1. Explain Everything: The well-known whiteboard where groups of students can work on a project together. Anyone with a link/code can edit.
2. iMovie: A great way to get students to work together! Making a movie forces groups of students to collaborate, by virtue of the app. Someone can direct while others act. And, they should be working from a script, which they all collaborate on as well.
3. Voicethread: Have students put together interviews, conversations, or theatres of the mind. Ask them to collaborate on a script and the actual voice recording, with students playing different parts in the audio recording.
4. Google Docs & Slides, Apple’s Pages & Keynote: All of these productivity apps can be used collaboratively. Use them to take collaborative notes, write dialogue as a group, create slides etc.
5. Book Creator for Chrome: Have students create a book on whatever topic you choose. And the cool thing is, they can do it collaboratively. Students invite their partners to their library and they can work on a book together.
6. Padlet: Each group can create a thinking map. Students can use Padlet to address a question or explain the steps in a process, perhaps how to solve a math problem.
7. Popplet—Great on the Chromebook! Students use the share button with their partners to collaborate on timelines or graphic organizers.
8. Recap: Pose a complex question to groups of students and ask each student to contribute to a discussion. Ask students to present their answers to the rest of the class.
9. Google Drawing: Life Google Docs and Slides, students can collaborate on a poster or drawing, working on the project at the same time in real time.
10. Canva: Students can work together creating posters, photo collages, or infographics. Students simply share their creation with a partner and their off and creating together.
11. Evernote: Have students share a notebook. Then, they can work on a piece of writing together or add different entries in a journal style writing assignment.