Nicola Milton, a Functional English and GCSE English teacher at Cambridge Regional College recently published a blog detailing the positive journey she had experienced in using Jamboard, an online interactive whiteboard tool. Nicola enthusiastically shared how the platform became an effective tool in engaging with her learners, enabling them to work more collaboratively in new and interesting ways throughout lockdown.
Nicola orginally shared her insight into Jamboard on the College’s Excellence Blog and this was quickly picked up by the Education and Training Foundation. Nicola’s story starts here……
What struck me was the development of IT literacy, in all my learners, since we began online lessons in late September. Their confidence levels have risen dramatically, as have mine. Last week, some of my learners expressed appreciation of what they have learned so far in English and the development of IT skills. They are proud of what they are now able to do. I guess that is what you could call the ‘silver lining’ of this looming Covid-19 storm cloud.
The most recent digital tool which we have been embracing is Jamboard, in conjunction with breakout rooms – what a treat! I would describe Jamboard as having the basic functionality of a SMART board. But the fun doesn’t stop there!……….
Read the full blog here, Getting my Jam on with Jamboard.