Celebrate your Nearpod journey

Explore the timeline to share out the Nearpod features you can't live without!

What year do you want to explore?

Nearpod gets its start

2012: Nearpod is born

Nearpod launches in the app store! The first teachers bring Nearpod into their classrooms.

2014: Key Partners

Nearpod teams up with partners like Readworks, Learnzillion, and Classroom Complete Press to bring their lessons to the Nearpod Library.

2015: Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media's award-winning Digital Citizenship curriculum comes to Nearpod.

2016: Virtual Reality

Virtual field trips bring the ability to take a field trip to anywhere in the world from the comfort of your classroom, on any device.

Collaborative teaching and learning

January: Collaborate boards

Collaborate boards are introduced, allowing for whole-class interaction that quickly becomes a student and teacher favorite.

May: School Library

School and District Libraries make lesson sharing among teachers quicker and easier.

September: PhET Simulations

PhET Interactive Simulations bring hands-on math and science to Nearpod.

More interactivity for students and teachers

February: Search by Standards

Teachers can filter the Nearpod Library to find content for the standard they're teaching.

March: Student Notes

Students can take notes directly on a teacher's lesson, and access a copy with media and their activity responses included.

August: Matching Pairs

Teachers of all grade levels start launching matching pairs activities that allow students to show their knowledge and get instant feedback.

The family grows

April: Flocabulary joins the family

Nearpod and Flocabulary team up to bring joy and engagement to every classroom! A new collection of lessons featuring Flocabulary videos enter the library.

June: Time to Climb

Time to Climb is added to the family of Nearpod activities, allowing teachers to easily create and launch quiz games.

July: Immersive Reader

Immersive Reader for Nearpod activities introduces a new way to offer support for every student including text-to-speech, real-time translation, parts of speech, and more.

October: Google Slides Add-on

A new way to create Nearpod lessons arrives! Teachers can now create lessons directly in Google slides, adding Nearpod activities along the way.

New ways to teach with Nearpod

March: Student Audio Submissions

Students can now respond to Open-Ended Questions with recording audio, allowing for accessibility and even more assessment options.

August: Interactive Video

Make any video interactive! Nearpod launches the ability to add questions to any video along with a Library of interactive Videos.

December: 1 Billion interactions

With a record-breaking 1 billion activity submissions this school year, Nearpod keeps students and teachers connected in new ways across in-person, virtual, and hybrid classrooms.

The journey continues

Explore more Nearpod updates and stay up to date on the latest and greatest on the blog.

What year do you want to explore?

  • Nearpod gets its start

    2012: Nearpod is born

    Nearpod launches in the app store! The first teachers bring Nearpod into their classrooms.

    2014: Key Partners

    Nearpod teams up with partners like Readworks, Learnzillion, and Classroom Complete Press to bring their lessons to the Nearpod Library.

    2015: Common Sense Media

    Common Sense Media's award-winning Digital Citizenship curriculum comes to Nearpod.

    2016: Virtual Reality

    Virtual field trips bring the ability to take a field trip to anywhere in the world from the comfort of your classroom, on any device.

  • Collaborative teaching and learning

    January: Collaborate boards

    Collaborate boards are introduced, allowing for whole-class interaction that quickly becomes a student and teacher favorite.

    May: School Library

    School and District Libraries make lesson sharing among teachers quicker and easier.

    September: PhET Simulations

    PhET Interactive Simulations bring hands-on math and science to Nearpod.

  • More interactivity for students and teachers

    February: Search by Standards

    Teachers can filter the Nearpod Library to find content for the standard they're teaching.

    March: Student Notes

    Students can take notes directly on a teacher's lesson, and access a copy with media and their activity responses included.

    August: Matching Pairs

    Teachers of all grade levels start launching matching pairs activities that allow students to show their knowledge and get instant feedback.

  • The family grows

    April: Flocabulary joins the family

    Nearpod and Flocabulary team up to bring joy and engagement to every classroom! A new collection of lessons featuring Flocabulary videos enter the library.

    June: Time to Climb

    Time to Climb is added to the family of Nearpod activities, allowing teachers to easily create and launch quiz games.

    July: Immersive Reader

    Immersive Reader for Nearpod activities introduces a new way to offer support for every student including text-to-speech, real-time translation, parts of speech, and more.

    October: Google Slides Add-on

    A new way to create Nearpod lessons arrives! Teachers can now create lessons directly in Google slides, adding Nearpod activities along the way.

  • New ways to teach with Nearpod

    March: Student Audio Submissions

    Students can now respond to Open-Ended Questions with recording audio, allowing for accessibility and even more assessment options.

    August: Interactive Video

    Make any video interactive! Nearpod launches the ability to add questions to any video along with a Library of interactive Videos.

    December: 1 Billion interactions

    With a record-breaking 1 billion activity submissions this school year, Nearpod keeps students and teachers connected in new ways across in-person, virtual, and hybrid classrooms.

  • The journey continues

    Explore more Nearpod updates and stay up to date on the latest and greatest on the blog.

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