Audience response (mentimeter)

Audience Response Systems

Nearpod

Nearpod LogoNearpod allows tutors to deliver a whole presentation to student devices via a web-browser or the NearPod app. 

The tutor can incorporate activities for the students to complete as part of the presentation such as polls, quizzes, drawing and student collaboration - creating real-time interactions using mobile phones or other devices connected to the internet. 

The free version of this software is limited to 30 students.  


Pros:

  • Variety of inter-activities 
  • Library of free lessons that can be repurposed
  • Simple and easy-to-use 
  • Allows the tutor access to instant and live feedback from students
  • Frees up tutor time during a session instead of controlling PowerPoint presentation

Cons:

  • Primarily aimed at Key Stage 1- 4
  • Limited class size

Question types

  • Polls (MCQ with no correct answer)
  • Multiple choice questions (multiple correct answers) 
  • Free text responses
  • Draw on-screen (not recommended for those on small screens)
  • Pin-board (students collaborate and add pictures and text)
If you are interested in using Nearpod, please contact ltu@solent.ac.uk to discuss your requirements in the first instance or visit the Nearpod website for more information.