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4 Top-Rated Interactive Whiteboard Apps for Flipped Classrooms

Common Sense Media’s service Graphite, which offers independent ratings and reviews of learning apps and websites, has compiled this list of apps that facilitate collaboration among mobile devices in a flipped classroom. For complete reviews, and for each app’s "Learning Rating," visit the Graphite website.

Scoodle JamScoodle Jam
Grades: 3-8
Price: Free
Concepts:  Forming arguments, brainstorming
Ideal for flexible learning environments, Scoodle Jam is an engaging creation tool that lets students work creatively together (or solo) on any subject. The built-in Common Core-aligned projects, graphic organizer templates, whiteboard and guided sticker visuals supports open collaboration, imagination, critical thinking and communication. Facebook sharing offers limited exchange between two users. Read the full review.


DoceriDoceri Interactive Whiteboard
Grades: 6-12
Price: Free
Concepts: Communicating visually, expressing messages effectively
With Doceri, teachers and students can create limitless presentations. Unlike similar interactive whiteboards with screencasting, Doceri allows users to add a variety of backgrounds and multiple recordings within a single presentation. Teachers in wireless classrooms can use iPads to connect to desktops and remotely control projections, so they have no need to stand in one place. Read the full review.

 

EducreationsEducreations Interactive Whiteboard
Grades: 6-12
Price: Free
Concepts: Digital presentations, figurative speaking
Using Educreations makes creating multimedia presentations easy. Prerecorded audio, images, photos and fun colors help highlight points. Teachers can invite students to lessons via a link in an e-mail, on a blog post, a tweet or a post on Facebook. Shared work can be viewed publicly — a great opportunity to discuss privacy and fair use. Read the full review.

 

ShowMeShow Me Interactive Whiteboard
Grades: 8-12
Price: Free ($4.99 for group version)
Concepts: Digital creation, cooperation
ShowMe Interactive Whiteboard allows teachers and students (of any age, even under 13) to create and record audiovisual presentations called "ShowMes" that they can share privately or publicly. Teachers and students can use text, images, live drawings and voiceover recordings to create their ShowMe presentations. There's also a library other people's ShowMes that offers one-of-a-kind tutorials on a variety of subjects, running the gamut from math to social studies to finance to art. Read the full review

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Graphite is a free service for teachers from Common Sense Media that helps educators find the best digital learning tools by presenting them with independent ratings and reviews based on rigorous rubric that evaluates learning potential.

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