Monthly Archive:: January 2018

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.

Using Nearpod for Novel Studies

There are so many different ways to use Nearpod for your novel studies! It makes checking comprehension so easy and it’s just a great way to keep your students engaged and on task.

Utilizing Nearpod in the Pre-K Classroom

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. Four-year-olds are capable of much more than we give them credit.

New with Nearpod: Easy Ways to Create Nearpod Slides

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

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.

Differentiating Instruction with Nearpod’s Digital Literacy Centers

Before Nearpod, I felt like I was wasting so much time at the copier each week only to misplace those worksheets later when it was time to enter grades or send them home. Differentiating seemed impossible!

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

Improving school-wide learning is both the challenge and goal of every K-12 admin and school leader. Supporting the use of formative assessments is one of the few strategies that can be easily implemented, at little to no cost.

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 formative assessments should be to collect data on […]

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 either delivered online or in engaging and interactive […]