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Nearpod Continues Rapid Growth in Student Engagement, Expanding its Interactive Learning Experiences into 161 New School Districts

The company also continues its commitment to offering engaging, world-class curriculum by expanding partnerships with Common Sense Education and PhET while adding new resources from Pulitzer Center, ISTE and Teach for America to its growing lesson library


Nearpod, the award-winning edtech company helping K-12 teachers and school districts create engaging classroom experiences, announces that, from July to December 2018, it partnered with 161 new schools districts and several new content providers, potentially reaching a total of 1.8 million new students since the start of the 2018-2019 school year. 

Since the start of the school year, Nearpod has added over 500 new lessons, bringing its library of lessons to more than 7,000 from leading content providers like Common Sense Education and PhET and new to the library is educational content from Desmos, iCivics and Cricket Media. In addition, Nearpod continues to add supplemental curriculum by launching two new supplemental curricula for social studies and social & emotional learning aimed at developing the whole child in an increasingly connected world. The new content showcases the company’s commitment to adding interactive learning experiences and resources from leading providers to address the needs of 21st-century students.

The company also significantly grew its Nearpod Learning Labs professional development (PD) program by partnering with ISTE, New Teacher Center, NCCE, and Teach for America to offer meaningful and engaging instructional strategies for teachers. With rising teacher shortages and the ever-growing needs of increasingly diverse classrooms, it’s never been more critical that teachers are supported and properly trained.  

“As more classrooms across the U.S. integrate technology to personalize learning, providing world-class lessons and the highest quality PD for teachers is crucial to success. Beyond access, effective use of technology is the true key to transformative experiences in the classroom that lead to student achievement,” noted Guido Kovalskys, Nearpod’s CEO and co-founder. “Everyday, we strive to offer more resources that bring relevant content and impactful learning opportunities for students and teachers into the classroom.”

Currently serving three in five U.S. school districts, Nearpod’s easy to deploy lessons are compatible with all web-enabled devices. The company’s content is standards-aligned and leverages research-based instructional design and tech-transformation models, such as SAMR and TIM, and covers traditional subjects such as math and history alongside content often not addressed by textbooks, such as social & emotional learning, life skills, college & career exploration, financial literacy, and more.  

“As our school started our journey towards a 1:1 environment, we realized we had an issue. Students were engaged, but we had no systematic way to verify their learning,” shared Mike Rich, Director of Innovation, Modesto City Schools. “We set out as a Leadership Team to find a solution within the digital realm to help us more effectively check for understanding. Nearpod was the answer! Now that we’ve instituted Nearpod district-wide, we have seen a large increase in the formative assessment happening in a natural way on a daily basis. I can’t imagine teaching without a tool like Nearpod.”  

About Nearpod:
Nearpod is an award-winning edtech company creating engaging classroom experiences. The company, recently named EdTech Digest’s Company of the Year, gives K-12 teachers ready to run lessons created in partnership with leading brands like Common Sense Education, PhET and the Pulitzer Center and is actively used by 60 percent of US school districts. Nearpod works with any classroom technology from tablets and smartphones to laptops and Chromebooks and helps districts understand trends and meet curriculum goals. Beyond classroom instruction, the company revitalizes teacher development through Teacher Professional Learning curriculum that cultivates classroom-changing strategies for educators. To learn more visit:


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