Teacher Review for Nearpod

Create engaging presentations and collect useful assessment information that students enjoy!

Deb G.
Media specialist/librarian
William Annin Middle School
Basking Ridge, NJ
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My Grades 6, 7, 8
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 Further application
Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I use Nearpod to create presentations to introduce new content and skills and to review content/skills and assess student understanding. Students love using Nearpod individually, in small groups and whole class. The interactive features and embedded media engage students in their learning.
My Take
This tool should be part of all teacher toolkits for its benefits in teaching and engaging students in learning. The mechanics of creating presentations is somewhat difficult. I often want to edit an existing presentation to improve some aspect after using it with a class and find that particularly difficult and cumbersome. It is easy to accidentally delete a presentation which you cannot get back.