Teacher Review For Nearpod

Great response system app for iPad.

Darla H.
Classroom teacher
Marzolf Primary School
Pittsburgh, PA
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My Grades 1
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Health & Wellness
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 3
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 4
Support 3
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Knowledge gain
Small group
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
How I Use It
I have used this to check for understanding in my whole class setting. I set up a slideshow of sorts called a session, in this app where I asked the kids a question and they drew their answer then submitted it directly to my iPad. Students are given a code to type into the app which pulls them into the session and allows me as a teacher to control what they do see on their iPad.
My Take
I think this is a really cool app. The really nice features of this app are that it: * Show you which students are in the session and if they drop out of it, you are alerted on your iPad. * While the students are hooked into your session, you control what they see on their iPads. * While in the session, the things the students write or choose for an answer is sent directly to your iPad, and you can see who sent the answer. * You can create your own session based around your needs or download remade ones. It is a very interactive app with a lot of fun features that will help keep your kids engaged. **** The only downfall I have run into is that it took quite some time to get all my students involved and hooked into the session. I am unsure if it is the app or our internet though.