As Kim Mattina says, “Get on the Jamboard train.” Google Jamboard is FREE. It is a Google tool. It saves to Google Drive. As is to be expected, it is collaborative.
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.
Add a Sticky Note
It is so easy to create a Jam. My favorite method is jam.new. I will just fire up a Jam on the fly and share with students so they can “Add a sticky note.” Here is a sample Jam I used as a backchannel during a presentation.
Save Frame as Image
“3 dots should make you excited.” A 3 dots menu means “more options.” After students have collaborated on ideas on a Jam, ask the students to use the 3 dots menu to “Save frame as image.” Depending on the activity, having students submitting a frame helps students to submit their participation.
Add the Image to Google Slides
Jamboard is a collaboration tool not a presentation tool. After collaborating and sharing ideas, students can download the frames as an image and add them into Google Slides to allow them to create a presentation.
In Google Slides, use the toolbar to select “Background.” Alternatively, right click on the slide to add a background. Select “Choose image” to upload the downloaded image from the Jam.