Teacher Review For Nearpod

Nearpod - FANTASTIC Tool for the 21st-Century Classroom

Bethany P.
Classroom teacher
Central High Park Hills, MO
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My Grades 11, 12
My Subjects Social Studies
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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 Less than 5 minutes
Great for Homework
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
Nearpod is an excellent tool for the 21st-century classroom. Teachers can create presentations on Nearpod or can upload PDFs/Power Points. I use Nearpod in my dual credit Social Studies classes, in which I typically lecture. Students can follow along with my presentation on their own screen, answer embedded questions, view websites, and more! Nearpod allows teachers to continue presentations, even if they are unable to use a projector. It's awesome!
My Take
Nearpod is a fantastic tool. I've recently upgraded to the Gold edition, but the free version is extraordinarily useful as well. My only critique would be that creating slides on Nearpod, while simple, doesn't allow for much creativity - creating presentations with a "wow" factor is a must for all classrooms, especially high school.