FI Connects: Google Jamboard | Your New Favorite Tool for Student Interaction

FI Connects. Learn. Share. Be Together. Lunch and Learn Series

Session: Google Jamboard | Your New Favorite Tool for Student Interaction

Participants will learn how to use JamBoard, a digital whiteboard application, for whole group, small group, and individual student activities. Tips and suggestions for effectively using Jamboard in Breakout Rooms, asynchronous sessions, and in person instruction will be shared. Presenters will demonstrate how to create templates which expedite the creation of custom Jamboards and make it easier for students to add information without deleting or moving teacher created elements. Some familiarity with Google Tools will be helpful.

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Our Presenters

Laura Fogle

Laura B. Fogle has over twenty years of experience in educational technology. She has taught in preschool, elementary and middle school. She has developed online graduate courses, and presented at regional and national conferences on the topic of instructional technology. She participated in the 2016 inaugural cohort of the NC Digital Learning Coaching Network. She currently serves the College of Education at NC State University as the Assistant Director of Media and Education Technology Resource Center (METRC), where she enjoys working with students and educators to enhance teaching and learning with technology. She holds a BS in Electrical Engineering and a Masters in Instructional Technology. Her interests include digital equity, makerspaces, and virtual reality. Information about the work of her library/center is available at and she can be found on Twitter @lbfogle.

Kerri Brown Parker

Kerri Brown Parker is the Director of the Media & Education Technology Center (METRC) at the NC State University College of Education. She co-teaches regularly with undergraduate and graduate faculty in courses to prepare future elementary and secondary teachers as well as to help practicing teachers earn advanced degrees in curriculum development, school counseling, education leadership and more. She creates and delivers professional development sessions regularly for local teachers, university instructors, and future teachers. Kerri has been in education for 24 years starting as a secondary ELA and theater teacher. She also served public schools as a librarian and technology facilitator. Information about the work of her library/center is available at and she can be found on Twitter @bplibrarian

Session Credit

Please be prompt as participation credit will only be awarded for those participants who arrive on time and stay for the duration of the session (20 minutes). You will be asked to complete a sign-in form and feedback form for every session you attend and your participation will be tracked for the awarding of CEUs which will be presented at the end of our series (May 25th) via email. 

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