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Nearpod

Student engagement platform for the education sector

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Nearpod Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Nearpod product overview

Price starts from

$

120

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Per Feature

What is Nearpod?

Nearpod is a cloud-based student engagement platform that helps teachers, schools, and higher education institutions engage and assess students using interactive virtual lessons and collaborative discussions. Administrators can manually import lessons in various formats and customize them with polls, boards, quizzes, and matching pairs activities or use available lessons in the database to improve the learning experience.

Key benefits of using Nearpod

• Teachers can use Nearpod to create interactive lessons in order to engage students. Utilize tools such as videos, gamified activities, live participation, and more to enhance engagement.

• Utilize existing resources from other systems and make them interactive by uploading files from PowerPoint, Google Slides, YouTube, and more.

• Integrate Nearpos with third party learning management systems including Canvas, Blackboard, Google Classroom, Schoology, and more.

• Schools and districts can benefit from Nearpod's features for school-based, home-based, and hybrid learning including online learning, student insights, pre-built lessons, and more.

• Measure students' understanding and progress with real-time checks and assessments. Teachers can gather insights during and after lessons to gauge how well each individual understood the lesson content.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

FAQs/Forum
Knowledge Base
Chat
Email/Help Desk
Phone Support

Training options

Documentation
Webinars
Live Online
Videos

Nearpod pricing information

Value for money

4.4

/5

137

Price starts from

$

120

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Per Feature

Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

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Nearpod features

Functionality

4.6

/5

137
Total Features31 5 categories

Most valued features by users

Learning Management
Reporting/Analytics
Assessment Management
Content Management
Information Hub
Classroom Management
Self-Learning
Customizable Templates

Functionality contenders

Nearpod users reviews

Overall rating

4.7

/5

137

Positive reviews

98%

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Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8.96/10
Rating distribution

5

4

3

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1

103

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3

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Pros
I love that students can use it with me leading it or self-paced. I love being able to see how students are doing and answering questions in the moment on lessons and all in the same place.

JK

Julie K.

I like the funcionality of nearpod in allowing the creation an sharing of a lesson in a fun format.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

I am very impressed with the ease of use and it's capacity as a formative assessment tool.

MM

Mary M.

Cons
There are a few things that are just frustrating. For example, if I drag and drop an image, I may be told "This image is too big.

JA

Jeff A.

This would significantly cut down on the number of inappropriate things students may type in as names.

Bryan B.

The only thing that I don't like is Nearpod own Flocabualry yet you have to pay for it as an add on if you want to be able to use more than 3 of their videos. This was a disappointing to learn.

RN

Ronald N.

Overall rating contenders

Overall Rating

Engaging and Scaffolding curriculum!

Reviewed a year ago

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Sarah M.

Instructional Technologist

Education Management, 1,001-5,000 employees

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Overall Rating

Nearpod for Distance Learning

Reviewed 2 months ago

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Middle school science teacher for 5 years; Instructional Technology Facilitator for 2 hears

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

Nearpod is a high-quality, user-friendly, reliable presentation program that could be a valuable asset in every teachers classroom. There is a fee, but it's definitely worth the investment individually or at the school-wide level. For starters, it's easy to create slide decks, but what's amazing is that these presentations can be pushed to student devices or phones instantly and with ease. Students...

Cons

It would be great if they could add on some sort of homework feature for students who may not have access to WiFi. I know they are exploring several potentials here, and I think they'll figure out a solution, but this would be helpful for flipping the classroom in Title One environments.

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Nearpod for Education

Reviewed 8 months ago

I love the "time to climb" aspect when I am teaching a live lesson. Students visually can see their progress and this motivates them to continue.

Pros

I like the funcionality of nearpod in allowing the creation an sharing of a lesson in a fun format. With Nearpod, I can import a lesson that I have already created in Google slides, power point or I can create them through nearpod. I can embed a virtual field trip, musical links and audio files throughout my created lesson. As I am giving a live lesson, each student sees my annotations and discovers for themselves the lesson, as it allows themm to individually work through an assignment.

Cons

Nearpod does not make it easy for me to see what my students are doing all at the same time. It does not let me see the notes that they took.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Nearpod: A game-changing interactive teaching tool

Reviewed 2 months ago

Nearpod has been a game-changer in my teaching - synchronous, asynchronous and hybrid.

Pros

Nearpod is a teacher-friendly digital platform used in face-to-face, remote and hybrid learning contexts. Lessons offering interactive slides, games and collaborative activities encourage active learning and engagement for all students. Educators benefit from a variety of tools for alternative assessment.

Cons

There are still some glitches with the reports produced for the teacher. Products from some activities (e.g 'draw it' activities) are not easy enough to access.

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  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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Not for me

Reviewed 5 months ago

Overall, I found Nearpod very challenging to use. While there are plenty of examples and use cases, this tool simply doesn't have the ROI for me to continue using.

Pros

Nearpod offers a pleathora of features and options to make learning engaging for it's users (students for example).

Cons

Personally, I found it very challenging to use. The amount of time needed to invest in creating and inputing content was not worth the return.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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My 6th Graders Love It

Reviewed 4 months ago

Nearpod has been an incredible time safer. It is easy to use and delivers content in a fun and powerful way. My students are challenged each day through the creative lessons and I live the results I am seeing thus far.

Pros

Nearpod has been a life saver this year. I love the fact my students can each login to Nearpod individually, and yet still work on the content together as a class. I love having the option of assigning tasks that students can work on at their own pace at home or with the pace of the class during a live lesson. I also love the amount of content that is available for me to modify or use outright. It...

Cons

There is nothing I dislike about Nearpod. I would only recommend even more lessons and games added in the future. I would like to see an option of split-screen, so the teacher can show the student/lesson slides, while keeping the teacher side/information private. I currently use two screens with two logins to do this, so it works for me. But, on the rare occasions this year when I only had one screen, I had to use my phone to view the teacher side, in order to keep student data private. I teach through Zoom, so I have to be mindful of what I broadcast.

Nearpod FAQs and common questions

Nearpod has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $120.00/year
Pricing model: Free, Subscription
Free Trial: Available


Nearpod has the following typical customers:
Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business


Nearpod supports the following languages:
English


Nearpod supports the following devices:
Android, iPhone, iPad


No, Nearpod does not have an API available.


Nearpod integrates with the following applications:
Dropbox Business, Google Classroom, itslearning, Canvas LMS, Microsoft OneDrive, Google Drive, Box, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft 365, Blackboard for Business, Schoology


Nearpod offers the following support options:
FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Chat, Email/Help Desk, Phone Support

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