I was recently presenting at a webinar when a participant shared with me their frustrations with Jamboard. One of their biggest frustrations was that students can delete the activities they worked so hard to create. I suggested the following hack for making a Jamboard template and bonus interactive activity!
I shared one of my favorite Jamboard templates of all time! The Mood Meter! Click here to make your own copy.
How Did I Do It?
Check out the video or text below to learn 3 hacks for creating your own Jamboard template.
Hack # 1: Create a Jamboard Slide Template in Google Slides
First, make sure that you create a custom page setup of 1920 x 1080. Then, design your Google Slide as you wish your Jamboard background to look like. Finally, download your slide as a JPG or PNG.
Hack # 2: Set Your New Background
After downloading your Google Slide as a PNG or JPG, you can open up a new Jamboard and upload your new background.
BONUS Hack # 3: Add Shapes to Make it Interactive
In the example from above, I had students drag and drop stars into a quadrant that best describes how they feel. I used a Google Slide extension (formerly called Add-On) called Insert Icons to copy and paste stars into my Jamboard.