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Top Interactive Whiteboard Apps

If you're brainstorming, organizing, or communicating ideas, it doesn't get much better than an old fashioned analog whiteboard. Tablets, smartphones, and computers come close, though. These interactive whiteboard apps and sites take advantage of what makes digital whiteboarding great, allowing for quick customization of a canvas, layering in media, and even engaging in voice chat and commenting. Most also have easy sharing and exporting features. Our favorite tools have templates tuned specifically to learning as well as ways for teachers to assess student work on the fly. Some even add in the ability to record and edit videos. While the features vary widely among these apps, they're all aimed at the essence of whiteboarding: supporting thinking, organizing, and creating of everything from mind maps to presentations.

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Drawp for School

Collaboration tool makes digital sharing easy

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

Whiteboard tool focuses on live instruction, assigning

Bottom line: This tool offers some perks over physical whiteboards, and while it has some room to improve, it's worth exploring now.

Complex interactive whiteboard offers a full instructional experience

Bottom line: Impressive, unparalleled versatility makes this more of an instructional platform than a whiteboard, but it'll require a lot of up-front work to get comfortable.


Interactive whiteboard supports real-time instruction and collaboration

Bottom line: A basic whiteboard with useful chat and video features for live sessions for small groups.


Easy-to-use iPad app aimed at recording whiteboard instruction

Bottom line: While many other whiteboard tools offer endless -- and often overwhelming -- options, this app is usefully refined and could be that "just right" experience for many.

Explain Everything

Classic presentation tool continues to evolve

Bottom line: It strikes the a great balance of features -- offering options without going overboard -- and is worth considering if you can spring for the paid version.


Versatile whiteboard with fun features integrates with Google Suite

Bottom line: Great collaborative tool for groups, whether remote or in person.


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

Interactive whiteboard app for designing and recording presentations

Bottom line: Teachers and students can spice up presentations and demonstrate processes and problem-solving skills with this well-designed tool.


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.


Interactive whiteboard lets users brainstorm, organize, and collaborate

Bottom line: This versatile, beautiful platform invites collaboration, creation, and presentation and is useful for everything from workflow tasks to creative expression.

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