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To make the most of your instructional time, provide the Nearpod code to students as they enter the room (perhaps on the board). This while ensure that by the time you are ready to begin the presentation, all technology glitches will be resolved.
If students accidentally submit an answer to early, they should be able to exit the Nearpod presentation and jump back in and edit their originally submitted response if the teacher has not moved to another slide.
While you may want to begin sharing responses and data with your class, not all students may have had time to submit a response. To ensure that all students have adequate time to respond before the share of data, set a timer and notify students of the time limit.
Death by PowerPoint can be just as prevalent in Nearpod. Make sure you are colliding pedagogy, appropriate questioning strategies, and elements of design within your presentation to engage your students.
For additional integration ideas, visit the last slide or access the shared Google Doc:
This exploration gives you a better idea of what you can do with a deck and what you do and don't like about all facets of a presentation from design and content to interactivity and level of questioning.
If you are interested in seeing how others are using Nearpod:
- Reflections on a 1:1: http://www.haikudeck.com/p/RKfixhqfqY/reflections-on-a-11 - Nearpod in the Classroom: http://www.haikudeck.com/p/neBAJvG2L3/nearpod-in-the-classroom-an-educators-toolkit#modal-author - 14+ Tips for Creating PD that Works: http://www.haikudeck.com/p/dg5QFBoPo6/14-tips-for-creating