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Using Nearpod in Videoconferencing

Lesson goals and objectives

In this lesson you will learn:

  • what Nearpod is
  • how Nearpod can be used in your classes
  • how you can make your own Nearpod
  • how to use the reports that Nearpod generates

Nearpod

Nearpod helps educators make any lesson interactive whether in the classroom or virtual. The concept is simple. A teacher can create interactive presentations that contain quizzes, polls, videos, collaborate boards and more.

The students can access a teacher’s presentation through a code and the teacher then moves the class through the presentation and lets students interact with the media as they go. Teachers can also opt for Student-Paced mode, where the student controls the flow of the lesson. This mode is perfect for study days, bad weather days, homework assignments, or independent work. The app is web-based and works on any device with an internet connection.

How can I use it?

Nearpod helps you to make interactive lessons based on your former powerpoint presentations. So how do you get this done?

First you may like to view some examples of  Nearpod lessons.

Now watch the video in which the whole process of making lessons is explained in an overview. After that, proceed with the steps to take, shown in the instructional videos.

How do I create a lesson in Nearpod?

How do I launch a lesson in Nearpod?

The only thing students need is a code to enter the lesson. The teacher provides this code.

Reports

Nearpod offers reports about the activities carried out by the students during the lessons.

Of any question, poll, open ended question and all the other options Nearpod offers you the possibility to get a detailed report of what answers students gave. For privacy reasons the results are not shown, only the dashboard. Note that if you want to make use of all these possibilities you have to buy the licensed version.

Finally you can download a PDF report of every lesson delivered with Nearpod to analyse in detail the actions and answers of the students.