Experience for yourself this magical educational app that has been used by more than 5.000.000 students around the world.
Nearpod is a must have application for teachers and schools that have access to a set of mobile devices for their classes.
The Nearpod platform enables teachers to use their Tablet to manage content on students’ mobile devices. It combines presentation, collaboration, and real-time assessment tools into one integrated solution.
Before You Start
Nearpod is a synchronous solution for the use of mobile devices in the classroom. To try Nearpod, you will need one Tablet or PC/MAC and at least one other device (tablets, smartphones, Chrome books, PC/MAC), both running Nearpod. All devices should be connected to the Internet.
To create an account or log in as a teacher you need to download the Nearpod app on a mobile device.
If you enjoy our SILVER Edition (FREE), you have the option to upgrade your account to the Nearpod GOLD Edition , which offers the following benefits:
- more storage space (up to 3GB),
- larger file uploads (up to 40MB),
- more students per session (up to 50),
- additional interactive features (add audio slides, add twitter timeline, and insert web pages in your presentation),
- student self paced feature (Nearpod homework)
How It Works
Teachers use Nearpod to share content with their students and to manage the flow of the lecture. Students use Nearpod on their mobile devices to receive multimedia content and to participate in engaging assessment and collaboration activities.
Now your students can experience the interactive Nearpod Presentations at their own pace.
Nearpod allows teachers to:
- Create Content: – Teachers log in to www.nearpod.com to create multimedia presentations with interactive features such as quizzes, videos, polls, drawing tools, and more. They can also access featured presentations from certified publishers and fellow educators.
- Engage: – In the classroom, teachers log in to the Nearpod app to share content with their students and manage the flow of the lecture. Students use the Nearpod app on their devices to receive curricular content, participate in activities and submit responses.
- Assess: – Teachers can see students’ answers in real time on the Nearpod app. Additionally, teachers can log in to www.nearpod.com to access post-session data and obtain detailed activity reports.
Download Nearpod now and sign up for a FREE account to start experiencing the magic of Nearpod!
|Silver||Free||Up to 50MB of storage space, up to 20MB of presentations each, up to 30 students per live session, web & Twitter support options, PDF reporting.|
|Gold||$12/month||Up to 3GB of storage space, up to 40MB of presentations each, up to 50 students per live session, web/Twitter/email/phone support options, PDF & CSV reporting, extended features on the apps.|
|School||Contact us for details||For 5+ teachers per school, up to 10GB of storage space per teacher, up to 60MB of presentations each, up to 100 students per live session, dedicated Nearpod specialists for support, PDF & CSV reporting and advanced options, extended features on the apps.|
|District||Contact us for details||For 10+ teachers per school, up to 20GB of storage space per teacher, up to 80MB of presentations each, up to 200 students per live session, dedicated Nearpod specialists for support, PDF & CSV reporting and advanced options, extended features on the apps.|
|Upgrade to Nearpod Gold Edition!||$11.99||In-app purchase.|
|Various content||$2.99||In-app purchase.|
I love the way that nearpod allows students to interact with the teacher in real time. The built in quizzes and polls are one of my favorite features. However, the slides are difficult to customize. When you insert a photo into the slide, it becomes a background image–it seems as if there is no way to insert a photo any other way. Nor can i figure out how to customize where and how text is placed on the slide. Tech support is horrible. I spent several hours on a lesson, only to have it become “unavailable” the day i needed to use it in a classroom. One week later, and that issue still hasn’t been resolved. This could be a fantastic tool if tech support were available when you needed them and if the slides were easier to customize.
I used this in college for presentation, during my internship, and . I feel that it was beneficial to help keep me on track and helped me make sure I was asking all the questions I wanted and getting frequent feedback. It helps break up boring presentations. I liked how I was able to get information from those students who don’t usually contribute during class discussions. I use the teacher screen on a tablet so I can walk around the classroom. I create a student account for the front screen, so I can see what the students see. When I don’t want to let them use computers or devices, I’ve still used this same method of having the projection be a student profile so the students can interact with the presentation. I love the drawing option (which also allows students to take pictures and send it which is helpful). I also love to be able to choose good responses to show students. They really enjoy seeing their information presented. I like the feature that lets you know when students are off the sight, but I found it works best if they are in the app. Otherwise, it only works if they close their browser which is not necessary to do if you wish to visit and do other things. They can still text back on iphones if they get notifications without it showing they are off the sight. I like the option of pre-made presentations. They include several instructional presentations to help you learn the program as well.
Nearpod is a useful presentation tool for adding interactivity to lessons. It doesn’t take long to create lessons and you can broadcast to any device. The lessons are primarily designed for K-12, so there’s not a lot of suitable content for higher education but you can create your own presentations.
Nearpod supports engagement through presentation. Lectures are no longer one way static presentations, but have built in engagement that broadcasts to students’ devices. This is highly beneficial for quiet groups that may have something to contribute but often remain silent. Quizzes can be created to immediately analyse student comprehension and to gain feedback, and results can be shared with the class in an anonymous way. The classic use of Nearpod is to break up content dissemination from lectures or presentations by combining presentations slides and engagement slides. You can insert polls, quizzes, open-ended questions or even interactive drawings. This can be done in large lecture theaters, or smaller class environments. It’s best to begin in a tutorial environment before attempting a large lecture scenario.
Students can use Nearpod during presentations when they are reluctant to attempt audience participation by directly addressing their audience. They can gain feedback anonymously from students in order to enhance presentation assessments.
There is a website for this tool http://www.nearpod.com. Also we tried it with PCs and it worked.
In my history class with 20 students. I create my own presentations. It's been an amazing experience, I've been using Nearpod for a couple of weeks.