Jamboard is an interactive and collaborative whiteboard developed by Google as a part of G Suite. There is both a physical device that you can purchase or a free downloadable app. Jamboard is also accessible through web browsers with limited features.
Read more about Jamboard at: https://gsuite.google.com/products/jamboard/
Each session in a Jamboard is called a Jam. You can add multiple boards to a Jam, save to Google Drive and share Jams with collaborators.
When using Jamboard through a web browser, you are limited to
- Viewing, duplicating, adding, and deleting boards
- Basic drawing and erasing tools
- Adding sticky notes
- Selecting and manipulating text and sticky notes
When using the Jamboard app you will have the additional functionality to:
- Use handwriting & shape recognition and AutoDraw
- Change background colors
- Select and manipulate anything on a board
- Add documents from Google Drive
- Search the web and add images
- Add emojis and take pictures
The Jamboard device provides a 55” 4K UHD display that can be wall mounted or put on a rolling stand. It has a wide angle camera, down firing speakers, microphones and Google Cast built in and supports 16 simultaneous touch points.
Brainstorming Use Jamboard as a way to quickly get ideas across without worrying about handwriting and drawing abilities. You can also quickly pull screenshots or images from the web as well as documents from Google Drive.
Collaborating Everyone can have a say with access to the Jam from anywhere on any device and the ability to work simultaneously
Video Conferencing Jamboard seamlessly integrates with Hangouts Meet, revolutionizing how meetings are held and now notes are taken
Find specific ways to use Jamboard in your classroom at Google's Teacher Center: https://teachercenter.withgoogle.com/first-day-trainings/welcome-to-jamboard