The fastest way to transform presentations into classroom conversations.
Imagine if you could engage every student in your class, every day. What if you could instantly see who’s confused and who’s ready for more? That’s the power of Pear Deck. While Pear Deck has always worked with Google Apps for Education, now teachers at schools using Microsoft Office 365 apps like PowerPoint Online and Teams can add the magic of formative assessments and interactive questions to their classroom experience.
See HOW IT WORKS
Design Engaging Lessons
Open up the Pear Deck Add-in for PowerPoint Online
Design a brand-new lesson or open an existing presentation from OneDrive. No waiting for uploads or worrying about file sizes.
Create your own custom activity or question. Use Text, Number Response, Multiple Choice, and Web Slide questions to engage students. Upgrade to Pear Deck Premium to add Drawing and Draggable™ response types.
Present with Pear Deck
Start your presentation and students will join your Pear Deck Session from any device with a web browser. As you advance your slides, students will be prompted to answer your questions! Students’ answers can be displayed anonymously on the classroom projector, so instead of worrying about getting the right answer and feeling silly in front of peers, your students are putting ideas out there in a safe, anonymous way, discussing, and learning from each other.
Go deeper with the teacher dashboard
The Dashboard is a private view that gives teachers insight into each student's progress. As an instructor, you can quickly see each individual student response on the Teacher Dashboard.
Highlight good examples or common misconceptions with the star button. Noticing a lot of wrong answers? Adapt! Take a pause, back up, re-explain.
The Teacher Dashboard shows you more confidential information about each student and can be opened on private screen or separate tablet. Student answers when shown on the projector will always be anonymous, giving kids a safe way to answer and participate in front of their peers.
🎉 Coming soon! 🎉
A New Pear Deck Experience with Microsoft Teams
With the Pear Deck Add-In for Teams teachers can start a Pear Deck session directly from within Teams! Just open a new tab, choose Pear Deck, select the lesson you want to launch from your PowerPoint files and voilà! A new Pear Deck session is ready to go and your Teacher Dashboard view is already embedded, giving you total control over the session.
Students will automatically see a notification that the Pear Deck session has started and they can join the session directly from within Teams. No wasted time directing students to a new website or getting a code. Just a fast, seamless experience and a classroom of students with you and ready to learn.
The Teams integration will be available in July 2019.
Ready to Get Started?
Be the first Microsoft District in your state to partner with Pear Deck, and we’ll thank you with a
special introductory rate of $1/student with the option to lock in this price for up to three years.