Pear Deck is an interactive presentation and lesson delivery tool that can be used via the web or as an add-on or integration with a variety of other programs. The Pear Deck for Google Slides Add-on brings your Google Slides to life with interactive questions that can be added to any presentation. The add-on can be found here. Install it and then open up your Google drive. With the Add-on enabled, you can add interactive questions right from the easy-to-use sidebar. You can create a variety of interactive questions such as:
– Response layout guide
– Multiple choice
Students can join teachers’ Pear Deck sessions with codes and then use their devices to follow along with the teacher’s slideshow on a classroom screen. Additionally, through a paid Premium plan, students can complete student-paced decks in class or at home. With in-person delivery, teachers can pause at points where they’ve added one of several different question types, including drawing, dragging, text, number, and multiple choice. Teachers can view students’ responses to these questions immediately, either one at a time or in a grid view, as well as share the results anonymously on-screen for all students to see. Additional features allow students to review and respond to daily news articles, create flashcards with drawings, play games, and practice responsible digital citizenship. Depending on whether they have a free or paid account, teachers also have handy controls over the student experience. For instance, teachers can lock presentations from student contributions, project student answers, and more.
When students answer your questions, you will see their responses and can respond to individual students. You can thus send a message to a student, e.g. Try better next time, etc. In some ways, Pear Deck is better than Nearpod, in that students do not need to leave the Google classroom area in order to view the slideshow, etc.
Getting started with Pear Deck to make your Google slides more interactive
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