Shifting Expectations in Today’s Classrooms

The term “Digital Natives” is often used to describe those students who have grown up surrounded by technology.  These students are able to access information at the touch of a button, instantly connect with peers around the world, and if they want to learn something new, there’s Read More

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Pushing Through Stuck

"It might happen after my first draft. Or, it might happen after several revisions. Inevitably, I reach a point where I get stuck. Banging-my-head-against-a-wall, pulling-my-hair-out stuck." Read More

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The Student Produced Nearpod Lesson: An Engaging Way for Students to Learn About a Topic in Depth

This is a guest blog post from Peter Paccone, an AP US History teacher in San Manino Unified School District, California. Four months. That’s all it took for me to become a big fan of Nearpod – the relatively new yet highly acclaimed educational technology application. I Read More

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Using Nearpod to Support Differentiated Instruction

Introduction Regardless of grade level, every classroom is full of students with different needs and different ability levels.  Teaching to the “average” works for some students, some of the time, but it is rarely enough to support every learner.  That’s why differentiation can be such a powerful Read More

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Using Nearpod to Support Blended and Flipped Learning

Introduction As technology is being used to support student learning in more and more classrooms, blended and flipped learning implementations have become more common.  While there are distinctions between these two types of learning environments, central to both is the idea of student-centered learning. As defined by Read More

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The Benefits of Using Nearpod in a Preservice Teacher Education Program

Introduction If you ask teachers about the technology training they received as a preservice teacher, many will likely point to a single education technology course they took during their undergraduate education program. While the format and content of these courses varies enormously across the US, one strategy Read More

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Keeping up to date: The latest updates to Nearpod

Curious about what we've been up to at Nearpod? Check out all the latest features that we've added that will engage and inspire your students. Read More

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#NearpodChat: Evaluating Edtech in the Classroom – September 6, 2017

We recently wrapped up another engaging #NearpodChat on Evaluating Edtech in the Classroom. Check out some of the highlights from the discussion! Read More

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Disrupting Teacher Professional Development One Workshop at a Time

This post is written by Melissa Pelochino, the Director of Teacher Professional Development at Nearpod.   Read More

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Four Ways to Help Kids Take Ownership of Their Learning

Learning is not a passive process. Students are not sponges for facts. Teachers cannot assume they will have each pupil’s full attention simply by standing in the front of the room and talking. Injecting exciting visuals and interactive elements within a lesson is a step in the Read More

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