Description: This passage is mainly about nearpod student login. In this passage, the writer shows how to log into Nearpod using the account that you have created from the previous screencast.
What I want to do today is that I want to go ahead and show you how to log into Nearpod using the account that you have created from the previous screencast, then go ahead and log in, and begin creating and developing lessons that are going to help improve student engagement within your classroom.
So it’s very important, you’re going to go to Nearpod com as we have done before, and this time we’re going to go ahead and click login over here on the right hand side, you’re going to get different options as to what you want to do, first, join a session that will be downloaded, when you have students, they are going to go ahead and join sessions of lessons that you have developed.
You’re going to launch your live session and the pin number that you get for the students, which is going to be entered here, and the kids will login down below, we have all the other login types, you can log in with the Nearpod account, you can log in with your Google account, or you can log in with your office 365 account.
For the most part and most of us, it depends on how you create yours whether you have created one with Nearpod using your own personal email, or if you use your mentor schools Google account email to do that, you will choose one of these two options.
You can click on with Google, it’s going to prompt you with the window, and you will go ahead and accept, but I’m not going to do that, because I have created one in Nearpod, so let’s go back, and I’m going to click on your pod, and I have my email address here, type in my password, and then once I’ve typed in my password, I’m going to get a window, such as this one.
Since what you would like to do, there are five different options that you can choose from, the one that we’re going to focus on today is creating, but let me go ahead and give you a brief explanation as to what the other ones entail, my library will be like that, your have developed your library and your things, which you have got from the free version of Nearpod.
It is available to you in the explore tab, if we click and explore, there are many different Nearpod activities that have been created, they are free and you can use and you can copy and put into your library, and then adapt them to adjust to your students.
We will click join, the students will join a session that have created for them, they will have to click the join button and go ahead, and type in the pin number, and they will go ahead and join the session and be interacting with you.
We’re going to create it in a moment, and it’s the one which is very important, and that will come into playing a little bit later, but let’s focus on creating, so if we click the Create button, it’s going to bring you to a new window of your presentations, and within here you may or may not have any presentations there, I have some here, because I’ve dabbled in it in the past.
If you look down, you’re probably going to get this drag your files here, and you’re also going to see either new presentation up top or add presentation here, if you want to do new presentation, we can click on that, and then it’s going to open up one that you can build for yourself.
I’m going to go back to my presentations, because that’s not what I want to show you today, so I’m going to delete that one that I have created, what I want to show you is how to use PDFS that you’ve already created to drag them here.
So for example, powerpoints PDFs smart notebook files that you’ve changed into power points, you can drag in here, and then you can manipulate and add activities within those, so I already have one that I have saved, I’m going to go ahead and grab it off my desktop for balancing equations.
I’m going to drag it here, this little window is going to open up, and then we release it, the download is complete, and then I’m going to click OK, and once I click OK, that’s going to open me up to where I can interact with my new presentation, it means I can uncheck all of these, and then I can manipulate them and move them around.
So if I don’t necessarily like the order of the slides, I can change the order of the slides, so if you click on the big plus button that says add slide, you’re going to get three different options, you can add content, you can add content from the web, and this is free, I’ve never used it, so I’m going to skip that today.
You can add activities, I’ve used activities a lot ,and they’re very helpful, so for example, if you click on add activity, you’re going to get options, you can do open-ended questions, you can do a poll of the students, you can do quizzes, or there’s the draw tap in the draw app, you can go ahead and add an image.
For geography, I do the image of the continents and all the oceans, but they’re blank, and I say circle the area where the Atlantic Ocean is on the map, and the kids will circle that using their track pad on their macbooks or their track pad on their Chromebooks, or if they are using their own iPads, they can do that with the finger on their screen.
Here’s a free trial that I haven’t messed with the matching pairs, and then there’s also a fill in the blank free trial, so you can click on any one of these, and then it’s going to prompt you to add things to it, in order to put that activity in, so let me show you what you can do.
If I want to do a question, I can say which team you like better, Ohio State or Michigan, and why or why not, and then we can click Save, and then now I have this activity, and I can put it wherever I want in the presentation that I’ve created, and I will do that at the end.
I want to make sure that the last thing I do is to publish, so if I go over here, and I go back to my presentations to make sure to show you that I can open that, and I can still edit it, once I publish it, then I cannot add changes or make changes to that document, so it’s very important when you have done and it saves automatically here.
And when you come back the next time until you publish it, then you can edit it and move these slides around maybe, I add another slide and I don’t think that fits there, and I want to move it somewhere else, so those are adding the activities.
You can also add content, so as for the content, you can add PDFS as slides from other things that you have in your files, you can add a video, you can do audio recordings, you can add a slide show the PDF viewer, as I have said they are free trial things.
I haven’t used them before, so I’m not sure how to do those things, but these are the options that you have that are available to you when you’re creating your Nearpod accounts or presentations, hopefully, you have found this interesting, and this has given you some indication of how you want to go about things when you’re creating your Nearpod experiences for your students in the future.
Please don’t hesitate to ask me if you have any questions, and we can sit down and meet whenever you need to in order to develop some lessons for students.