8 Of The Best Digital Whiteboard Apps For iPad

What Are The Best Apps To Turn Your iPad Into A Digital Whiteboard?

by TeachThought Staff

Whether you’re interested in remote teaching and learning, blended learning, the flipped classroom, or differentiating your classroom, technology is a necessity in most classrooms. Technology gives students direct access to content, which frees the teacher up for other roles.

iPads function exceptionally well in this capacity, and one of their talents is to function as a digital whiteboard. Whether you want to lead an in-person class through the iPad screen, or you need remote access to eLearners or others in a school-to-school program, you’ve got options.

Below are 8 apps (with various strengths and weaknesses–the only way to know if they truly fit your needs is to try them, unfortunately) that can help you blend and flip your classroom–or just give students more direct access to you, one another, and the content.

8 Of The Best Apps To Turn Your iPad Into A Digital Whiteboard

1. Explain Everything

2. Microsoft Whiteboard

3. Google Jamboard

See What Is Google Jamboard?

4. Goodnotes 5

5. Doceri

Price: Free to try, $4.99 for full version

More information from developer: “Doceri allows me to present a lesson from anywhere in the classroom; a big plus when trying to manage 32+ middle school students. To actually see what I am writing and replay it while facing my students with my back to the board is amazing! I can work out equations ahead of time, or live in front of the students.” Anne Whitman, 7th-grade math teacher at Oakdale Jr. High in California

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6. Educreations Interactive Whiteboard

Price: Free

More information from developer: “Educreations turns your iPad into a recordable whiteboard. Creating a great video tutorial is as simple as touching, tapping and talking. Explain a math formula. Create an animated lesson. Add commentary to your photos. Diagram a sports play. With voice recording, realistic digital ink, photos and text, and simple sharing through email, Facebook or Twitter, now you can broadcast your ideas from anywhere.

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7. ShowMe Interactive Whiteboard

Price: Free

More information from developer: “Turn your iPad into your personal interactive whiteboard!ShowMe allows you to record voice-over whiteboard tutorials and share them online.”

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8. Jot! 

Price: Free

More information from developer: “Jot! is a simple, fast whiteboard that lets you sketch out your ideas and share them in real-time. Draw, take notes, or wireframe on your iPad quickly and easily as soon as ideas come to you. Share your ideas via email or save them as photos. Collaborate in real-time over the internet with Live Sharing.”

8 Of The Best Apps To Turn Your iPad Into A Digital Whiteboard