Using Jamboard and Google Docs to Show Math Work
PD Account Manager / PD Specialist
News on May 18 2020
Many teachers are using Google Classroom to create assignments for their students during this period of digital and remote learning. Google Docs and Google Forms are effective methods of creating worksheets but some assignments require more than just simple answers. Math teachers for example, might need to see students work for solving the problem to understand and grade the work appropriately. This can be done by combining a Jamboard activity to see student work with a Google Doc to record the answers.
About Google Jamboard
Jamboard is an online interactive whiteboard with many features. It can easily be used by students to show their math work as they have access to pen tools. The teacher can post the math problem on a “sticky note” and the students can show their work and solve the problem right on the page. The Jamboard can have multiple pages for multiple math problems.
Now that we took a brief look at what Jamboard can do, let’s look at the steps for incorporating it into a Google Classroom Assignment.
How to incorporate Jamboard into a Google Classroom Assignment
*Optional as students can answer in Jamboard but neater in Docs
Students will see the assignment, have the ability to open the Jam activity to do the work and then the Google Doc to input the answers. They will then turn in the two documents by clicking “Turn In.” Teachers will be able to open both completed documents and then give the student a grade.
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