Teacher Review for Nearpod

Nearpod opens up so many possibilities for teachers to engage students with technology. This is the first app I learned how to use on our ipads to teach a lesson. Our librarian used it first. It is fun and easy to work with! It does require teacher input.

Cassandra F.
Classroom teacher
Garfield Elementary School
Olympia, United States
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My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Knowledge gain
Practice
Small group
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with General
How I Use It
I used it to introduce vocabulary in an indigenous language. My 2nd grade students saw the picture of a wild berry on their ipad. I included audio files. They were able to click on the audio file to listen to the word in Lushootseed. At the end of the presentation, they tested their knowledge with a matching game.
My Take
I liked how I could integrate this app into any content area I wanted to. It would be nice if the audio files were easier to play in the self-paced mode. I gave each of my students headphones. However, the audio was glitchy. It worked sometimes.