Nearpod is an award-winning student engagement platform for K-12 teachers that engages students in the classroom with interactive learning experiences. It empowers educators to create learning experiences that engage and inspire millions of students around the world. It is a really fun, and engaging learning platform that encourages kids to ask questions and participate in all activities. It has the ability to hide names, so if a student is shy, they can answer freely. Overall, it’s a great learning platform. It has a learning database that can be used to not only present slideshows for students but it provides a helpful learning tool in the classroom when it comes to note-taking, to making sure that information is understood by students. It is a student engagement platform built to make teaching with technology easy. It’s designed to work with any classroom technology, from iPads and iPhones to Macs and Chromebooks. With Nearpod you can control what your students see and get feedback in real-time. It can also be integrated with google slides. It offers nine types of formative assessment including drag and drop, draw it, open-ended questions, quizzes, polls, collaborative boards, fill in blanks, matching pairs and time to climb.
This platform enables distance learning. Teachers can thus launch live lessons and videos with any conferencing solution. They can sync student screens or assign self-paced lessons for independent work. You do not have to start from scratch either. You can upload and make any of your favourite PowerPoints, Google Slides, and now, any video interactive. You can even upload videos directly from YouTube. This makes creating good quality teacher resources a breeze. You can also create presentations on other platforms such as Flocabulary. Flocabulary is a Brooklyn-based company that creates educational hip hop songs, videos and additional materials for students in grades K-12. The company takes a nontraditional approach to teach vocabulary, United States history, math, science and other subjects by integrating content into recorded raps. Flocabulary’s website features videos, lesson plans, activities and assessments or with songs.
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