Nearpod (originally developed at Stanford as a smaller environment than LMS etc for direct classroom interaction).
Use CVEPT as example PIN
Allows instructor to control and push out slides and activities to students
Example use – identify item with same first letter as your surname, combine with neighbour to create single item that combines these eg Bear Apple. Draw, send, display, can send back.
Nearpod has a content store which includes content, curriculum and assessment
eg PBTAL pin has digital online safety course with 75 lessons from Commonsense Education, across grade levels.
Aligned with ISTE standards.
Eg Unit 3 Lesson 2 is Super Digital Citizen
Can collect information from students, share them back, etc
Can explore websites within tool.
Can embed video
can drag and drop from PowerPoint into Nearpod
Lessons include think/pair/share etc.
Anonymous in terms of what students see.
Free version – about 30 students. Paid version is $120 a year.
Digital Curriculum release in Nearpod near start of US school year
Google Drive as an educational tool.
- Suite of online tools, no lost work,
- https://docs.google.com/document/d/129ERfDasxbObs30ZpnnCbhExMqGEp9WdOPJcuqaWToE/edit links to https://docs.google.com/document/d/16xgsTPNdz_JGC4oBlFUjiyM0Ed47S1ujcLn2rrdYRJU/edit#bookmark=id.jbxmstltxnq7
- File – see Revision History gives timestamped revisions and allows to show previous version, Show more/less shows editing.
- Google Chrome App lets you play back your editing.
- Commenting – can use Comment Only to let students Comment Only on a text or written work
- Can comment to specific student by using +email address in comments
- Discussion views shows just comments.Suggesting mode (under Comments) effectively tracks changes.
Can lock ranges
slidecarnival.com as source of free presentation templates
Can edit offline, sync later
Many US schools have adopted Google tools as their main toolset, and many use Chromebooks.