They are probably all good but it took a while before I found one of which my security software approved. The one I saw looked the same, save minor setup changes, as the one I found.
Are there any special differences? It does look like all the same software.
One draw back to these is that they allow changes anywhere on the screen and not just at the last point of entry. I thought this would be good but now, when the discussion gets longer than the screen, discussion is hidden. I can picture a few students off chatting off screen not unlike being hidden off in the back of the room chatting or passing notes.
Maybe now it is time to pull in the net a bit. I will continue looking at this and for better software.
OTOH, for my HTML class, I might like to use it as a development field: Give the class a web site topic and let them develop it as a class or in groups. Set up one or several and the task. Let em at it. They don't even have to be next to each other.
I can place one, two, maybe three on the screen and watch the project(s) develop.
I am coming up with several ideas for this program.
This does seem to be a bit divorced from "Teaching with Moodle" though, doesn't it?
Can something be developed for Moodle?
Maybe with some options:
> Grading for those that need it,
> ability to turn the pad off to prevent modification between classes,
> ID for instructors of students who enter contribute to the discussion.
> Option to set entry point for last line only.
> Display line only after hitting <enter> not while typing it
> A better way to save the screens
P.S. Are we ever going to get a normal editor in here?