Teacher Review For Nearpod

Great "catch all" app

Dana O.
Instructional Technology Integrator
North Allegheny School District
Pittsburgh, PA
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My Grades 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts, World Languages, English Language Learning, Health & Wellness
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 3
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Knowledge gain
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with ELL
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I use this app to facilitate a short professional development session called 5 ways to use the iPad in the classroom. It's a an app I do recommend to all content area teachers. You do need to be connected to Wifi to use it and allow it to pass through the filter.
My Take
Great tool, but can become solely direct instruction easily depending on how the teacher creates the presentation. I encourage the use of student activities in the lesson.