Nearpod: Interactive Lessons

Published On: February 1st, 2016·By ·

Nearpod: Interactive Lessons


101 Days of Free Tech for Teachers, Day 21
Engage your students with interactive, multimedia lessons from Nearpod. This web-based tool allows teachers to create brand new multimedia presentations, add interactive features to old ones, or download free, ready-to-use, Common Core aligned lessons. These lessons are available in any subject and grade level. Nearpod works on any device and also has an app available for teachers. Real-time feedback with quizzes and polls and the ability to assess student understanding during a lesson are other great features of this resource.

How We Decide Which Free Tech Tools to Feature
Yup, there are thousands of apps, tools, services, websites, and other offerings — many free — designed for teachers and students.  So, how do we sort through all of those to feature the ones which are most useful and interesting?  Well… we start by sorting through thousands of these things… then we talk to the presenters in the SimpleK12 Teacher Learning Community and watch their videos closely… then we talk to many of the members in the Teacher Learning Community, teachers just like you who are using these apps and tools day in and day out.  We've been doing this for over 30 years and have, in that time, developed a sense for what's good and bad.  Have we missed something that we should feature here?  Most certainly.  So, let us know in the Comments section what we should take a look at and we'll throw 'em into the hopper.

Carolina Fransen is the EdTech Apps and Tools Editor at  She writes regularly about the use of educational technology in K-12 classrooms.  If you have an app, tool, website, or service that you think we should know about, please send your information or tip to

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