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6 Ways to Transform your Next Presentation

June 28, 2018The Nearpod Team

Summer time is the perfect opportunity for professional development and learning for the upcoming school year. Teachers become the students, and many teachers step out of their comfort zone (or into their element) to train other teachers on ed-tech trends and mandated programs.

Whether you’re a listener or a presenter, one thing is certain. We all want engaging trainings. Here are 6 ways to transform your next training, presentation or conference experience.

Hold the Room

Using Nearpod during trainings keeps everyone engaged and interested. It’s a more interactive and dynamic format! You can embed multimedia activities like questions, collaboration discussions, videos and gifs to keep the room’s attention.

Are your past presentations created in Keynote, Powerpoint or Google Slides? Drop your pre-existing presentations and give them a facelift with Nearpod. Learn more here.

If you’re an admin that wants to ensure that all of your teachers are paying attention during the training, you can see who gets out of the lesson because that user will highlight red

Eliminate Multi-Tab Training

It’s easy to create a presentation that links to other sites and forms. With Nearpod, you can embed your favorite web links to keep everything in one hub.

Adjust Training in Real Time

Did someone ask a question during the presentation that you would like to share with everyone?

Just like teaching a class, you want to be able to check for understanding and with Nearpod’s Quick Launch, you can do just that.

Collect Presentation Feedback

Embed open ended questions, multiple choice, polls, and Google Forms into your Nearpod lesson.

You can use this to:

  • Determine during the training if anyone has questions.
  • Collect attendee information after the presentation.
  • Collect training feedback.
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Brain Breaks

It’s not only student’s that need a break from long-winded lessons, adults also need time to reset.

Here are ways to use Nearpod for brain breaks:

  • Embed a fun video to break up the lengthy lecture.
  • Add discussion questions to a Nearpod slide for controlled chatter.
  • Use the Draw it feature to leverage teacher’s creativity.

Incorporate with Webinars

Use Nearpod during a Zoom meeting or webinar so that you can embed video clips without it the “strain” on the bandwidth of the meeting. Nearpod allows for interactivity that you would normally have in a live session through the polls, collaborative board, open-ended questions without the need for “taking turns” in audio.

Kimberly Lewis
Teacher, Middle and High School Spanish)
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