With that as an inspiration, I created a digital version of rainbow scratch paper using Google Jamboard. Actually I created a dozen templates, each with a different rainbow pattern underneath!
See below for links to the templates, along with a short 4-minute video and written directions on how your students can use these Jamboard templates to create some awesome rainbow art. And I would love to see what they make, so please feel free to share their creations online and tag with the hashtag #controlaltachieve
Tutorial Video (4 minutes)
Get the Templates
Click on any of the links below to get a copy of the templates. When you click the link, you will then click the "Make a copy" button to get your own copy of the Jamboard file.
- Jamboard link
- Rainbow Drawing Template #2 - Jamboard link
- Rainbow Drawing Template #3 - Jamboard link
- Rainbow Drawing Template #4 - Jamboard link
- Rainbow Drawing Template #5 - Jamboard link
- Rainbow Drawing Template #6 - Jamboard link
- Rainbow Drawing Template #7 - Jamboard link
- Rainbow Drawing Template #8 - Jamboard link
- Rainbow Drawing Template #9 - Jamboard link
- Rainbow Drawing Template #10 - Jamboard link
- Rainbow Drawing Template #11 - Jamboard link
- Rainbow Drawing Template #12 - Jamboard link
Here are the different rainbow patterns for each template:
Using the Rainbow Drawing Jamboard Template
When you make a copy of one of the templates you will get a Jamboard file with two frames.
- The first frame has the directions which explained below.
- The second frame is the scratch canvas that you will use for drawing.
Once we have a copy of the Jamboard template, here is how to use it:
- First we will click the arrow at the top of the Jam to move to the second frame.
- Now we will select the "Eraser" tool from the floating toolbar on the left.
- Next we will use the eraser to "draw" or "write" on the canvas.
- As we do this it will erase the top layer and reveal the rainbow pattern underneath.
- The pattern will depend on which template you copy as each one has a different rainbow image in the background. You can try out each of the templates to explore the patterns.
- At any point we can click on the "Share" button in the top right to share our rainbow drawing with others so they can work on it with us.
- And when we are done we can download a copy by clicking the three-dots button in the top right and choosing "Save frame as image".
Bonus: Set Your Own Background
If you want to go further, a fun option is to change the background to a different image of your choice.
- You can do this by clicking "Set background" at the top of the Jam.
- Then clicking the "Image" button from the drop down menu.
- Now you can upload an image, or search for an image to use as the background.
Bonus: How the Template Works
If you are interested in how this template works, here are the basics.
- Jamboard has several tools to create with, including the drawing tools, sticky notes, shapes, and textboxes.
- It turns out that the drawing tools, which include the pen, marker, highlighter, and brush, are special.
- Whatever we draw with the drawing tools will always be on top of anything else on the canvas.
- So what I did to make the template was to use the marker tool to draw all over the entire canvas in white. (Yes, this took a very long time!)
- Now anything that gets added to the canvas, such as a rainbow background, will automatically be behind the giant white area I drew with the marker.
- All we have to do now is use the eraser tool to remove parts of what I drew with the marker, and we will see the image underneath it.
And that's it! I hope you and your students have fun creating with these rainbow "scratch-off" drawing templates for Jamboard. I would love to see what your students make, or new twists you put on this project!
Post by Eric Curts. Connect with me on Twitter at twitter.com/ericcurts