ENGL3043 only has 15 weeks (14 of real content), so I have to pick and choose which tools to cover.
This means setting up a group or classroom for Edmodo, where we might do a weekly discussion instead of in eCourses, and probably an interactive lecture in Nearpod to substitute for a weekly discussion. My students would just see what happens on the student end in that case.
Nearpod does allow for pretty easy log-in using a Google account. The prospect of having students learn Nearpod on top of Prezi, Google presentations, Google forms, blogs, wikis, etc. is a little…daunting, to say the least. I’ll have to delete one of our “off” weeks, where students don’t have as much to do except catch up.
But I think I might be able to work Nearpod in by requiring students to upload a PowerPoint they already have and then adding at least 2 activities (I’ll model all three in my sample). I know it’s fabulous in math classes in particular, since teachers can get real-time feedback from students regarding what they understand and how they’re solving problems.