Nearpod Announces a New Add-On for Google Slides™

Nearpod announces a new add-on for Google Slides

Yesterday Nearpod announced that you can now transform your Google Slides presentations into interactive and dynamic lessons that engage every student.

*Enter to win a gold or platinum Nearpod license at the end of this post!*

What is Nearpod?

Nearpod is a classroom tool that makes learning engaging and interactive. The teacher launches a lesson in which the students join by typing in a special code. The entire presentation can be controlled by the teacher which updates in real time on the students' devices. There is a whole bank of Nearpod lessons that have already been created or the teacher can choose to create his/her own by importing files (jpgs, PPTs, PDFs), designing slides and adding interactive features like virtual field trips, PHET simulations, polls, quizzes, collaborative boards, open ended questions and more! In the blog post Helpful Ideas for 1:1 Chromebook Classrooms I listed Nearpod as a web application that is great to use on Chromebooks as well as laptops/computers and mobile devices. They even have a free version you can use in a classroom of 40 students or less:
Nearpod announces a new add-on for Google Slides

If I had my own classroom that was 1:1 or had access to a class set of devices, I would ask the PTA or write a Donor's Choose grant to fund a Platinum license for my class. This is one of my FAVORITE tools to model for teachers because they immediately fall in love when they see how easy it is to use. The tool sells itself! The real-time data and feedback that is generated during a lesson is priceless. Nearpod keeps getting better too! In the last year they have added Digital Citizenship & Literacy lessons, integrated with Newsela, teamed up with Flocabulary, added learning labs, introduced game based learning with Time to Climb and so much more.

Nearpod Add-On for Google Slides™

Like I mentioned above, a new feature that was released yesterday is the Nearpod add-on for Google Slides™You can now embed your favorite Nearpod activities directly within your Google Slides presentations. You even have the ability to collaborate with others. If you already have a Nearpod account set up, you do not need to worry if you registered with a gmail address. It will still work with Google Slides!

Check it out in the Nearpod video below:

How to Install the Add-On

There are several ways you can install the add-on.

From the link
Click HERE to access the add-on>Install>Continue>Choose your account>Allow.

From Google Slides™
Open a Google Slides™ presentation and go to Add-ons>Get Add-ons>Type Nearpod in the search box>Click +Free>Choose your Google account>Click Allow

From Nearpod

To learn more about this new feature, click HERE. To learn more about how Nearpod works, click HERE.

Click HERE to sign up for a Nearpod account.

Win a Nearpod GOLD or PLATINUM License!

I have both a gold and platinum Nearpod license to giveaway to one of YOU. Simply enter the Rafflecopter below and I will randomly select two winners on August 14th. Good luck🍀

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You can now embed Nearpod activities into your Google Slides presentations! Come read all about it.