Proceedings of the 2021 4th International Conference on Humanities Education and Social Sciences (ICHESS 2021)

A Critical Evaluation of Nearpod’s Usefulness in Teaching K-12 Biology Science Online Classroom

Authors
Junhua Xian1, *
1Faculty of Education, Monash University, Wellington Road, Clayton, VIC, 3800, Australia.
*Corresponding author. Email: jxia0028@student.monash.edu
Corresponding Author
Junhua Xian
Available Online 24 December 2021.
DOI
10.2991/assehr.k.211220.156How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Nearpod; K-12 classroom; Biology and science; Educational technology
Abstract

The outbreak of Covid-19 has shifted the locus of teaching activity from the traditional teacher to the Internet. We strive for better educational aid for in-service teachers everywhere globally to help students have a better teaching and learning experience. Nearpod is a great platform to bring content and assessment into the K-12 biology and science classroom. In this article, TPACK (Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge) is used as the theoretical basis for analysis and discussion to explore the potential benefits of Nearpod in the K-12 bioscience classroom. After using Nearpod for online instruction, I interviewed the students who participated in the relevant courses and compiled and analyzed their responses to draw supporting conclusions. Synchronous engagement in secondary biology classrooms brings a better classroom experience for teachers and students. It gives us a more authentic classroom experience, especially during the special times when teaching has to be done online. And the synchronous form of online learning and assessment can help teachers track student learning, and the Online Simultaneous Learning and Assessment Model (OLASF) impacts student performance. Moreover, the Nearpod platform motivates students to become more active in classroom activities. The real-time interactive classroom design ensures class participation and prevents students from using other programs in class to disrupt the class and the learning process to a certain extent. Student responses confirmed the relevance and value of Nearpod in the online classroom.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2021 4th International Conference on Humanities Education and Social Sciences (ICHESS 2021)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
24 December 2021
ISBN
10.2991/assehr.k.211220.156
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
10.2991/assehr.k.211220.156How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2021 The Authors. Published by Atlantis Press SARL.
Open Access
This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC license.

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