Thursday, May 1, 2014

Featured 5-1-2014: Pear Deck

Pear Deck makes it easy to plan and build interactive lessons that promote active learning in the classroom. Real-time data provides teachers the feedback needed to make on-the-fly adaptations.

Pear Deck 1
Create a new Pear Deck from Google Drive then use the editor to quickly create any of four kinds of slides: static, multiple choice, Draggable™, or free response. You can also import slides from most presentation software, such as Powerpoint or Keynote, as a PDF.
Pear Deck 2
Once your Pear Deck is built, launch a unique presentation session directly from the editor to your students using your Google Apps for Education domain. Pear Deck’s Google Chrome extension lets you launch the presentation on their devices with no cooperation required.
Pear Deck
Students follow along on their devices and respond to the unique question types when prompted. As the teacher, your device can isolate individual or groups of answers to put on the interactive whiteboard for further discussion or review.

 See how to present a Pear Deck
Pear Deck is currently in limited beta. They are looking for schools that:
  • Use Google Apps for Education
  • Use or are evaluating Chromebooks
  • Are driven to fostering an environment of active learning
  • Are driven to increase and improve formative assessments and data-driven instruction

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