Aww – A Web Whiteboard


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This week’s tip features a simple, but powerful online drawing tool. It has the three things I love in a web tool: it’s free, it doesn’t require a login, and it provides a URL. On top of that, it is collaborative – and it works on any online device: a computer or an iPad – even a smart phone!


Getting Started:

  1. Go to http://awwapp.com/
  2. Click the “Start drawing” button.

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Drawing:

  1. Click the Color button and choose the desired color.
  2. Click the Pencil button to choose the pencil tool (three thickness options), the text tool, or the eraser tool.
  3. Use your finger to draw on a touch screen device or use the mouse/trackpad to draw on a computer.

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 Using the Menu

Click the Menu button to:

  • Clear the screen
  • Invite another person to draw with you via a shared url
  • Post your drawing (provides a URL along with other sharing options)
  • Save/download your drawing as a .png image

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Classroom ideas:

Students could draw:

  • what they did over the summer
  • a scene from a story
  • the parts of a heart, volcano, flower, insect, etc. with text labels
  • a math problem
  • a picture with Spanish labels
  • a self-portrait
  • a picture of their family
  • a picture for mom for Mother’s Day

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Extensions:

  • The teacher can collect the students drawings using a digital dropbox created from a Google Form. Click here for instructions.
  • In the digital dropbox spreadsheet, the teacher can easily embed each picture into a QR code. Click here for instructions.

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 Note

Features will soon be added for teachers! Check out the latest news at: http://awwapp.com/teachers.html

 


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