NearPod is an intriguing solution to an "all-in-one" presentation and polling application for your classroom. The app provides the ability to upload existing presentations, such as Powerpoint, as well as create new ones from scratch. Adding interactive features such as question/answer polling, surveys, and drawings are easy, are great for formative assessments. Additionally, the entire pacing of the presentation is controlled from the teacher's iPad.
Watch the video below to see how NearPod is being used at Coppell H.S.
NearPod is very easy to use, and not only can you as a teacher use it to create interactive presentations for your students, but you can have your students use this app as a creation device to present information to the entire class. Your students will be constantly engaged throughout the presentation.
Watch the video below to learn how to create a presentation in NearPod
I have used NearPod to present information to students, but have also had students create their own presentations using NearPod. This creates a student-led environment with much more engagement during presentations. Overall, I have observed increased engagement by my students with the use of this app. Other teachers have seen similar results.