Posted by Rosario on 9th March 2012
The 21st century came with many technological advances. Nowadays, it’s difficult to find someone who doesn’t use mobile devices to work, to communicate or to simply be updated. Students have grown up surrounded by some of the most amazing ones. So… how can teachers, from their vital role, be part of this? Education is one of the most important aspects of children’s lives… and technology is too, more and more everyday. Teachers want to share, feel and enjoy the new technology available with their students. That’s why, after months of working with educators and students, Nearpod arrives! It’s a mobile classroom, an all-in-one solution that enables teachers to create, engage and assess. Let’s see how it works, it’s really easy to use! Let’s start by creating with Nearpod. How? First, an iPad for the teacher and an iPad, iPhone or iTouch for each student are needed. With the Nearpod Content Tool teachers can create their own enriched multimedia presentations. They just have to drag the course materials into the application! There are plenty of features to add: Polls, Videos, Questions and Answers, Quizzes and Drawing activities. Publish and edit presentations anywhere… and share them with educators around the world! Now, it’s time to engage! Teachers use the Nearpod Dashboard to bring content to life. They just have to choose one of the multimedia presentations to share with the class, in order to make the students embark on a new interactive experience. The Dashboard app allows teachers to control the activity on all of the students’ devices and obtain real time data on the progress of each student and on the class as a whole. With the Nearpod Student app, students receive the interactive content on their mobile devices, encouraging them to participate more in class. They submit responses and interact through the live presentation. Multimedia content keeps students interested and entertained. Finally… post-session reports are available for teachers to assess individual and group work. Teachers can also assess the class in real time, as students submit their answers during the daily lessons. Welcome to the 21st century classroom: a new way of learning.