts, diagrams and many more.The strength of visual whiteboarding is that it enlivens data presentation and enhances comprehensibility through the use of graphic illustrations. There are several apps ideal for turning your iPad into a visual whiteboard to project on a big screen and share with your students in class. Below are some of our favourite titles to recommend in this regard :

1- Paper

“Now Paper gives you the power to create diagrams, charts, and wireframes at the speed of thought. Think Kit adds three new tools—Diagram, Cut, and Fill. Powered by the Intention Engine™, Think Kit helps you quickly create powerful, personable graphics to express any idea, and continue seamlessly into your favorite presentation app. “

2- Inkflow

“Inkflow works like a word-processor for visual thinking. Capture your ideas as easily as with pen and paper, then arrange and reorganize them with your fingers!”

3- 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.”

4- Doceri Interactive Whiteboard

“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. “

5- ShowMe Interactive Whiteboard

“ShowMe allows you to record voice-over whiteboard tutorials and share them online. It’s an amazingly simple app that anyone can use, no matter how young or old!”

6- 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.”