Back in September I wrote a review of a new online whiteboard tool called Whiteboard.chat. I like it because it allows teachers to create whiteboards for their students. Teachers can then remotely monitor the whiteboards to see what their students are doing on those whiteboards. It’s great for doing things like asking students to solve a math problem and then watch as students work out the solutions on their whiteboards.
Since my initial review of Whiteboard.chat back in September, the folks behind the service have been steadily adding more features to the service. Some of those new features include:
- More background choices including options for sheet music, lined paper, and graphing paper.
- New symbols and clipart including cute alphabet animals.
- Templates for flowcharts and mind maps.
- Virtual math manipulatives.
- Recording audio and video notes to add to whiteboards.
- Inclusion of Microsoft’s Immersive Reader to provide read-aloud capabilities.