Of all the digital formative assessment tools on the Web, Nearpod does something unique: It provides teachers with real-time feedback on student understanding to help monitor and adjust instruction. At its core, Nearpod is an interactive presentation tool that allows teachers to share their presentations with students as well as assess their understanding through a variety of formative assessment question-types. Teachers can upload PowerPoint, PDF, and PNG files and add questions in between their slides to check for understanding. When the teacher advances her slides, the students' screens will automatically jump to the slide that the teacher is sharing. When students reply to questions, the teacher will be able to see who answered correctly and who answered incorrectly. Getting started is easy. You can log in with your Google account and upload a PowerPoint presentation you have already created. If you are accustomed to using Google Slides to share presentations with students, you can download your Slides as a PowerPoint file or you can add the Nearpodize Chrome Extension to upload your Slides directly to Nearpod. Nearpod also has a vast library of teacher-created and commercial content that can be copied and modified. Check out the video tutorials below or sign up for a summer workshop to learn how you can use Nearpod in your classroom.
Nearpod 01: Create and Explore
Nearpod 02: Import Slides and Add Activities
Nearpod 03: Live Session and Student View
Nearpod 04: Live Session and Student Reports
Nearpod 05: Nearpodize Chrome Extension