A few weeks ago, I was working with a debate class while they were researching their latest topics. One group of boys grabbed a small dry erase board to map out their ideas and decide who was doing what. Toward the end of the period, I went over to check in and see if they had copied the information down somewhere. "No, we took a picture of it with our phones," they told me. Genius! I never would have thought of it. But I knew that somewhere out there, someone in the world of Web 2.0 had gone even further. That's when I found Scribblar.
Scribblar is an online interactive collaboration tool that functions very much in the same way as that little dry erase board. Multiple members can log in to a session and create content and chat. There is no user name or password, just a URL that one person creates and shares with the other members of the group.
Here's a quick tour to get you started. In the hands of students, the possibilities are endless. Just step back and watch the ways they'll use it.
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