Nearpod expanding teacher’s lessons _lowres

Photo provided by LINDA FALLER JOINER -- Hammond Westside Montessori students work with fourth-grade teacher Rebecca Cullen using a program called Nearpod to lead instruction in her classroom earlier this month.

Hammond Westside Montessori fourth-grade teacher Rebecca Cullen uses a program called Nearpod to teach students in her classroom, a news release from the school said.

Nearpod is an online program that is free for teachers and students, and allows for interactive mobile presentations that teachers create and customize themselves. Cullen checked out a set of iPads from the Tangipahoa Parish School System’s technology department for her students to use. Students interact and submit responses on the iPads to the lessons delivered through the Nearpod program, the release said.