Review by Amanda Bindel, Common Sense Education | Updated January 2019

Webjets

Versatile multimedia boards for organizing and sharing

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  • Communication & Collaboration
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6–12
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Pros: Can add video, documents, text, and images with a simple drag and drop.

Cons: No quick code or address to share instantly with students or audience.

Bottom Line: Teachers will find it super simple for personal, professional, and classroom use.

Use Webjets to make lesson planning and unit planning easy. You can create multiple boards -- one board for each unit, say -- and then organize multiple notes into a category for each day's lesson. You can include documents, links, text, video, and images. Planning collaboratively? Share your board with your team. Webjets can also be used to organize your professional and personal life (shopping lists, to-do lists, sticky note-style reminders).

Students can use Webjets to create multimedia presentations, to organize writing ideas or research, and more. They can also work collaboratively, sharing their board with team members or partners (and the teacher).

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Webjets is like a virtual bulletin board that teachers and students can fill with multimedia sticky notes. The site allows for the creation of multiple boards in various styles, including mind maps, lists, tables, and folders. Teachers and students can drag links to websites or videos onto a board, and get a preview of the video or site. They can drag documents from their computer onto a board as well. Boards can be shared for collaboration or viewing and can be published to the web. Features include the ability to customize background colors, resize cards, and rearrange the content, as well as an option to scroll to make the board larger and zoom in on cards when presenting. Webjets offers paid subscription plans and an educator package for free.

Webjets makes organizing information easy, freeing up time for teachers to plan more effectively and for students to delve deeper into topics and critical thinking. Students can work in groups, each member contributing ideas and resources. The design lends itself well to multimedia presentations, a standard in many content areas and grade levels. Since students can't access a board via a quick code or address, it's not as simple for whole-class brainstorming and sharing (like a tool like Padlet), but it's super for individual, partner, and small group work -- and has an easier interface for adding material.

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Engagement Is the product stimulating, entertaining, and engrossing? Will kids want to return?

This versatile tool can be used in many ways so it's always fresh. Colors can be customized, and tiles can be rearranged for a custom look.

Pedagogy Is learning content seamlessly baked-in, and do kids build conceptual understanding? Is the product adaptable and empowering? Will skills transfer?

Both teachers and students can organize ideas, lists, multimedia, text sets, and more. Sharing options make collaboration easy.

Support Does the product take into account learners of varying abilities, skill levels, and learning styles? Does it address both struggling and advanced students?

Support resources include online chat support, video tutorials, and blogs highlighting best practices.


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Amanda Bindel Classroom teacher

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CARMEN T. ,
South High School
Denver, United States
A Good Digital Whiteboard
I think this is a great way for teachers to organize a lot of information for students to access. It's easy to organize and is visually pleasing.
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