Today Google announced it is ending support for Jamboard, the collaborative whiteboarding tool that is a part of Google Drive.
Listen to this episode of the Chromebook Classroom podcast for my reaction to this shocking announcement, and some advice on what to do with all of your Jamboard lessons.
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This Jamboard announcement doesn’t mean an immediate end for Jamboard. You have a reasonable amount of time to consider alternative tools and move existing lessons to a new product.
There are many excellent whiteboarding applications on the market, which is one of the reasons Google is ending support for Jamboard.
Google is recommending Figjam, Lucid, and Miro as Jamboard alternatives, and is working with all three companies to replicate integrations for Google Meet and build import tools to make it easy to move your existing Jam files.
In addition to Google’s recommendations, I think Google Slides and Canva are good alternatives for teachers to consider.
So long, friend
It’s always sad when a tool you like is discontinued. Jamboard joins a long list of Google products that have ended up in the graveyard. Change is hard. Today we pour out a glass and shed a tear for Google Jamboard.