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Create Rockin’ and Engaging Presentations with Nearpod

nearpodNearpod has become one of the greatest tools Stacey Mrazek uses in her classroom for differentiated instruction. Please take a minute to check out the benefits to using Nearpod in your classroom!

I am embarking on a new journey this year to “flip” my classroom.  I have used the Nearpod app to aid me in this endeavor by multiplying myself.  Isn’t that this the dream of every teacher?  Nearpod has allowed me to create interactive lessons which my students can access while I am teaching small groups.   Students can do anything from watching an educational video to a pre-recorded lesson to meet their educational needs.  One of the most beneficial aspects of the program is that I am able to create assessments for my students to complete.  I love this feature because it gives me the opportunity for immediate feedback on their performance and comprehension of the material.  Take a look at a few of the Nearpod lessons I have created and see what you think!  If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at any time!  Check out some examples of Nearpod use in my classroom below.

Advantages

-Engaging instruction
-Student centered learning
– Interactive lessons
-Immediate feedback
-Easy data collection
– Access to teacher created lessons
-Teacher and student friendly

  

 

 

About Heather Mullins

Heather Mullins is the Chief Academic Officer in Newton-Conover City Schools. She is a North Carolina Teaching Fellow who spent 12 years as a high school English Teacher. She received her B.S.Ed. in Secondary English Education from Western Carolina University. Heather completed her National Board Certification in Adolescent Young Adult English Language Arts in 2002. She holds an M.Ed. in Academically and Intellectually Gifted from UNC-Charlotte. Heather has served as a Curriculum Specialist in Hickory City Schools, an adjunct professor at Lenoir-Rhyne University, and a Professional Development Consultant for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. She completed her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership through Western Carolina University. Heather is one of the co-founders of #NCed Chat, North Carolina’s first Twitter chat for teachers. She is passionate about innovative practices, instructional technology, student ownership of learning, and supporting teachers. Heather serves on the advisory board for the North Carolina Digital Learning Plan, North Carolina School for the Deaf and Catawba Science Center. She is a recipient of the 2015 NCMLE Central Office Administrator to Watch Award. She also received the 2016 Don Chalker Award for Excellence in Educational Leadership. Heather is the proud mother of one son, Jackson.

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