Web Whiteboardmakes it easy to include a whiteboard in a Google+ Hangout. Users can draw and write together online. They do not need to install anything; passwords and accounts are optional. They simply create an online whiteboard with one tap and share it live by sending the link to others in their Hangout. Anyone can use it without instruction, since it just emulates a whiteboard with pens and sticky notes. A one-minute demo shows Web Whiteboard in action. The core product is free and allows the whiteboard to stay up for three weeks; the premium version at $8/month lets users have long-lived whiteboards and provides more advanced access control, such as read-only or private boards.
The Covid-19 pandemic forced educators to make many changes in response to instant lockdowns and other unexpected pressures. But one thing educators who read Big Deal Media’s K-12 Technology newsletter didn’t have to change: their reliance on the newsletter as a valuable tool for finding and buying technology resources for their schools and districts.
The ASL App, by Ink & Salt, presents videos made by people who are deaf to help users learn a new visual, spatial language in a way that is easy, intuitive, and well paced. Users can drag their finger on the videos to control the speed, and when they need to know a sign right away, they can use the search index.
Wisdom: The World of Emotions is an adaptivesocial–emotional learning game offered by BetterKids for children aged 4–8. The app, available for iOS and Android devices, includes an SEL curriculum, SEL transitions, and SEL activities to support students’ emotional wellbeing.