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Google Classroom

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Score 9.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Google Classroom

Google Classroom is well suited to a class where you may have students turn things in digitally and/or you want to be able to push resources or info out to students, as well as assignments, all in one place. It may be less appropriate for a class where you are not having students do much digitally or where you are providing students with paper copies of everything.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nearpod

Nearpod is excellent for direct instruction. Its slides feature works just like a PowerPoint, however, it is displayed on all user's screens, so it can be utilized even in a large environment. In the classroom, it alleviates the problem of being able to see the board. The platform provides numerous engagement tools that can assess learning easily, quickly, and makes it fun for the users.
Carl Winter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Google Classroom
8.2
Nearpod
Course authoring
Google Classroom
8.0
Nearpod
Course catalog or library
Google Classroom
7.9
Nearpod
Player/Portal
Google Classroom
8.4
Nearpod
Learning content
Google Classroom
8.6
Nearpod
Mobile friendly
Google Classroom
8.2
Nearpod
Progress tracking & certifications
Google Classroom
8.1
Nearpod
Assignments
Google Classroom
9.0
Nearpod
Compliance management
Google Classroom
7.6
Nearpod
Learning administration
Google Classroom
8.5
Nearpod
Learning reporting & analytics
Google Classroom
7.7
Nearpod
Social learning
Google Classroom
8.2
Nearpod

Pros

Google Classroom

  • Seamless integration with Google Drive. Easy for teachers to attach Gsuite files such as docs, slides, sheets, forms, site to enhance the learning.
  • Manage student work submissions and whether they are on time or late. Students submit their work digitally and teachers can track the submissions, send them back for editing, or award points.
  • Streamline classwork and homework assignments into one simple thread. Much like a social media platform like Twitter or Facebook, Google Classroom has everything top-down in one fluid thread for students and teachers to be able to easily find and access.
  • Integration with other edtech tools such as Pear Deck, Edpuzzle, etc. Teachers can link to outside assignments on other programs they often use in their classrooms with their students.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nearpod

  • Engagement
  • Formative assessment
  • Library of Resources
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Google Classroom

  • Google Classroom is NOT an LMS, although some schools/districts try to mold it in that fashion. It does not include robust features of an LMS.
  • Google Classroom provides a grade book, but that grade book does not sync with all district's grade book, so you will have to manually transfer any grades received.
  • It would be great to see Google Classroom offer a closed-captioned option for any uploaded videos shared on the site.
Tamara Letter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nearpod

  • I would love Nearpod to have more free activities.
  • I would love Nearpod to be free for educators.
  • I would love if teachers could assign homework on Nearpod.
Isha Gangopadhaya | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Google Classroom

Google Classroom 10.0
Based on 2 answers
More and more teachers are adopting Google Classroom into their curriculum at our school. I foresee it expanding throughout the school
Caitlin Stote M.Ed. | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nearpod

Nearpod 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Goal is to continue our subscription for the 2019-2020 school year
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Google Classroom

Google Classroom 9.0
Based on 3 answers
This is only a product I would recommend to a humanities teacher. Math and science teachers cannot use this product the same way that I can as an English teacher. It is great for word process and for reading, but unable to handle the demands of math and science. Therefore, I would highly recommend this product to English or Social Studies teachers, but NOT math or science teachers
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nearpod

Nearpod 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Web-based or using the app, Nearpod is easy to use
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Google Classroom

Google Classroom 9.0
Based on 1 answer
We have had very little trouble in accessing Google Classroom. Our issues, if any, have risen from our server and not the Google servers.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nearpod

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Google Classroom

Google Classroom 7.8
Based on 14 answers
I tried to find a solution to why I would not receive email notifications as the classroom teacher when my students posted anything in the classroom stream and I was unable to find it or any simple way to access such help if it did exist.
David Obeid | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nearpod

Nearpod 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The support staff for Nearpod is top-notch. I have not had technical issues, but I did have a concern about my bill and they reached out to me nearly immediately to address the problem. I was very satisfied with how they handled the interaction from beginning to end. They did a great job.
Carl Winter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Google Classroom

Google Classroom 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It was relatively easy to implement due to the simplicity of the platform. Even our more technology challenged teachers found it easy to get started with Google Classroom.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nearpod

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Google Classroom

I haven't tested or evaluated another digital classroom website or application. I feel like Google Classroom is convenient for many reasons such as compatibility to Google docs, slides, etc. I also love the ability to link to YouTube and other sites. I don't know if there would be a site that is easier to maneuver.
Meredith Sanders | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nearpod

The custom, integrated, online content, along with school libraries, makes this product superior to PearDeck. Nearpod exceeds PowerPoint because of the ease of use, the student paced lessons, and the ability to embed CFUs.
Mike Rich | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Google Classroom

Google Classroom 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It is very easy to push out this program across our buildings. Teachers are able to use it without much trouble.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nearpod

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Google Classroom

  • Positive ROI has been, specifically in our Physical Education department, the ability for students to quickly provide reflections on activities rather than being sent away to do this as homework. This resulted in a much higher completion rate.
  • Another positive has been the auto-creation and organization of folders in courses for our teachers to reference in future years.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nearpod

  • The impact is awesome. It gives students a digital option other than PowerPoint for presentations.
  • The feedback tool allows you to follow students in realtime.
  • The shallow learning curve made it easy encourage other faculty to try it.
Trent Slaton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Google Classroom

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Nearpod

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Google Classroom
8.8
Nearpod
10.0

Likelihood to Renew

Google Classroom
10.0
Nearpod
9.0

Usability

Google Classroom
9.0
Nearpod
9.0

Reliability and Availability

Google Classroom
9.0
Nearpod

Performance

Google Classroom
9.0
Nearpod

Support Rating

Google Classroom
7.8
Nearpod
10.0

Implementation Rating

Google Classroom
10.0
Nearpod

Scalability

Google Classroom
10.0
Nearpod

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