If you haven’t heard of Nearpod by now, you really  need to check it out!  This versatile tool takes your presentations and instruction to the next level.  Nearpod allows you to embed quizzes,polls, Fill in the Blank activities, drawing activities and more!  Have I made you curious?  Check out, “Nearpod: Bring the Wow!” to learn more about this truly powerful, transformative classroom tool.

The vast majority of teachers who use Nearpod are rocking their instruction, yet may only be using it as a suped-up PowerPoint, or as a quick way to grade a quiz.  As great as those two are, Nearpod can be way more.  I’m excited that Nearpod has asked me to facilitate their weekly #PionearChat on Twitter next week, and we’ll be discussing ways to bring the “wow!” to your classroom and take Nearpod to the next level.  Join us on Tuesday July 28th at 7:00 pm EST.  We’ll address the following points about “thinking outside the pod” with Nearpod:

  • What is the most creative way you’ve presented content to your students?
  • What is the most creative way you’ve used Nearpod in your classroom?
  • What is the most creative way your students have used Nearpod?
  • What features could be added to Nearpod to allow more room for creative use?

The best way to learn how to use a new tool is to dig in and play.  Having a conversation with other dedicated users will help you transform the way you use Nearpod to engage and motivate your students to be active learners.  So join us for a conversation next Tuesday on Twitter, and don’t forget to use #PionearChat!

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