Showing posts with label conceptboard. Show all posts
Showing posts with label conceptboard. Show all posts

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Concept Board Comes to Google+

Concept Board, a collaborative online whiteboard that I reviewed in August, recently released a Google Chrome App that integrates with Google+ Hangouts. Concept Board for Google+ allows you to collaborate on mind maps and other whiteboard activities through Google+ Hangouts. Invite your collaborators to hangout with you on Google+ and you can talk while developing a mind map or other diagram together. The video below offers a demonstration of Concept Board for Google+.



Applications for Education
Concept Board for Google+ could be a great way for students to collaborate on the development of an outline for a group project. By using Google+ Hangouts students can quickly make clarifications to each other regarding the various elements of the mind maps that they've created.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Conceptboard - A Collaborative Whiteboard Space

There are many ways for teams of students to collaborate online and here's another promising one. Conceptboard is a service that provides an online whiteboard space that you can use to share drawings, documents, spreadsheets, and more. You can create drawings and diagrams from scratch or upload an existing file that you have. You can invite as many people as you want to have an online conversation about whatever is shared on the whiteboard. Notes can be pinned to specific items on the whiteboard so that there is not any confusion about what each note is related to. Conceptboard is designed to work on your iPad without installing any separate apps.

Watch the short video below to learn more and see Conceptboard in action.


Applications for Education
Conceptboard, like similar services such as Scribblar, could be a good tool for providing students with short online tutorials and explanations of concepts. Students could use Conceptboard for online peer tutoring or peer editing. For group work, Conceptboard could be used by students for brainstorming sessions.