The Beginner’s Guide to Google Jamboard for Remote Teaching

google jamboard for remote teaching

Google Jamboard is the interactive whiteboard app for Google’s Workspace suite of tools. Of course, there’s also a physical Jamboard you can purchase but many schools are using the web version of Jamboard with their students. Accessible through the Chrome Web Browser, it’s a great tool for remote learning. Here’s our guide to using Google Jamboard for Remote Teaching.

The Jamboard Interface

Here’s how Jamboard looks on a Chromebook or other laptop. The toolbar on the left contains all the options for adding content to the Jamboard.

Getting to Know Google Jamboard

First, John Sowash gives us an overview of what Jamboard is and how to get started using it in your classroom.

In this video you’ll learn how to create a Jamboard activity (three ways), look at the tools inside of the Jamboard web and mobile app, and learn how to share your Jamboard activity with your students using Google Meet and Google Classroom(Amazon).

Using Google Jamboard with Zoom

Mackenzie from TeacherFYI has some great tips for using Jamboard with Zoom. Google Jamboard can easily be shared with students, giving them an opportunity to interact with each other during live Zoom calls.

Google Jamboard for Remote Teaching – 20 Tips & Ideas

Matt Miller over at Ditch That Textbook has created a great resource that includes 20+ tips and ideas for using Google Jamboard in your classroom.

These tips include ideas like:

  • Sticky note brainstorming
  • Digital posters
  • Storytelling
  • Graphic organizers
  • And more!

Matt has also included access to a number of free Jamboard templates for many of these ideas.

Using Google Jamboard with Google Meet

Google recently incorporated Jamboard into Google Meet, allowing you to launch a new Jamboard directly from a Google Meet session and share it with all participants.

The EdTech Show has this great video showing you how this integration works and how you can use it with your students.

5 Google Meet Activities

John Sowash has another great video with some ideas to get your started on Jamboard activities for your students.

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Author: Mike Paul

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