Nearpod Pricing Plan & Cost Guide

Nearpod

Student engagement platform for the education sector

4.73/5 (137 reviews)

Nearpod Pricing

Starting from: $120.00/year

Pricing model: Free, Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Nearpod pricing starts at $120/year (only $10/month) and scales with number of session size and features. Features expand across Silver, Gold, Platinum, School & Districts and Higher Education plans. Pricing details are outlined below:

Silver - Free (Basic features)
• Session Size: Up to 40
• Storage Space: Up to 50 MB
• Lesson Size: Up to 20 MB
Gold - $120/year (only $10/month)
• Session Size: Up to 50
• Storage Space: Up to 3 GB
• Lesson Size: Up to 40 MB
Platinum - $349/year (only $29/month)
• Session Size: Up to 75
• Storage Space: Up to 5 GB
• Lesson Size: Up to 50 MB
School & Districts and Higher Education - Please contact Nearpod directly for pricing information.

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Nearpod Pricing Reviews

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.Julie K.Read the full review
  • I like the funcionality of nearpod in allowing the creation an sharing of a lesson in a fun format.Verified ReviewerRead the full review
  • I am very impressed with the ease of use and it's capacity as a formative assessment tool.Mary M.Read the full review

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.Jeff A.Read the full review
  • This would significantly cut down on the number of inappropriate things students may type in as names.Bryan B.Read the full review
  • 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.Ronald N.Read the full review
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19 reviewers had the following to say about Nearpod's pricing:

Sam Z.

Presentation Supercharger

Used monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2021-06-21
Review Source: Capterra

Nearpod allowed teachers to create engaging presentations for their students. The students enjoy the platform and the onboarding process was Bay breeze. Enhanced reports allow teachers to better understand student engagements to make adjustments to their instruction. My overall experience with nearpod is extremely positive

Pros
Implementation of nearpod is easy. Creating presentations is intuitive and familiar for teachers. The onboarding process requires little effort. Students enjoy the presentations. Nearpod makes creating engaging lessons becomes a reality

Cons
There is a cost associated with nearpod however it is a fair price. The amount of add-ons and additional resources make nearpod an exceptional value. There is a cost but the improved presentations offset the expense.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Jennifer P.

Excellent presentation format

Used occasionally for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-08-22
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
As a teacher I love the engagement factor associated with this software. Students are engaged, on topic, and interested in learning. I love that I can embed multimedia and live interactive class features to gage and assist students in learning.

Cons
The cost involved for teachers. Honestly I can’t afford this and there are other products that are similar for free or with a reduced cost.

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Likelihood to recommend: 5/10

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Nasiyah I.

Great platform, highly expensive

Used occasionally for free trial
Reviewed 2021-06-03
Review Source: Capterra

Great service and great platform, horrible pricing, and lack of plans for unique educational needs.

Pros
Everything about Nearpod's design, execution, and ease of use was great. It is easy to create a lesson and our students love them. Interactive games during school hours, who wouldn't?

Cons
Pricing is horrendous. Almost $3,000-$5,000 simply for one school! For a nonprofit private startup academy for that matter. No homeschool plans, no nonprofit educational plans, just school plans. They are missing a whole other market! What homeschool family would pay 3,000 for this platform when they've got books and materials to worry about? Same with a nonprofit, we've got families to be concerned about helping.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Anonymous

Great Software for Student Feedback

Used occasionally for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-01-26
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Nearpod has a lot of pre made resources that can edited very easily.

Cons
The pricing of the tools is hard for one teacher to purchase if there is no district license.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Rachel P.

Engaging and Scaffolding curriculum!

Used monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-09-27
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Let me start by saying I am such an advocate for Nearpod! Want a student centered lesson? Nearpod! Want room for collaboration and student involvement? Nearpod! Want student paced lessons and immediate scores on quizzes? Nearpod! I also love that there are lessons already made you can buy if you're feeling lazy or don't want to reinvent the wheel.

Cons
What I don't like about this is the price - with the free version you only are able to save a few lessons, and don't have access to most of the interactive aspects. When I had a school account, it was amazing! But unfortunately, I don't think it is worth the high price. The free version is great!

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Anonymous

Nearpod Brings Learning to the Students

Used monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-03-13
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
-Presentations can be imported from Google slides or Powerpoint - Any presentation can be modified with a number of engaging activities -Student work can be shared anonymously

Cons
-Free plan does not give enough features for a public school classroom -Paid lessons designed by companies are not worth the price -Virtual Field trips seems cooler than they are

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Mary M.

excellent lessons

Used monthly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-02-28
Review Source: Capterra

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

Pros
I love that I can search for lessons connected o the units we are studying in class. The lessons are fun and engaging for my 4th grade students. We recently used a live lesson about Thanksgiving which included videos and activities. My students can easily join the lesson using the code. It is a quick and easy way to formative assess.

Cons
The free version is a bit limited. Some features are paid only, which is frustrating. I cannot afford to pay for this.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Sr. Brittany H.

Interactive Presentation App for Multiple Learning Intelligences

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-01-25
Review Source: Capterra

I am happy I have this resource to use in my classroom. I wish I had more time to develop more lessons.

Pros
I have been a Nearpod user since 2012 (almost the beginning). I have seen the program evolve over time into a more and more dynamic platform for teachers to update their presentations and add interactive elements like polls, quizzes, virtual 360 tours, videos, audio, and worksheets. The pre-made presentations that come with a site license can be a huge time saver.

Cons
With time, Nearpod has become more expensive. As a small school, we have had to make sacrifices to afford the site license. It can be hard getting faculty to feel comfortable using it because it is a new way of approaching presentations, but those who adopt them enjoy using it. It does require a time investment to build a lesson in Nearpod, but they are sharable and reusable.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Jared T.

Nearpod in elementary school

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-07-23
Review Source: Capterra

In our building, all grade level teachers have access and currently use the free lessons. We enjoy those so much we are currently exploring a paid subscription.

Pros
The interactive lessons are very engaging for students, and the varying paces allow the teacher to lead, or students to work at their individual paces.

Cons
Many of what used to be free lessons now cost to use.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Christie K.

Nearpod my students love time to climb!!

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-11-05
Review Source: Capterra

The customer service is hard to get in touch with. I guess it’s better for district level!

Pros
My students look forward to their daily time 2 climb. They software makes it so easy to get instant feedback and quizzes. The draw it feature lets them fill in PDFs and do drawings. The timer that you can set it also awesome because it paces them during each activity.

Cons
The only real con I have with this is that it’s sooo expensive for the full version.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Brittany L.

EASY as PIE

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-04-02
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
I love the ease of use. I can easily put my presentation in Nearpod and my students have access.

Cons
I wish the software would cost less per user or allow the free account to be more useful to us poor teachers.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Hari P.

Interactive and Effective Learning with Nearpod

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2021-07-08
Review Source: Capterra

I find Nearpod very fun and effective. My students love it so, learning has been quite fun during this pandemic.

Pros
Nearpod is like the next generation of PowerPoint. It a very effective and interactive way of learning. You can reach all of your students together with Nearpod. It proves very effective in the current scenario. With Nearpod teachers are able to present lessons to students in a whole new way. It combines of audio, video, presentations,quizzes and very beautiful designs which helps the students to remain active and focused during class.

Cons
It's quite expensive which make it not accessible to many organizations. Sometimes students report of facing lags while using the app.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Mark W.

Nearpod works well in allowing teachers to quickly "pod" their existing lessons, and activities.

Used weekly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-03-01
Review Source: Capterra

Additional, creative way to engage students using their own device.

Pros
I can quickly take lesson plans from Word, Powerpoint, etc and incorporte them into a nearpod lesson session. Students access and following along with BYOD or school provided technology etc (Chromebooks). Pod sessions can be modified on the fly to incorporate web resources such as webpages,. videos, etc. Pricing allows for teachers to try out using the software, which works well for teachers of small classroom settings and limited budget. For larger classroom settings or whole grade/school wide lessons, teachers can upgrade NearPod to accommodate larger demands.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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CYNTHIA H.

Lessons Galore!

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2021-07-25
Review Source: Capterra

Nearpod was great during the pandemic. It was easy fo our teachers to search for lessons that were applicable to their classes.

Pros
Nearpod is an amazing repository of lessons for all grades. it includes a great digital citizenship module as well. It is very easy to use and integrates with many LMS'.

Cons
Nearpod is expensive. We did have one bad experience with a presenter, however, our sales rep worked diligently to make it right.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Anonymous

Nearpod Review

Used monthly for free trial
Reviewed 2019-09-28
Review Source: Capterra

I love using it in my classroom and highly recommend!

Pros
I love how engaging this can make something for students and it is easy for them to use. It is great to use to provided feedback to students as they are working.

Cons
Creating and modifying presentations can be time consuming I wish the free version gave you more options or it was not so expensive to upgrade.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Lisa M.

My new favorite distance learning tools!

Used weekly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2020-05-05
Review Source: Capterra

We had more teachers use this service than any other offered because they said it was very user friendly and it gave them great immediate feedback on student progress.

Pros
I am the director of educational technology at a school that recently shifted to virtual learning. We gave our teachers several lesson delivery/classroom management services to try out and this was their favorite. Nearpod has a great resource library with lots of great videos and lesson content. You also can track everything about how a student engages with the content you post.

Cons
I am curious how expensive it is going to be. The service is free right now because of COVID-19 but we will definitely need to invest in it next year.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Wendy N.

Good Interactive Presentation Tool

Used monthly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-05-06
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
This is an engaging, interactive way to preset information to students. Much better then just using slides. It is easy to search and find content for teachers. Students can actively participate with the media. I like that this can be used for enrichment in a blended learning environment.

Cons
It does take time to make the presentations. It is also expensive if you are teaching multiple grade levels or subjects. As a teacher funds are limited for me. There is not a lot of STEM material currently.

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Shane P.

Big fan of Nearpod for Education

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-09-13
Review Source: Capterra

All in all, I'm a big fan. I recommend it in the classroom and strongly suggest teachers explore using it. You must be in one-to-one setting.

Pros
I'm a big fan of Nearpod when giving presentations. Here are the pros I see: - Allows students to become active participants in their education. Presenting instructional content is engaging with Nearpod, not just a one-way conversation. - You have the ability to check for understanding with built-in questions. - They have a ton of free resources that are great. - Real-time assessment/feedback. - They've even offered VR field trips that you can take your students on. - It's easy to learn how to use it, navigate, and build presentations. - You can also easily upload presentations from other platforms.

Cons
While I feel that the pros outweigh the cons, here are some problems I see: - It is completely based on your wifi. If you have a weak internet, then Nearpod will be slow and lagging. If you add a lot of students to a presentation, it can also significantly slow down. (Although I realize that this is not necessarily Nearpod's fault - it is worth noting.) - Even though you can check for understanding in real-time, you cannot do so anonymously. It would be nice if you can anonymously assess students from time-to-time. - The subscription is steep - some may think it's worth it and the features are great, but it comes with a price that is a bit much. - The coolness factor will eventually wear off with students.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Jaime Valeriano R.

A Review about Nearpod as a University Education Student

Used weekly for free trial
Reviewed 2021-08-06
Review Source: Capterra

Nearpod makes every lesson interactive and engaging to students as it has activities that make students give their expressions, opinions, answers, etc. in real-time that gives the opportunity to teachers to assess the students in real-time and at the same time give feedbacks too. On the other hand, I think the limited version makes it hard for us practice teachers for our demonstration teachings but at the same time we are challenged to maximize the limitations on our lesson implementation. But if I have the money to avail the premium version, I will definitely purchase it.

Pros
What I like the most about this software is that it is very helpful for me as a teacher-student in my demonstration teaching in an online setup. Even though that the teaching-learning process is not in face-to-face settings, Nearpod I must say is one of the educational tools that are very useful for making every lesson engaging to the students. Again, it has default features where the students can drag & drop elements in a slide, use an interactive whiteboard, answer open-ended questions, answer quizzes and polls and get a real-time result, interact with one another through collaborate board, and many more.

Cons
I think what I like the least about this software is the limitation in the free version. As a student that usually cannot afford such a subscription, this gives us the challenge to use the limited version and maximize it for the learning of our students. In the free version, the storage that we can use must only be within 100MB and at the same time, only 40 students can join per lesson. But good thing that whenever we have a demo, it's like the maximum number of students that I only handle is 35 students so that I do not have any problem when accommodating them. Also, I heard that in premium versions that Nearpod can be integrated into a lot of other software like specific LMS or google applications like Google Docs that is useful for organizing things. What I suggest is that give also those features to the free version but at the same time have limitations too so that we as practice teachers will be able to practice using this application on some of their premium features so that it will be easy if we are going to avail it in the future if we are already a licensed teacher.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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