Nearpod - Revolutionizing education by integrating technology

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  • Teacher with Apps

    04/20/2016 - Hypergrid Business

    More schools getting free VR from Nearpod, Google

    To boost coverage, the company launched a program to raise money for grants to 30 to 40 public schools this year so that students in these schools can enjoy immersive content free of charge.

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  • Teacher with Apps

    03/29/2016 - SmartBrief

    Tech Tip: Enhance learning with Nearpod Virtual Field Trips

    Science teacher Joanna Beck recommends that educators look into Nearpod to give students a memorable virtual field trip experience.

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  • Teacher with Apps

    03/21/2016 - Teachers With Apps

    Nearpod is Venturing into Virtual Reality!

    Virtual Reality (VR) is the next step in the educational technology revolution. Nearpod’s version of VR combines their unique presentation software format with short bursts of VR.

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    01/18/2016 - Free Technology for Teachers

    NEW! Nearpodize Your Classroom from Your iPhone

    The world of mobile teaching and learning seems to be getting smaller and smaller and Nearpod is no exception. Last week, they brought their interactive and dynamic tool to iPhone.

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    12/19/2015 - Adventures with Technology

    How students sold me on the joy of learning with Nearpod

    I will admit that I knew about Nearpod for years (like four of them) before I had my ah-ha moment. This week provided multiple concrete examples of why I am thrilled that my district pays for my premium Nearpod account.

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    09/17/2015 - Innovation: Education

    N is for Nearpod: How these educators used Nearpod for professional development

    Educators instinctively understand the engagement power of a tool that allows learners to actively participate in the learning. For those of you new to Nearpod, this multi-platform app allows teachers to shoot out presentations — think Powerpoints or Google Slides made interactive — directly to their students’ devices.

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  • Kids interacting with peers and Nearpod

    07/26/2014 - Latina On The Go

    Nearpod: the wave of the future that’s here now!

    Nearpod allows you to create presentations using your own library of PDFs or PowerPoints, as well as Nearpod’s library (teachers can ask to create lessons for them and it pays!)

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    03/10/2014 - iPad educators

    Top Ten Tips for Nearpod

    Nearpod has always been one of our most favourite apps here at iPad Educators and we have spoken of its use both here on the site and as a part of several presentations worldwide.

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  • Raising hands

    08/28/2013 - iPad Academy

    Using Nearpod to Increase Engagement

    The other day, my students and I worked with Nearpod for the first time. I spent some time (not a lot of time) developing an interactive digital citizenship presentation where students were able to participate in polls, discussions and watch videos.

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  • Students interacting with technology

    12/21/2015 - Sustainable Living

    Mystery Guest Practice Session

    The Sustainable Living Project in January, 2016, will be initiated with a curiosity based activity. Three different mystery guests will be interviewed by students on three consecutive days. This students used Nearpod to practice prior to the mystery guest videoconferences taking place next month.

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    09/20/2015 - Learn Lead Grow

    8 Ways NearPod Can "Draw" Your Students to Engagement

    Discover different ways in which you can have students use the Drawing feature in NearPod to engage everyone and help them demonstrate their understanding..

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    09/18/2015 - Learn Lead Grow

    No Google CardBoard? Try NearPod Virtual Field Trips

    Recently I learned about a new feature called Virtual Field Trips. In a partnership with 360 Cities, NearPod now gives teachers and students the opportunity to view pristine locations like the Taj Mahal, the Golden Gate Bridge, and The Great Wall of China..

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  • Classroom material: books, an iPad, pencils

    08/09/2015 - High Tech Classroom

    The Joys of Nearpod

    No more watching bored students having to sit and get information. Asking them to take notes on information they will not retain on paper they will most likely forget in class. Nearpod allows you to take a presentation and make it interactive while engaging each student.

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  • A lever and a place to stand logo

    08/07/2015 - A Lever And Aplace To Stand

    A Nearpod Update that is an Instant Improvement

    If you are unfamiliar, Nearpod is one part presentation tool, one part student response system. With its latest update, instant questions and other components have come to Nearpod, as well as other super cool new features and possibilities.

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  • 180 days to happy logo

    07/16/2015 - 180 Days To Happy

    Flipping the classroom from the palm of your hand

    In a world where so much of our life is conducted, managed, and revised via mobile devices it is always easy to “find an app for that”. Depending on your school and their wifi, your best bet may be to use your phone. Nearpod is one app that can be easily downloaded and implemented!

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    05/23/2015 - Andrea Halverson

    Nearpod and Project Evals

    I’m trying to take advantage of the fact that I have a class set of iPads in my room this year. I decided to try Nearpod, an app that allows teachers to push content to students’ iPads and get feedback from them in real time.

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  • A lever and a place to stand logo

    05/20/2015 - A Lever and a Place to Stand

    Design something cool with Nearpod

    I was thrilled to read the news today that the movers and shakers at Nearpod, one of my fave webtools, collaborated with the designers and thinkers at Stanford to create a high school introduction to design thinking.

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  • The classroom technology blog

    04/21/2015 - The Classroom Technology Blog

    How Nearpod saved the day

    Nearpod allows teachers to deliver instructions to students by "pushing" content out to any wireless device or computer that is using the same software.

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  • Staffordshire University logo

    03/31/2015 - Staffordshire University

    IPads as a teaching tool in sports therapy

    Nearpod enables you to seamlessly present material (slides, videos, journals, etc) both on the big screen and onto student devices whilst assessing progress or facilitating live interaction with students (real time quizzes, surveys, etc). Perfect for ensuring engagement and learning progress.

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    02/04/2015 - Kims Kaleidoscope

    Using Nearpod

    This post will teach you how to create and use Nearpod as an effective tool in the classroom

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    03/25/2015 - edtech inspired

    Nearpod: Triumph from Tragedy!

    Nearpod can be used for free. Only the teacher needs a login. Students/participants can go to https://nearpod.com and type in the “Join Session” box on the top right to access a presentation.

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    03/19/2015 - Teacher Tech Reflection

    Spicing Up A Lecture With Nearpod

    Mr. Walters uses the Nearpod app on iPads to make his lectures more interactive and engaging, the type of lesson we all want to teach.

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  • Darton College logo

    03/12/2015 - Darton College

    100% Student Engagement, Y8 Focussed and making progress, Technology in lessons

    By using Nearpod students have worked on a variety of learning muscles including perseverance, making links, capitalising and meta learning.

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  • Kids interacting with peers and Nearpod

    03/11/2015 - Connect the Dots

    Do you Nearpod?

    One of the great new apps we have been playing with is Nearpod! It is wonderful! The kids have the presentation right in front of them, which makes it so much easier to pay attention and learn!

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  • Techie Teacher Thoughts logo

    03/10/2015 - Techie Teacher Thoughts

    Formative Assessment Resources - KaHoot and NearPod

    NearPod is a resource I first saw in action a few years ago in a gifted classroom. The teacher was reviewing information about their theme and wanted to make sure the students understood before they started their projects

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    03/10/2015 - With Love from Texas

    Nearpod: A "How to"

    This guide will teach you how to create and use Nearpod as an effective tool in the classroom. I am not a certified Nearpod expert, however I've created quite a few presentations, used it in my classroom, and done my research.

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  • UK edchat logo

    03/06/2015 - UK Ed chat

    Nearpod

    A wonderful resource which for educators to present lesson slides and resources to a class on their own Apple/Android devices.

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    03/04/2015 - Ms Ghanie

    Why Nearpod

    Free interactive tool, perfect for formative/summative assessments and excellent tool to use during small groups to review, check their understanding and quiz.

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    03/03/2015 - Murray County Schools

    Nearpod

    Nearpod goes way beyond PowerPoint as far as presentations go and is actually interactive with instant feedback given to the teacher as students interact with presentations.

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    02/19/2015 - Rachelle Galang

    Nearpod

    Nearpod is great because it gives you control over what your student sees on their iPad and when they see it. The tool allows students to view presentations that you put together for your lessons

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  • Classroom material: books, an iPad, pencils

    02/13/2015 - Emerging Tech Tips

    Yorktown Crompond School

    Nearpod allows the teacher to share presentations by dragging and dropping existing Microsoft PowerPoint or Google Presentations into the creation panel.

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    01/21/2015 - Apps in Class

    App of the Week: Nearpod

    Nearpod allows teachers to construct presentations using the Nearpod website and deliver instruction to students by pushing content out to multiple devices at once.

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  • A kid using an iPad to learn

    12/16/2014 - Microsoft UK Schools Blog

    Deliver engaging lessons with Nearpod

    Nearpod is a platform which can be used on PCs and tablets such as the Surface which would provide an ideal productive environment for learners and teachers to benefit from the app's capabilities, that enables teachers to manage what the entire class see on their screens with its synchronised all-in-one solution.

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    12/14/2014 - Teach Thought

    52 Of The Best Apps For Your Classroom In 2015

    What are the best apps for your classroom? The best little bits of software to use tomorrow, in your school, to make your classroom go?

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    12/08/2014 - Ed Tech Speed Dating

    App of the Month for December 2014- Nearpod

    Nearpod is a great way to do interactive presentations. Where I have found it to be really successful is as a starting point to get teachers out of their comfort zone to start using technology

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  • University of Sussex logo

    11/25/2014 - University of Sussex

    Nearpod: bring learning to life with interactive mobile presentations

    Nearpod is a tool which allows you to create engaging, interactive presentations. It’s packed with great activities and tools.

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  • Canyons School District logo

    11/20/2014 - CDS edtech

    Nearpod and Nearpod Homework=Powerful Blended Learning Opportunities

    I used the school's iPad cart and each student opened the free Nearpod app. They entered the CODE my lesson and we were ready to learn

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    11/20/2014 - Learning Inspired

    10 ways of using Nearpod in the Classroom

    Nearpod is an interactive presentation and assessment tool that can be used to amazing effect in the classroom

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    11/19/2014 - Techno Teachers

    Jules Says: News from an iPad Summit (Boston - Nov' 2014)

    It lets you (for free, folks) create and design your own presentations, share them with students, and invite them to respond (live).

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  • A teacher and a kid using an iPad to learn

    11/14/2014 - Faet

    NearPod: Going Beyond PowerPoint to Engage

    Nearpod is a very easy to use tool for any non-techy teacher and those techy teachers out there will appreciate these features as well.

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  • Kids using iPads to learn

    11/11/2014 - CCSD's Instructional Technology Blog

    Tuesday Tech Tip: Using Nearpod in the Classroom

    Nearpod is a presentation tool that allows teachers to create a presentation and bring it to life by pushing it out to students and guiding their activity in real time

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    10/31/2014 - Ashland Tech

    Nearpod

    Nearpod is an application that allows teachers to create their own presentation and interact with smartphones.

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  • Inquiring Minds logo

    10/28/2014 - Inquiring Minds

    Integer MADNESS

    We were using an interactive app called Nearpod to help us learn! Nearpod is full of quizzes along the way to help us check our understanding.

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  • Kid using a laptop

    10/27/2014 - Mr. Hussain 180

    Day 53 – Nearpod

    One of my math classes used Nearpod today. They were amazed that I could control what was on their computer

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  • Washington and Lee University logo

    10/27/2014 - W&L University

    W&L Academy Introduces New Technology into Local Classrooms

    One teacher from each of the schools participated in the week-long academy during the past summer on how to efficiently utilize tools such as Nearpod

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    10/18/2014 - Teach to learn

    Develop, engage, evaluate; using Nearpod

    Nearpod allows one to develop or download interactive presentations which are described as a “boatload of awesome”

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  • New Learning Times logo

    10/14/1014 - New Learning Times

    Nearpod

    Nearpod provides powerful synchronized viewing and participation experiences, yet it is very easy to use and set up

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  • Illustration Mathy Cathy

    10/05/2014 - Mathy Cathy Blog

    Functions - Nearpod Learning Check

    I thought of Nearpod’s “Draw” feature and giving students an opportunity to create a table that represents a function, AND a table that does NOT represent a function.

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    09/29/2014 - Kim's Technology Treasure Chest

    5 Essential Tools for Educators

    Nearpod is PowerPoint on steroids. It is a free app that students download and follow along using a slidedeck. With Nearpod, you can add in videos, poll questions, quizzes, audio clips, etc

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    09/28/2014 - Crazy Teaching

    Feedback in a snap using Nearpod

    Nearpod is a awesome hybrid presentation/response system tool that you can use to deliver content to students as well as poll or quiz students during your presentation.

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    09/25/2014 - Fractus Learning

    Tools of Engagement – Involving Students in Their Own Learning

    Nearpod is an online interactive presentation tool that can only be described as a boatload of awesome.

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  • Teacher with tons of work to grade

    09/24/2014 - eLearning Day

    Elearning day: Why Canvas, Notability and Nearpod?

    Kelly Geisleman will be guiding you through the steps and features of this great interactive program.

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  • Kids using iPads to learn

    09/21/2014 - Ms. Price's Fourth Grade 2014-2015

    We used Nearpod with Mrs. West's class

    Adding and Subtracting Decimals with Nearpod.

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    09/04/2014 - edtech Talk

    NEW ADVENTURES WITH NEARPOD

    Nearpod is a resource that engages students, seamlessly incorporates interactivity, synchronizes all devices, and provides data for easy monitoring of student progress

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  • Lesson being projected in classroom

    8/21/2014 - The Acclalm Blog

    The IMPACT Conference (8/13 – 8/16), a summer multimedia workshop at NYU Steinhardt

    At the App Petting Zoo, I heard from instructors and other attendees regarding their favorite apps for music education. NearPod allows you to create and share interactive slideshows with others.

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    07/28/2014 - Edutech for Teachers

    Thunder, Lightning & App-oholics

    The Nearpod app enables teachers to use their iPads to manage content on students' iPads, iPhones, iPods or Macs. It combines presentation, collaboration, and real-time assessment tools into one integrated solution.

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    06/26/2014 - The Apptive Learning Lab

    Why Kids Love Nearpod

    I have been using Nearpod in my Maths rotations for a little while now and my students just love it! They love this new way of sharing their work with me and the immediacy of feedback the app encourages.

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    06/11/2014 - Mind Shift

    Apps That Rise to the Top: Tested and Approved By Teachers

    With the thousands of educational apps vying for the attention of busy teachers, it can be hard to sift for the gold. Michelle Luhtala, has crowd-sourced the best, most extensive list of apps voted on by educators around the country.

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    05/23/2014 - Arlington ISD

    Success in the Second Grade Classroom with Nearpod!

    Nearpod is an app that allows you to interact with your classroom using mobile devices. You can use presentations that are already created or create and customize your own

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  • Illustration Mathy Cathy

    05/18/2014 - Mathy Cathy Blog

    Radical Nearpod Art

    The element of “play” can be a powerful part of learning. Several weeks ago, my 8th grade algebra students solved radical equations through a Nearpod lesson.

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    05/07/2014 - Tina Bacolas' ePortfolio

    Nearpod in Cedar Mountain

    Nearpod is one of the best websites/apps I've come across in my teaching career.

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  • A kid combining digital and analog learning

    04/03/2014 - Science In Your Everyday Life

    Nearpod

    An interactive, engaging presentation tool that will blow the minds of your students! Great to use with Cloze notes.

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  • A kid using an iPad to learn

    02/25/2014 - The Teach Lady

    Tech Tip Tuesday - Nearpod What?

    An online interactive student response system, teacher controls the pace of the presentation and students do not need an account, they just need to join it with the access code from the teacher.

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    02/22/2014 - Corkboard Connections

    5 Reasons to Use Nearpod in the Classroom

    Nearpod works on ANY device, whether students have iPads, computers, or other tablets. This is great especially for schools that allow students to bring their own devices.

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  • Students using laptops in class

    02/07/2014 - Curat.ivity

    Seamless Weaving of Instruction and Assessment

    Nearpod allows teachers to shoot out presentations - think Powerpoints made interactive - to their students' iPads. Content slides can be interspersed with embedded polls, quizzes, and drawing tools for in-the-moment formative assessment.

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  • Kids interacting with peers and Nearpod

    01/15/2014 - MILLER LEARNING

    Create, Engage and Assess: Nearpod

    With multimedia content and tools being available more then ever before, teachers now have the ability to use Web tools such as Nearpod to “harness students’ attention, keeping them focused and minimizing off-task behavior.”

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  • Kids interacting with peers and Nearpod

    01/14/2014 - Manchester Med

    Day1 of 10 days to Flipped Class: Day 1 – Getting Started

    Nearpod is a brilliant, interactive presentation tool that you are going to use to deliver the class activity. We will use it to create an interactive presentation that will test the students on the knowledge you provide prior to the class.

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    11/26/2013 - edudemic

    2nd Graders Share Thoughts On iPads In The Classroom

    This short video showcases a second grade classroom using Nearpod in the classroom. The students universally agree that Nearpod is much more fun and exciting than worksheets!

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  • Students interacting with mobile devices

    11/12/2013 - Hoadside Attractions

    Nearpod – A Great BYOD App!

    Nearpod allows teachers to log in and create a slide presentation, including quizzes, polls, graphic tasks, weblinks and multimedia. Students log in to the website or via app and are conducted on a synchronous trek through the lesson at the teacher’s pace.

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    11/1/2013 - edudemic

    Nearpod update brings visual learning to your classroom

    A teacher who is a long-time Nearpod uses applauds Nearpod for its latest updates which includes many innovations and improvements that teachers like himself have suggested.

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    11/6/2013 - ictevangelist

    Nearpod for progress and AFL

    This article suggests practical uses for Nearpod in the classroom and includes a free downloadable PDF with how-to instructions.

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    6/29/2013 - I'm a Mc: iBlog

    What’s ‘Appening in Ag Ed

    On Wednesday, I was at the beautiful Beaver Hollow Conference Center in Java, NY to present two sessions of a workshop on iPad apps to use in the agricultural education classroom. I was thrilled to be invited to share with NYAAE members some of the apps that have worked for me with my students.

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    5/14/2013 - edudemic

    How Nearpod Brought Active Learning To My Classroom

    A teacher's personal story of how Nearpod brought active learning to his classroom. He discusses how the Draw It feature helped students visualize a tricky math problem. He also notes that even struggling students became excited and didn't fear interaction due to the direct contact with the teacher versus class-wide scrutiny.

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    5/14/2013 - Moving Toward

    Experimenting with Nearpod

    A few weeks back I was fortunate enough to attend the Mobile Learning Summit that was put on by NYSCATE. Even though the conference was almost in spring we had to brave snowy weather while driving to Hamilton College, but it was well worth the trip.

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    5/13/2013 - classtechtips

    Nearpod for 1 to 1 Classrooms

    Class Tech Tips recommends Nearpod for 1:1 classrooms to amp up student engagement.

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    05/07/2013 - freetech4teachers

    Nearpod Homework - A New Option for Sharing Lessons Over iPads

    Announcing Nearpod Homework, a self-paced presentation that allows students to work through presentations on their own. Nearpod Homework allows students to send questions directly to their teachers and allows teachers to instantly assess student progress.

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    04/25/2013 - Edudemic

    My 24 Most-Used Education Apps (What Are Yours?)

    Nearpod comes in at #19 on the 24 most-used education apps.

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    02/25/2013 - NCS EdTech News

    Nearpod in the Math Classroom

    One of the great challenges of the modern educator is in how to balance the use of technology and the content of their subject area. Our students are surrounded by a vast array of technology on a daily basis, technology that is an integral part of their lives.

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    02/24/2013 - ICT

    Nearpod

    Whilst doing some research to support the iPad trial today I came across Nearpod - a way of creating and sharing interactive presentations.

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    02/04/2013 - Matt Britland

    NearPod for iPad: Revolutionise presentations and AFL in the classroom

    NearPod was great and the ability to guide students through the presentation, while walking around the classroom was excellent. Of course the power comes from the interactive elements of the presentation.

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    01/25/2013 - The Classroom Gadget

    Nearpod can control the iOS classroom

    For a few years now, more schools are beginning to adopt the iOS classroom. I'm not sure if that's a real term yet, but if it catches on, I will appreciate royalties. iPads, especially, are being considered to enhance classroom learning.

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    04/05/2012 - The Teacher’s Lounge

    From BrainPop to Nearpod: Take-Aways from TESOL 2012

    ReallyGoodStuff.com discusses how impressed they were with several companies at the 2012 TESOL Conference, with Nearpod making it into one of their top slots. Really Good Stuff recommends Nearpod as a tool to take technology in the classroom to a new level. They also note that the Nearpod platform is excellent both for ESL and Non-ESL classrooms and applauds the real-time feedback and assessment capabilities that Nearpod offers.

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