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Welcome to this essay on promoting student engagement and cooperation with Google Jamboard.
In this article, we’ll go through how to set up your Jamboard and then discuss some of the features that make it great for student collaboration.
With the aid of several annotation tools and a digital interactive whiteboard called Jamboard, students can add multimedia content. Students may easily participate on class projects like brainstorming and information sharing by using these annotation tools to convey their ideas and thoughts in a variety of ways.
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How to build a Jamboard
Let’s start by setting up a Jamboard. Go to jamboard.google.com and log in to create a Jamboard. A new, empty Jamboard will appear if you go to the bottom right corner of your screen and click the orange plus icon.
Make sure the Jamboard is configured correctly and has the relevant title in the access option before sending your students the link. To modify the title, click the “Untitled Jam” link in the top left corner and enter a new title. Make sure you adjust the settings so that students can edit documents rather than just see them. By selecting the blue share button in the top right corner of your screen, you can verify the access setting and make any necessary changes. Please read our other article, “Creating, Sharing, and Accessing Collaborative Documents using Google Suite Apps,” for additional information on sharing and utilizing Jamboard.
We’ll look at altering the background as the first feature. You can arrange the background once again in the empty Jamboard to best meet your instructional goals. For instance, you can pick Set Background from the top menu bar, choose Graphing Paper from the list of alternatives, and instruct your pupils to make graphs. Other choices include dotted paper, lined paper, and backgrounds with a single hue. By selecting Google image search from the drop-down menu after clicking the image symbol at the bottom and entering your search term, you may also look up an image on Google.com. Here, I’ll do a search for a picture of a world map’s continents, pick it out, and put it as the background of the frame. Students could identify their place on a map and share one fascinating information about it as part of an icebreaker exercise using the map background.
Let’s now examine the various annotation tools that Jamboard offers. You can add a picture, insert a shape, use a text box, post a sticky note, use the virtual pen, and add a shape to the left sidebar. Students have the opportunity to use the pen to label their geographic position if you were to ask them to identify their current location on this global map. On Jamboard, they can also post a sticky note that can be moved around to offer a brief summary. Students can also include an image from the internet. I’ll use Google image search, enter “Statue of Liberty,” choose the appropriate image, and insert it, for example.
On Jamboard, the picture may be positioned virtually anywhere. Students can also add a text box and fill in more descriptions. The left sidebar has an eraser that students can use to edit their articles. They can also utilize the choose feature to move or delete their postings. Anyone with access to Jamboard is free to modify and remove any posts, even those that have been written by other people. You can ask kids to put their names next to the postings they made so you can keep track of who wrote which ones.
Students can choose the laser option from the sidebar to point to their board work on Jamboard and give explanations when presenting their work.
In this post, we covered how to set up a Jamboard and how to make use of its numerous capabilities, including a custom background and several annotation tools, to support group projects among students.
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