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Online Collaborative Whiteboard


This whiteboard - "AWW: A Web Whiteboard" - allows you to draw on a blank slate in your browser. More importantly, it is a collaborative space that students can join from anywhere in the world with a broadband connection. I've found it useful for running a whiteboard concurrently with a Skype tutorial on snow days and after the Chch earthquake.

It's particularly useful if you have a stylus. If you're thinking of using this long-term then I recommend picking up a cheap stylus so that your writing is legible! (I recommend this wireless tablet+stylus for durability in the classroom, and you can take it home to use with this whiteboard after school)

An alternative online whiteboard tool is http://www.scriblink.com/, try it and see which one you prefer. There are a few others out there but these two are the fastest to get going. If you want a more reliable one with more features there are paid options, and realtimeboard.com is solid but takes a long time to set up and get going. Add your suggestions in the comments below for how this could be helpful for students' learning.