Teacher Review For Nearpod

Great way to flip a boring powerpoint into an interactive activity!

Anna L.
Classroom teacher
Francisco Middle School
San Francisco, CA
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My Grades 6
My Subjects Math, Science
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 5
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Individual
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Special needs
How I Use It
I took some of my old powerpoint presentations about earthquakes and volcanoes and made a Nearpod presentation. In the new presentation, I included "checking for understanding" spots were students would take a poll, or a quiz. Students also had to draw and create their own volcano illustrations. I also embedded links to videos and reliable websites.
My Take
Overall, I would highly recommend this APP for teacher led instruction or even student-led learning. This would be a great tool to get full engagement as you can control the slides and the activities they engage in. Students who were absent or missed class can also catch up by learning the lesson independently in their own pace.