Friday, February 18, 2011

Cosketch and FlockDraw

Cosketch is a multi-user online whiteboard designed to give you the ability to quickly visualize and share your ideas as images.  It can be integrated with Google Maps, so if you are doing a Google Trek, this would be a good resource to use.  What I like is the ability to upload a photo and then draw/sketch on top of that photo.  This would be a great way to take a screen shot of a Power Point Slide or other document and have students take notes, make edits, etc on those images.  If you use a blank canvas it would be a great way to teach Geometry concepts because students could participate in the drawing of Geometry concepts. 

With Cosketch, everything that you sketch shows up in real time as it is happening.  With one click you can save your sketch to embed on a blog or forum, providing students more ways of communicating concepts.  There is also a chat feature so that you are not limited to just drawing.  There are several drawing tools to choose from. 

The Internet is truly providing new ways for students to collaborate on projects in the classroom.  There are several options for students to create stories in sections and students finish them.  Cosketch could be used to draw a story that students complete in segments.
FlockDraw is another option for online whiteboard collaboration.  Flockdraw is a free to use web based painting/drawing tool. It makes it easy to draw with multiple people for fun or business. You can have unlimited people in a room and it updates in real time. Uses different colors, shapes and text. Save your work to our gallery and show it off!
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