Nearpod is an app that you can get from the iTunes AppStore for free. Then you create your account for free. The free version gives you access to Nearpod but only a limited numbers of the benefits.
Nearpod is an interactive multimedia presentation tool. You can put slides of content in, videos, quizzes, websites into your presentation (NPP) that you put online. Then your students log into Nearpod on their iPads and use the Pin to get to your lesson.
There are 3 different versions available. Silver which is free and gives you 30 students and 50 MB of storage. You have access to Slide, Poll, Q&A, Quiz, Video and Draw tools.
Gold is the next level and it costs $10.00 a month per teachers, students are free and you will be able to have 50 students per session. You will have all of the basic features (Slide, Poll, Q&A, Quiz, Video and Draw it) and extended features (Slide Show and Browse the Internet) that you can use in your NPP. You get 1 GB of storage.
The School Version gets you everything above and sooo much more. The cost of the school version is based on how many teachers you have subscribed. You must have at least 5 teachers. You get 3 GB of storage per teacher. You can have up to 100 students in a session. You also get the School Library which allows teachers to share NPP between each other. You can also use a web browser to access the NPP if you don’t have enough iPads. You can also get your reports as a PDF or a CSV file. With the School Edition, you get a manager account that can manage all of the teacher accounts.
You must contact Nearpod to get a quote for the School Version. I have used this at Midvale Elementary and my teachers love using it.
By Ross Rogers