How I Use It
I used this app to create interactive presentations for my students and class. I used interactive questions, phet activities, I was able to ask open ended questions to foster critical thinking . I did not find anything that did not work in Nearpod.
As a teaching tool. Nearpod is a great application. I liked how all of my students were able to follow the presentation together. They were also able to answer critical thinking questions anonymously, rather than needing to answer to the class in front of the class. Students are able to work on their communication skills, along with explore content they are learning in class in a presentation. One of my favorite parts of Nearpod is being able to ask my students questions, such as multiple choice, short answer, and true false to keep them engaged in the lesson. In science, students are also able to use Phet activities to apply to content learned in class and explore the curriculum topics.