Creately provides web-based drawing software that allows teams to effectively and quickly communicate so projects can be carried out with agility.
The tool is available on desktop or mobile, letting teams respond to ideas anywhere without getting bogged down in the mire of long email chains.
Creately is a fine alternative that costs less but still delivers on the promise of making diagram creation simple.
ORGANIZING WORK AND SETTING UP A LESSON
Creately is a powerful tool that enables setting up the entire lesson in one tool. It could be used to deepen students understanding across a wide variety of subjects.
Some teachers may find Creately useful in courses like drafting, chemistry, electric and auto shops, or, say, in a robotics club. English teachers might have students do some pre-writing activities like story webs or other diagrams for note-taking, and employ Venn diagrams for work with logic or interpreting literature.
Statistics teachers might want students to use tree diagrams to illustrate or interpret probability concepts.
Some of the shape sets could be useful in a chemistry classroom; logic gates can be good for debate clubs. User interface mockups might be useful in a computer science class where students are programming or designing a website. While online, real-time collaboration is a great feature for group work, Creately might only confuse on this front.
This kind of tool can be effectively used in educational contexts for many purposes:
- Create canvas;
- Create diagrams;
- Import files;
- Real-time collaboration between students and teacher;
- Take and share lesson notes;
- Comments and discussion;
- Link sharing;
- In-app video conferencing, live mouse tracking for improved online classes;
- Use of databases;
- Agile project toolkit – multi-role workflows, my tasks, smart notification;
- Business Process Modelling;
- Sales Operation.
Use cases/examples of usage: (tutorial)
Strenght: Ready-to-use templates, easy to use.
Weakness: Limited usage in free version.
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Similar Tool: Organimi; Lucidchart; Canva.
Technical and operational requirements: PC in order to create and play activities.