Teacher Review For Nearpod

Excellent Lesson Tool

Jennifer A.
Classroom teacher
Montclaire Elementary School
Los Altos, CA
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My Grades 2
My Subjects English Language Arts, English Language Learning, Math, Science, Social Studies, Health & Wellness
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 5
Support 3
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Creation
Knowledge gain
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
I use Nearpod all the time. It has replaced all my overheads, Powerpoints, etc as a means of teaching. Instead individual students or pairs use an iPad to have the lesson right in their lap. I really like that I can embed activities, questions, and video right in the lesson without having to call on only a couple students or switch to a different place to get a video. It also helps keep my students on task because they know that they are all accountable for responding. I like that I can see their responses immediately as well as later. Usually I have students all work on the same presentation but a few times I had leveled presentations so students of different abilities accessed different versions of the same content.
My Take
I also love the variety of activities I can ask students to do--multiple choice, draw, free response, etc. Creating a presentation is easy to do and easy to share. It's also easy to run presentations either live or as homework (self-paced). It would be helpful to have more 2nd grade pre-created content.