Nearpod News Playlist

Watch Nearpod News and make sure you are up to date on all things Nearpod. We will share tips and tricks, highlight new Nearpod lesson packs and inform you about local training opportunities to help you become a Nearpod expert. Episodes are also available on YouTube and we recommend you subscribe to the PDTV YouTube Channel to be notified when new episodes premier.

Episode 11: How to Add Canva Presentations
Premiered: November 18, 2022

Learn how to convert your Canva presentations into Nearpods and make your lessons more engaging in just a few clicks! Instructor Jami Gardner walks you through creating a presentation in Canva, converting it to Nearpod, and adding interactive features to your presentations. As a bonus, if you enjoy using Google Slides, she'll show you how to upload Canva presentations and use the Nearpod extension tool in Google.

Episode 10: Navigating the New Teacher Dashboard
Premiered: September 27, 2022

Kicking off the new season of UEN Nearpod News, instructor Jami Gardner walks us through how to navigate the new Nearpod teacher dashboard.

Episode 9: Using Google Slides Add-On to Create a Lesson
Premiered: April 26, 2022

In this episode of UEN Nearpod News, Jami provides a look at the Google Slides Add-On and demonstrates how easy it is to convert your Google Slide presentations into Nearpod lessons.

Episode 8: How to Convert a Quiz into a Time to Climb
Premiered: March 2, 2022

It's time to start reviewing content for yearend testing. In this episode of Nearpod News, Jami Gardner teaches us how to convert quizzes that you've already made in Nearpod into a fun and engaging Time to Climb activity. While students are racing to answer questions, teachers are gaining valuable insights into what students know and what they need to review!

Episode 7: How to Differentiate Your Lessons
Premiered: January 27, 2022

In this episode of Nearpod News, Jami Gardner teaches us how to differentiate lessons and instruction using Nearpod. This is helpful to cater lessons toward individual student's needs.

Episode 6: How to Use Live to Student Paced
Premiered: November 22, 2021

In this episode of Nearpod News, Jami teaches us how to use the new feature "Live to Student Paced" when you want to switch between presenting a lesson and letting students continue on their own. Jami will tell us some examples of why this tool is helpful!

Episode 5: Drag & Drop Activity
Premiered: October 18, 2021

In this episode of UEN Nearpod News, Jami Gardner shows us how to use and create a drag and drop activity in Nearpod. This feature helps educators assess student learning by placing images or words in the correct order, category, or location. Also highlighted is the Social and Emotional Learning lesson library that is free to all Utah educators.

Episode 4: Immersive Reader
Premiered: March 4, 2021

PD Trainer, Jami Gardner guides us on how to use the Immersive Reader integration for Nearpod. This tool allows students to access text accommodations, including text-to-speech, translation, and more. Watch to learn how to use this tool in Nearpod and Google Slides!

Episode 3: White Board and Annotation Tools
Premiered: March 9, 2021

In this episode of Nearpod News you will learn how to use the new white board and annotation tools. Jami also highlights how Nearpod can make your life a little easier by providing multiple tools in one location.

Episode 2: Interactive Videos
Premiered: January 27, 2021

Jami Gardner from our professional development team gives a tutorial on adding an interactive video to your course, which involves gathering data on what your students are learning while they watch a video.

Episode 1: New Features and Updates
Premiered: October 22, 2020

Welcome to our new series, Nearpod News! These videos will give information about new features and updates surrounding using Nearpod in Utah Schools. In the first episode, Jami Gardner from our professional development.