Mobile Apps for Collaboration

Today's Meet

Today's Meet is a website that will allow you to create a collaborative backchannel in your classroom or meeting. Today's Meet is free and no account is required. Your backchannel can live from one hour to one year.

A backchannel will allow participants to collaborate alongside a discussion without disturbing the presenter. A presenter can also adjust a presentation based on the backchannel feedback. Today's Meet works in the web browser of any computer, tablet or smartphone.

Here is a list of creative ideas for using Today's Meet in the classroom:

Google Drive/Docs/Sheets/Slides

Google has created separate mobile apps for Docs, Sheets and Slides. Separate apps give the user more features for creating and editing docs and spreadsheets. The new Google Slides app allows users to edit presentations from an iOS device!

Follow this link to an infographic that shows all of the iOS apps available from Google:


Formally known as Wallwisher, Padlet is like a virtual bulletin board for you and your students. No accounts are required for students to post on your wall. Students can post text, pictures, videos, files or links.

Here is a link to a slideshow that shows 32 creative ways to use Padlet in the classroom:


BaiBoard is a free collaborative whiteboard that is available for iOS. You can import and annotate photos, pdf files and maps. Files can be imported from the camera roll, Dropbox, Google Drive or Evernote.

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