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August 1, 2022

Introducing the Pear Deck Add-on for Google Classroom

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The magic of Pear Deck, directly in Google Classroom!

The perfect pair is now an even more dynamic duo! Thanks to an enhanced partnership between Pear Deck and Google Classroom, teachers and students will be able to start and join Sessions faster than ever before. Pear Deck Premium users can access or create lessons directly from within Google Classroom, all with single sign-on. This partnership makes it even easier for teachers to transform lessons into powerful formative assessments and active learning experiences for every student, every day.

Save valuable instruction time with this seamless integration

Now teachers can create a new Pear Deck lesson in Google Slides to add to their Google Classroom, or select an existing file from their Drive. When they’re ready to present to the class, they can save the lesson and it will appear for assigned students.

Students can join Sessions directly with no code needed, and teachers can control the pace of the lesson, view real-time student progress, and provide feedback. When the lesson is complete, students will be prompted to turn in their assignments. Teachers can then review and assess Session material directly from within Google Classroom.

Jennifer Gruhlke, a World Language-Spanish teacher for grades 9-12 at Plainfield District 202, said:

"The best feature is being able to check off each student's individual responses within Classroom without having to switch to another program. I also like having the ability to see each student's responses singled out. Plus, Google tells me if and when a student completes it, preventing the need for excessive back-and-forth communication."

A perfect partnership for teachers and students:

  • Teachers can easily find all of their Pear Deck work for a particular class thanks to Google Classroom’s grouping by class rather than individual sessions.
  • Students can quickly and efficiently let teachers know they have completed their work via Google Classroom.
  • Email notifications sent when work is assigned and completed streamlines communication and enables faster personalized feedback.
  • And more!

Enhancing Education with Google Classroom

Google Classroom is a secure tool that helps educators manage, measure, and enrich learning experiences. Google Classroom:

  • Is easy to get started and simple to use
  • Is built for collaboration, productivity, and engagement
  • Enables teaching and learning from anywhere, on any device

Google Classroom brings out the best in edtech tools like Pear Deck and uses adaptive learning technology to enable students to learn at their own pace.

Who can use the Pear Deck for Google Classroom add-on?

Pear Deck for Google Classroom add-on is a Pear Deck Premium feature available to Google Classroom users with the Teaching and Learning Upgrade or Google Workspace for Education Plus edition. You can learn more about all Pear Deck Premium has to offer by visiting our pricing page.

Teachers, to learn more about using this integration, visit this Help Center article. Admins — to learn how to install the add-on, visit this how-to guide in our Help Center.

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