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Atlanta Public Schools Partners with Nearpod as District Prioritizes Engaging and Innovative Digital Instruction

This partnership is a first-of-its-kind districtwide technology adoption for Atlanta Public Schools, as it brings Nearpod’s interactive instructional platform to all its teachers, supercharging virtual learning for over 52,000 students


Nearpod, the interactive, instructional platform that merges formative assessment and dynamic media to create engaging learning experiences, today announces its partnership with Atlanta Public Schools. The partnership marks the first time the district has ever adopted a universal technology solution. 

Atlanta Public Schools (APS) will gain access to over 8,500 standards-aligned lessons, including Nearpod’s interactive video content. With Nearpod, educators can also upload their own content and embed the platform’s interactive features such as Quizzes, Polls and Virtual Reality Field Trips into the lesson. The ability to customize content was critical to APS in this decision, as the district searched for a solution that could enable the district to meet the Georgia Department of Education Standards. With the partnership, APS also gains access to Nearpod for English Learners, which provides scaffolded access to rigorous, grade-level and research-based learning experiences and language instruction.

“Student engagement is a top priority for our teachers and our community. As we looked for a solution to support this priority in distance learning, teachers overwhelmingly pointed us to Nearpod,” shared Aleigha Henderson-Rosser, Executive Director, Department of Instructional Technology for APS. “Nearpod is a game-changer for our district, and even as we look to return to the classroom, we know Nearpod will remain a critical component to our students’ learning experience.” 

Unique to Nearpod, which works with any device, is its single-click lesson deployment, which makes it simple for students and parents to join lessons from home. The platform also features both synchronous and asynchronous lesson mode, allowing for live and student-paced instruction. This gives educators the freedom to deliver live or student-paced instruction in a way that engages students and allows for interaction while offering teachers data to help drive instruction in real-time. 

“Atlanta Public Schools was looking for a solution that could provide an integrated approach to learning while not adding more workload for teachers to adapt content to fit state standards. By allowing teachers to layer in interactive features like Time to Climb and Matching Pairs into existing content, Nearpod has lightened the lift for teachers and boosted student engagement,” shared Jennie Kristoffersen, Chief Strategy Officer of Nearpod. “We’re proud to partner with a continuously innovative district and support their needs throughout virtual learning and beyond.”

Nearpod has integrations with learning management systems and communication and collaboration platforms, including Google Classroom and Microsoft Teams, which have become increasingly important through remote learning. A recent Zoom integration enables teachers to launch a lesson and video conference simultaneously. And, when in-person learning resumes, teachers will be able to easily transition Nearpod to the physical classroom, even if students don’t have devices, with Nearpod’s Front-of-Class mode. 

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About Nearpod
Nearpod offers an interactive, instructional platform that merges formative assessment and dynamic media for live and self-paced learning experiences inside and outside of the classroom. Nearpod is a device-agnostic platform that engages students with activities such as Virtual Reality, PhET simulations and Desmos, and features more than 8,500 ready-to-run interactive lessons and videos created in partnership with leading brands like Common Sense Education and Smithsonian. In 2019, Nearpod acquired Flocabulary, a learning platform that engages students in academically rigorous K-12 curriculum while promoting literacy through hip-hop videos. Together, Nearpod and Flocabulary reach educators in the 100 largest school districts in the US. In 2018, Nearpod was named EdTech Digest’s Company of the Year. To learn more, visit

About Atlanta Public School
Atlanta Public Schools is one of the largest school districts in the state of Georgia, serving approximately 51,000 students across 87 schools and five programs. The District is organized into nine K-12 clusters with 64 traditional schools, 19 charter schools, six partner schools, two alternative schools and five alternative programs. To learn more about Atlanta Public Schools, follow us on social media – Twitter (@apsupdate), Facebook (Atlanta Public Schools), and Instagram (apsupdate) – or visit us online at


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