Nearpod: The What and The Why
When COVID-19 disrupted the educational scene, I prioritized keeping students meaningfully connected with their studies, even in an asynchronous environment. That's when I stumbled upon Nearpod. At its core, Nearpod is a digital platform designed for instructors to craft captivating lessons enriched with multimedia integrations, on-the-spot evaluations, and team-driven tasks. It's an invaluable asset in hybrid classrooms, allowing students to interact with course material in real-time or at their own pace. For my detailed video walk-through of Nearpod's features, click here.
How It Works in a Hybrid Classroom
Live Interaction: Kickstart a Nearpod session in class, and students can hop in using a unique code, diving into the lesson live, whether on campus or connecting from afar.
On-Demand Learning: For those preferring to work at their pace, Nearpod offers an asynchronous mode, apt for the hybrid learning approach.
Swift Feedback Loop: Nearpod offers instant insights into student participation and comprehension, facilitating live debates and shaping subsequent instruction strategies.
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Benefits and Impact
Nearpod’s Chrome Extension for Google Slides
For premium subscribers, Nearpod’s Chrome Extension revolutionizes Google Slides:
Transformation: Elevate your slides into immersive lessons by including interactive components.
Live Tweaks: Modify Nearpod lessons live within Google Slides, consolidating the creation process.
Efficient Workflow: Juggling between apps becomes history, simplifying the educator's workflow.
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