Thursday, July 3, 2014

Try Nearpod for Remotely Delivering Content to Your Students' Tablets and Laptops

In an earlier post about the closure of I mentioned Nearpod as an alternative option for remotely delivering content to your students. Nearpod is a service that teachers can use to create quizzes, polls, and multimedia presentations. Those materials can be shared directly to students through the Nearpod student app. The app is available on iOS, Android, Windows 8, and in your web browser. Teachers can view their students' responses individually or as a whole class. Students can reply to prompts from the teacher. Prompts can be slides, quizzes, polls, videos, and PDFs.

Applications for Education
In a 1:1 classroom Nearpod offers a great way to deliver lessons and quizzes to students. The free version of Nearpod allows you to deliver content to up to 30 students at a time. The feedback mechanisms available to students allow you to quickly get a sense of your students' comprehension of the lessons that you deliver to them.