Have you ever thought of how it would be really cool to draw something on AWW and than slide to another page to draw something new without the need to erase previous drawings? Well, this is your happy day! We have worked hard on creating feature that will allow you to do exactly that. Now we can proudly announce that multipage board is out!
Organize Your Drawings With Multipage Board
Multipage board feature allows you to make separated drawings without using new board or erasing drawings from current one. Creating new page is as easy as clicking on the + button at the bottom of the board. Content of every page is visible to all participants invited to the board.
With multipage board you can easily navigate through your drawings asthere is a pagination and the arrow on the bottom of each page. Therefore, there’s no longer a need for using confusing pointer tool. Whatever page teacher is interacting with, students will see that exact page.
Let Your Students Collaborate & Interact
As a teacher, you often need to structure your lessons into differently themed chapters. With multipage board you are able to organize your chapters with as many pages as you need. For instance, you can structure your literature lessons into the pages associated with specific writer.
Using multipage feature will unleash students’ creativity in classroomgroup assignments. For instance, you can let your students to create educational collaborative comic with a historical person as a main character.
Try It For Free
Multipage feature is a premium feature that is available in all AWW premium plans. You can start a one month free trial by registering at awwapp.com/register and see how it works for you.
A number of teachers may not yet be aware of the benefits of using smart technology in classrooms. One of the most used pieces of educational smart technology are smart boards – interactive whiteboards that give students the ability to learn both independently and collaboratively. However, with a development of cloud technology, standardsmart boards are becoming outdated. Collaborative online whiteboard, used as classroom online smart board, presents a low-cost alternative for standard digital smart boards.
This article will demonstrate both general benefits of using smart boards in classrooms and specific advantages of online smart boards over standard technology.
Embracing Smart Board Technology In The Classroom
Here is a list of some of the most important advantages of using smart boards in classrooms.
Enhancing Student’s Learning Experience
Smart board technology provides enriched learning experience by projecting visual elements. Visual learners can observe the projection screen/board while tactical learners can learn by touching the tablet or laptop screen.
Smart Means Interactive
Research has repeatedly demonstrated that students learn best when there is involved use of hands or they are touching with their hands – in other words hands on–learning. Smart board interactivity provides students the ability to write and draw by the touch of a stylus pen or a finger.
Focusing On Lectures
Students can use teacher’s notes projected on the screen/board and save them or send them via e-mail. They do not need to take them by themselves, which lets them focus better on the content of the lectures.
Probably the most important advantage of smart board technology over traditional board is the ability of collaboration. Students can write or draw at the same time on the same canvas thus stimulating creativity.
Access To Online Resources
Students and teachers can easily access a wide range of online resources via laptop or tablet necessary for interactive lectures or collaborative schoolwork.
Online Smart Board VS Standard Smart Board Technology
We have learned that smart boards are useful educational tool that helps teachers to empower their lectures. However, there are some considerable downsides of using smart boards, too.
Downsides of Standard Smart Board Technology
First of all, smart boards can be really big investment – the cost of a smart board with full equipment can go up to $5.000! That is quite a sum, especially for classrooms with fewer students. Furthermore, in the best-case scenario, only five students can write on the board simultaneously. That means not the whole class can participate in collaborative work, but only few students. Another big issue, that you should consider, is the matter of endurance and board maintenance costs. Classroom full of children running around is not the safest environment for the high-end technology prone to be scratched or turned over.
However, there is an alternative. AWW is the first online smart board app designed for in-class use that is compatible with all devices, operational systems and browsers. That means greater flexibility for schools who don’t have budget for smart boards or laptops for every student. With AWW every student can bring his own device and simply draw on it. Only thing school has to provide is a projector and a projection screen. Teacher can open AWW online smart board on tablet, then share the board on the computer connected with projector and everything that teacher draw will show on a projection screen. Best thing of all is, AWW has absolutely no limits regarding simultaneity: everyone can participate at once.
Here is a full table of features comparing online and standard smart board.