Nearpod

Category: Student Tools

Ages: 18+
Price: Android - Free iPhone/iPad - Free
Nearpod offers teachers an easy-to-use tool for creating interactive lesson plans, presentations, assessments, and digital content. 
 

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Teacher Review

Nearpod allows teachers to create digital lesson plans, share it with students during class, and track individual progress. Lessons are comprised of teacher-created slides that can include text, video, images, websites, questions, quizzes, polls, and assignments. Students are able to follow the lesson on their own devices at their own pace or teachers can lead a synchronized session where students can follow the lesson in real-time.
 
Nearpod provides a few sample lesson plans that teachers can choose from or they can choose to create their own as well as videos and interactive sessions to help teachers use and navigate the product.
 
Lessons can be personalized using Nearpod, which allows the teacher to control delivery from his or her device. The material appears on any student device, whether tablet, phone, or computer. The formative component allows teachers to embed quizzes, polls, a draw feature, and open-ended responses into the lesson. Whole-group instruction has traditionally been delivered in lecture format: the teacher stands in front of the class and presents the same lesson to everyone at the same time. 
 
Teacher can use the draw feature daily to collect formative data. Students use the pen tool to draw responses and send it back. Teachers immediately see the data and can share student work back to their screens in just a click. This is a powerful way for students to see peer responses and explain their reasoning.

From the Developer

Experience for yourself this magical educational app that has been used by more than 2.000.000 students around the world.
Nearpod is a must have application for teachers and schools that have access to a set of iPads, iPods or iPhones for their classes.

What's Nearpod?
The Nearpod platform enables teachers to use their iPads to manage content on students' iPads, iPhones or iPods. It combines presentation, collaboration, and real-time assessment tools into one integrated solution.

Before You Start
Nearpod is a synchronous solution for the use of iPads, iPods and iPhones in the classroom. To try Nearpod, you will need one iPad and at least one other device (iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch), both running Nearpod. All devices should be connected to the Internet.

To create an account or log in as a teacher you need to download the Nearpod app on an iPad. The Nearpod app for iPhone or iPod allows student access only.

If you enjoy our SILVER Edition (FREE), you have the option to upgrade your account to the Nearpod GOLD Edition , which offers the following benefits:

  • more storage space (up to 3GB),
  • larger file uploads (up to 40MB),
  • more students per session (up to 50),
  • additional interactive features (add audio slides, twitter timelines and insert web pages in your presentation),
  • student self paced feature (Nearpod homework)

The subscription to Nearpod GOLD edition costs $10 per month. Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase and it will renew automatically unless user turns off auto-renewal by going to the Account Settings after purchase.

NEW:

Nearpod Homework
Now your students can experience the interactive Nearpod Presentations at their own pace.

How It Works
Teachers use Nearpod to share content with their students and to manage the flow of the lecture. Students use Nearpod on their iOS devices to receive multimedia content and to participate in engaging assessment and collaboration activities.

Nearpod allows teachers to:
1. Create Content:
Teachers log in to www.nearpod.com to create multimedia presentations with interactive features such as quizzes, videos, polls, drawing tools, and more.
They can also download featured presentations from certified publishers and fellow educators.

2. Engage:
In the classroom, teachers log in to the Nearpod iPad app to share content with their students and manage the flow of the lecture. Students use the Nearpod app on their iOS devices to receive curricular content, participate in activities and submit responses.

3. Assess:
Teachers can see students’ answers in real time on the Nearpod app. Additionally, teachers can log in to www.nearpod.com to access post-session data and obtain detailed activity reports.

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