Nearpod: Basic

Nearpod: Basic

0.25 USBE Credits
Nearpod is is a powerful tool for digital instruction with robust capabilities for engagement, feedback, collaboration, and assessment. Educators who earn this badge will demonstrate they use Nearpod effectively and consistently as a part of their instruction.

DESCRIPTION

To earn this 0.25 credit badge, you will need to collect and submit one of the evidence options demonstrating how you use Nearpod to support student learning. Click Earn this Badge to learn more!

FEES

You will be charged $20 by the badge provider. You'll be charged at the point you submit your badge for final review.

CLARIFICATIONS

Nearpod has both free and subscription-based tools and resources. This badge can be earned by educators using the free version of Nearpod. This badge focuses on the free active participation tools; it does not require use of the prepackaged content available with a Nearpod subscription.

IMPORTANT TERMS

Synchronization : During whole group instruction, presenters have the ability to control the pace at which learners move through a lesson. For individually-paced lessons, instructors can also allow learners to move through material at their own rate (asynchronously).

BACKGROUND SCENARIO

A fourth-grade teacher, Mrs. Jones, wants students to be able to define the three major rock types, sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic. She also wants her students to be able to describe how these three types of rocks are formed.
Mrs. Jones uses Nearpod. She starts by having students enter what they already know about rocks and what they would like to know. She will get this feedback immediately through Nearpod. She then shows them slides about each major rock type and examples of each. This is an example of the teacher paced part of Nearpod. Next, she has a matching review for her students. This is an example of the student paced part of Nearpod.
Mrs. Jones then uses foods as an analogy where students watch cooking videos to help understand how the three rock types are formed. Students work with partners and share their ideas on what food analogy they think is representing each rock type and why. Students then show what they know on the drawing screen in Nearpod using labels, images, and illustrations to create a diagram that demonstrates how each type of rock is formed and label each type of rock.

EVIDENCE OPTIONS

Video: Submit a 6-8 minute video demonstrating your use of Nearpod to support learners during an lesson or other instructional opportunity you have created (i.e., not a subscription-based prepackaged lesson). Video should include learners using at least two of Nearpod's active participation tools, e.g., Draw It, Open Ended Questions, Matching Pairs, Quiz, Collaborate, Poll, Fill in the Blanks, Memory Test, etc.

Student Work: Submit a series of annotated/captioned screenshots of student work in Nearpod. These screenshots should demonstrate your use of Nearpod to support learners during an lesson or other instructional opportunity you have created (i.e., not a subscription-based prepackaged lesson). Screenshots should show learners' use of at least two of Nearpod's active participation tools, e.g., Draw It, Open Ended Questions, Matching Pairs, Quiz, Collaborate, Poll, Fill in the Blanks, Memory Test, etc.

Unit Plan: Submit a unit plan showing your integration of Nearpod as a regular part of instruction. This unit plan should demonstrate your use of Nearpod with instructional materials you have created (i.e., not a subscription-based prepackaged lesson). Your unit plan should include appropriate instructional use of at least two of Nearpod's active participation tools, e.g., Draw It, Open Ended Questions, Matching Pairs, Quiz, Collaborate, Poll, Fill in the Blanks, Memory Test, etc.

Student Performance Data: Submit pre- and post-instruction student data from one of Nearpod's assessment tools (e.g., Open Ended Questions, Quiz, Fill in the Blanks, etc.). Student data should demonstrate meaningful student growth as a result of your use of Nearpod with instructional materials you have created (i.e., not a subscription-based prepackaged lesson).

Survey Results: Administer a survey about your use of Nearpod to your learners. Submit a survey report including the survey questions and response data. Survey questions and data should demonstrate that you use Nearpod consistently as a part of your instruction. Survey questions and data should also demonstrate your use of various Nearpod active participation tools, e.g., Draw It, Open Ended Questions, Matching Pairs, Quiz, Collaborate, Poll, Fill in the Blanks, Memory Test, etc.

Testimonial: Submit a written or video testimonial from a learner in which he or she describes the way you use Nearpod consistently and effectively to support learning. The learner's testimonial should describe your use of your use of various Nearpod active participation tools, e.g., Draw It, Open Ended Questions, Matching Pairs, Quiz, Collaborate, Poll, Fill in the Blanks, Memory Test, etc.

Observation Results: Submit written observation results from a colleague or administrator in which he or she describes the way you use Nearpod consistently and effectively to support learning. The observation results should describe your use of your use of various Nearpod active participation tools, e.g., Draw It, Open Ended Questions, Matching Pairs, Quiz, Collaborate, Poll, Fill in the Blanks, Memory Test, etc.

Web Site: Submit the Nearpod code for an active lesson you have used with learners. The course should be of your design (i.e., not a subscription-based prepackaged lesson), and have student responses for at least two of Nearpod's active participation tools, e.g., Draw It, Open Ended Questions, Matching Pairs, Quiz, Collaborate, Poll, Fill in the Blanks, Memory Test, etc.

Screencast: Submit a narrated screencast demonstrating a lesson you have used with learners. The course should be of your design (i.e., not a subscription-based prepackaged lesson), and show student responses for at least two of Nearpod's active participation tools, e.g., Draw It, Open Ended Questions, Matching Pairs, Quiz, Collaborate, Poll, Fill in the Blanks, Memory Test, etc.

Other: Submit your Nearpod certification. Your certification must have been earned within the past 5 years.

Candidate's Choice: Submit another type of evidence showing your use of Nearpod as a regular part of instruction. This evidence should demonstrate your use of Nearpod with instructional materials you have created (i.e., not a subscription-based prepackaged lesson). The evidence should demonstrate appropriate instructional use of at least two of Nearpod's active participation tools, e.g., Draw It, Open Ended Questions, Matching Pairs, Quiz, Collaborate, Poll, Fill in the Blanks, Memory Test, etc.


Review Criteria

Criterion 1: Evidence demonstrates consistent and effective use of Nearpod as a part of instruction.
Criterion 2: Evidence demonstrates creation of an original Nearpod lesson (i.e., not a subscription-based prepackaged lesson).
Criterion 3: Evidence demonstrates use of at least two Nearpod active participation tools (e.g., Draw It, Open Ended Questions, Matching Pairs, Quiz, Collaborate, Poll, Fill in the Blanks, Memory Test, etc.)

REFLECTION PROMPTS

  1. Describe how you use Nearpod to support learners as a regular part of your instruction.

  2. Explain how learners benefit from your use of Nearpod.

  3. Reflect on an aspect of your your use of Nearpod you would like to strengthen or improve. What steps will you take and what supports will you need?

Review Criteria

Criterion 1: Reflection demonstrates consistent use of Nearpod.
Criterion 2: Reflection demonstrates effective and instructionally appropriate use of Nearpod.
Criterion 3: Reflection demonstrates a deliberate plan to improve instructional practice.

RESOURCES

Nearpod Certification Course
https://dsd.instructure.com/courses/1030942
This course is available to any educator in the state of Utah through Canvas. The course was created by Davis School District.

Nearpod Pinterest Page
pinterest.com/nearpod
This Pinterest page links to a myriad of resources and examples of Nearpod's instructional uses.

Nearpod Teacher Resources
nearpod.com/blog/resources
This Nearpod's official compendium of resources and supports for educators.

BADGE EARNERS

Fernando Alcantaraamaro
Fernando Alcantaraamaro
Jodi Anderson
Jodi Anderson
Tyler Bailey
Tyler Bailey
Rabyn Baker
Rabyn Baker
Jolynn Bland
Jolynn Bland
Kimberly Butterfield
Kimberly Butterfield
Mandi Corey
Mandi Corey
Christine Cuomo
Christine Cuomo
Lisa Curtis
Lisa Curtis
Marnie Dimond
Marnie Dimond
Lory Evans
Lory Evans
Jared Fawson
Jared Fawson
Christine Ferrin
Christine Ferrin
James Frankowski
James Frankowski
Doris Freebairn
Doris Freebairn
Nancy Glauser
Nancy Glauser
Laura Jensen
Laura Jensen
Ashtin Johnson
Ashtin Johnson
Adam Kennah
Adam Kennah
Belinda Kuck
Belinda Kuck
Alicia Madsen
Alicia Madsen
Reta Mahlstede
Reta Mahlstede
Susana Moron-Gomez
Susana Moron-Gomez
Parker Mossman
Parker Mossman
Christopher Page
Christopher Page
Kimberly Parsons
Kimberly Parsons
Heidi Peace
Heidi Peace
Michelle Pendergast
Michelle Pendergast
Mario Platero
Mario Platero
Tavia Richards
Tavia Richards
Geralyn Smith
Geralyn Smith
Kristin Smith
Kristin Smith
Michele Vandyke
Michele Vandyke
Timothy Ward
Timothy Ward

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