Last year Google made an announcement about a new product that it would be releasing called JamBoard. Last year, they were accepting submissions from companies who wanted to test the product, but it wasn’t available for purchase.
So what is JamBoard? JamBoard is an interactive digital whiteboard that integrates with G Suite (Google Apps). It comes with two markers and an eraser (none of which need to be charged or paired). The Board has a screensaver, and when you approach it and touch the screen, you’re presented with a blank canvas. You can pick up the markers and draw, you can write out text and the board will automatically turn it into typed text, you can import images from the web, Google Docs, annotate, video chat and more!
One great thing about this product is that there’s an app that lets people join the session from their own devices. The collaboration is just like Google Docs, and it allows multiple people to edit and contributing in the same space from multiple devices. But enough of me talking about it. Watch this video.
I want to extend my most sincere appreciation to all of you out there wrapping up the school year.
A variety of Oklahoma's education-related news from the week.
This past weekend, I was traveling and lost my Kindle, and I am quite sad. Of course, I was in the middle of a good read and will now have to wait to either check the book out from the library or purchase another e-reader.
In response to a complaint filed by parents of a child with a history of violent behaviors including grabbing and hitting his teacher, the Family Policy Compliance Office (“FPCO”) agreed with a school district’s disclosure of personally identifiable information from their son’s education records without their consent.