miro is an online whiteboard platform for distributed team collaboration.

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  • Strenght: Collaborate remotely for classic workshop tasks, Collect opinions/ideas of a lot of users, Develop ideas/concepts together.
  • Weakness: With the free plan you can only edit 3 boards.
  • Skills: Digital Skills; Methodological Skill; Social Skill.
  • Pedagogical approach: Team based learning; Collaborative Learning.
  • Mode: Blended; Face to Face; Online; Hybrid; Hyflex.
  • Timing: 15’ or less; 15’-60’; 60’-90’; 90’-120’; >120’
  • Group size: 1-10; 11-15; 16-30; 31-80; 80+
  • Teaching and learning: Freehand draw; Brainstorming; Writing notes.
  • Empowering learners: Accessibility and inclusion; Actively engaging learners.
  • Devices available: Pc, touchscreen devices, smartphone, tablet.

miro is an online whiteboard platform for distributed team collaboration.
The platform’s infinite canvas is designed to enable its more than 20M users to lead engaging workshops and meetings, design products, and brainstorm ideas.
miro was founded by Andrey Khusid and Oleg Shardin in 2011 as RealtimeBoard and rebranded as miro in 2019.
miro lets teachers conduct meetings and workshops, perform product development, agile workflows, user experience research and design, innovation/ideation, strategic planning, and mind mapping in one compact yet powerful software. When creating a new project, miro starts off as a blank, unlimited canvas where you can start brainstorming and collaborating with team members immediately. Instead of going the list route, miro supports the many ways your mind can creatively wander: mind mapping, agile workflows, whiteboarding, etc.
Team members can actively add their inputs to the board, and you can all further collaborate via text, voice, or video chats. The initial but limited version is available free, and you can upgrade to team, business or enterprise plans via paid monthly subscriptions.
Freelancers and consultants can also join in on clients via a special Consultant plan which gives your access to the team boards as well as your own private space.

Whiteboard platform

Pedagogical background

miro is a digital application that functions like a traditional whiteboard, but is hosted virtually.
Digital whiteboards can integrate with other apps and screen sharing platforms to allow for collaboration even when educators and students are not physically in the same room.
miro makes distance learning and working with classmates and colleagues easy and fun.
Online or hybrid classes that make everyone feel like they’re in the same room.
Spark creativity with immersive individual and group assignments.
Collect reflections to improve learning experience.
Make flipped classrooms really work.
Increase participation from all students.
Train and coach staff and collaborate on lesson plans.

Use cases/examples of usage: (tutorial)

Strenght: It’s easy to use in classroom.

Weakness: With the free plan you can only edit 3 boards.

People opinion about the tool:

Similar Tool: Stormboard; Mural; Pingboard; MS-Whiteboard.

Technical and operational requirements: Web-based app.

License Tool: With the free plan you can only edit 3 boards.

License Tool: There is an extended free version for students/educators.

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