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Back to school free lessons and activities

August 5, 2022The Nearpod Team

Relationships matter. It’s no secret that one of the most important things you can do during the first weeks of school is to build relationships and learn more about those in your classroom. These lessons and activities are also a fun way for students to get acquainted with Nearpod.

Back to school lessons and activities

Social Emotional Learning Check (K-12)

Social emotional learning lessons and activities on Nearpod

Core subjects only cover the tip of the iceberg. Social emotional learning is important now more than ever. Want to know what is on your students’ minds and check in on how they are feeling? Use these check-in lessons and activities to support students’ social and emotional health.

Building culture and community (K-12) 

Culture building lessons and activities on Nearpod

Relationships first, everything else second. Help your students build a strong community and culture around the school and within the classroom by giving them the power to shape their learning environment.  

Classroom Icebreakers (K-12) 

Back to school icebreakers activities on Nearpod

Help students warm up to each other as they answer questions about themselves. Use these fun and engaging activities to help build classroom culture in the first weeks of class.

Back to school surveys (K-12) 

Back to school K-12 surveys on Nearpod

The lines at the copy machine can be longer than the DMV. Save paper and time while learning more about your classroom with the click of a button. Use these digital surveys to get to know your students’ interests and goals inside and outside the classroom. Perfect activities to kick-start the new school year!

First week of school activities

Time to Climb from Nearpod on screen as students follow along

Nearpod has a ton of interactive activities, such as Time to Climb, Collaborate Board, Draw It, and more, that can be easily integrated into your back to school plans. Keep students engaged and interested by creating memorable first week of school moments with these ideas and premade activities.

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