One of the real advantages to using online tools is that students can collaborate on projects at school or anywhere else. A freeform tool that is always handy is the online whiteboard or corkboard. Here are 14 online applications that don’t need student registration:
- scrumblr: This is an online sticky-note application that allows you to create columns to organize your notes. You can also categorize your notes using coloured dots and stars. My review of scrumblr
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- Awwapp: Draw or type on this whiteboard using a variety of coloured markers. Invite others to participate and post online or save the completed work to your computer. My lesson plan idea using Awwapp
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- Board800: This is an online collaborative whiteboard that allows for multiple pages. Draw, write, or type on the page or an image. Share with others. It is good for 90 days. My review on Board800
- draw.to: A small, simple whiteboard that you can share with others or embed on your website. Draw, type, or write on the board and have others join in.
- interactive illimitably: An interesting chat and drawing tool that includes some drawing games as well. Collaborate with others on a drawing. Text, draw, and apply layers.
- FlockDraw: Draw, add text, and chat online with up to 10 people at once. Embed the drawing or save it your computer.
- GroupZap: This is made up of a number of great tools including drag-and-drop images and files from your computer, drawings, coloured notes, and exporting and embedding. Add a custom background, reply a history of how the board was created, and more. An email address is needed to join, but since you don’t need to receive a registration email, a fake email account works just fine (firstname.lastname@example.org). Boards are only active for 7 days.
- Scriblink: Draw or write on up to 5 different pages. Share the link with others or save to your computer. Upload and draw on photos as well. Person who wants to save the board needs to provide an email address.
- Padlet: One of the most well known of all of the stickynote sites. Add notes to a wall and others can go on and add theirs as well. The administrator needs to register with an email, but other can add without registration. Works well with tablets and phones. My review of Padlet
- Twiddla: This is the most extensive of all the whiteboard tools here. You can annotate and draw on a whiteboard, Etherpad document, webpage, document, or image. Use audio including connecting with Skype and so much more.
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