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Transcript of the 'Adding images and shapes in Google Jamboard' video.

This is the transcript for 'Adding images and shapes in Google Jamboard' video.

Hi. In this video, we'll learn how to add images and shapes in Google Jamboard. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so being able to add pictures to our jams can save a lot of words.

Just start by clicking the Add Image button. You can add images from a few different places, including your Google Drive, Google Photos, your computer or Google image search. Just select the source you want from the list along the top and search for the picture.

In this example, let's find a picture of a koala using Google image search. Just type the word koala in the search box and press Enter. Wow, so many cute koalas. I think I like this one, so I'll just select it and click the Insert button. Give it a second to download and then boom. There's your koala right on the frame. Getting images from Drive, your computer or Google Photos works pretty much the same way. You can even use your computer's webcam to snap a photo and insert it, which could be useful if you're trying to add a picture of yourself or something in your classroom.

Adding a shape works in a very similar way. Just click the shape button and choose from one of the eight available shapes. After you choose, move over to the frame, drag your cursor and add the shape. If you need to change the size or proportions of the shape, just use the little blue drag handles around the edges. With the shape selected, you can also change its fill and outline colours using these two buttons at the top of the page. Let's make this shape yellow with a red border. Too easy. Everything you learned about rotating, duplicating and deleting sticky notes works exactly the same way with images and shapes.

If you add multiple images or shapes to a page, they stack up in the order you made them, with the most recently created on top. But what if you need to change the order of the objects and move an image or shape lower down in the stack? No problem. Just use the three dot menu to choose Order and then move the object forward or back or all the way to the front or all the way to the back. You can stack up your objects in whatever order you like.

Cool. We covered a lot in this lesson, but if you can do all of this, you really are on your way to being a Jamboard superstar. See you in the next lesson.

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