How I Use It
I was originally a Nearpod user, but I didn't like that students couldn't get instant feedback unless I was doing a live lesson. I don't like live mode where all the kids work at the same pace because some kids need extra time. I needed something that could be self paced and give instant feedback. I did a search for websites that were similar to Nearpod. I somehow found LessonUP. I did a trial and fell in love. Not only does it allow the students to work at their own pace but each slide gives them instant feedback. There are also so many options for each slide. Some options that I love are multiple choice, sequencing, mind mapping, imbeded videos, and more. I love to use mind mapping to create charts with their responses. I can pose a question and let them respond. Then I can choose all their best answers and put them on my chart. I can fill it out while they are working on the entire lesson. There is so much flexibility with LessonUp. If you want to use slides from previous lessons you can copy and paste them into other lessons.
During distance learning, I used it to teach all of my lessons. I could record my voice on each slide. You can see how much time students spend on each slide. You will know if they skip certain slides. Before and after distance learning, I used it to enhance my lessons. I can't imagine teaching without it!
The benefits include:
-student paced lessons
-quick access to see who is finished/not finished
-easy to create
-lots of options