About Nearpod

Nearpod is a learning management software that allows educational institutions to launch interactive lessons with collaborative activities such as simulations, quizzes, virtual reality, and more. The solution enables teachers to conduct the classroom sessions live and in virtual modes. The cloud-based software offers an activity dashboard that permits teachers to upload PowerPoint presentations, PDFs, Google slides, videos, and more for conducting an interactive session. With Nearpod, educators can analyze student’s performance by submitting formative assessments, audio responses, and real-time checks on the student portal. Additionally, it allows teachers to initiate game-based sessions for learning and review student’s work by assessing post-seminar reports. ...

Nearpod Pricing

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.

Starting price: 

$120.00 per year

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Nearpod User Reviews

OVERALL RATING

SECONDARY RATINGS

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.5

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Sarah

Company size: 1,001 - 5,000 employees

Time used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

September 2021

Nearpod for Distance Learning

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Jessica

Verified reviewer

Company size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Education Management

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
5

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out of 5
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Value for money

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

April 2022

Focused Lessons Providing Immediate Student Data

As a teacher, I loved using Nearpod for engaging student learning experiences. My students enjoyed the variety of activities we could complete together as a class, and no one fell behind during the lesson. As an administrator, I also use Nearpod to keep staff on the same page as I introduce professional development materials.

Pros

I most enjoy Nearpod's customizable lesson platform. A teacher can include assessments, polls, virtual field trips, and even links to outside sources throughout their lesson. Nearpod's ability to keep every student on the same slide at the same time is also powerful for classroom management.

Cons

The only negative aspect of Nearpod is that not all of the features are free. I wish I was able to utilize all the site's function's without having to pay, but I do feel that Nearpod is worth paying for.

Reasons for switching to Nearpod

Nearpod's ability to seamlessly include assessment within teacher presentations makes it a preferred tool to regularly used Google Slides. Also, with a Google Slide, students can skip ahead or fall behind when following along on individual devices.

Anonymous

Company size: 10,000+ employees

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
4

Ease-of-use

out of 5
4

Value for money

out of 5
4

Functionality

out of 5

February 2021

Nearpod for Education

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.

Reasons for switching to Nearpod

Nearpod allowed me to annotate and show steps in my lesson while my students had access to it. They were seeing me in real time go through each step. As I wrote on my board, it appeared on theirs. They could interact in a collaborative board. Student responses are recorded.

Miranda

Company size: 501-1,000 employees

Industry: Education Management

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
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out of 5
4

Functionality

out of 5

June 2021

Not for me

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.

Hope

Company size: 201-500 employees

Industry: E-Learning

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

February 2021

Bringing Engagement Back to the Classroom and PD

Nearpod is an educational technology company that puts educators and students first. They continually improve their product and understand today's school and classroom.

Pros

Nearpod is a must-have tool for educators. It is engaging and has students interacting with their education. Nearpod has a free version that contains a lot of features but also has a paid version. Nearpod has so many different ways to make lessons interactive. They also have an extensive library of well-developed lessons and they keep up to date with current events. Nearpod is at the top of my ed tech tools list.

Cons

The free version is limiting, but it still offers a lot. Sometimes the new and amazing updates are delayed on the app, but work on the web.

Reasons for choosing Nearpod

We felt like Nearpod offered a more comprehensive product than Pear Deck.

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