#Pearwell to 2018! Hello to 2019!
2018 has been a record-breaking year for the fantastic Pear Deck community. We’ve welcomed millions of new teachers and students to Pear Deck! We introduced some of our most popular new features and have had the pleasure of working with schools and districts around the world.
A few highlights:
🎓 3 million students engaging with Pear Deck monthly
🍐 Over 1 million Pear Decks presented
🗺 Pear Deck was used in 96 countries
👍 Over 200 million moments of engagement recorded
🔥 Pear Deck for Google Slides was (and is!) Google’s #1 Add-On
While big numbers are nice, what we’re genuinely proud of and humbled by is what these numbers represent. Behind each moment of engagement are real teachers and students connecting. And we believe that matters. That teachers and students connecting shapes an individual’s potential and desire to learn. That each student is a valued member of the classroom community who deserves the opportunity to add their unique ideas and voice to the mix. Everything we create at Pear Deck is built with those principles in mind.
Our growth this year was fueled by you, your passion for engaging students and your ideas. We released a ton of new content and features to support your best teaching. Here are three that made a big splash in the Pear Deck community:
Be Internet Awesome 2.0
Our partnership with Google’s Be Internet Awesome team has taken off like crazy. Teachers around the world are using the BIA curriculum to introduce their students to essential digital safety skills.
Get the Free Lessons >
Critical Thinking Templates
Encouraging critical thinking is at the core of helping students learn. You asked for more support with critical thinking and our educators created flexible, ready-made critical thinking templates. These prompts work with any subject or grade level and can be inserted directly into your Pear Decks to support intentional skill-building.
Get the Templates >
Pear Deck Power-up
Creative teachers told us they needed support for using videos, GIFs and animations! The Power-up is a free Google Chrome extension that ensures that videos, animations, and GIFs embedded in your Pear Deck slides play at full-resolution on the projector and student devices—exactly the way they should!
Install the Power-up >
So thank you to all of the innovative educators who have embraced Pear Deck and made it part of your classroom! It’s been an incredible journey and we can’t wait to see what this community creates in 2019.
Cheers to each and every one of you, and have a safe and happy new year!