Google Jamboard can be used at any stage of the learning process, from the planning and preparation phase to the presentation and assessment phase. Some examples are presented below:
1) Virtual Classrooms: In remote or online learning environments, Jamboard can serve as a virtual whiteboard where teachers and students can interact and collaborate in real-time. It can be used for interactive lectures, group discussions, or collaborative problem-solving activities.
2) Brainstorming and Idea Generation: Teachers can create a shared Jamboard and encourage students to contribute ideas, create mind maps, or visually organize thoughts. This fosters creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration among students.
3) Collaborative Projects: Students can work together on a shared Jamboard, contributing their ideas, organizing information, and creating visual presentations. This encourages teamwork, communication, and collective problem-solving skills.
4) Visualizing Concepts and Processes: Teachers can create visual learning materials, such as diagrams, flowcharts, or timelines, to support students’ understanding of complex topics. Students can also use Jamboard to visually present their understanding of concepts or demonstrate their learning progress.
5) Formative Assessment: Teachers can create interactive activities, such as quizzes, polls, or concept maps, on a Jamboard and ask students to respond and engage in real-time. This provides instant feedback and allows teachers to gauge students’ understanding.
6) Collaborative Problem-Solving: Teachers can use Jamboard to present problem-solving scenarios or case studies. Students can work collaboratively to analyse, discuss, and propose solutions on a shared Jamboard. This promotes critical thinking, communication, and teamwork skills.
7) Visual Notetaking and Summarization: Students can use Jamboard for visual notetaking during lectures or while studying. They can create visual summaries, mind maps, or concept diagrams to organize and reinforce their understanding of the subject matter.
Before a session:
- Set clear objectives and determine the desired outcomes for the session. Prepare any necessary materials or prompts that will be used during the session, such as discussion topics, brainstorming prompts, or problem-solving scenarios.
During the session:
- Share the Jamboard link or access information with participants.
- Ensuring they have the necessary tools and familiarity with the platform. Additionally, communicate any guidelines or expectations for collaboration and interaction during the session.
- Guide participants through hands-on exercises using Jamboard.
After a session:
- Take the time to review and reflect on the content generated during the session.
- Capture and document the key insights, ideas, or outcomes from the Jamboard.
- Share a summary or overview of the session with the participants, highlighting the key points and contributions made.
- Provide opportunities for participants to ask questions, provide additional input, or offer reflections on the session’s outcomes. This post-session follow-up helps solidify the learning, encourages further engagement, and sets the stage for future collaboration or actions based on the Jamboard session.