Posts Written By: Nearpod Team

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 always YouTube. Based on the ease of access […]

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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 first heard about Nearpod sometime after Spring Break. […]

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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 instructional approach. Despite the fact that differentiation has […]

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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 the 2017 National Education Technology Plan, blended learning: […]

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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 that can be useful is modeling beneficial approaches […]

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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 right direction, but to be an effective teacher, […]

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Hit the Ground Running in September with Nearpod Essentials

Lessons can be fluidly customized to meet the needs of your classroom, ensuring your students receive the best interactive learning experience possible.

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