In Algebra 1 class, we have been learning how to solve quadratic equations. To introduce this, we have been using Nearpod. While students are logged into Nearpod, they can actively participate in the lessons. They are more engaged, ask more questions, and reflect on what they know. Since I share their work (while hiding names) on the board, students try to find others’ mistakes or argue why they think a student is correct. Students are able to reflect on how well they understand because at the end of each lesson there is a poll they take as well as a short quiz. Both serve as feedback as to how well the students understand the lesson. Another benefit of using Nearpod is the ability for students to access the lesson if they’re absent from class. Lessons can be live or student paced. This allows students to access what they missed or learn on their own. So far, most of my students really like Nearpod, and it really shows in the increased retention and participation. I have attached some pictures of a Nearpod lesson this week.