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Develop, engage, evaluate; using Nearpod

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Most teachers deliver their knowledge and information to their students through the use of PowerPoint presentations, but this may easily bore them or lose their interest. They want something fun! And I truly believe that Nearpad is the answer. Nearpad allows one to develop or download interactive presentations which are described as a “boatload of awesome”. The teacher must have her computer/ device and the students must have theirs. Once the presentation is created by the teacher, s/he must share it with the students so that they can interact in real time. The teacher must always maintain control of the students’ activity. Questions may be asked for the students so that they can interactively respond and submit them through their devices: both computers and even tablets.

Another advantage of Nearpad is that the teacher can then analyse, see the students’ perspective and record the students’ progress individually and also as a whole class. Along with open-ended questions teachers can also insert quizzes and polls. Students can also insert pictures and draw on them; however, this is applicable only if you have a touch sensitive device. It is basically a live session, where everyone is participating. According to Mr Rod Wong, this also encourages group work and discussions to take place.

It is a great, modern way to deliver information and this is better explained by Mr Rod Wong in the video below.

References:

http://www.nearpod.com/how-it-works/

https://www.fractuslearning.com/2014/09/25/tools-engagement-students-learning/

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One comment on “Develop, engage, evaluate; using Nearpod

  1. bernice1994
    October 18, 2014

    I agree with you that those long boring presentations make the students lose interest in learning and it will lead to hatred for that particular subject. Nearpad is a very interesting tool which I would suggest to all teachers because I believe that making the lesson in the most interactive way is one of the best methods to succeed in teaching. Another thing which I found interesting in Nearpad is the fact that it can help the teacher organize the students’ progress both individually or as a whole class.

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