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September 19, 2018

Using Videos, Animations, and GIFs? Get Ready to Power Up

Imagine a classroom where learning is not confined to static slides but comes alive with videos, animations, and GIFs. Pear Deck introduces the Power-up, a free Chrome extension that revolutionizes your teaching materials. With this extension, you can seamlessly integrate multimedia elements into your presentations, ensuring they play flawlessly on both the projector and student devices.

In this blog, we'll explore the Pear Deck Power-up and how it can transform your teaching, making lessons more engaging and interactive. Get ready to power up your presentations!

Get ready to Power Up  

Install the Power-up from the Chrome Web Store from the device you use in class. After you authorize and install, it automagically works! Now when you present with Pear Deck the Power-up  your videos, animations, and gifs will display on the projector and student devices.

Here are some fun ways to use the Power-up in class.

Pear Deck video

Use animations to reveal or emphasize specific information.

Animated Pear Deck slide

Have fun with GIFs! Try adding a GIF and having students interact using a Draggable slide.

Moving gif in Pear Deck Slide

A word to the wise

Powering up is pretty cool, but rest assured your Pear Deck for Google Slides presentations will work exactly the way they always have even if you don’t install it. That means the interactivity and student engagement you know and love will work just as it always has; no animations needed.  

There’s a strong case to be made about avoiding information overload. Visual content should be a delightful and helpful counterpart to your valuable lesson. So keep it simple and easy to scan, and keep those cat GIFs to a minimum!  

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