Friday, April 20, 2018

Curating and Collaborating with Google's Jamboard App


Post originally published under FTEdTech
I am always on the look out for strategies and applications that allow our elementary students to collaborate. When you can add in tools that will let them sketchnote, curate resources from multiple sources, including their drive and use tools that autodraw icons based on rough sketches, then you know you have something that kids can really get into using.

I am really excited to share the new app we have in the app portal called Jamboard. Jamboard is essentially a collaborative whiteboard app that includes some pretty impressive features - including collaboration! It is part of GSuite (Google applications) and you sign into it with your school email/password. This app opens up so many possibilities for sketchnoting, curation of ideas and most importantly collaboration!  Jamboard is an application that can be used with or without a physical Jamboard recently released by Google. 

Check out the basics of how to get started with Jamboard below:



Write now, I'd have to say my favorite feature is, hands down, autodraw.  I like the idea of sketchnoting, but I often get caught up in the idea that my sketches don't really show what I want them to show. Autodraw is a tool that I can use to move past one of my personal barriers to creating notes.  


In addition to the cool sketchnoting capabilities, Jamboard also offers a way to curate information from a variety of sources like your Google Drive and the web. Imagine organizing thoughts for a video by pulling in research from the internet and notes from a class project that you did in Google Slides.  Jamboard makes this possible.  Check out how that might look below:

One of the last powerful features of Jamboard is the collaboration feature. To get started collaborating, with our current permission level, teachers would begin a Jamboard, then invite students to share ideas on the board through an email or by a code. This would be a powerful way for a group to plan a video project or a presentation that required them to research add images, drawing, and to organize their ideas. Check out the video below to see how to make that happen.
                       

Want to try it out, but need some help?  Let me know! I have ideas for you!

5 comments:

  1. Thanks for your post on Jamboard. I didn't know that this was something that can be used without the physical board. This is definitely something to look into for collaborative projects.

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  3. Wow this looks amazing! Do you have any experience using it with touch Chromebooks? If those are a viable option we will have an immediate use for this great collaboration tool. Thanks for sharing!

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