I hate the word “can’t”. I mean, I *can* teach without Nearpod, but there is nothing that has revolutionized my instructional delivery and produced such great student gains in the way Nearpod has.
I have been using Nearpod since the good ‘ole days in Knox County, and I cannot imagine my classroom without it. In fact, I used my Knox County Nearpod account for almost two years before they cut ties with the company and I lost my account at the end of first block — I called Nearpod support crying, and they reset my account, pulled everything from KCS to my new address at my new school, and only asked that I show off Nearpod as much as possible throughout the remaining year. Thanks, Ben! Lesson saved during class change. But Ben isn’t the only one at Nearpod who cares about the teachers… Nearpod is all about the teachers and their students. But Nearpod isn’t just for the classroom.
What is Nearpod???
Nearpod is an engaging platform for instructional delivery that allows instructors to present content while assessing knowledge gained. No time is wasted on student logins being entered incorrectly or forgotten altogether — once a lesson is launched, the student simply visits nearpod.com and enters the join code. Another option for accessing the Nearpod would be sharing a link directly to the presentation for students to click. Either way, the teacher’s screen does the majority of the “work”.
Would you like to know more?
Click here to access a Nearpod about Nearpod.
In the coming weeks, I’ll post more about how you can use Nearpod in your professional setting — not just in the classroom.
In the meantime, let me know if you have any questions and I’ll get back with you ASAP. I’m actually a Nearpod PioNear and a Nearpod Certified Trainer, so I’m here for anything you need.