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Top Interactive Whiteboard Apps

If you're brainstorming, organizing, or communicating ideas, it doesn't get much better than a classroom or office whiteboard. Tablets come close, though, and these great interactive whiteboard apps take advantage of touch controls, along with easy sharing and collaborating features to help teachers and students think, organize, and create everything from mind maps to lessons to presentations. Here are some of the best free interactive whiteboard apps. If you're looking for a great way to help students demonstrate understanding in any subject area, look no further than this list. If all you need is a simple interactive whiteboard app to use, there are better options available right now.

Explain Everything Whiteboard

( Android, iPhone, iPad )

Explain Everything is a presentation creation app for iOS (for iPad and iPhone) that allows the annotation, animation, and narration of presentations on a digital and interactive whiteboard. Documents, pictures, and videos can be inserted onto the whiteboard space then on-screen drawing, annotation, and object movement can be recorded while audio may also be captured. 

Educreations is an interactive whiteboard drawing and recording tool that allows educators and students alike to design more enhanced and engaging presentations. On the Educreations site or iOS app, users can record, share, and view interactive lesson plans. Users can import images into their whiteboard with the free version and mark them up in real time up on a screen.

ShowMe Interactive Whiteboard is a great app for digital creation where both teachers and students can teach and learn from shared digital whiteboards. The app has the potential for powerful learning tool.


( Android, iPhone, iPad )

Google Jamboard is a digital, cloud-based whiteboard product, and is part of the G Suite of apps so it integrates nicely with Google Classroom. Google Jamboard is an innovative tool that allows teachers to interact with students with a whiteboard-style experience, only digitally without being in the same room. It's essentially a giant digital whiteboard that can be used by any teacher for any subject, making it a great tool for schools to use right across the -- ahem -- board.

This handy tool encourages collaboration and creative expression, and it makes sharing assignments and giving feedback a snap for teachers. This interactive whiteboard app is a very useful tool to for students and teachers.   

A digital whiteboard is an excellent tool for teams who work remotely or mainly collaborate online.