Let me introduce you to a fairly new app that is part of the Google Suite called Jamboard! This is a free interactive whiteboard that students can create projects with or your can create activities or games for students to complete individually or as a class. The possibilities are endless! The Temper Tantrum Jamboard is just one of many examples of how I used this app while teaching both in-person and hybrid/remote settings. I hope this inspires you to get the app and give it a try!
- Ask students if they’ve ever seen a temper tantrum in action. Most have, but to refresh their memory, I show a Super Nanny clip of a child having a tantrum in a restaurant. We discuss how even watching a temper tantrum can make us feel uncomfortable and we aren’t even the parent or caregiver.
- Have students download the Jamboard App onto their devices while directions to the assignment are explained. During this time I go over the guidesheet to the assignment and answer any questions students may have.
- I take a few minutes to demo how Jamboard works, especially if this is their first experience with it. If you’d rather a video tutorial, here’s one that is short and simple.
- I also create a Jamboard template for this project that I share out on Google Classroom, making a copy for each student.
- iPads or Laptops
- Jamboard App
- Projector & Screen
- Students begin by curating four (4) articles about temper tantrums from reliable internet resources.
- After reading the articles, students create a Jamboard presentation, using their own words, to represent the following information:
- Title: Create your own. Be original! Include an image! (Slide 1)
- What are temper tantrums? Who has them? When do they typically occur? Where can they occur? Why do they happen? How does the child behave? Include appropriate pictures on each slide. (Slides 2-7)
- Preventing or Avoiding a Tantrum. Include at least 3 tips and appropriate pictures. (Slide 8)
- How to Deal with a Tantrum. Include at least 3 tips and appropriate pictures. (Slide 9)
- What NOT to Do! Include at least 3 tips and appropriate pictures. (Slide 10)
- Create and include two MEMEs about temper tantrums. One representing how a parent/caregiver feels & one representing how the child feels. Make sure the meme’s you share are of humans and based on information provided in the resources you used. (Slide 11)
- After students have completed their Jamboards, we share and discuss the information they found regarding temper tantrums.
- Finally, students complete the Temper Tantrum Do’s and Don’ts to wrap up the topic.