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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Nearpod - Create Educational Mobile Content

Nearpod is an interesting new service that teachers can use to create, deliver, and monitor student use of educational content on iPads and iPods. Nearpod is still in a closed beta (they are looking for pilot schools), but what I have gathered about it so far indicates that teachers use it to create quizzes, polls, Q&A activities, and instructional presentations. Teachers using Nearpod to deliver quizzes and polls can look at students' responses individually or in aggregate.

Embedded below is a short introduction/ promotional video for Nearpod.

Nearpod Testimonials from Nearpod on Vimeo.

Applications for Education
Nearpod could be a good tool for teachers to create and deliver customized content to their students. The feedback mechanisms may allow you to quickly get a sense of your students' comprehension of the lessons that you deliver.