Dweeber

Dweeber is a social networking site where students can collaborate with one another for homework help. Students can work together to solve problems, talk about issues, and share ideas to improve projects. A collaborative whiteboard allows students to work out math problems or solve science problems together. Students can discover how collaborative work can change the way they learn.


  • Strengths:
    • The registration is free for everyone
    • Students can work together collaboratively
    • Easy to navigate the website
    • Homework help among friends
    • Designed with students in mind
    • Students can personalize their pages
    • Has chat rooms with foul language blockers
    • Gives students the opportunity to practice appropriate chat room etiquette.
    • Only approved "friends" can contact student
    • helps students view their differences as resources
    • builds student confidence


  • Weaknesses:
    • Aimed for students aged 13 and up
    • Dweeber is in beta - aka still under construction
    • May be blocked by some school districts
    • Privacy issues with other people who are not friends with the student/class
    • Only 8 students can interact with the whiteboard at a time
    • Can be used for more social networking communication instead of homework use
    • 43.5% of the site is used for OTHER use...instead of homework, math, tutoring etc
    • Requires signup with an e-mail address

  • Opportunities:
    • Allows students to connect with peers in an interactive and collaborative way
    • Teachers can take advantage of teachable moments from student posts or questions
    • Students are able to connect with peers from all over the country and sometimes even all over the world for assistance
    • Students can create a "SMART" profile, to better understand their own personal study habits
    • Students can customize their own library of their favorite sites to help them learn and study
    • Point system can be used to motivate students in their work
    • Allows for easy out of school collaboration
    • Group Chat
    • Students can earn "GURU Points", can use these as class motivation or in-class reward system

  • Threats:
    • Cheating may become an issue if students help each other
    • Plagiarism may occur
    • Students may become/take part in cyber bullying their peers.
    • Anybody can join.
    • Potential for predators to target children
    • More personal use instead of educational

  • Ideas for the Classroom:
    • Can use Dweeber as a way to post important information from the classroom (homework, assignments, activities).
    • Can be used to as cooperative learning experience among classmates
    • Students are able to use Dweeber as a way to work together on projects outside of school
    • Students can connect with the teacher if homework help is needed outside of the classroom.
    • Students can participate in study sessions set up by the teacher.

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- Students can collaboratively use the whiteboard to integrate into the study sessions to solve math and science problems
- Students can create joint drawings and diagrams
- Students can create Flashcard their homework
participate in virtual study sessions