Icebreaker questions are a great way to celebrate the new school year with your students and staff, and Google Jamboard is the perfect tool to use. Let’s take a look at some fun and engaging templates you can use right away.
Icebreaker Jamboard Templates
The Jamboard templates below are designed to get your students talking. Listen to them explain and share their ideas about the questions on the jams as you learn new things about each of them. You can even join in on the fun so your students can get to know you too.
You can use one Jamboard on selected days to check in with your students or use them all during the first week of school. The possibilities are endless.
If You Could
“If You Could” questions will spark your student’s imaginations. Asking questions like, “If you could rule the world for a day, what would you change?” and “If you could be someone else for a day, who would you be and why?” will really get them talking to you and each other. Check out this If You Could Jamboard Template.
Would You Rather
“Would You Rather” questions give you an insight into your student’s preferences. This Would You Rather Jamboard Template has a few examples of questions you can ask. However, if you need more ideas, be sure to see this list of questions that are student friendly.
Students love to talk about their favorites. This is a great way to help students find commonalities among themselves, which goes a long way to fostering classroom community. Look at this Favorites Jamboard Template.
Get to Know You
This Get to Know You Jamboard Template has a set of random questions your students can answer. The more you get to know your students, the better rapport you will have with them.
Who doesn’t love a good game of tic-tac-toe? With this Tic-Tac-Toe Jamboard Template, students read each statement and then place an “X” in the box that is true. The first two frames of the jam have examples; then you can create your own on the rest of the frames.
Random Icebreaker Questions
This Random Icebreaker Jamboard Template has even more questions. For example, “What do you think is the greatest invention of all time?” and “What’s the last movie you saw in a theater?
Most of these icebreaker templates were shared by Patty Jeanne of the Teachers Using Jamboards Facebook group. If you are looking for even more Jamboard templates, check out these for social-emotional learning (SEL) and for elementary students and secondary students.
And if you just want more ideas for icebreakers, be sure to download our free ebook Digital Icebreakers That Shatter.