Handy Resources for Online Teaching

Whiteboard.Fi

Create a new class and share the room code with your students. The room code is a different, random code each time you start a new room. Note that the room code is only valid for the active session, so you cannot reuse the same room code or share the code before the session begins, as the room is only active while you as a teacher keeps the room open

Whiteboard.fi is a simple tool that can be used instantly. By creating a class and letting your students join, everyone will get a digital whiteboard. You as a teacher see all your students’ whiteboards in real time, so you can follow their progress. The students only see their own whiteboard and the teacher’s.

Google Jamboard

Provides a free piece of annotation software to use on your interactive whiteboard as an alternative to the expensive offerings of SMART and Promethean. It also has some rather nifty sharing and collaboration features that might make it interesting to some teachers. It comes as part of Google Drive and Google for Education, so you’ve probably already got access even if you didn’t realise it.

Notebookcast

Notebookcast is a free online whiteboard that allows you to share whiteboard space with any devices. You don’t need to install any software, it runs within your browser. Like any whiteboard software you can draw and add images and shapes. Once you have created a board you can share it with up to 10 users, all of whom can add to the drawing in real-time. This would be good for collaborative work.