The last decade has seen a growing awareness of the need to adopt and teach digital citizenship curriculum. While we all agree on the value of these lessons, there are significant roadblocks to finding and implementing quality curriculum. We’ve got some tips and resources to put you on the right path.Read More
Now with one click you can transform Pear Deck files created with the old Editor to fresh, new Google Slides files. The converter offers teachers a speedy way to transform old files and take advantage of the power of Google Slides’ built-in design tools and Pear Deck’s interactivity and ready-made teaching templates.Read More
Let’s take a look back at some of our favorite moments from Peartember 2018!Read More
Today, we’re launching a new program, designed to shine a spotlight on the extra good work that educators are doing and to do our small part to make things better. Read on to learn more about Peary Good Works.Read More
We’re excited to introduce the Pear Deck Power-up, a free Google Chrome extension that enables videos, animations, and GIFs embedded on your slides to play at full resolution on the projector and student devices—exactly the way they should!
As you create the culture of your classroom, remember to invite emotions in as an inevitable and dynamic part of the learning environment.Read More
The temptation as teachers is to give your students all the information, isn’t it? But for an effective active learning experience, students need to examine their ideas and learn from each other, dear reader, not just from you!Read More
Getting better at thinking means flexing those thinking muscles every day; if we don’t, those thinking muscles can atrophy. Of course, students flex their critical thinking muscles a little in every lesson, but they can make even better progress with some intentional skill-building. You can do this by asking thoughtful questions on the fly in discussions, or adding them at the end of any homework assignment.Read More
As you enter the cockpit, you may notice that some of your controls look a little different. We’ve made some changes to your presenter tools to help you navigate smoothly through any technical turbulence - plus takeoff will be smoother than ever with a redesigned Join Screen experience!
Chart a foolproof course with some premade, flexible, ready-to-teach content that will help ensure a smooth, direct flight to your education destination!Read More
This week is the first installment of our three-part back-to-school series. Follow along as we serve up cargo-loads of helpful resources to prepare you and your school crew to soar this year.Read More
To ease your transition from pool parties to prepping lesson plans, we’ve put together some pool-themed inspiration to bring you the best of both worlds as summer and school collide. And Pear Deck is here to ensure your classroom is the coolest, even as August heat rages on.
A kid who insists “I hate math” has a ton of great reasons to say so, but he or she will be in a pretty different position than someone who says “I can do some hard things!” with the same confidence.Read More
Often we ask students to simply memorize vocabulary terms, but we know by now that memorization does not equal long-term retention. If we want those words to stick, we must introduce and reinforce them within a conceptual framework.Read More
This month, I’m back with new media recommendations; this time: movies! And because we are educators, I’m sticking with a theme: films with teachable moments.Read More
It’s time for the Pear Deck team’s annual summer reading recommendations list.Read More
While we’re all familiar with research behind the benefits on physical activity in schools, it’s also been proven that even short bursts of activity make a difference. Here are 5 ways to introduce movement in your classroom!Read More
These are just a few ideas about how to take pause, honor the year, and help some of the key learnings sink in and take root. You can easily do one of these ceremonies in a single class period.Read More
It’s the perfect time to take a moment with your students and help them reflect on all the amazing, brain-stretching, resilience-building, learning and growth they’ve achieved. Pear Deck is perfect for this! Here are 20 inspiring ideas close out the year!Read More