Showing posts with label Realtime Board. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Realtime Board. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Realtime Board - Collaborative Whiteboard With Change Tracking and Voting

Realtime Board is an online whiteboard tool that I have been recommending for the last half-dozen years. At its basic level Realtime Board provides a blank canvas on which you can type, draw, and post pictures. You can connect elements on your boards through a simple linking tool. Over the last couple of months it has had a few significant updates.

Realtime Board now includes an activity tracking feature. This feature is similar to the "version history" that is found in Google Docs. Activity Tracking will let you see the changes that have been made to a shared Realtime Board whiteboard. Another important new feature is the option to vote for favorite suggestions added to a board. You can set the voting period to be as short as one minute or as long as 99 hours. Watch the following video for an overview of some of the other Realtime Board features that were recently updated.


Applications for Education
One of the reasons that I like Realtime Board is that it provides both a blank drawing canvas and a the option to use sticky notes. The drawing canvas is great for students who prefer to sketch ideas while the sticky note option is great for students who would prefer a bit more order and structure.

Realtime Board grants teachers and students access to all premium features for free. In order to get the premium features for free you do need to complete the form here.

Friday, February 5, 2016

How to Create a Collaborative KWL Chart Online

Earlier this week at TCEA I gave a presentation on mind maps, timelines, and collaborative brainstorming tools. One of the tools that I featured in that session was Realtime Board. Realtime Board is a great tool for creating and sharing mind maps, KWL charts, and diagrams. In the video embedded below I provide an overview of how to create a collaborative KWL chart in Realtime Board.


Realtime Board gives schools free access to all of the premium features. Complete the form here to get the Realtime Board education edition.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Realtime Board Offers Collaborative Brainstorming Tools on Your Laptop and Tablet

Realtime Board is a platform for hosting online, collaborative brainstorming sessions. I've been using it off and on since it launched a few years ago. Recently, Realtime Board shifted to using HTML5 which means that it now works equally well on your laptop and on your iPad or Android tablet.

Realtime Board provides a blank canvas on which you can type, draw, and post pictures. You can connect elements on your boards through a simple linking tool. The boards that you create on Realtime Board can be shared publicly or privately. To help you communicate with your collaborators Realtime Board has a chat function built into every board.

Applications for Education
Realtime Board's switch to using HTML5 makes it a good platform for hosting online collaborative brainstorming sessions in classrooms that have BYOD programs or any classroom that has a mix of tablets, Chromebooks, and laptops.

Realtime Board grants teachers and students access to all premium features for free. In order to get the premium features for free you do need to complete the form here.

Friday, May 31, 2013

Host and Document Collaborative Brainstorming Sessions With Realtime Board

Realtime Board is a nice tool for hosting online, collaborative brainstorming sessions. I've featured the service a couple of times since its launch last fall. The service allows to work with any information and visual content on one board individually or with the team. You can work with images, videos, PDF-files, write notes and comment everything, use colorful post-it stickers and work with files from your Google Drive. Recently, Realtime Board added a free education version. The education version provides schools with all of the features of the Pro version for free. That means you can create unlimited private and public boards, have an unlimited number of collaborators, and 3GB of storage space.


Applications for Education
If you're looking for a free tool that your students can use to plan projects and create multimedia media mindmaps, Realtime Board is definitely worth giving a try. You can try it without creating an account. 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Realtime Board's Chrome Extension Makes Online Brainstorming Easier

Last month I tried out a promising new online brainstorming tool called Realtime Board. Realtime Board provides a blank grid on which you can type, draw, and post pictures. You can connect elements on your boards through a simple linking tool. The boards that you create on Realtime Board can be shared publicly or privately. To help you communicate with your collaborators Realtime Board has a chat function built into every board.

Today, Realtime Board launched a new Chrome extension that allows you to quickly drag items from your desktop to your collaborative boards.

Applications for Education
The new Chrome extension for Realtime Board makes it a good platform for sharing and discussing diagrams and charts that you have created and saved on your desktop. Of course, all of the other features of Realtime Board make it a good platform for hosting online brainstorming sessions that are started from scratch on a blank canvas.