Google Jamboard

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Grade levels: Primary, Intermediate, Middle, High

Google Jamboard is an interactive whiteboard that supports educators with engaging all students in the learning process, whether working together in a traditional classroom, a group setting, or through distance learning. Jamboard makes it easy for students and educators to join a collaborative whiteboard space that provides basic drawing tools and features.

This tool is not intended as product creation or presentation software.

Learning How

Getting Started with Google Jamboard

You can access Google Jamboard on the web here, or find it in your Google Drive>New>More>Google Jamboard.

Image of how to access Jamboard through Google Drive

The Jamboard Help Center is full of user-friendly resource pages with ideas on incorporating Jamboard as a real time, collaboration space. Explore the Jamboard Tools Reference and Glossary.

Jamboard tools with labels
The above image was designed at shared by Tony Vincent. Twitter - @tonyvincent

ISTE Standards for Students

    • Creative Communicator. 6a - Students choose the appropriate platforms and tools for meeting the desired objectives of their creation or communication.

    • Creative Collaborator. 6b - Students create original works or responsibly repurpose or remix digital resources into new creations.

    • Creative Collaborator. 6c - Students communicate complex ideas clearly and effectively by creating or using a variety of digital objects such as visualizations, models or simulations.

    • Creative Collaborator. 6d - Students publish or present content that customizes the message and medium for their intended audiences.

Ideas for Use

  • Write, add sticky notes, and add images to the Jamboard to collaborate with students and colleagues

  • Create interactive graphic organizers or response prompts; Copy the page multiple times; Assign each student a page to complete the work

  • Search and insert files from your Google Account into a Jamboard for students to collaborate in real-time

  • Search Google and insert images or webpages

  • Drag and resize text and images with your fingers

  • Share your jams with collaborators- Up to 50 people can work on a jam at once