I don’t know about you, but using graphic organizers in Google Drive has been a pain-in-the-butt for me.
Yes, I know I can create them in Google Drawings, and I have been doing that, but it takes some time.
Today, though, I learned a Google Drive trick that rivals MY MIND WAS BLOWN TODAY AFTER LEARNING HOW TO COLLABORATIVELY ANNOTATE PDFS ON GOOGLE DRIVE.
I had not realized that you can insert the image of a graphic organizer into a Google Jamboard, and then you can either write over it or just insert a bunch of textboxes to type in it!
It’s sooooooo much easier than creating my own graphic organizers in Google Drawings!
Here the video where I learned about this ability:
Am I the only one who didn’t know this?
I’m adding this post to Not “The Best,” But “A List” Of Mindmapping, Flow Chart Tools, & Graphic Organizers.
A commenter pointed out that a recent update to Jamboard now allows you to make the image (for example, a graphic organizer) a permanent part of the background so you don’t have to worry about students moving it around. Here’s a video that explains that change:
I’ve been dabbling in Jamboard, just scratching the surface of possibilities. I think this video might be a little out of date, because now Jamboard allows the selection of an image as the background. This is super great because you can lock in whatever is in the image, and students can’t unintentionally move things that you want to stay in place (which happens a lot).
Can you add a comment explaining how you can select an image as a background?