Google Jamboard is a physical interactive whiteboard by Google. In addition, Jamboard is a service available as part of the Google Cloud.
You can use Jamboard to collaborate within a unified virtual scribble space. In addition to using a virtual marker, you can add sticky notes, add graphics, and edit this space in real time over the Internet.
During our school closure, we’re offering this service to students and staff to be able to work out online collaboration in concert with Google Hangouts Meet, Schoology, and Seesaw.
- iPad students with access to the internet can visit Self Service on their iPad to find the Jamboard app. It will be listed under the Google Suite tools.
- Teachers can create Jamboards like Google Docs. Go to jamboard.google.com and create a new Jamboard.
- Jamboards can be pre-loaded with graphics, notes, etc.
- Teachers use the same Share functionality as they do with Google Docs to share access to the board. If you want a group of students to have editing access to your board(s), choose the option “Anyone with the link can Edit.” Then share the link with students. You can share the link through Seesaw, Schoology, or through a Hangout Meet chat.
- Teachers and students using iPad can draw with their finger or a stylus.
As always, we do not endorse using this tool for full class instruction, as students under your care may not have access to broadband internet connectivity. Instead, use this tool in optional situations to assist students who request help who report having broadband connectivity.