Nearpod, the leading instructional platform that gives teachers real-time insights into student learning, today announces it is expanding its partnership with Google by deepening its integration with Google Classroom. This first-of-its-kind integration for Google Classroom will improve the workflow for educators and students alike, and will be available in the coming months.
As an official launch partner for Google Classroom add-ons, Nearpod is committed to creating a seamless experience for the more than 150 million students, educators, and school leaders worldwide that relied on Google Classroom to teach and learn last year. This enhanced integration increases functionality and saves educators' time by allowing them to assign lessons and review reports directly within Google Classroom. Students can also access Nearpod lessons within Google Classroom as well.
“We strive to prioritize partnerships that free up our users' valuable time and improve the overall usability of Nearpod. This expansion with Google will not only save our teachers time in lesson creation and delivery but also allow for an uninterrupted experience for students joining lessons through Google Classroom,” shared Pep Carerra, CEO of Nearpod. “Our educators love using both products together to bring engagement and flexibility into their classroom, and we look forward to seeing what they create with this expanded partnership.”
Nearpod, a Google for Education Partner, has historically partnered with Google to improve the cross-functionality of its products. Existing integrations include the Google Slides add-on for authoring lessons, Google Single Sign-on, Google Drive, Google Images, and YouTube. In the past 12 months alone, students have joined Nearpod lessons from Google Classroom 60 million times resulting in 265 million insights into student learning.
In the coming months, the Google Classroom Add-on will roll out for Nearpod users. Once available, teachers can download the add-on or administrators can make the add-on available for an entire school or district. Educators who use Google Classroom can learn more about Nearpod by visiting nearpod.com.
Whether using interactive lessons, interactive videos or gamified learning, teachers get real-time insights into student learning with Nearpod. Teachers can upload their existing content and make it interactive using Nearpod's more than 20 formative assessment and rich-media features so that all learning is active and collaborative. In addition, Nearpod's libraries feature over 15,000 standards-aligned lessons, videos and activities created in partnership with leading publishers like Common Sense Education and Smithsonian. Nearpod's companion platform Flocabulary engages students in K-12 standards-aligned hip-hop videos and instructional activities that increase reading comprehension through academic vocabulary exposures. Together, Nearpod and Flocabulary reach the 100 largest school districts in the US and are used by over 1.7 million educators worldwide. In March 2021, Nearpod was acquired by Renaissance, a global leader in assessment, reading and math solutions for pre-K-12 schools and districts. To learn more about Nearpod, visit www.nearpod.com. For more information about Renaissance, visit www.renaissance.com.
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