On Friday I boldly experimented using NearPod during a LIVE synchronous session for my Math Methods – Teaching Math to Pre-K to 4th grade students.
I let my students (who are all going to be future teachers) know that I was experimenting and that things may not work exactly how I had planned.
I’d created the lesson in NearPod beforehand and then launched it live during my Microsoft Teams meeting.
It allowed all of my students to participate in open-ended questions, live polls, and also post responses on a collaborate board.
At the end of the session, I was able to have a report emailed to me which showed all of the student responses and provided great formative assessment information to me.
This was a great success. Total participation was up, and I gave myself and them another arrow for their quiver in these challenging days of online instruction.
The best part is that NearPod can be used as a free tool for teachers.
Check it out! It can work for all levels of students – K-12 and higher education, too!
And check out my other posts on EdTech, especially VoiceThread.