Nearpod Brings The Future To Students, Today
It seems that everywhere you turn there is talk of VR, MR and AR in the classroom. It seems like you can just start a company, hack together some VR goggles and be into the VR business for education. That couldn’t be further from the truth.
Nearpod is the leader in virtual reality in the classroom. Nearpod was the first company to bring virtual reality into K-12 classrooms at scale. They make VR affordable to schools at the local and district level and with that, open up a world of never before seen opportunities.
With virtual reality, if you’re a third grade teacher in rural Oklahoma or a fifth grade teacher in New York City, your students can be afforded the exact same opportunities.
Many folks think space, science and techie when they think about virtual reality. With Nearpod you get access to 1000s of pieces of VR content that can run the gamut from farming, to archaeology, marine studies to the Mayan ruins, and everything in between.
Those students in rural Oklahoma can take virtual field trips to Washington DC. The students in New York City can take a field trip to the moon. With virtual reality the possibilities are endless, and Nearpod is looking at all of them.
Now thousands of classrooms and thousands of teachers are using the Nearpod platform to bring interactive learning to new heights. Their technology can take a class in Rock Springs Wyoming to explore the White House. Students in Juno Alaska can explore Mars, in ways that they have never been able to before.
We believe that technology is key to deep learning in the classroom, and we’re grateful for our community partners, who like us, believe in the importance of enhancing the learning experiences for millions of students,” says Guido Kovalskys, CEO and co-founder of Nearpod. “By exploring the world around them using Nearpod VR, students’ skills are improving and engagement levels are raising in ways we never thought imaginable, and we’re thrilled to be reshaping the future of K-12 education.”
Nearpod is always one of the most exciting places to visit during an edtech conference. At ISTE 2018 in Chicago, June 24-28th you’ll find them at booth #880 and online at nearpod.com