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Introducing a new partnership for sparking discussion about current events

News-O-Matic + Pear Deck

We’ve partnered with News-O-Matic to help educators teach students 21st-century skills like media literacy and global awareness through interactive news content.

Use Pear Deck Templates for News-O-Matic to engage students in current affairs and facilitate discussion in person or online. Ready to get started?

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News-O-Matic is an educational resource that uses interactive daily news content to teach children 21st-century skills such as critical thinking, media literacy, and global awareness. Thousands of schools incorporate News-O-Matic articles into their literacy, science, social studies, and social-emotional learning curricula.

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Pear Deck allows educators to build effective and engaging instructional content — right from Google Slides. This powerful learning tool makes it easy for teachers to build interactive slides with custom questions, formative assessments, embedded audio, and more.

New to Pear Deck? Get started in three easy steps.

To celebrate our partnership with News-O-Matic, new Pear Deck users can enjoy 90 days of Pear Deck Premium, no credit card required. To learn how to create a new Pear Deck account, click through here.

Once you have the Pear Deck Add-on for Google Slides or Add-in for Microsoft PowerPoint Online installed, simply follow the directions below!

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Click on one of the Decks below to get a preview of the Deck and make a copy for Google Slides or Microsoft PowerPoint Online.

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Once the presentation is open in Google Slides or PowerPoint Online, open the Pear Deck Add-on through the Add-ons menu in Google Slides or the Add-ins menu in Microsoft PowerPoint. You can edit the existing questions or add your own custom questions from the slide library. You can also use it exactly as it is!

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Click the ‘Start Lesson’ button to start your interactive lesson!

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Explore News-O-Matic-Decks

The Decks combine Pear Deck with News-O-Matic’s interactive news content! Students can read News-O-Matic articles and reflect on given prompts to build a deeper understanding of the lesson directly in the Pear Deck session. Stay tuned for more Decks, updated weekly, to raise students’ awareness of the world around them and encourage daily reading habits.

Want the inside scoop on how News-O-Matic helps students develop daily reading habits? Check out our interview with News-O-Matic Chief Content and Education Officer Russell Kahn. Read more.

See the latest Newsela Daily Decks

Explore News-O-Matic-Decks

The Decks combine Pear Deck with News-O-Matic’s interactive news content! Students can read News-O-Matic articles and reflect on given prompts to build a deeper understanding of the lesson directly in the Pear Deck session. Stay tuned for more Decks, updated weekly, to raise students’ awareness of the world around them and encourage daily reading habits.

Want the inside scoop on how News-O-Matic helps students develop daily reading habits? Check out our interview with News-O-Matic Chief Content and Education Officer Russell Kahn. Read more.

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