|How Nearpod works, graphic from the Nearpod website|
Here is the question:
Need software recommendation (online)
Say its a group paper brainwork session and groups are working on chromebook independently and then the teacher wants to show off each groups notes to the whole class via a projector. Is there a "whiteboard" or note sharing type program made for this?
(The fall back is Google Apps and each group sharing the document with the teacher, but hoping for a more elegant solution.)
It sounded like this instructor wants to use this technology for a face-to-face learning experience, but you can also use some of these technological options for teaching at a distance. Here was my response:
I don't know much about Chromebooks, but here are a few recommendations for screen sharing. Some cost money and some are free.
1. Screen sharing with Skype.Have all your students create accounts and then you can "call" them from your computer when it is their turn to share their screens. Read more about screen sharing with Skype.
2. Use Collaborate or another webinar/meeting software.
3. Apple TV with Airplay
4. Nearpod for Apple or AndroidIf your students have mobile devices (Apple or Android) you can use Nearpod (a free download). Nearpod has reporting tools, the ability to control student devices (so they don't jump ahead or surf the net) and it works at a distance or for guided in-class learning.