Pear Deck can be very useful to use in the classroom as it can allow students to interact with questions and allows the teacher to track the progress of the class. This blog only covers the free version of Pear Deck.
Creating a Pear Deck Presentation:
Once you have created a Pear Deck account you can open Google Drive and click on the new icon then click on Pear Deck.
There are different types of slides to chose from such as a normal slide, free response slide, free numeric slide and multiple choice slides. There are also different features on each slide where you can add an image, add a text block, add a list and add a YouTube video.
-How a normal slide works:
-Normal slide: A normal slide allows a teacher to explain something to your class through an image, text box, bullet point list, and even a YouTube video.
-How a multiple choice slide works:
-Multiple choice slide: A multiple choice slide allows a teacher to ask a question and give multiple possible answers to see what your students have learned.
-How a free text response works:
-Free text response slide: A free text response slide allows a teacher to ask a question to which your students can respond to in a short answer question.
-How a free numeric response slide works:
-Free numeric response slide: A free numeric response slide allows a teacher to ask a question and a student can answer with any number.
Pear Deck is free to use up to a certain point. The premium version of Pear Deck is $29.99 monthly or $29.83 annually. Teachers can apply for the educator discount which is $11.99 monthly or $8.33 annually.
Kyle (@PrattMaster1) is a Junior at Ash Grove High School and a student in the Assist Help Desk. He is on the Ash Grove track team and a member of FBLA. After High School he plans on going to college to become a physical therapist.