Monday, April 23, 2018


Exploring the affordance of the liveboard app. It looks very promising with the ability to collaborate real time, either online or even without data with people nearby. 

Watch this video on the liveboard app:

I like the fact that I can annotate on the pictures taken and then shared instantly and the students collaborate with team members in analysing the data.  Digitising the task of annotating pictures or fieldsketch will make it easier for the students to work collaboratively in make amendment and addition together.

It can also record and share what is written on the screen.

Usage is simple. You can download the app via playstore or apple store. Just sign up for the account upon login.  Most importantly - it is free!

It can also be shared on browser (chrome) except that the recording function will not be there -

Tried it out with a small group today in explaining a lesson and realised that it is a good tool for remote teaching too. 2 students from 2 diff classes needed explanation on how monsoon affect India's climate thus I told them to download and showed them using the liveboard. from home. They clarified their doubts using the chat function. So it is useful in explaining to small groups online real time.
Usage is simple too. Just start the session and invite them with the code which can be sent via WhatsApp.

The chat window is on the right hand side which made it easier to clarify any doubts the students have.

The girl find it useful as she could record the session as well.
The boy was struggling and keep erasing instead of adding to the map.

The session can be saved as shown under recording as shown above.
The following is a recording of how I explained the formation and differences between stratovolcano and shield volcano to a student during a live tutorial.

As feedback by the student it is a good app as he can converse and clarify with the teacher or collaborate with other students on an idea and able to retrieve the information even after the session has ended.

The various tools on the whiteboard as shown above. I have inserted the picture first and then annotated the picture to explain to the students.  You can also add participants by sending them the code. 

If you are conducting a tutorial and just want to show the steps without the participants drawing on it, you can disable all drawings by clicking on user. However this function is only available on the app and not on browser version.

The liveboard on Chrome.

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