Is Stormboard good

Step 3: Possible uses - what you can do with digital boards

brainstorming: The digital boards can be used as a visualization tool for brainstorming units and to query expectations. Participants can put their thoughts and results on the board. In this way, a group result can be created and recorded quickly.

Content-related topic pool: A digital board can also be used as a pool for (Internet) research. All things that are important for working on a topic can be stored here so that groups can collect, discuss and evaluate research results centrally.

Presentation tool: Anyone who does not want to use conventional tools for presentation purposes can use the digital boards as a presentation tool. A topic can be presented here via text with additional support from images and videos. The audience is presented with an overall picture. The presenter can click on the individual notes and digital media and then moderate his topic.

Evaluate: The digital boards are ideal for daily evaluations. It is sufficient to pass on the corresponding link to the "evaluation board" and each participant can carry out the daily evaluation individually and independently of time. Key questions can also be stored on the board in advance so that a targeted and appropriate evaluation can be carried out.

Enable participation: A high level of involvement of the participants can be achieved via digital boards. Digital boards provide easy access to digital and anonymous discussions similar to a Twitter wall. For participants who have difficulty speaking in front of groups but still want to contribute their thoughts, digital boards are an opportunity to participate.

Opening up the seminar room - enabling and demanding external participation: Digital boards can be distributed on social networks. By “sharing” the link, the specific results can be made accessible to the world outside of the seminar room. This can be neglected with Stormboard, because the login is always switched before the participation in the content-related process.

The digital seminar reader: A digital board can take over the function of the seminar reader very easily and practically. After all, all relevant content can be collected here in one central location. Be it that it is material from the seminar leader or the materials created by the participants from the project.

Collaboration and sharing: The digital boards are very suitable for collaborative work. The board can be played on regardless of time and place, provided there is internet access.

4th step: Closed board room vs. public wall

Here the scissors diverge clearly. While Stormboard basically provides a protected space in which several people can work on a digital board, Padlet opens up a completely different dimension of sharing. A wall of Padlet can be shared in various social networks, there are several export versions (e.g. image, PDF, Excel), embed codes are offered as well as a finished QR code. Padlets can also be secured with a password by the administrator. For every teacher who has to deal with data protection, it is a great advantage if only those who have received the password can access the board. A storm remains a closed “board room” with the aim of working collaboratively on a wall with a clearly defined group of people, without any other spectators.

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