Nearpod

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Nearpod is a presentation tool that allows teachers to share content with students, in real time, sequentially.

Learn more about this tool by visting Watch the Tutorial on Nearpods webpage

Describe your experience with Nearpod. To what extent were you engaged? How does this technology compare with a PowerPoint or Prezi, or other teacher centered approaches? Describe 3 ways in which you can use this technology to engage your students.

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6 thoughts on “Nearpod

  1. Nearpod is SO COOL. I wish I had something like this in school! I really liked that everyone gets to answer every question. I think this is a perfect technology to incorporate when you have some fidgety students in the class. I fidget frequently and I’m very antsy about answering questions. I felt comfortable with this presentation. I think it would make topics much more interesting for students, especially as an introduction to a thematic unit.

  2. I really liked the nearpod approach to student interactive reading and learning. In my English language arts classes in the future I would use this as an introductory activity to introduce a novel. With nearpod I can create a presentation of authors for the works the students will be using, or any kind of introduction of background information. For example if I am going to use the novel: Bud, Not Buddy with sixth grade students as an introductory activity, I can introduce the background and historical information in which the novel takes place.

  3. I really enjoyed using Nearpod in the class. It is similar to a PowerPoint presentation in the fact that it gives the student information on the topic but differs in the fact it is interactive right on the students screen. I like this app for teaching because it provides instant feedback to the students without showing the whole class who got the question wrong. I also like this because it engages the student in the lesson by asking questions and looking a photographs. I would use this in my future middle level math classroom by providing instructions and sample problems for my students to try out. In addition, I could link math to everyday life by using Nearpod.

  4. Nearpod is an awesome way to grab students’ attention without boring them with a lecture. I would definitely use this resource in my future classroom. I could use Nearpod to present an introduction to a lesson to spark interest. Another way I could use this is to have students design their own Nearpod to display research they conducted. Students could also work collaboratively. I would use Nearpod to assess where my students are at during the beginning of a unit that way I know what I need to focus more on. This resource is valuable while teaching. I think, in some cases, it is better than PowerPoint or Prezi because students can be interactive with the presentation. They don’t have to just sit and listen.

  5. I really enjoyed exploring the nearpod approach today. I felt like I was involved the entire time, and gained sufficient knowledge of the topic we were learning (turtles!). I was more engaged with nearpod than I would be with a PowerPoint or Prezi presentation. I would use this technique in class when presenting new topics such as grammar concepts. This way students can become more engaged and discover more of what they know or do not know. I would also use nearpod as a review for what had been taught in class, and be able to see what students need extra help with. I would also use this for having students create their own presentations to involve the class in. I am really glad we got to explore nearpod today.

  6. To extend my previous comment:

    I like this a lot more than Prezi or Powerpoint. Nearpod gives the presenter control during the presentation. Students are unable to work ahead or just “zone out.” The teacher can see who exactly is not answering the questions and can also control with slide is being viewed.

    As I said before, I would use this as an introductory to a thematic unit. In the turtle example, it gave opportunity for students to choose a type of turtle that they could research. I would definitely include choice in the introduction to a thematic unit like this one allowed for. I would also use this to monitor progress of learning throughout a lesson.

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