Teacher Review For Nearpod

Engage Students Immediately with Nearpod!

Vanessa S.
Classroom teacher
Whitehall Elementary School
Pittsburgh, PA
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My Grades 2
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
EdTech Mentor
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 More than 15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
As soon as students enter the classroom, they are expected to begin their Warm Up. Oftentimes, students would continue their conversation outside of the hallway and bring it into the classroom instead of starting their Warm Up. Nearpod gets them excited and interested in completing their Warm Up right away. What student doesn't enjoy taking out and using their cell phone in school?! Students type their answers to their Warm Up question and it gives me, as the teacher, immediate feedback on student answers and what common mistakes are being made. Those students that do not have access to a device, simply keep their answers on a sheet of paper in their notebooks.
My Take
I love the immediate feedback and the immediate engagement for students. It gets my class going and the students are excited to begin the lesson. I hope to expand my use of this product in the very near future. Many students have the capabilities of using the product with the diverse platforms it uses. Unfortunately, changing and creating lessons is not as user friendly as it could be.