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Top Interactive Whiteboard Apps

If you're brainstorming, organizing, or communicating ideas, it doesn't get much better than a classroom or office whiteboard. Tablets come close, though, and these great interactive whiteboard apps take advantage of touch controls, along with easy sharing and collaborating featuring to help teachers and students think, organize, and create everything from mind maps to lessons to presentations. 

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Drawp for School - Create. Learn. Collaborate.

Blank canvas will help kids express themselves creatively

Bottom line: This handy tool encourages collaboration and creative expression, and it makes sharing assignments and giving feedback a snap for teachers.

BaiBoard 3 - Collaborative Whiteboard

Versatile virtual whiteboard for in-person or remote collaboration

Bottom line: With so many options for creating and sharing, it's amazing that this whiteboard app is free.

Explain Everything Classic

Classic version of dynamic presentation tool still excites

Bottom line: Teachers and students can make dynamic presentations that involve different types of media in this innovative, fun app.

Stormboard

Collaborate, brainstorm in real time with easy-to-use online whiteboard

Bottom line: A versatile, full-featured online brainstorming collaboration tool that can facilitate small-group projects.

Doceri Interactive Whiteboard

Teachers, students can spice up presentations with well-done tool

Bottom line: Students can learn how to create unique slideshow presentations and demonstrate processes and problem-solving skills by recording as they go.

Educreations

Enliven lessons and presentations with easy-to-use whiteboard tool

Bottom line: An easy, functional way to create presentations on the fly.

Explee

Build slick, engaging whiteboard animations with Web-based tool

Bottom line: A stellar -- if somewhat pricey -- creation tool for the classroom.

Splashtop Classroom

Collaboration tool lets kids annotate and share from their own devices

Bottom line: A good tool for annotation and collaboration in the 1-to-1 or BYOD classroom.

Prezi Viewer

Good for presenting, but you'll need website to get really creative

Bottom line: Prezi.com gives students a richer creative experience, but teens can hone their speaking and presenting skills with Prezi for iPad.

ShowMe Interactive Whiteboard

Potential for powerful learning; other apps do it better

Bottom line: Great app for digital creation where both teachers and students can teach and learn from shared digital whiteboards.

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