New Nearpod Content Store Offers Ready-to-Present, Interactive Lessons to Teachers and Students
MIAMI & NEW YORK – Sept. 11, 2013 – With today’s launch of the Nearpod Content Store, “TIME For Kids” is now available to educators in a format designed specifically for the mobile classroom. This new collaboration between Nearpod, the award-winning platform for presenting, assessing and reporting, and respected classroom news magazine, “TIME For Kids,” will provide teachers with access to high quality digital engaging content.
“With the Common Core’s emphasis on informational texts and the incredible growth of 1:1 learning programs, there is a critical need for high quality resources designed for the mobile classroom,” said Bob Der, Publisher of “TIME For Kids.” “Collaborating with Nearpod allows us to deliver our trusted content in a new, interactive form designed to support the more rigorous learning goals as well as engage today’s mobile learners.”
In the past 12 months, more than 150,000 teachers and 2 million students around the globe have made Nearpod, the preferred platform for the growing ranks of K-12 schools implementing 1:1 iPad and mobile device programs. Available on the App and Play Stores as well as online, Nearpod is a device agnostic platform that allows teachers to easily create and share interactive lessons, receive feedback on student device use, assess knowledge in real time and personalize instruction for students based on powerful analysis and reporting features, all in a mobile learning environment.
In addition to the lessons in the Nearpod Content Store, educators will continue to be able to create their own engaging Nearpod presentations by converting their existing presentations to Nearpod through the platform’s easy-to-use authoring tool. All Nearpod presentations include short lesson plans and can be aligned to the Common Core State Standards, featuring multimedia content and activities appropriate for any grade level.
“For schools to maximize their investments in mobile devices, they must have access to content and resources designed for delivery in that learning environment,” said Felipe Sommer, co-CEO, Nearpod. “We launched the new Nearpod Content Store to allow teachers to quickly find and download outstanding, ready-to-use learning materials that map to their instructional goals. It is particularly exciting to have a well-respected publication, such as ‘TIME For Kids,’ among the first to share its content on our new offering.”
Nearpod was developed by a team of experienced entrepreneurs passionate about mobile technology and its implications across education. The company’s exclusive focus is to develop software and interactive content for mobile devices, in ways that improve teaching for students of all ages. Nearpod has raised an undisclosed amount of money from a select group of angel investors, including New Schools Venture Fund.
About TIME For Kids
TIME For Kids is a weekly classroom news magazine that motivates kids to read and engage with current events. Issues cover a wide range of real-world topics through nonfiction texts that align with the Common Core State Standards. A powerful teaching tool, TIME For Kids builds reading and writing skills and is easily integrated across many curriculums, including social studies, science and math.
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