Nearpod and Common Sense to OfferInteractive Lessons forStudents on Mobile Devices

Education Technology Insights | Wednesday, May 11, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, CA: Nearpod, an education technology company, has aligned with Common Sense Education, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping families and schools thrive with media and technology, to provide over 75 interactive and engaging lessons on how to think critically, behave safely, and participate responsibly in the digital world.

These lessons empower students to deal with issues like Internet safety, privacy and security, cyberbullying, digital footprints, creative credit and copyright. The Near pod’s technology platform, enable teachers to present the K-12 Digital Literacy and Citizenship curriculum consisting of interactive content such as polls and quizzesto students’ mobile devices directly.  The teachers are also allowed to deal with the on-the-fly assessment and robust analytics and reporting on student performance.

All the lessons align to the Common Core State Standards, the International Society for Technology in Education’s National Education Technology Standards, and the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Standards.

“We are thrilled to partner with Common Sense Education to provide their unique and effective curriculum in our content store,” says Guido Kovalskys, CEO,NearPod. “Thanks to this partnership, teachers will now have access to a world-class library of interactive and engaging content to introduce, discuss and assess their students on what it means to be a responsible digital citizen as technology becomes an integral part of their lives.

“As more students have the opportunity to use technology in their classrooms, there is an increasing imperative to prepare them to use it wisely,” says Mike Lorion, General Manager of Education, Common Sense. “We are delighted to partner with Nearpod, a multi-platform solution that makes it easy for teachers to deliver these important lessons about maximizing the potential and minimizing the perils of the online world and prepares students to use the Internet to boost their learning.”

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