Join Me for Transform Your Learning Space with Jamboard

I was honored to participate in Transform Your Learning Space with Jamboard, a Google for Education EDU on Air event on November 28, 2018.

I was joined by fellow educators and Googlers. We discussed both the Jamboard device and the Jamboard app. Please note the app is free! I shared how students and teachers are using the Jamboard app on iPads at my school.

Enjoy this EDU on Air event:

Do you have questions about how students and teachers can use the Jamboard app for collaboration and brainstorming? Comment below or tweet me @TomEMullaney? Thank you for reading and watching.

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Congratulations! It’s Your First Day of Google Jamboard!

First Day of Google Jamboard

The Google Jamboard mobile app is a game-changing tool for collaboration on Play Store enabled Chromebooks and iPads. Additionally, there is now a streamlined Google Jamboard web app (2:43 explainer video).  

Please note: The Google Jamboard app is 100% FREE. No Jamboard device required.

Ever since I discovered the Jamboard app in June 2017, I have wanted to see it used in classrooms as a collaboration tool. I am excited to share that Google for Education has created a First Day of Google Jamboard resource in their Google Teacher Center to help teachers get started. Additionally, I am honored that five of my videos are part of this resource. 

Check out First Day of Jamboard to get started using this awesome app. Share your thoughts and questions in the comments below or with me on Twitter, @TomEMullaney.

Google Jamboard Updates on The Suite Talk

In January, I was honored to be a guest on Kim Mattina’s The Suite Talk YouTube channel to talk about the Google Jamboard app.

I am now proud to be the first two-time guest in the history of The Suite Talk. Kim and I talked about how Jamboard has changed and grown in the 9 months since my first appearance.

Watch to learn about Jamboard updates including:

  • Jams can be found in Google Drive.
  • Jams integrate with Google Classroom.
  • The Jamboard app works on phones.
  • Frames have a few backgrounds to choose from including graph paper. Imagine that – your students have infinite collaborative graph paper!
  • The user interface has changed. The with tools are now black and the toolbar is smaller.
  • Jamboard has a streamlined web app available at jamboard.google.com.

Enjoy the episode. Questions? Please comment below or tweet me at @TomEMullaney. Thanks for reading and watching.

Immersive Learning with Google – SXSW EDU Panel Recap

I was honored to be part of the Immersive Learning with Google panel at SXSW EDU 2018. My fellow panelists included our moderator, Google Classroom Product Manager Ope Bukola, sixth-and-seventh-grade Science teacher Carolina Carner, and Instructional Technology Specialist Melissa Lopez. Please read my recap or listen to the panel:

The session started with four hands-on stations for attendees to engage in immersive learning:

Link to Unlock the Lesson Plan Digital Breakout

After the immersive learning stations, we started the panel by introducing ourselves and sharing our definitions of immersive learning. I strongly believe immersive learning happens when students lose themselves in what they are doing. Thank you, Jonathan Rochelle from Google, for documenting my answer:

The panel shared their favorite technologies, including the immersive technologies in the stations and G Suite apps, and edtech apps such as Thinglink and Kahoot!.  

Melissa shared the impact she has seen Expeditions VR have on students:

Carolina shared her experiences pioneering Expeditions AR with students and how it made them better understand forces of nature:

I shared that Google Classroom and Google Jamboard are two of my favorites because within 30 seconds of watching YouTube videos about them I could envision how I would use them with students.

The panel continued with a discussion of teachers using technology. Ope asked us how we manage the noise and excitement of a classroom using immersive technologies such as Expeditions, Jamboard, and digital breakouts:

Ope asked me about the best uses of digital breakouts in the classroom. I replied that teachers can make them using response validation in Google Forms to help prepare students for a cumulative assessment at the end of a unit. Teachers can try smaller scale digital breakouts as exit tickets or help students learn vocabulary.

The Google team used Google Classroom to both facilitate the pre-panel stations and collect participants’ thoughts on what they would like to use with their students. My favorite response in the classroom was from a participant who wrote, “I’m already writing an email to our system admin [to enable Jamboard]!

Speaking of Google Jamboard, I was too tired to pre-write this post on the flight home in Google Docs, so I used the Jamboard app to jot some pre-writing notes:

Thank you to the team at Google for Education for inviting me to be part of the panel. It was an honor to be included the company of innovative, passionate educators such as Carolina, Melissa, and Ope.

What do you think of when you think of immersive learning with G Suite and other edtech? Please share in the comments below or tweet me, @TomEMullaney. Thanks for reading.

I used this graphic and this photo from the @GoogleForEDU Twitter handle to make the image for this post.

Collaborating With The Google Jamboard App On The Suite Talk

I was honored to speak to my friend Kim Mattina about the Google Jamboard app on her YouTube Channel, The Suite Talk.  After talking about the app and using it to collaborate, our conversation transitioned to Google Keep, a powerful tool for student feedback.

Kim, a G Suite for Education Top Contributor, is a great resource for all things G Suite. Follow her on Twitter at @The_Tech_Lady.

I Played with the Google Jamboard App on One of My Favorite YouTube Channels

A few months ago, as I researched for a Chromebook purchase, I stumbled upon Mark from Promevo and his YouTube channel. Not only were his reviews super helpful (including education model Chromebooks), his joy and passion for Chrome are infectious.

Mark knows I’m a total mark (no pun intended) for the Google Jamboard mobile app. So I was honored when he invited me to collaborate with him on a Jam for his YouTube channel. Watch as Mark demonstrates the Jamboard with me collaborating remotely with the app from almost 3,000 miles away.

Author’s note: This post is not an ad. I was compensated by neither Google nor Promevo. Appearing on one of my favorite YouTube channels was reward enough!