Overall Satisfaction with Google Jamboard
I have been using Jamboard more since we started to teach online as I found it a very good tool to increase students engagement during the session or as a part of a warm-up exercise when everyone joins in. I tend to ask an open-ended question that is linked to the content I mean to cover to check students initial understanding of the topic. Not so long ago I remember someone using it as a tool supporting discussion between researchers and academics.
- works well on mobile
- provides some level of personalisation
- multiple boards
- downloading and saving boards
- Jamboard includes nice set of function that allows to do basic and not so basic things
- I am not really sure if there is a need to add any more functions
- I am pretty happy with the set available
- of course it may not work well on iOS but I guess it is kind of obvious
- works on mobile so students can easy use it even during f2f session
- supports ideation and synthesis of ideas
- is intuitive
- supports active learning
- increases students engagement during the session
- bridges the gap between tutor and students
Google Jamboard is a much simpler tool. This is not necessarily a bad thing e.g. if I just want to set up a warm-up exercise for students before we start the session using Miro would be flash over substance. Do not get me wrong, everyone who knows me knows I love Miro but I also appreciate the simplicity and a variety of tools I can use. Another product that TrustRadius does not take into consideration is Padlet or MS Whiteboard. Another argument supporting the choice of Google Jamboard, especially for Google users, is that is kind of part of the package. Non-Google users are also welcome!
Do you think Google Jamboard delivers good value for the price?
Are you happy with Google Jamboard's feature set?
Did Google Jamboard live up to sales and marketing promises?
I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process
Did implementation of Google Jamboard go as expected?
I wasn't involved with the implementation phase
Would you buy Google Jamboard again?
In the context of the classroom or discussion with different people (e.g. to exchange ideas between researchers) Google Jamboard could be successfully used as a very good tool. It does not require even to have a computer as it works perfectly well on smartphones that most of us have nowadays. Also, the fact that there is not much functionality so is easy to navigate works in its favour.