5 Ways to use Nearpod in the Classroom

1. Station Rotation

Use Nearpod in the self-paced mode to guide students through different stations in the classroom. Place the various stations around the room with all the appropriate materials readily available for use. Then, set up your Nearpod with all the instructions and activities for your students to complete. When the students are done, you can access a full report of all the work they completed at each station.

2. Display Student's Work

If you have students answering questions during a lesson, use Nearpod to write out how they solved a problem. You can also use Nearpod as a collaboration tool to display a single student's screen on the board. This is a great feature if you want to share the strategies a student used to figure out a math problem or use of text evidence in their answer with the rest of the class. Students can then stand and defend their answer or process. Using Nearpod is a great way to get students to process through their learning steps.

3. Self-Paced Homework

Create interactive homework assignments for your students where you can instantly get data to help form the learning plans for the next day. You can create a Nearpod Lesson and then activate the session in self-paced mode. Using your LMS (Learning Management System) give the students a link to Nearpod and the access code.

4. Flipped Instruction

Flipping your classroom can be a great strategy to engage students in hands-on projects associated with the materials you are teaching during your class time with them. To 'flip' your classroom students would learn the content outside of the classroom or during a rotation. Then come to the classroom to apply it. You can use Nearpod in self-paced mode for students to go through content the night or day before the activity.

5. Formative Assessments

Using data to drive instruction is important in teaching. Nearpod's report feature gives you access to all student entered answers whether it be a drawing, answer to an open-ended question, or multiple choice answers. The reports can be printed in PDF or CSV format. You can print either an entire class summary or individual reports. These reports can aide in student-led conferences.

Michelle Claverie

by Michelle Claverie

Michelle is passionate about engaging educators in meaningful learning centered around emerging practices in education. Her background consists of teaching in elementary, adult, and college levels. She brings a unique perspective as a teacher who entered education during the early adoption of technology and her passion for innovative instruction is evident when she speaks on these classroom practices. Michelle works closely with local school districts to ensure effective and purposeful integration of technology into researched-based instructional practices. She has an M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction, an Ed.S. in Education Leadership and is working towards her her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership.