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FETC 2018 Preview: Reach 100% Engagement With Pear Deck

peardeck-fetc-top FETC 2018 Preview: Reach 100% Engagement With Pear DeckStudents Can Instantly Engage With Your Presentations Using Pear Deck

Engagement is one of the leading ways to improve student success and outcomes. Technology continues to improve the ways that teachers can achieve 100% engagement. 1:1 device environments provide for an unparalleled canvas for student engagement and participation.

Pear Deck is an edtech platform that is changing the way teachers present their slide decks. Using Pear Deck, all of the students in class can join the teachers live presentation no matter what device their on. This makes it perfect for 1:1 classrooms and for BYOD classrooms, without the need to spend precious class time explaining to students how to participate.

Students don’t have to raise their hands to participate in the lesson, everything is right on their screen. Teachers control the way the material is presented and how fast it moves. Now, teachers can be sure that every student has grasped each part of the lesson before moving on.  With Pear Deck student responses are anonymous which makes participating far less intimidating. It also means that every single person in the class will be thinking and engaging.

Pear Deck also includes a suite of tools for the teacher to add interactive questions, extra art, interactive animations and more, right within the system.

Teachers can decide which parts of the lesson or presentation are shown on the smart board or class projector. There’s also a question component within Pear Deck so students can ask questions about the material or teachers can ask questions to the students to see how well they grasped it.

After the lessons are completed all of the student’s material is saved in their own individual Google Docs account. This means that teachers can go back and work with students 1:1 with the material. Students can also share the material with their parents showing their responses, the lesson questions and the correct answers if they got them incorrect.

At the start of this school year Pear Deck introduced Pear Deck for Google Slides. Now there’s no need to toggle between Google Slides and slides created in Pear Deck. With the Pear Deck for Google Slides Add-on, teachers can create their Pear Deck slides right in Google Slides giving them the same creative tools in an environment that they’re used to.

With the Pear Deck for Google Slides Add-on teachers can add their interactive questions and formative assessments throughout slide deck, right on the Add-ons Menu

There isn’t a tool out there to create interactive, engaging classroom content that’s as versatile and easy to use as Pear Deck.

You can see Pear Deck in person at FETC 2018 in Orlando Florida, January 23-26th, booth #2041 and online at peardeck.com

Check out more of our FETC 2018 coverage here.

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