Nearpod

Sorry for the late post this week.  The tool if have for you this week is Nearpod.  After talking with my colleagues who attended the San Diego iPad summit, this tool popped up.  It was a tool that I’ve looked into using before and it has made a come back.  It has been around for a while but they’ve made some pretty awesome improvements and added new features for 2015.  I’m looking forward to trying it out!

Nearpod is great because it gives you control over what your student sees on their iPad and when they see it.  The tool allows students to view presentations that you put together for your lessons.  Each slide can contain  media or information such as videos, webpages, etc.  It also has interactive features such as quizzes, surveys, sharing pictures, etc.  I highly recommend that you test it out!  The nice thing is that you get the option of totally controlling what slide your students are looking at or you can set it up so that they can go at their own pace.  I have seen it used at conferences before and think it can be a very powerful tool to use in the classroom.  There are lessons that are already created, too.  It can also be used on any device.

Tip: Create a FREE account, get your computer and iPad out and play the role of the teacher and the student to get a better understanding of how it works before you just try it with your class.

DID YOU KNOW?
In the Google Drive suite, you can retrieve revision history to restore work that you “lost”.  Click File, See Revision History.  When you look at the different changes that were made, you can click on Restore This Revision.

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