A consistently popular post on this blog is that on **online whiteboards**. If I want to communicate mathematics online to answer a student query for example I find it quicker to use a graphics tablet and an online whiteboard.

I do keep an eye on various LaTex generators, one that has come to my attention is **MyScript. **In this demonstration**, h**andwriting is turned into LaTex (one line at a time). The handwriting recognition is impressive and I found it easy using my graphics tablet to enter expressions accurately; see the quadratic formula below for example.

So you scribble an expression and it get turned into LaTex for you – it works:

But I must confess I was just as excited to note that immediately see a graph where appropriate, powered by my favourite Desmos graphing calculator.

..and finally if you wish to be distracted by some more fun applications there are some **other great demonstrations** from MyScript. Try **Web Shape** for example and turn your sketches into vectorized shapes. This should work well on the interactive whiteboard.

MyScript now has **apps for iPad and Android tablets.**