Jamboard

Many students and teachers are feeling remote/hybrid learning fatigue. This week’s tip offers a Google tool to keep things fresh. Depending on the activity, it can be used for group work (think: breathing new life into breakout rooms), or each student can make their own copy.

Jamboard is a collaborative whiteboard. If used as group activity, the teacher can see student work in real time.

Below are examples of how to use Jamboard. Also, here and here are folders filled with tons more Jamboard templates.

As with all Google tools, change the Share settings to the Anyone at Lake Norman Charter can Edit if you want all students to collaborate on a Jamboard. When doing collaborative group work, it’s always a good idea to have a digital citizenship discussion beforehand, and give students a little time to play before they do the activity. Ask your ITF if you’d like to learn how to force each student to make a copy.

ELA Example

Insert reading/article as a background.

Duplicate to make as many frames as you need. Ideal group size is 2-5 students per frame.

Students annotate by highlighting. Can be done in Groups or individually.

Click the image to see the live Jamboard (frame 1).

Math Example

Insert math problem or problems as background.

Duplicate to make as many frames as you need. Ideal group size is 2-5 students per frame.

Using the pen or text tool, students work together or individually to complete problems.

Click the image to see the live Jamboard (frame 2).


Social Studies Example

Insert graphic organizer as background.

Duplicate as many frames as you need. Ideal group size is 2-5 students per frame.

Using the text tool or sticky notes, students complete each section.

Click the image to see the live Jamboard (frame 3)

Science Example

Lesson found on Twitter. Teacher adds food coloring to hot/cold water on camera. Students record observations and use Jamboard to create models that demonstrate the behavior.

Duplicate as many frames as you need. Ideal group size is 2-5 students per frame.

Using the drawing tools, students create their models.

Click the image to see the live Jamboard (frame 4)