Sunday, September 4, 2011

Draw It Live - A Simple, Free, Collaborative Whiteboard

Draw It Live is a nice little website that I discovered this morning while exploring the Chrome Web Store. Draw It Live offers a free space for you to instantly create a collaborative whiteboard to use with anyone you like. To use Draw It Live just go to the site, click the "collaborative whiteboard" link, enter any nickname you want, then start drawing. You can invite people to draw with you by sending them the url assigned to your whiteboard. Draw It Live provides a chat box that you can use to talk to your collaborators about what each of you is doing on the screen.

Draw It Live offers a Chrome Web App called Simple Whiteboard that can be used offline. Of course, when you're using it offline you cannot collaborate with anyone.

Applications for Education
Draw It Live could be a good free tool for students to use for online brainstorming sessions. They could use the whiteboard space to develop mind maps from scratch. Simple Whiteboard could be a handy little tool for students who need quickly sketch a diagram or picture to use in a presentation.