Interactive Presentation Tools Using Mobile Devices
Abstract: There are many presentation tools that help educators make their teaching more interactive. The main presentation tools that are highly effective are Nearpod, Pear Deck, Poll Everywhere and Mentimeter. This presentation will discuss in detail all of the tools and their specifics. Nearpod is a user-friendly, interactive app/website used for communicative language teaching and learning. As a supplemental unit of regular language teaching, Nearpod provides lecture presentation with different types of real-time interactive activities. Like Nearpod, Pear Deck is also an interactive slide presentation program. Students can connect to your presentation on any device with a web browser or you can invite your whole class through Google Classroom. Mentimeter and Poll Everywhere are also interactive presentation tools that can be used to collect and visualize real-time feedback from students. These four tools make lectures more attractive, engaging, and interactive. Students can get involved by using their own personal mobile devices without installations or downloads.
Presider: Wei-Fan Chen, The Pennsylvania State University