In hybrid and remote learning, we no longer pass out sets of manipulatives for our students to match or sort and we don’t set up images around the room for a gallery walk. Jamboard is an opportunity to bring these back to the classroom. Let’s allow our students to return to matching, gallery walks and sorting.
In a unit about food, I do a Movie Talk from Petit Nicolas on the cantine. To give you some context, here are the slides and here is the script I use. One of the activities you can do with a Movie Talk is to ask students to match pictures with captions. On Jamboard, give each student a copy of the pictures and captions. They drag the caption to the matching picture.
A gallery walk allows students to react to different items posted around the room by leaving their commentary on a sticky note. Comments can be anonymous or color coded. With Jamboard, you can share one presentation for the whole class to edit and students can leave stickies on each board. In this example, we had just listened to one minute of five different songs. The students then posted a sticky about their opinion of each song.
This next activity was made in collaboration with teachers at the Middle School level in Brookline, Massachusetts. I would like to thank them for their help. You can give students categories for sorting as a way for them to show their understanding of the categories. In this example, student sort foods into the different words that describe the tastes.
In teaching for intercultural competence, we frequently have students compare their own practices to those in a different culture. The example of this activity is done based on a reading. Students sort practices into the Venn Diagram to show what the student in Dakar does, what we do and the activities that are done by both. (Please note there is a second page to the Jamboard. You can use this page to do a guessing game about the people featured in the article.)
For a version of each of these activities, click on the underlined heading above each section. To use my example, you will have to make a copy first. Then you can post the copy to Google Classroom for your students. How you share it is based on how you are going to use it with your students. For most of these, share a copy for each student. For the Gallery Walk, allow all students to edit the same Jamboard.
This post is a continuation of my last post, so if you missed that one please take a look for more Jamboard guidance. And, thank you for all the warm responses. I love hearing from you, so please keep the comments coming by letting me know what you think you may be able to use.