Who Uses This Software?

K-12 + Higher Ed


Average Ratings

24 Reviews

  • 5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $12.00/month/user
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Nearpod
  • www.nearpod.com
  • Founded 2012

About Nearpod

Nearpod is a collaborative presentation tool that allows teachers to engage and assess their students using mobile devices.


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Nearpod Reviews Recently Reviewed!


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Middle school science teacher for 5 years; Instructional Technology Facilitator for 2 hears

Feb 08, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Nearpod is a high-quality, user-friendly, reliable presentation program that could be a valuable asset in every teachers classroom. There is a fee, but it's definitely worth the investment individually or at the school-wide level. For starters, it's easy to create slide decks, but what's amazing is that these presentations can be pushed to student devices or phones instantly and with ease. Students can then follow along and interact with the instructor. Other types of presentations can easily be converted and used within NearPod, too, so you don't have to reinvent good material. Just upload and begin pushing to students with ease. Next, audio and video files can be dropped in to decks which enables students to interact with the multimedia individually or in groups. Beyond that, and perhaps my favorite feature is the ability to collect real-time feedback from students through a wide variety of question types/formats. This enables the presenter to pace the lesson appropriately, follow-up with anyone who may be struggling, or engage students in conversation or clarifications based on the feedback. Next, NearPod has a database of phenomenal content available to educators. Large amounts are free. Some of the content even offers VR360 opportunities for students who are using capable devices. Last, I just appreciate that they are committed to improving their product - always taking steps forward, listening to user concerns, offering loudly support, and advancing.

Cons: It would be great if they could add on some sort of homework feature for students who may not have access to WiFi. I know they are exploring several potentials here, and I think they'll figure out a solution, but this would be helpful for flipping the classroom in Title One environments.

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Big fan of Nearpod for Education

Sep 13, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I'm a big fan of Nearpod when giving presentations. Here are the pros I see:

- Allows students to become active participants in their education. Presenting instructional content is engaging with Nearpod, not just a one-way conversation.

- You have the ability to check for understanding with built-in questions.

- They have a ton of free resources that are great.

- Real-time assessment/feedback.

- They've even offered VR field trips that you can take your students on.

- It's easy to learn how to use it, navigate, and build presentations.

- You can also easily upload presentations from other platforms.

Cons: While I feel that the pros outweigh the cons, here are some problems I see:

- It is completely based on your wifi. If you have a weak internet, then Nearpod will be slow and lagging. If you add a lot of students to a presentation, it can also significantly slow down. (Although I realize that this is not necessarily Nearpod's fault - it is worth noting.)

- Even though you can check for understanding in real-time, you cannot do so anonymously. It would be nice if you can anonymously assess students from time-to-time.

- The subscription is steep - some may think it's worth it and the features are great, but it comes with a price that is a bit much.

- The coolness factor will eventually wear off with students.

Overall: All in all, I'm a big fan. I recommend it in the classroom and strongly suggest teachers explore using it. You must be in one-to-one setting.

Nearpod is one of the easiest ways to engage students while presenting information.

Jun 07, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Nearpod has a library of pre-made lessons that teachers may use. Some are free, but others have a minimal cost. Nearpod is free to use, but the free version does have limited capabilities. The great thing about Nearpod is they offer you a 6 month trial if you complete a few steps and become a Nearpod Certified Educator. This process is extremely easy and it helps you to get to know the product. One of the best features is that you can use PowerPoints that you already have. You simply upload them, and then insert your activities. It is very intuitive and easy to use.

Another great feature is that they are constantly adding features. This company listens to it's customers and they are always making their product better.

Cons: The only complaint is that it is hard to find what you are looking for in their store. Sometime you have to try multiple searches to get a "hit".

Overall: Turns normal "sit and get" lessons into interactive and engaging activities for students. It has been very easy to use and easy to show others how to use it.

Instruction Made Easy

Feb 15, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: I love how you can use just about any type of media with a Nearpod presentation. You are able to design directly in Nearpod with the slides or you can upload presentations from Microsoft or Google files.

Cons: I do experiencing some issues with saving from time to time. Nearpod does not seem to function well if you have more than 1 presentation in edit mode. Sometimes I like to work side by side to double check both presentations follow the same format. Unfortunately this means that Nearpod does not always save my work.

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Self-Paced and Interactive Presentations

Nov 21, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Love the ability to create presentations or upload presentations I have previously created into NearPod and insert more interactive elements within them. There is a variety of question types and features. One really useful note is that you can control the presentation on your end, but have students or those attending your session view a different screen. This feature is great when designing virtual guided tours. I also appreciate that NearPod has integrated itself with Schoology LMS. Big bonus.

Cons: Honestly I don't have too much. The one gripe I have is that this is a great tool to enhance interaction and engagement, but relies on teacher-led instruction at the forefront. With a push toward self-directed/personalized learning, this may be a drawback. But this is a good tool to get you started with tech integration, or move toward VR as an element to your classroom.

Overall: Overall, it has done what I needed and allows me to control a presentation or push out some fun interactive elements to help keep students on their toes and assess quickly and efficiently.

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Interactive Presentation App for Multiple Learning Intelligences

Jan 25, 2019
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I have been a Nearpod user since 2012 (almost the beginning). I have seen the program evolve over time into a more and more dynamic platform for teachers to update their presentations and add interactive elements like polls, quizzes, virtual 360 tours, videos, audio, and worksheets. The pre-made presentations that come with a site license can be a huge time saver.

Cons: With time, Nearpod has become more expensive. As a small school, we have had to make sacrifices to afford the site license. It can be hard getting faculty to feel comfortable using it because it is a new way of approaching presentations, but those who adopt them enjoy using it. It does require a time investment to build a lesson in Nearpod, but they are sharable and reusable.

Overall: I am happy I have this resource to use in my classroom. I wish I had more time to develop more lessons.

Nearpod's games make studying fun for students

Nov 19, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Nearpod has a fun drawing feature that allows students to be creative while answering questions. Nearpod is an interactive studying experience that allows teachers to view the knowledge of the students while allowing fun studying games. Some features are similar to Quizlet such as matching and the quiz feature. It is used in my child's Spanish class to help the students comprehend new vocabulary words.

Cons: I overall like this software, but sometimes it lags a little when people are submitting assignments. I wish there was a fullscreen feature on computers so that people are able to see it better. I feel like Quizlet is more helpful for studying, but Nearpod is very efficient on introducing new material.

Overall: Nearpod is very good for introducing and presenting material to a group of people.

Engaging Students with Nearpod

Feb 05, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Nearpod allows teachers to take normal presentations and change them into engaging lessons. They are constantly adding new features and they have a library of pre-made content. My teachers love Nearpod and it has changed the classroom experience.

Cons: For what it offers, the price is reasonable but it is still a little steep for some districts.

Overall: We pay for a Nearpod subscription in our district. We have unlimited access to the content library. This is our 3rd year using Nearpod and it has greatly increased student engagement.

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Teaching hand in hand with technology

Jan 11, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like the methodology used as teaching in the hand of technology, its audio and video tools, the facility to create interactive virtual classes with interaction of the student population adjusted to the programmatic content, the evaluation of the contents in optimal time, as well as the follow-up of the students.

Cons: The only limitation I see is the connection to the Internet, because the higher the level of technology, the greater the dependence on an optimal connection to the Internet. The rest are the benefits that I can comment on.

Overall: Very good with the classes and live webinars.

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Nearpod Revioew

Nov 29, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: - They have a pretty extensive library of preexisting activities featuring a variety of topics.

- Compatible with 1 to 1 classrooms through a variety of classroom programs (google classroom, canvas, etc.)

- Great for introducing new topics in the classroom

- Great for whole class instruction

Cons: - I wish it had a way of compiling student results for each question

- Not all information in the presentations is relevant to what the students may need to know. You can edit the activity though to fit your needs.

- Have not found it to be useful for individual student activities

Overall: Overall I would recommend Nearpod to people who do not want to have to reinvent the wheel when looking for ways to present new information to a class. Great in a 1 to 1 or lecture style classroom.

Nearpod Review

Dec 08, 2016
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: There are a ton of published Nearpod lessons waiting for you to use, edit, and share. It's fairly easy to use when you're ready to create your own too!

Overall: The teachers at my school love using Nearpod. We have some new teachers that are anxious to get on board as well. It's a great way to keep the students engaged, and take virtual field trips without even leaving the classroom.

Nearpod for Teaching

Oct 03, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: This program is great for keeping all students engaged in learning. Active participation is easily obtained because the students are having FUN!

Cons: I wish there was a tutorial on the website

Overall: FUN!

Great interactive resource to keep students engaged digitially

Nov 30, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like that students are engaged in the lesson by using a iPad which is a preferred medium for them.

I like that I can see student responses immediately for ongoing formative assessment.

I like that there are free lessons to choose from and that they are customizable.

I like the virtual field trip option.

Cons: There are many cool functions that are not available on the free account.

Sometimes editing can feel "klunky" and takes a while. It could be more user friendly.

Overall: I work with students who are in a program because they have not been successful in the regular classroom. Nearpod is a tool that I have used successfully to keep them engaged. I like the several options for interactive activities.

Great presentation

Apr 14, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Simply way to do a presentation.

Use with a group.

Create customized quizzes

Automatically creates reports

Open ended tasks

Has a draw feature

Free account

Easy to import pictures

Allows students to take ownership of their learning

Teacher controls slides

Powerpoints can be converted

Cons: With student-paced lessons, students might not read all the information provided in order to hurry through the lessons.

Nearpod works well in allowing teachers to quickly "pod" their existing lessons, and activities.

Mar 01, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I can quickly take lesson plans from Word, Powerpoint, etc and incorporte them into a nearpod lesson session. Students access and following along with BYOD or school provided technology etc (Chromebooks). Pod sessions can be modified on the fly to incorporate web resources such as webpages,. videos, etc. Pricing allows for teachers to try out using the software, which works well for teachers of small classroom settings and limited budget. For larger classroom settings or whole grade/school wide lessons, teachers can upgrade NearPod to accommodate larger demands.

Overall: Additional, creative way to engage students using their own device.

Great tool for engaging your students

Aug 09, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: It's easy to use and has many options to make your presentation more engaging.

Cons: the free versions lacks many important features like pdf viewer

Overall: great tool for every teacher. You can use your old PowerPoint presentations and add them some pepper.

Good Interactive Presentation Tool

May 06, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: This is an engaging, interactive way to preset information to students. Much better then just using slides. It is easy to search and find content for teachers. Students can actively participate with the media. I like that this can be used for enrichment in a blended learning environment.

Cons: It does take time to make the presentations. It is also expensive if you are teaching multiple grade levels or subjects. As a teacher funds are limited for me. There is not a lot of STEM material currently.

Great Software for Student Feedback

Jan 25, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Nearpod has a lot of pre made resources that can edited very easily.

Cons: The pricing of the tools is hard for one teacher to purchase if there is no district license.

Great product, but room for improvement

Dec 14, 2016
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Great for revising boring Powerpoints easily into areas for more interactivity. Also good for giving students quick review resources before a summative assessment. I wish the flashcard portion allowed for matching a word to a definition or a picture to an explanation. Right now, the images need to be identical, which is lame (or I'm just doing it wrong).

Interactive, great for fast finishers!

Oct 21, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Nearpod goes far beyond just a slideshow software. I love the different functionalities such as drawings, quizzes, videos, etc. It's easy to create, easy to search for existing nearpods, and easy for the kids to use. I was able to use this with my students to engage them and see their responses.

Cons: I wish there were even more options for the functionalities/slides you can add. I'd love to see things like educational games you can add, or other creative, interactive elements. Other than that, it really served its purpose for me.

Overall: This was a great tool, particularly for students who finished their work early. I would have a nearpod as a fast finisher activity. Students could work through it at their own pace, and reinforce the things they were learning in my lessons. Easy to use for me and my students.

It's changed my classroom!

Apr 16, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: So many useful lesson tweaks have been a result of bringing nearpod to my students. With all of the web 2.0 tools out there, it's sometimes hard to not get overwhelmed. This one is a keeper.

Cons: I'm still figuring out how and when to best implement nearpod into all of my lessons. I want to be careful not to overdo it.

Lessons into Games!

Nov 28, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: They're always evolving and trying to make the software better.

Cons: I wish there was a free version that allowed pdf access and a way to remote view a child without their knowledge.

Overall: Fantastic learning tool that allows premade lesson plans to be remastered into interactive fun learning.

Caitlin Freedman

Dec 14, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I love using Nearpod with my students. I use it to teach my reading units. It is so interactive and engaging for all levels!!!

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Nearpod

Feb 07, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: Excellent tool for participating in collaborative discussions and presentations.

Cons: Nothing, really. It is very user friendly and helpful.

Nearpod

Feb 12, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Nearpod is a tool for interactive slideshows that engage students. This is highly beneficial in a 1 on 1 environment allowing student paced learning. Teacher can interact and assess student in real time.

Cons: Creating content can be time consuming and can get pretty pricey.