Teacher Review for Nearpod

Amazing website! Students are super engaged and I loved it too!

TARA S.
Classroom teacher
Bay Brook Elementary/Middle
Brooklyn, United States
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
My Subjects Arts
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Knowledge gain
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
General
How I Use It
Instead of a boring old powerpoint to read along with the class, this program allows for fantastic interactive posts from the students on their devices at the same time. It also allows them to follow along, so if they don't have a clear view of the front of the room or have vision impairments, they can still see just like students in the front row! The opportunity for students to give anonymous answers to questions posted, (teachers can see who posted but their fellow classmates can not!) allows students who are afraid of risk taking to step up and try! This is a special setting, so as the teacher, make sure you practice how to hide names before doing it in front of the class.
My Take
This can be used for any class type or setting and any grade level. Set up for the teacher takes a bit longer than a traditional powerpoint but it is worth it as the class seems much more engaged. I look forward to seeing how it evolves with time.