Be a Distance Learning Superhero — Supercharge Your Lessons Today

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Joelle Massari  

Are you looking to supercharge your distance learning, hybrid or in-person lessons? Explore ways to make your lessons interactive and discover ideas on how to gamify your lessons. See how to use Nearpod, Flipgrid and Google Slides to create superhero lessons!

Audience: Principals/head teachers, Teachers
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: Nearpod
Topic: Distance, online & blended learning
Grade level: 3-5
Subject area: Math, Science
ISTE Standards: For Education Leaders:
Connected Learner
  • Set goals to remain current on emerging technologies for learning, innovations in pedagogy and advancements in the learning sciences.
For Educators:
  • Manage the use of technology and student learning strategies in digital platforms, virtual environments, hands-on makerspaces or in the field.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

For many classrooms, distance learning was a "sit-and-get" experience for students. Educators presented on a document camera and demonstrated lessons while students sat passively and watched. This session will showcase engaging and interactive ways to allow students to be active learners.


Super Hero Lessons:

Nearpod Interactive features will be the format to engage the audience.

Participants will see
Google Slide interactive slide decks will be shown
Flipgrid videos
Nearpod demonstration of PHET simulations

Supporting research

Miller, Matt, et al. Don't Ditch That Tech: Differentiated Instruction in a Digital World. Dave Burgess Consulting, Inc., 2019.

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Joelle Massari, Clark County School District

Joelle Massari is a National Board Certified Teacher with a Middle Childhood Generalist focus. Teaching for over 19 years, Mrs. Massari integrates technology throughout the curriculum. With experience in grades K-8 in both the public and private setting, she is presently teaching fourth grade for Clark County School District in Nevada. She has a Bachelor's Degree from Saint Joseph's University in Elementary Education and a Master's Degree from Wilkes University in Instructional Media. Joelle Massari cofounded the Undrcaff3inatED podcast, a podcast offering bite-sized chunks of professional development about topics that affect the classroom today.

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