If you like the possibilities of creating interactive lessons using Google Slides and Pear Deck, you will like the advantages of Nearpod too! Nearpod is a shared teacher platform with both free and for purchase interactive lessons that expand students’ horizons through virtual field trips and checks for understanding with immediate feedback for both teachers and students.
Teachers and students can log in with their Google login, simplifying access without having to creating another username and password. Students can also join by a teacher-given CODE.
Click the “Explore Lessons” to see what options are available, using the filters for price point, grade levels, subject areas, and more. For a quick preview of a possible lesson, check out Ancient Egypt. When students access the lesson by using the teacher-given CODE, the teacher then paces the presentation while students see and interact with the projected slide on their own devices. Don’t miss out on the virtual reality experience of the 360 degree panoramic views of the pyramids and inside the tomb of Pharaoh Ramesses IV on slides 2, 9, 14!
Not only can teachers tap into the shared lessons, teachers can also build their own lessons within Nearpod to create an interactive experience, taking direct instruction to a whole new level. Be sure to check in with your instructional or tech coach for support in using this tool effectively.
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