Supporting Effective Classroom Discussions with Nearpod

  When you hear the term class discussion what image pops into your head? I always envision students sitting in a circle with the teacher handing off a “talking stick” so individual students can share their thoughts one at a time while others listen. I also see Read More

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4 Benefits of Improving Vocabulary Instruction in your Classroom

  Vocabulary is not an isolated skill. It is based on all areas of communication — listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Thus, having a robust vocabulary is the building block for success.  Make Nearpod a part of your vocabulary routine with our ready-to-teach lessons leveraging collaboration, interactive Read More

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Using Nearpod for Novel Studies

  Hi friends! I am so excited to talk about today’s topic: Using Nearpod in novel studies! Novel studies are one of my favorite things to teach in the classroom. I usually do three to four a year and we are about to start the second one Read More

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Utilizing Nearpod in the Pre-K Classroom

  Nearpod in Pre-K?!? I know you are probably thinking, “Nearpod in Pre-K? That sounds like a headache!” I’m here to tell you that it was one of the easiest lessons I’ve implemented. As any Pre-K teacher can tell you, four year olds are capable of much Read More

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New with Nearpod: Easy Ways to Create Nearpod Slides

  New, easy ways to create awesome Nearpod slides We’re excited to share some new, easy ways in which you can make your Nearpod slides more dynamic and impactful. Many of you have told us that you’d like to have more design options to make your Nearpod Read More

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3 Formative Assessment Examples

Ask any principal or school leader about the types of metrics where they would like to see improvement, and it’s likely that both student engagement and student achievement will be on that list. Fortunately, research suggests that by implementing additional formative assessment activities in the classroom, both Read More

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Differentiating Instruction with Nearpod’s Digital Literacy Centers

  Ever feel like you’re drowning in worksheets and handouts in your classroom? Do you ever feel overwhelmed when trying to organize multiple versions of the same worksheet just to differentiate your instruction? Me too! Before I found Nearpod, I felt like I was wasting so much Read More

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How Formative Assessment Tools and Strategies Help Guide Instruction and Improve Learning

Improving school-wide learning is both the challenge and the goal of every K-12 administrator and school leader.   While there are a variety of strategies that can help meet this goal, supporting the use of formative assessments is one that can be easily implemented, at little to Read More

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Formative Assessment Ideas for Elementary Students

  When promoting the school-wide use of formative assessments, there are grade level considerations that must be made by administrators and educational leaders.  Formative assessment options that might be well suited for secondary students are not always appropriate at the elementary level. In general, the goal of Read More

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Blended Learning: Modern Approach to Education

  Despite its name, blended learning is not a method of learning at all. Instead, blended learning is a new and successful way of teaching that includes both in-class and on-your-own education resources and lessons. Even more accurately, blended learning means that those on-your-own learning opportunities are Read More

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