Innovation: Education

New from Hennessey: Nearpod

Susan Bio 2014One way I know for sure an app has potential to transform classroom practice is when, with minimal introduction and little prep time, a whole team of teachers adopts it and launches its use.

 

 

 

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Audrey Homan

Audrey Homan is a Vermont-based digital media producer, and producer of The 21st Century Classroom podcast. She's worked in non-profit communications for more than a decade, and in her spare time writes tiny video games and mucks about with augmented reality and arduinos, ably assisted by five dogs.

Interviewing students and yelling in PHP are the best parts of her job.

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  • Hi, Audrey. I agree about the accessibility of nearpod in class! What do you find to be its most effective use? What part of your lesson is most enhanced by an NPP?

    • Hi LJ!

      Thanks for getting in touch. I and my colleagues both have used Nearpod for generating excitement around polls featuring a multiple choice question. Nearpod’s ability to show a pie chart of the answers as they’re coming in means you can project that to a screen for everyone to see, and that tends to make students and audiences waaaay more involved in the outcome. When you can see how much of your group is getting an answer correct, you tend to root for more people to do so, creating an encouraging environment.

      What do you use Nearpod for?

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