Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Technology Tips: Google Jamboard





Google Jamboard

While the 55-inch cloud-powered Google Jamboard (whiteboard) costs around $5,000 USD, Google's Jamboard mobile apps are completely free! With the Jamboard apps you have a virtual whiteboard wherever you are. The apps are available on mobile devices and on the web.

Educators can engage all students in the learning process, whether working together in a traditional classroom, a group setting, or through distance learning. Jamboard makes learning visible and accessible to collaborators on the jam session. Plus, it is easy to present your jams in real time through Google Meet, allowing for easy sharing or making real-world connections. Jamboards use “frames” as the workspace(s). The frames are where collaborators draw, write, add images and more.  

The tools change depending on the app you are using. Mobile devices have more functionality than the web app. The toolbar will also adjust to the tool you are currently using.

The Jamboard app is not on by default so you will want to talk with your school’s Google Administrator and request that JamBoard be enabled.

Find the apps in your favorite app store and try them out today!



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