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Score 9.9 out of 100
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Score 8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

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

PowerSchool Unified Classroom

In the classroom it is very well suited. For classroom teachers, and for school systems in general. It is appropriate in this capacity because it creates a streamlined sense of communication for all stakeholders: teachers, parents, students, and administration. It makes parent meetings very easy, it makes interventions for students easy, and it helps administration keep tabs on overall progress
Saloni Hemani | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Nearpod
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
8.0
Course authoring
Nearpod
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
9.0
Course catalog or library
Nearpod
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
7.0
Player/Portal
Nearpod
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
9.0
Learning content
Nearpod
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
8.0
Mobile friendly
Nearpod
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
5.0
Progress tracking & certifications
Nearpod
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
7.5
Assignments
Nearpod
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
10.0
Learning administration
Nearpod
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
8.0
Learning reporting & analytics
Nearpod
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
8.5
Social learning
Nearpod
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
8.0

Pros

Nearpod

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

PowerSchool Unified Classroom

  • Hand in/Hand Out Assignments
  • Standards Based Assessments
Mike Thomas | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

PowerSchool Unified Classroom

  • The user interface is a little blocky and not entirely user-friendly.
  • It does take more training than we'd like with new staff.
Amy Westby | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Nearpod

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

PowerSchool Unified Classroom

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Nearpod

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

PowerSchool Unified Classroom

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

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

PowerSchool Unified Classroom

PowerSchool Unified Classroom 8.5
Based on 2 answers
They are very responsive to the issues that we have and follow through with their assistance. Having a live assist that is available when our teachers need it is essential too. They also seem to listen to suggestions on making improvements and have been transparent with us when renovations are done.
Mike Thomas | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

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

PowerSchool Unified Classroom

I have used markbook and gradebook. Each system had good features that were slightly different but the fact that this one is web based and accessible makes it the best of the 3 I have used. The learning curve to using the program is similar to the other 2 and overall has allowed me to save time reporting to students and parents.
Mark Perry | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

PowerSchool Unified Classroom

  • Positive impact- i don't know how much it costs but every teacher spends probably 1-4 hours on powerschool every week but it streamlines communication
Saloni Hemani | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Nearpod

General

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

PowerSchool Unified Classroom

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Nearpod
10.0
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

Nearpod
9.0
PowerSchool Unified Classroom

Usability

Nearpod
9.0
PowerSchool Unified Classroom

Support Rating

Nearpod
10.0
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
8.5

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