Nearpod offers close integration with Google Educator Suite which makes this of interest; content is readily shared into a Google Classroom. So what benefits does it bring?
Why might, in some instances, Planet eStream be better than Nearpod? Some of the things I have to help educators fathom out.
The sales patter says that with Nearpod you can:
- Create interactive lessons in minutes
- Easily import existing lessons (pdfs, jpegs, ppts)
Add interactive features such as:
Virtual Field Trips,
Open Ended Questions
Download and customize ready-to-run lessons
Choose from thousands of free or paid lessons from expert educators and our educational partners.
Customize any lesson to fit your students’ needs.
Synchronize and control lessons across all student devices
Teachers share a live session, students enter a code, and the lesson is synced to all devices.
Evaluate student responses live or with post-session reports
View student answers individually or as a class and generate post-session reports with one click.
Give every student a voice
In an inclusive and immersive learning experience that allows students to participate actively in every lesson.
Students to take ownership of their learning which enhances their sense-making.
Increase students’ access to information, ideas, and interactions.
To test it and compare I need a real project, a teacher with students to teach and a lesson objective in mind. It is impossible to make a fair judgement simply by 'giving it a go' with some random content.