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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. Of course, with so many great options, it can be tough to choose. If you find yourself deciding between Educreations and Explain Everything, you should check out our EdTech Showdown.

Scoodle Jam Publisher: Scoot & Doodle Inc.
Interactive whiteboard inspires learning beyond the blank page
Grades 3-8
Type App
Price Free
Platforms iPad
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
BaiBoard - Collaborative Whiteboard Publisher: Lightplaces Limited
Versatile virtual whiteboard for in-person or remote collaboration
Grades 3-12
Type App
Price Free
Platforms iPad
Common Sense Rating 3
Teacher Rating 4
Scoot & Doodle Publisher: Scoot & Doodle
Draw, design, and think collaboratively over the Web
Grades 4-12
Type Game
Price Free
Platforms Google+
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 3
Stormboard Visit Website: www.stormboard.com
Collaborate, brainstorm in real time with easy-to-use online whiteboard
Grades 5-12
Type Website
Price Free, Free to Try, Paid
Common Sense Rating 3
Teacher Rating 5
Doceri Interactive Whiteboard Publisher: SP Controls, Inc.
Teachers, students can spice up presentations with well-done tool
Grades 6-12
Type App
Price Free
Platforms iPad
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
Educreations Interactive Whiteboard Publisher: Educreations, Inc
Enliven lessons and presentations with easy-to-use presentation tool
Grades 6-12
Type App
Price Free
Platforms iPad
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
Explee Visit Website: https://explee.com/
Build slick, engaging whiteboard animations with Web-based tool
Grades 6-12
Type Website
Price Free, Paid
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
Splashtop Classroom Publisher: Splashtop Inc.
Collaboration tool lets kids annotate and share from their own devices
Grades 6-12
Type App
Price Free to Try
Platforms Android, iPad, Chrome
Common Sense Rating 3
Teacher Rating 3
Talkboard by Citrix Publisher: Citrix
Many cool uses of whiteboard as users collaborate through drawings
Grades 6-12
Type App
Price Free
Platforms iPad
Common Sense Rating 3
Teacher Rating 4
Prezi for iPad
Good for presenting, but you'll need website to get really creative
Grades 8-12
Type App
Price Free
Platforms iPad
Common Sense Rating 3
Teacher Rating 3
Explain Everything Classic Publisher: MorrisCooke
Powerhouse tool for creating stellar multimedia presentations
Grades 7-12
Type App
Price $5.99
Platforms Android, iPad
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
ShowMe Interactive Whiteboard
Potential for powerful learning; other apps do it better
Grades 7-12
Type App
Price Free, Paid
Platforms iPad
Common Sense Rating 3
Teacher Rating 4