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Nearpod

  • Android, iPad, iPhone
  • Free
  • age 16+

About Nearpod

Nearpod is an easy-to-use tool for creating interactive lesson plans, presentations, assessments, and digital content. Teachers can upload videos, images, audio clips, and PDF files as well as embed multiple-choice quizzes and polls. Nearpod is designed to work on iPads, iPhones, Android tablets and smartphones, Chromebooks, Windows, PCs and MacOS.

Teacher Review

Nearpod is a platform for delivering interactive presentations. It can be used in the homework mode or the live mode, which allows the teacher great flexibility and control over the pace of the class. Teachers launch the presentation and monitor progress either from the website or through the app. Using the Nearpod app on their devices, students input a code and their names to access content and submit responses.

What is Nearpod?

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 Lessons

You can explore the Nearpod Lesson Library with over 7,000+ ready-to-run K-12 lessons in all subject areas for your school or district today. You can share free ready-to-use Nearpod lessons or any lessons that you created. You get access to an up-to-date, continuously growing library, with new lessons added and updated each month.

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. 

Teachers are using Nearpod to access thousands of high quality digital lessons to enrich student learning. Nearpod's features amplify already great teaching and, as a result, students are magnifying their learning capacity.

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.

Nearpod deeply integrates with your favorite Google tools - Google Classroom, Slides, Drive and more to fit to how you teach. 

Nearpod Students

Nearpod is effective at connecting students to their teacher and their peers. Not only does Nearpod offer endless collaboration, gamification and competition opportunities between students, but it also offers unique abilities to teachers, such as sharing student work with the rest of the class anonymously.

Nearpod Presentation

Nearpod is a presentation platform that seeks to inject elements of interaction into classroom presentations in an attempt to better engage students and provide feedback to teachers. The teacher delivers the presentation as a “live session” that is assigned a unique PIN. Students then enter the PIN in the Nearpod app on their iPads. The presentation appears on screen while the teacher controls the progression of slides and the built-in interactions with students.

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App Details

Teacher Ratings

Devices

Android, iPad, iPhone

Price

Free

Skills

Organisational and Productivity Skills
Creative Development

Safeguarding

In-App Purchases - No

Publisher

Panarea

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Publisher's Description

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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