Nearpod Partners with Common Sense Education to Offer its Pioneering K-12 Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum

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Interactive lessons teach essential 21st century skills and will be accessible to teachers and students using any mobile device

“We are thrilled to partner with Common Sense Education to provide their unique and effective curriculum in our content store,” said Guido Kovalskys, CEO of NearPod. “

Nearpod, an education technology company, has partnered with Common Sense Education, the education arm of Common Sense, the nation's leading nonprofit organization dedicated to helping families and schools thrive with media and technology, to provide over 75 interactive and engaging lessons about thinking critically, behaving safely, and participating responsibly in the digital world.

Each of the age-appropriate lessons empower students to navigate challenging issues as Internet safety, privacy and security, cyberbullying, digital footprints, creative credit and copyright.

With Nearpod’s technology platform, teachers will be able to present the K-12 Digital Literacy and Citizenship curriculum as synchronized lessons to students’ mobile devices and will include interactive content such as polls and quizzes, allow for on-the-fly assessment and robust analytics and reporting on student performance.

“We are thrilled to partner with Common Sense Education to provide their unique and effective curriculum in our content store,” said Guido Kovalskys, CEO of NearPod. “Thanks to this partnership, teachers will now have access to a world-class library of interactive and engaging content to introduce, discuss and assess their students on what it means to be a responsible digital citizen as technology becomes an integral part of their lives.

“As more students have the opportunity to use technology in their classrooms, there is an increasing imperative to prepare them to use it wisely,” said Mike Lorion, General Manager of Education for Common Sense. “We are delighted to partner with Nearpod, a multi-platform solution that makes it easy for teachers to deliver these important lessons about maximizing the potential and minimizing the perils of the online world and prepares students to use the Internet to boost their learning.”

All the lessons align to the Common Core State Standards, the International Society for Technology in Education’s National Education Technology Standards (ISTE’s NET•S), and the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Standards.

About Nearpod
Nearpod is an award-winning education technology company focused on developing synchronized digital learning and interactive content across mobile devices that provides teachers an easy and effective way to leverage technology in the classroom. Nearpod was developed by a team of experienced entrepreneurs passionate about mobile technology and its implications across education. For more information visit http://www.nearpod.com

About Common Sense
Common Sense is the nation's leading nonprofit organization dedicated to helping families and educators thrive in a world of media and technology. We rate, educate, and advocate on behalf of kids, families, and schools. Common Sense offers the world's largest and most trusted library of age-based ratings and reviews of all types of media content targeted at kids, and our research-based curriculum and tools are used in over 91,000 U.S. schools. For more information, go to http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators

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