Teacher Review for Nearpod

Now teachers on devices is not a distraction from the PD, but a Must!

Michelle W.
Technology coordinator
James Wadsworth STEM Elementary
Chicago, United States
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My Rating
Learning Scores
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 General
How I Use It
I used nearpod to present a PD to teachers on developing STEM units. It was great! Teachers were on their devices in order to follow and participate in the PD, not because they were distracted. Using nearpod kept them actively involved. I also liked that I had a report to access following the PD so I could see the assessment results. The presentation was reusable; it did not save the data.
My Take
It would not have worked had I not included multiple formats. They had to follow links for online reading, respond to formative assessment and poll questions, and view graphics that I had to prepare in an organized, coherent manner. Thus, this is a great tool but not a quick fix. It takes time to develop a good presentation and some components are not free, so you either have to upgrade or get five friends to sign-up for a six-month upgrade.