Appsolutely! Creating interactive presentations with Nearpod and VoiceThread

Recently heard about a new app you’d like to try in your teaching? Perhaps you’re pondering some new ways to tackle a learning and teaching challenge? Come and join us for the latest in this series of events looking at educational apps and tools, and explore how they can be aligned with a range of pedagogical approaches.

This regular, short session is presented by a diverse range of educators sharing what they’ve learned through their own practice. Each session includes:

  • An overview of a particular teaching and learning challenge
  • Introduction to the app or tool
  • How it can be used in teaching
  • Q&A and discussion (if you’ve tried it yourself, come along and share your own experiences!)

Today’s app: Nearpod and VoiceThread

Nearpod is a classroom tool for teachers to engage students with polling, quizzes and interactive presentations. Fiona gives a brief introduction on how to set up your own Nearpod presentation and how to utilise data collected for formative assessment.
VoiceThread is an interactive collaboration and sharing tool that enables users to add images, documents, and videos, and to which other users can add voice, text, audio file, or video comments. Fiona gives brief introduction to how to set up a VoiceThread and share some examples.

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