Jamboard, Google’s 55” digital whiteboard, innovates the classroom experience in many ways. Cloud connectivity allows educators to use Google Search and pop in web content and images to the notes they take in front of the class. G Suite integration connects Jamboard to your Google Drive - educators can add any document, including slides, to the board and present to the class and annotate on them.
But one of Jamboard’s most unique features is the ability to collaborate anywhere, anytime and with any device using the free Jamboard app. Students can join the Jam from their Chromebooks, tablets, and phones, and co-author on the board, in real time alongside their teachers and classmates.
This collaboration tool allows students to be not just viewers during a lesson but active participants. Pose a question to the class, ask them to open their Jamboard app, and watch the board get filled with sticky notes and written responses. Using Jamboard and the Jamboard app opens up endless possibilities for student engagement, and when a student is engaging and participating in the classroom, they feel more invested in what they are learning.
With Jamboard and remote collaboration you can even connect classrooms to other classrooms. Project the Jamboard screen in Google Hangouts, video conference in guest lecturers, and have the screen displayed on many different devices all from Jamboard. Universities have used Jamboard to host one course on several different campuses at the same time.