Nearpod

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Nearpod is an innovative and interactive classroom tool to create, engage and assess.

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Nearpod review by <span>Ann C.</span>
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"Nearpod Review"

What do you like best?

Nearpod is user friendly and I believe it is free depending on which edition you choose to use. I use the free Silver edition. You can create slides (similar to those in PowerPoint), import slides from a file that you've already created, add photos, and add audio. You can insert images or websites via hyperlinks. The best part is that you can also create quizzes and polls right in your presentation and the audience can respond via their phone, tablet, or lap top.

What do you dislike?

It can be time consuming to import slides that you've already created, and with anything, can take some time to get used to where all the tools are located. I haven't had too many formatting issues when importing slides from PowerPoint, but most of my slides are pretty basic. I'm not sure how animation (such as fly-ins) transfer into Nearpod.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Give it a try! It's definitely helpful if you include questions/polls into your current presentations to elicit audience feedback.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use Nearpod to increase my use of technology in the classroom. I used to use two different formats for presentations and for quizzing/polling my class, toggling back and forth between the two platforms. I am now able to combine those two things (content and review questions or elicit feedback/participation along the way) very easily and increase participation in the classroom. These days, it is hard to get students to put their phones and tablets away, but if you incorporate them into their learning, it helps keep them engaged and decrease the urge to check their phones throughout class.

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Nearpod review by <span>Ian M.</span>
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"Nearpod Next Generation Teaching"

What do you like best?

Nearpod is changing the way we teach and learn. The platform continues to break new ground and has a unique set of features which excel when used to meet learning outcomes. It can be used in any many applications across the teaching and learning portfolios and should be explored in all types of education.

What do you dislike?

Nearpod only seems to be advertised for the younger students which tends to put staff training and higher education left out. However, the product is excellent across all age groups and there is a lack of acknowledgement on their advertising.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It has so much to offer once you understand how to change your teaching style.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have started to engage staff across the Faculty to begin to teach differently and to be able to move away from traditional lectures using PowerPoint.

What Classroom Management solution do you use?

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Nearpod review by <span>Laura J.</span>
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"Interactive Presenting"

What do you like best?

I like that Nearpod has both the presenter mode and the self guided mode. This way, I can either move my students through the presentation as a whole group, or they can be assigned to move through the presentation (and any quiz questions) individually, at their own pace. I also like that quiz questions can be embedded into the presentation and that the program collects and organizes student data.

What do you dislike?

I think that the editing platform is a little clunky and not terribly user-friendly. Coming from using SMARTNotebook or Google Slides, it's a little less easy to totally customize your presentation.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Search the library of already created presentations to save yourself time!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Nearpod helps me teach my class new concepts in a more interactive way, rather than just sitting and listening. Students are held accountable to what they learn through quiz questions interspersed in the presentation.

Nearpod review by <span>Hope L.</span>
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"Fantastic Platform for Learning"

What do you like best?

Nearpod offers an interactive and visually stunning platform for asynchronous or synchronous learning in a classroom environment. Nearpod is user friendly for all parties, and can be used on students of all ages- children and adults!

What do you dislike?

Many features and products are tiered by price and subscription, with the most useful and interactive features saved for their highest paying customers.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend users to fully utilize the free content offered on Nearpod. You can save pre-created lessons to their personal library. From their, they can edit and customize that lesson to fit their student's needs. My suggestion is to get a subscription for your school district so that teachers can fully utilize all features without any limitations.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Nearpod provides a way for students to learn content in a new and fresh environment in the classroom. It has the capabilities to assign lessons to individual learners to be completed asynchronously.

Nearpod review by User in E-Learning
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"Excellent, engaging educational experience with Nearpod"

What do you like best?

I love the 3D image viewing, the variety of ways to ask questions,and the collaborate option. My students enjoy viewing different objects that are embedded into the slides, and the ability to edit slides is absolutely fantastic. Pre-made lessons are good for administration and simply for getting ideas when creating one's own slides.

What do you dislike?

I have definitely had problems when I used the student-paced function--if the students went back their quiz answers would get deleted. I haven't used the student paced in a few weeks so perhaps this issue has been cleared up. Slides can take a while to load.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Allot plenty of time to familiarize yourself with the program and many options when creating a presentation. View prepared presentations to gain an idea of how to set up a lesson. If you plan to implement a organization-wide policy to use Nearpod, have an interactive presentation using Nearpod that explains how you use it. .

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Keeping everyone on the same page--literally--during a presentation. I cannot oversell how useful this is whether you are instructing students or holding a staff meeting. It's a fantastic way to present clear-cut ideas and have everyone able to prove their understanding and present their opinion.

Nearpod review by <span>Stephanie C.</span>
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"The best on one program for students!"

What do you like best?

Individualized lessons and pre-made lessons. 4d lessons where students can manipulate the graphics without a VR device. The grading of the assignments and a report generated for import into gradebook. I could literally go on.....I LOVE NEARPOD!

What do you dislike?

Nothing.....it is amazing. It is awesome and the kids love it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try it. Create if you want or use the free lessons. Let your kids try it and ask them if they like it. I guarantee they will and so will you.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Differentiation and feedback given to students individually.

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