8 Classroom Management Benefits when using Nearpod

October 11, 2018The Nearpod Team

Teachers know that academic engagement and classroom management go hand-in-hand. In addition to being able to combine formative assessment and dynamic media to provide the feedback loop, provide real-world connections to academic content, and so much more, delivering lessons through Nearpod increases hands-on, minds-on engagement and simplifies classroom management.

Here are 8 ways that Nearpod can simplify classroom management:

Visibility to on and off-Task Behavior

At any point during a Nearpod lesson, teachers have insight into which students are on-task. If a student navigates away from the lesson, the dot next to their name will turn red. Teachers are empowered to choose the classroom management strategy that works best for them to address this.

More Opportunities for 100% Participation


In order to ensure 100% participation, every student needs to feel empowered to contribute. Often, some students are quick to participate while others need more time to generate ideas (or courage!) to share.

Nearpod’s nine formative assessment features empower educators to provide multiple ways for students to demonstrate what they know. Since students respond on their own device, EVERY student can answer every question, and teachers can see in real time which students have submitted answers and which need more time.

Immediate Feedback and Post-Session Reports

Teachers can view student responses in real-time, which means they can respond quickly to misconceptions (or situations where students have already mastered the topic!) to create an environment of providing feedback and prevent common classroom management issues that arise from these situations. This empowers teachers to foster classrooms where students feel heard, and know that their individual learning is important. Since the teacher can easily see which students are struggling with a certain concept, they can intervene with targeted coaching and small groups immediately.

Teachers can share out individual student responses with the whole class, anonymously. This allows for a safer space for error analysis, or, an easy way to celebrate exemplar responses!

After the lesson, student responses are found in the Nearpod reports section. 

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Synchronous Devices

Ensuring all students are on the same page can be time-consuming with many print or digital resources. With Nearpod’s device synchronization, you can feel certain that all of your students are on the same screen (remember: check for the red dot to know if a student has navigated away!).

Accountability for Independent Work

Student-paced Nearpod lessons are as engaging as live-lessons, allowing for the same level of engagement when students are working independently! Just like live lessons, these lessons collect post-session reports, so you can review student work during or after class. Student-paced mode can also be use to provide make-up-work for students who are absent, making it easier to catch up after a day out. Check out 6 genius ways to use Student-Paced lessons for more ideas! 

Ownership of Learning with Student Notes

The student notes feature on Nearpod empowers students to take ownership of their learning. They can take notes during class, and receive their notes, along with all media and the answers they’ve submitted during class, by email, OneDrive, or Google Drive. This allows students to organize their notes and come prepared for assessments or projects.

Nearpod for Sub Plans

It’s no secret that one of the most stressful classroom management moments is when you’re not there. That’s why Nearpod has made it easy to communicate sub plans and drive 100% student participation on sub days by offering Nearpod for Sub Plans.

Explicit SEL Instruction 

Often, the best way to prevent common classroom management issues is pre-teaching the social and emotional learning skills that support positive student behavior. Nearpod’s ready-to-run SEL lessons make it easier for educators to incorporate SEL into their classroom routines and increase student investment in contributing to a positive, empowering learning environment

How do you use Nearpod to support classroom management? Share and let’s collaborate on twitter using #Nearpod!

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