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Jamboard: Add a Background from Canva

Jamboard is an exciting tool to use with students. Make it even more exciting with a custom background designed in Canva.

Jamboard: Add a Background from Canva

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Alexes Terry of Twisted Teaching shares in this YouTube video how to create custom backgrounds for Jamboard using Canva.

Presentation Template

Use the Presentation Template that is 1920 by 1080 pixels. This gives you the right dimensions for Jamboard.

The presentation template in Canva has the perfect dimensions for a Jamboard background

Make a Background for Jamboard

Do you love using Jamboard with your students but tired of the boring backgrounds? Are you looking to add so spice to your Google Slides? In this video, Alexes Terry from @TwistedTeaching shows you have you can design fun and engaging backgrounds in Canva and transform your Jams and Google Slides presentations! As a bonus, Alexes also introduces her new What’s Happening JamBoard template designed to push students’ critical thinking skills and get them excited about connecting your content to their communities by telling you…What’s Happening! If you are enjoying the content created by TwistED Teaching, I invite you to become a TwistED Teaching Premium Member Today. You can access the What’s Happening Jambord template, tons of other ideas like adding a background to Jamboard, and culturally responsive and ready-to-go resources TODAY!

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Convert Your Google Jamboard Jams to FigJam

Google is discontinuing Jamboard. GOOD NEWS! It is super EASY to convert your files into FigJam. Sign up for a FREE educator account at figma.com/education. Go to figma.com to import your Jamboards Jams. Check out my converted files at figma.com/@alicekeeler.

5 Easy Steps for Teaching with Digital Tools

Introducing digital tools into your teaching can seem challenging at first. There are many tools out there, and it might feel like there’s a lot to learn. But with easy steps for teaching with digital tools, you can start simply and gradually. There’s no need to dive in all at once – just take it one step at a time. Taking easy steps for teaching with digital tools starts with trying something!

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Students Prepare to Present

Help Your Students Prepare to Present

Maximize student success in presentations with ‘Speaker Notes by AliceKeeler,’ the ideal Google Slides add-on. Enhance how students prepare to present with easy transfer of speaker notes to Google Docs, promoting effective communication skills. Dive into the world of engaging, technology-aided presentations and empower students to shine in their academic endeavors. Discover the key to transforming student presentations into interactive, skill-building experiences.

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Infographic 7 Basic Steps for a Google Form

New to using Google Forms? This tool is essential for teachers to not only save time but to be adaptive to student needs. Use Forms to survey students, play games, personalize instruction, and assessment. This infographic on the 7 basic steps for a Google Form will help you get started.

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Online Workshop: Get Your Add-on Published

How can you make Google Workspace (Docs/Sheets/Slides) even better? You can create custom Add-ons with Google Apps Script. Wondering How to Get Your Google Workspace Add-on Published? Join Alice Keeler, Google Developer Expert, to learn the steps to get your Add-on officially published.

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