Pear Deck

Category: Homework Help & Tutoring Services

Industries: Communication, Marketing, Business/Productivity, Education

Interactive presentations and formative assessments to engage every student in your room, every day!
Why Use Pear Deck?
Get 100% student engagement immediately

Students understand class material better.
Students are more interested in the material.
You know which students are stuck, who’s ready for more, and what’s confusing them.
You can give every student a voice, even the shyest or most reticent.
In 2015, we worked with the NYC Department of Education Office of Innovation & EdTech iZone and Johns Hopkins University to study the efficacy of Pear Deck in the classroom. The study found 65% of students agreed that Pear Deck helped them understand class material better, and 61% reported that it increased their interest in class material.

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Highlights

Pricing
Free Tier - Design brilliant lessons with interactive questions, polls, quizzes, formative assessments, Work seamlessly with powerful classroom tools from Google and Microsoft, Control the pace of class and project student answers anonymously, Enable students to join a session anonymously without email login, Keep students in sync with Locks and Timers, Ready-to-teach templates designed by educators, Teach vocabulary with Flashcard Factory
Individual Premium $149.99 per year - View and highlight student responses by name with the Teacher Dashboard, Support remote and asynchronous work with Student Paced mode, Control the pace of class and project student answers anonymously, Add Draggable and Drawing responses, Keep students in sync with Locks and Timers, Add on-the-fly questions and activities, Capture and share student progress and leave feedback after the session with Reflect & Review, Immersive Reader (beta), Add Audio to Slides*, Provide feedback to individual students during a lesson with Teacher Feedback (beta), New! Use the Shared Teacher Dashboard to share Session controls and valuable student insight with other designated educators.
Pros Cons
Teachers can modify their existing presentations Getting the hang of creating effective presentations takes time
Collects a variety of on-the-spot, useful data for instruction Some activities (like drawing) can be tricky from phones
Pear Deck has a lot of great resources that I can use to work with my students in an interactive platform. It is hard to find the content I am looking for at times

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Pear Deck reviews

I would give Pear Deck a four out of five. For more reviews like this, click the link below. Prior to using Pear Deck, I was pretty much designing everything manually. I used Pear Deck when I was teaching a college course and putting presentations together became kind of cumbersome because everything was being done very manually. The great thing about Pear Deck is it really allows you to make the presentations interactive, which really continued to drive student engagement and really made the course much more interesting for our students. Pear Deck runs in the cloud. Implementation or ramp up time was nearly seamless, and it was very easy to get started with Pear Deck. For anyone who is considering using Pear Deck, I would encourage them to look at platform they're designing their current presentations on and what they're either not getting or they are getting from that platform and whether Pear Deck would be a value addition to it.

- Andrew B.

I used Pearson service learning before pear deck, but it didn't work for me because I couldn't see my students answer real time. While in pear decl, I can see what they are doing, what they are writing on the dot, right on that time. I love using pear deck because I can see what my students are doing during the time that I am teaching the lesson. I can easily share my work, or I can also invite my teacher and do and see what my class is doing using the pear deck. There are plenty of amazing stuff in product like the templates and some check fuel for learning, and there are plenty more that I can say how good pear deck is. Pear deck is super easy to use. If you have your PowerPoint, you can actually just open it using the pear deck, and it's good to go. You can also edit it and put some questions and students can draw on the slides and you can see their answer as well. I would rate it five out of five in terms of how easy it is to start using pear deck and the ease of use for the students as well. I would recommend pear deck for any teacher who's teaching online as well as in person, because of how amazing it is to use in class. It has all the templates that would help the teacher make your teaching interesting and effective. It also is very easy to use. If you have some ready-made activities or topics, you can incorporate pear deck on it, as well as you can also see your students answer, like every single one of them, and help and held them accountable for their learning through the pear deck. So yeah, I would recommend it. Absolutely.

- Rosciel D.

Overall: Overall Pear Deck is an amazing tool that has revitalized my instruction. Pros: Pear Deck has taken my instruction to a new level. By making presentations interactive and engaging my lessons are much more effective. My students enjoy the interactive elements and engage in the lesson much better. Cons: I would like to see more types of interactivity in the future. Also, the web integration does not always work because of the way it is embedded.

- Christopher E.

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