Teacher Review For Nearpod

Best way to engage student learning while having all the control !

Jennifer M.
Classroom teacher
Elkridge Landing Middle School
Elkridge, MD
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My Grades 6, 7, 8
My Subjects English Language Arts
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 4
Support 3
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I used Nearpod to assess learning and review a previously taught subject. I work in a school where devices are one to one and student are able to take them home as well. I was able to easily upload a powerpoint and add stop points along the way. I was also able to create an activity previously unattainable with out the technology. My students were all able to participate in real time and share their thought, and they were given immediate feedback. My students were engaged and liked the feature of me being able to share their answers. We did find out through trouble shooting that if a student entered an answer and it was either incomplete or they didn't like what they posted they can exit the presentation and re-enter with the code.
My Take
I think this was the best way to assess my student's learning. I Nearpod made it easy to collect data and have it already scored for me. The features of Nearpod help me to rise up the SAMR ladder creating activities otherwise unconvinced. This tool has allowed me to monitor all students participation and ease my grading that I have to do. One way it could serve teachers better is to have a presentation mode that is split screen with the results screen.