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Participate and share : Interactive lecture

Janet Corder  
Joan Gore  

Nearpod is already one of your go-to tech tools, but do you want to learn some advanced skills that will make it even better? You will leave this session with new ideas for using this amazing tool in your remote or face-to-face classroom.

Audience: Teachers, Curriculum/district specialists, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Android, iOS, Windows
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: If on a mobile device, it would be helpful to have the free Nearpod app installed.
Topic: Online tools, apps & resources
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
Designer
  • Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.
  • Explore and apply instructional design principles to create innovative digital learning environments that engage and support learning.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Nearpod is constantly adding new activities, lessons and content, but how can you possibly keep up? This session will contain all of the latest additions to Nearpod, plus tips and tricks for those wishing to learn more about what can be done within the Nearpod platform. We will also be able to introduce the attendees to upcoming features! Included in the session will be an introduction to Time to Climb, integrations with other leading technology tools, how to use the advanced settings, new lessons in the Nearpod Lesson Library, unique ways teachers are using Nearpod and much more!
The presentation will be done in Nearpod so that the audience can have a hands-on experience with the content.
All information provided in the presentation will be available on smore.com/jkcev. This website is kept up-to-date and includes handouts, links to webinars, etc.
Our goal is to have attendees leave the session with new ideas on how to use Nearpod in their classroom and know how to use the newest Nearpod features.

Outline

Introduction and overview of Nearpod (5 minutes) Participants will experience a Nearpod Presentation from the point of view of a student. The presentation will begin with a Collaborate Board (part of Nearpod) that allows the attendees to share their favorite Nearpod tip and/or trick. The presenters will include in the presentation the new features of Nearpod as well as examples of how educators have creatively used the various activities to engage and formally assess students. (30 minutes) The presenters will share their website (smore.com/jkcev) that includes all of the new features, tips and tricks, handouts, and more. (20 minutes) Closing and ISTE evaluation. (5 minutes)

Supporting research

Nearpod has multiple case studies on the effectiveness of using Nearpod in the classroom. These studies can be found at:https://nearpod.com/case-studies.
Another study can be found at: https://tinyurl.com/NearpodStudy.

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Presenters

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Janet Corder, J2 Training

Janet Corder is an educational technology consultant specializing in technology integration, mobile learning devices and current educational trends. She’s often asked to teach model lessons in classrooms to show educators how to successfully use available technology to positively impact teaching and learning. Her presentations and training sessions take the fear out of integrating technology across the curriculum, meeting the needs of the beginner to the most advanced user. As a Texas public school educator, Corder spent over 20 years in the classroom and as a campus instructional technologist. In the last 10 years of her educational career, she served as the coordinator of instructional technology for Carroll Independent School District in Southlake, Texas. Corder was also an adjunct education professor at a Texas Wesleyan University, teaching the course “Computers as a Classroom Tool” in the education department. She has co-authored four books on technology integration and professional development, and served in various positions on the Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) Board of Directors. In 2013, Corder was awarded ISTE’s Making It Happen Award. She’s also a Nearpod PioNear, an Apple Teacher, an ambassador for Flipgrid and Wakelet, and a Nearpod, LiveBinders and Newsela certified trainer. She has a bachelor’s degree in education from Baylor University and an M.Ed. from East Texas State University (Texas A&M Commerce) in Reading.

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Joan Gore, J2Training

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