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Jamboard: Create Quick, Collaborative Copies with Classroom

Distance Learning Jamboard was kind of uncharted territory for awhile. It has been exciting to see the updates that have taken place over time as Google has developed this tool from being an interactive TV, to an Android/iOS app, to a web version . At one time, Jamboard wasn't even a part of your Google Drive. As everyone was smacked in the face with distance learning, teachers started looking for great ways to keep students engaged and interact with their learning on a variety of digital platforms.  What is a Jamboard If you aren't familiar with Jamboard, it is pretty much a digital whiteboard where you can organize thoughts, create collages and presentations, and share ideas with a team.  Drawings, images, and post-it notes are all sources of input on a Jamboard. If you aren't sure where to find it, visit Google Drive . When you want to create a new file, check the "more" icon and you'll find it there. Just keep in mind that this will be the web version of

The Indestructible Hyperdoc

Hyperdocs I created a template for anyone to download based on the Hyperdoc Handbook by Lisa Highfill, Kelly Hilton, and Sarah Landis. These templates are widely known and accepted by many Google Docs/Slides users as it includes the learning steps of: Engage, Explore, Explain, Apply, Share, Reflect, and Extend. I decided to make a template with the steps pushed to the master slide deck so that students aren't moving the images/text around. (To copy this template , you'll need to click on "Use Template" on the top-right corner of the page.) Editing the Master? I've been presenting and training teachers to edit the master slides in Google Slides to create custom learning experiences for several years. Often times I see videos or posts encouraging teachers to create backgrounds in Google Drawings and add them to Google Slides. This does work, but there are two major flaws:  You can't easily edit it if you need to make a change. You have to start over with your G