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Yesterday at Geek Day Brent Hirata presented NearPod, a free classroom presentation tool which can engage students in a synchronous slideshow with extra pizazz! Presentation events are accessible on a web browser on their computer or via a free app on an iPad.  Format is a bit challenging on the small mobile phone screen, but possible.  You create a presentation, including text slides, images and videos, then send the event code to learners. For a $10/month you can add audio narrations to your slides or allow them to go out to the web from within the presentation, such as to watch a YouTube video.  Size limit is 20 MB or 50 MB for combined presentations for the free account. The uniqueness of this tool comes in the built-in polls, surveys, graded quiz items and drawing tools. Learners type, click or draw on their devices, then click the Send button.  Their submissions appear on your screen with the senderÊ»s name. You can then share an individual submission as well as request a