Jam On, With Google Jamboard!

Google Announces "Jamboard" Digital Smartboard for Collaboration

Google Announces "Jamboard" Digital Smartboard for Collaboration

Google lovers will love this... Google has officially entered the Smartboard world, with the Google Jamboard.  The first hardware product of the newly branded "G Suite", I'm sure this offering will be a strong competitor to "traditional" electronic smart boards.  Go Google, and I HAVE to have one of these!  (Sorry, I don't know why!)

There is a lot of controversy surrounding mass purchases of Smartboards in some school districts, and then having them become Shelfware (interpretation: gathering dust).  I haven't seen the Jamboard yet, but in reading about it and its seamless connectivity to the G Suite and Google Cloud, I can't help but think that for enterprises who can afford the price ($6K) and have a lot of Hangouts/remote workers, it will make sense to try it out.  Not directly targeted to Education, but I can see some applications.

Here's a link to Google's own blog post about Jamboard.  Enjoy!

Christopher J. Church, Managing Partner
Technology Planning & Consulting, LLC
www.techplanning.net

Google Apps for Education... now "G Suite for Education"...

Many of you have probably already realized Google recently made a marketing shift in the form of a new name for Google Apps for Education.  Same tools, new name... now called "G Suite for Education".  Not sure that that's better or worse than the old name, just watch for current and new Google materials to shift to the new name.  Personally, I liked the old name, but then again... Google doesn't ask me for much marketing advice!

Christopher J. Church, Managing Partner
Technology Planning & Consulting, LLC
www.techplanning.net