Monthly Archive:: September 2017

Using Nearpod to Support Blended and Flipped Learning

Introduction As technology is being used to support student learning in more and more classrooms, blended and flipped learning implementations have become more common.  While there are distinctions between these two types of learning environments, central to both is the idea of student-centered learning. As defined by the 2017 National Education Technology Plan, blended learning: […]

The Benefits of Using Nearpod in a Preservice Teacher Education Program

Introduction If you ask teachers about the technology training they received as a preservice teacher, many will likely point to a single education technology course they took during their undergraduate education program. While the format and content of these courses varies enormously across the US, one strategy that can be useful is modeling beneficial approaches […]

#NearpodChat: Evaluating Edtech in the Classroom – September 6, 2017

We recently wrapped up another engaging #NearpodChat on Evaluating Edtech in the Classroom. Check out some of the highlights from the discussion!

Disrupting Teacher Professional Development One Workshop at a Time

This post is written by Melissa Pelochino, the Director of Teacher Professional Development at Nearpod.  

Four Ways to Help Kids Take Ownership of Their Learning

Learning is not a passive process. Students are not sponges for facts. Teachers cannot assume they will have each pupil’s full attention simply by standing in the front of the room and talking. Injecting exciting visuals and interactive elements within a lesson is a step in the right direction, but to be an effective teacher, […]