80 – Nearpod

UP 2 places in 2021

Nearpod is an educational tool to create and deliver interactive presentations

Website: nearpod.com
Cost: Free and Premium versions
Availability: Online

Ranking on the 202 sub-lists

Top 150 Tools for
Personal Learning: 76
Top 150 Tools for
Workplace Learning:
Top 150 Tools for
Education: 40

Overall rankings in the previous 14 surveys: 2007-2020

2020: 82 2019: 150 2018: – 2017: – 2016: 110 2015: 50 2014: –
2013: – 2012: – 2011: – 2010: – 2009: – 2008: – 2007: –

Comments on Nearpod in 2021

“Nearpod is next on my list because of its capabilities. You can like FlipGrid videos onto Nearpod and keep them in a certain order so students don’t need multiple codes for multiple FlipGrids. Nearpod also has a feature where students do a fun quiz and climb a hill. It makes the quiz more game-like. My favorite feature is that you can make lessons student-paced so everyone is engaged all the time and working at their own pace. There is an ability that was recently added where you can make videos interactive. The video will pause and ask a question for students to answer before continuing. My big hang-up with Nearpod was that it froze up too often.” Darren Vance, Middle School Math Teacher, USA

“Interactive tools to make teaching easier” Gijs Groeneveld, Netherlands

Previous comments

“Interactive slides for synchronous and asynchronous learning.” Academic Leader, USA, 2020

“Allows interaction during a presentation. I can stay on task during a presentation while gathering data and engaging the audience.” Teacher, 2020

“The option for the collaboration tool, the use of different options including sharing boards, slides, videos and the option to set activities” Tabitha King, Social Work Educator, UK, 2020

Quick Guide to Nearpod 

Here you will find some basic guidance and links to resources on how to use Nearpod for teaching, training, learning and development.

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