Nearpod Free vs. Paid: Free Silver Account
So, you’ve heard the buzz! Nearpod is an interactive student engagement platform where you turn your existing resources (Google Slides, PowerPoints, and .pdfs) or our pre-made lessons into transformational learning experiences. In real-time, you’ll receive formative assessment data from every student.
Let’s explore everything you have access to in a free Nearpod Silver account:
Create your lesson & Nearpod’s Lesson Library
In minutes, you can import existing lessons into Nearpod Lessons. Add your own spin to your presentation, by creating your own slides with a variety of themes, layouts, background images, and even GIFs, inside Nearpod!
In addition to creating your own lessons, you can download lessons for free from the Nearpod Library! Download as many lessons as you’d like, until you fill your library, which has 100MB of storage.
Launch your lesson
With Nearpod, you have three ways to deliver your lesson; Live-Participation, Student-Paced, and Front of Class. All three of these modes are available in our free version!
While launching your Nearpod lesson, (up to 40 for one session, but launch multiple codes for more joins!) students will enter a specific 5-letter code (not case sensitive). Nearpod works on any device and in any technology setting.
You have access to a variety of assessment and collaborative activities that allows you to measure student understanding in real-time. In each Nearpod lesson, you can add formative assessments like:
- Open-ended question, including audio responses
- Collaborate Board
- Draw It
- Matching Pairs
- Time to Climb
- Memory Test
- Flipgrid Topics
With some activities, you can also add Reference Media, in the form of images, video, audio, audio recorder, PDF viewer, or web content. With Reference Media, your students have additional resources to help them successfully participate. Toggle to hide students names during activities. With anonymous answering, students are more likely to eagerly and authentically respond.
Plus, you can now add a Timer to some of your favorite activities.
Active & Engaging Learning
With Nearpod, you can add media to your lesson to engage students in learning! Silver teachers can add:
- Virtual Reality Field Trips
- Video, including interactive videos
- PhET Interactive Simulations
- Microsoft Sway
- 3D Objects
- Web Content
Share and Edit Lessons
With Nearpod Silver, teachers can share editable Nearpod Lessons, Folders, and Student work. Nearpod recognizes the importance of teacher collaboration to increase student success and achievement. Use Nearpod with your colleagues and, together, you can create highly engaging lessons for your students!
View student response data individually or as a class and generate post-session reports with one click!
Ensure that everyone is caught up on student response data by easily sharing post-session reports through email. As a Nearpod user, easily export individual student data results for parent-teacher conferences, student conferences, and to share with all important stakeholders related to your students’ success
3rd Party Integration: Google, Microsoft, & Remind
Google Apps and Nearpod have collaborated to create a seamless integration with Google Slides, Google Forms, and Google Classroom. You can create a differentiated, blended and/or flipped classroom environment. Share your Nearpod lesson to your Google Classroom with one click. Learn more about Nearpod’s integration with Google Apps, here!
Using Microsoft? You can also share your lesson through Teams, upload Office365 files, and upload PowerPoint files.
You can also require students to use their Microsoft or Google credentials to validate their name when joining a lesson.
Are you using Remind to bridge the gap between school and home communication? Share Nearpod lessons via Remind. Take advantage of this easy-to-use integration. Start aiding communication efforts!
With Nearpod Silver, you can create meaningful, interactive lessons in minutes, so you can spend more time teaching and less time planning.
Sign up for Nearpod’s Silver Edition TODAY and watch your instruction transform.
Katie is a Personalized Learning Leader in Volusia County Schools. She helps teachers incorporate educational technology into their curriculum. She believes that students deserve an instructional practice that resonates with their daily lives, and that includes the utilization of technology. She is on a mission to promote the endless benefits that edtech can have on 21st century instructional practices.