Using PowerPoint-style presentations in the classroom is nothing new and is a fairly common method of presenting information. Nearpod builds on that paradigm by broadcasting the presentation to mobile devices and web browsers and injecting interactive components.

In addition to synchronizing presentations across devices, Nearpod allows the presenter to show videos and guide participants through websites. Additionally, multiple choice, open-ended, and hand drawn questions can be included. With the different types of questions, the presenter gets real time feedback from the participants and can share answers with the entire group. Reports on participants’ performance can also be downloaded.

Currently, the Nearpod’s mobile app is only for iPad and iPod, but an Android app is coming soon. Nearpod can also be accessed and viewed in any web browser.

Nearpod is a great tool that can help you turn your presentations into engaging interactive experiences.