Realtime Board Tutorial

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Realtime Board Tutorial
okay beautiful people today we are going to learn about real-time board now real-time board is a virtual whiteboard that you can use as sort of a traditional white board where you can also use it as a sort of collaborative planning tool for your classroom and for your students real-time board offers a lot of really cool features and we are going to explore some of those today so the first thing you see when you go to real-time board comm is this homepage and I'm not gonna play this video in the middle because otherwise there would be no point in me making this video so instead we're just gonna kind of dive right into it if you're new to real-time board you can sign up by clicking up here in this little blue box and that will bring you to the option of signing in through Facebook through Google or through making a traditional Cal I signed up through Google because I think that's really easy and it would also be easy to do for your students too if they have a gmail account so just for times sake I already have it logged in on this tab and this is sort of the dashboard that they bring you to so on our dashboard this is my account this is sort of where I can access all of the boards I've created favorited or boards with that people have shared with me I can also see in this column under active boards if anyone's looking at my boards in real time so that's kind of cool so what we're gonna do now is we're just gonna create a board so I click the Create a board and now it brings me to this and I have to think of a title for a board so I'm just gonna say tech class is awesome here I can make it private or public if you have a free account like I do you can only have up to three private boards so you might not want to make them private that sort of restricts you want how many you can have I'm gonna leave mine private for now right here you'll see invite participants this is just like Google Docs or any of the applications we use on Google Drive where you can share it with others through email and they can collaborate with you this is exactly the same I'm not gonna fill that out now because I don't think anyone's online but me but I'm gonna just go down here and click create and now it brings me to from templates you can choose from there are a lot of cones here I invite you guys to explore them they have been diagrams calendars there's a timeline down here a visual story map really cool things for the classroom but just because I sort of want to take us on a sort of whiteboard journey I'm gonna click on this blank one right here and we're just gonna start out fresh and clean so the cool thing about real-time board is that it has a lot of options that are similar to those we explored through smart board the only difference is that this is online on your browser and multiple people can be working on this whiteboard at once so if you're a teacher and you want to use it as a traditional whiteboard that's awesome but if you're a student and you want to sort of collaborate with your classmates on a project or you want to study together or review notes together this is also a great tool for that as well so here's my blank whiteboard and you can see that it's not actually blank there are some gridlines here this is really great if you want to draw a graph or make something that has to be more structured or exact this would be a really great space to do it our main toolbar is down here a lot of these functions I think most of us will be familiar with we have zoom in and out down here this hand grabby tool lets me grab and drag my whiteboards in different parts of it much like we see with Prezi for example we have a cursor down here a Pendleton here so I can write notes yay writing notes was fun if I didn't want to handwrite them I could use a typing tool so I can type my notes instead that's fine I can draw shapes so again for graphs or for anything mathematical geometric this is really cool if you want to make a graphic organizer this would also be really awesome sticky notes sticky notes make everything with dynamic did you know I love sticky notes I bet you didn't know that I didn't know that it told us now because I made that up okay so I'm gonna move that around here now the great thing about real-time board is that if you run out of space you can just grab this hand tool click here and I can drag it and suddenly make a new room this is really great as a teacher if you want all of your notes for a unit to be on the same whiteboard suddenly all of your instruction is centralized and it gives you a really great access point so you can just distribute this one whiteboard to all of your students and they have all the notes and all the things they need to know and that's awesome so let's say I have more notes here and I share it with my students and my students who can access this whiteboard can actually comment on the board as well similarly if they were using this for a planning project or for a presentation or any sort of assignment you can give instant feedback through this comment tool so I could say miss country moon I don't get it I don't know and suddenly I have a comment so when I go back to this whiteboard I can see what other people think you can have instant feedback that's really important for differentiated instruction so I really like that tool I think it's awesome so like I said before you could sort of make these graphic organizer things with the shapes and everything but if you want to sort of turn it into a flowchart not only do you have access to this arrow thing but you can also link things like this and this sort of turns it into a lucid chart type thing where I can make a sort of flowchart that way and that's really exciting but let's say I didn't want to do that I can just click this handy-dandy undo button right here lastly on our toolbar we have add pictures documents or videos to this board this is awesome so I can click on this and if I click the from URL one down here at the bottom I can enter the link to any video or links to any image and it'll just pop that image right here on the whiteboard so that's really cool alternatively I can upload files from my own computer there are any on here and that's neat let's see up here we have another toolbar this home button will take me back to the dashboard where we started earlier this brings me to a shortcut where I can again visit the boards that I've made favorited or shared here I can invite collaborators people who can view my board and also add to my board so I could invite my students my peers my partners for a project anything I want this guy is a default he looks really weird and creepy and you can see they have really handy contacts for your Facebook and for your Google contacts so I won't have to go around searching for email addresses this library function up here is really neat icon finder is sort of like a clip art gallery so you can make really nice infographics or presentations using this gallery feature I can also connect to my Google Drive and pull any files or images I have saved from my Google Drive and plop them right here on the whiteboard to up here we have our handy dandy share button that gives me a lot of options I can download this board so if I want to save to my computer from a student who wants to use it as a study tool I can just save it I can save it as an image a PDF saved right to my Google Drive which is awesome it'll save to the cloud I can embed it into a website so for example if I was a teacher at my class had a website or a school blog this would be really helpful and I can post it to Facebook also another cool feature up here is this chat button so let's say I have several collaborators on this one whiteboard we can sort of chat to each other off the side about what we're working on at the time and that can be really helpful for a student who's working on a project so that's real time board and I'll just quickly zoom out so I can show you so this is sort of what your whole board would look like let's close this chat window and you can see how the sort of having an endless board where I can put all of my notes for a unit or all of my planning for a project creates this really dynamic space and I think it would be really cool for a classroom so I hope you guys enjoyed the video I highly encourage you to check out real-time board I think it's really fun I think it could be really nice for all of the classrooms and it has a lot of pros that I think smart board also had and it sort of eliminates that one student at a time disadvantage with the smart board so I think this is really cool of course it's free and that's always nice and yeah so play around with it enjoy oh my god that was such a weird voice alright

Realtime Board Tutorial

2 thoughts on “Realtime Board Tutorial”

  1. You sound like a teacher I'd fantasize about during class 🙂 Don't take this in an offensive way, it's just true. Something in your voice. Great review, comprehensive and detailed.

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