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Weekend Website #81: A Web Whiteboard

Every Friday, I’ll send you a wonderful website (or more) that my classes and my parents love. I think you’ll find they’ll be a favorite of your students as they are of mine.

web white board

Clean, simple start

web white board

Click start, you get a white board

Address:

A Web Whiteboard

Age:

Teachers, for all ages

Topic:

Classroom management

Review

A Web Whiteboard is simple, straight-forward, no ads or clutter. It starts with an easy-to-find start button. When you push it, you get a full-screen, rudimentary white board that you can draw on. All you get is a couple pens, a couple colors, and the ability to erase or save. But, you can invite others to join the communication and you can post the completed drawing to FB, Reddit, and Twitter. I’d like html so I can add it to my wiki page, but NP–I’ll simply take a screen shot.

I can see lots of possibilities for this website. I can keep it up on my taskbar, invoke it to draw for students, then toggle back to whatever other program I’m using. I’d like a typing function, but maybe they’re looking into that.

They allow anyone to paste this function into their own website with two bits of code. I haven’t tried it yet–not sure it’ll work in WP.COM. Anyone have experience in this?

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Jacqui Murray is the editor of a technology curriculum for K-fifth grade and creator of two technology training books for middle school. She is the author of Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy midshipman. She is webmaster for five blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a columnist for Examiner.com, an Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, an IMS tech expert, and a weekly contributor to Write Anything. Currently, she’s working on a techno-thriller that should be ready this summer. Contact Jacqui at her writing office or her tech lab, Ask a Tech Teacher.

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5 thoughts on “Weekend Website #81: A Web Whiteboard

  1. Hi Jacqui, thanks for the kind words! I’m happy you like the app and find it useful.

    We’re focusing on having the UI be as simple as possible – so it’s easy to use, but also so it’s usable on smaller/touchscreen devices (ie smartphones or tablets).

    It should be easy to add to any web page (the steps and code to copy/paste are outlined at http://awwapp.com/embed.html ) – also feel free to contact me, I’ll be happy to help with the integration if I can. (Note that basic drawing area embedding is completely free, but for the sharing there’s a monthly fee).

    Best Regards,
    Senko Rašić (AWW author)

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