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Nearpod now integrates with Google Classroom

By Stephen Noonoo
September 17th, 2015

Collaboration is designed to make sharing easier on both platforms

nearpod-googleSlide sharing platform Nearpod, is now working directly with Google Classroom, allowing teachers to instantly assign and share their interactive lessons with their students. This works both for the teacher-paced or student-paced lesson modalities on the Nearpod Platform.

Typically when teachers create a lesson in Nearpod, the platform assigns them a short, random code that they can share with students. Now, teachers can select a button below that code and share to their Google Classroom page.

“In the last year, we’ve been impressed by the explosive growth of Google Apps for Education (GAFE) and Google Classroom in particular. With this integration, Nearpod is one step closer to providing teachers a seamless way to easily leverage the benefits of both Nearpod and GAFE.” said Guido Kovalskys, CEO of Nearpod. “We are excited to deepen our integration with Google with today’s announcement and allow teachers to share interactive lessons seamlessly with their students, and get immediate formative assessment through the Nearpod platform.

In addition to Google Classroom integration, Nearpod also has a number of other Google integrations including single sign-on for all platforms, access to Google Drive and Google Images, the ability to add YouTube videos to a lesson and broadcast them to student devices, and the ability for students to save class notes to Google Drive.

According to Nearpod, other integrations are in the works.

During the month of September, Nearpod is also offering a promotion letting new schools or districts access the platform free for one year, with a 2 year agreement. Schools will also receive the Nearpod + Common Sense Digital Citizenship Curriculum.

This video below explains the one-click integration between Nearpod and Google Classroom:

 

Material from a press release was used in this report.

 

About the Author:

Stephen Noonoo

Stephen Noonoo is a former editor of eSchool News. He has served as a consultant for CUE, California’s ISTE affiliate, and as managing editor of its quarterly publication, OnCUE. He has worked as a freelance writer, an education editor for SmartBrief newsletters, and as a staff editor for a well-known publication focusing on education technology.