Teacher Review for Nearpod

Great Digital Presentation Tool for All Subjects

Lisa G.
Researcher
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My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
General
How I Use It
I love Nearpod! I use it generally to introduce big units of study. I like creating guided research "portals" where kids can search sites, video, and pdfs of my choosing. It's fun to leave voice memos for struggling students too. Great for pre and post assessments. Great for informal assessments.
My Take
This is a fantastic tool. Besides that, my only comment is that it takes a long time to prep presentations! That's the biggest hurdle to overcome. If more presentations were already crafted, aligned, and available to the teacher to tweak, aligned to standards as well, that would be huge. I have not tried to modify a pre-made presentation yet, so this may be possible. This is not the fault of Nearpod itself, but many students have a difficult time taking these assessments slides seriously at an early age. It is also a little hard to navigate between the quizzes and slide content, if you want to make that option available to the students.