Through 2021, COVID-19 continues to affect the classroom in a big way. With contact tracing and quarantines, students still find themselves having to participate in remote learning in one way or another.
“Nearly 93% of people in households with school-age children reported their children engaged in some form of “distance learning” from home. 80% of people living with children distance learning reported the children were using online resources. About 20% were using paper materials sent home by the school.“
With that in mind we looked at Sugar Land, Texas and worked with our partner Jennifer Devine to fund the Nearpod service for Mrs. Davis’s middle school classroom at Sugar Land Middle School. Nearpod is an interactive classroom application that allows teachers to engage students by incorporating interactive activities such as polls, collaboration boards, and game-based quizzes into their courses. Students can use any mobile device or laptop to communicate and submit replies making it the perfect tool to keep a classroom together even though they may not all be in the same room.