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11 Ratings

Google Classroom

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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.
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Nearpod

Nearpod is well suited to classroom use. Adaptations can be made so the platform is usable in all grades K-12. Beta features, such as adding audio to slides, allow for usage with students too young to read or those that struggle with reading. Interactive components such as the quiz feature make in-class formative assessments quick, timely, and easy
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Google Classroom
8.2
Nearpod
Course authoring
Google Classroom
8.3
Nearpod
Course catalog or library
Google Classroom
7.2
Nearpod
Player/Portal
Google Classroom
7.9
Nearpod
Learning content
Google Classroom
8.7
Nearpod
Mobile friendly
Google Classroom
8.4
Nearpod
Progress tracking & certifications
Google Classroom
7.9
Nearpod
Assignments
Google Classroom
9.1
Nearpod
Compliance management
Google Classroom
7.7
Nearpod
Learning administration
Google Classroom
8.5
Nearpod
Learning reporting & analytics
Google Classroom
7.8
Nearpod
Social learning
Google Classroom
8.4
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.
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Nearpod

  • Nearpod is an example of blended learning.
  • Nearpod motivates low achievers.
  • Nearpod is very much hands on.
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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.
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Nearpod

  • It would be nice if there was a grade book that interacted with our LMS.
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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
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Nearpod

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

Nearpod 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Web-based or using the app, Nearpod is easy to use
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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.
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Nearpod

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

Google Classroom

Google Classroom 7.3
Based on 3 answers
I like this application a lot. I have used it and love the way it functions. It has also assisted in attaching additional files for better performance and for better help for the students. It has also helped me in getting the opinion of students about different topics related to my subject.
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Nearpod

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation

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.
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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.
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Nearpod

Nearpod stacks up well to alternatives because of growing LMS integrations.
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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.
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Nearpod

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Google Classroom

  • It has helped our employees to learn about other employees well and build a good family leading to good communication.
  • Helps the new employees learn and understand the company policies and rules well.
  • Effective and efficient as well as the strategical working of employees by sharing the new ideas in the classroom.
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Nearpod

  • Nearpod has a positive impact on my students because they learn while using technology vs. traditional method.
  • My students' scores have improved ever since I've started implementing the consistent use of Nearpod.
  • I cherish the fact that the teacher is in control but the activities are all student centered and fully engages them.
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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

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