What is Pear Deck?
Iowa’s AEAs are providing Pear Deck for Iowa school districts for the next two academic years — 2022-23 and 2023-24!
Pear Deck is a communication platform that lets teachers create interactive assessments and presentations that students can follow from their personal devices. It is used in conjunction with Google Slides and assists teachers with designing engaging learning experiences and embedding formative assessments into online classrooms. It is designed to integrate with a district’s existing tools including both Google or Microsoft applications.
Illuminating Pear Deck: Ideas From Iowa Educators
Learn what Iowa educators are loving and recommending about Pear Deck!
Pear Deck Webinars
Pear Deck 101 for Iowa AEAs
Feb. 9, 2023
If you’re interested in learning more about Pear Deck, Iowa’s AEAs and the Pear Deck team will be hosting a Pear Deck webinar! This webinar is great for those who are just learning about Pear Deck and those who need a refresher. The webinar will cover:
- Accessing the Pear Deck add-on
- Accessing premade interactive templates with high-quality content
- Adding interactivity to your own slides
- What you can do after launching a Pear Deck
Register Now to attend or to get the recording!
“Harnessing the Power of Pear Deck” Webinar
Iowa’s AEAs YouTube Channel: Recordings of webinars offered by Iowa’s AEAs, featuring members of the Pear Deck team and Iowa educators
Pear Deck website: Go sign up for live or view pre-recorded webinars from the Pear Deck team
Current Pear Deck Users — Let Us Know What You Love!
We want to continue to get the word out to Iowa educators with ideas on how to integrate Pear Deck into their classrooms to support teaching and learning! Are you using Pear Deck and have feedback and ideas to share? Let us know by filling out this form!
Resources for expanding your knowledge of Pear Deck:
Intro to Pear Deck for Teachers (Heartland AEA)
Making Pear Deck a More Inclusive Experience Blog Post (Grant Wood AEA)
Pear Deck Orchard (templates for a variety of subjects and topics)
Pear Deck for Progress Monitoring (Central Rivers AEA)
Pear Deck Handbook (Grant Wood AEA)
Pear Deck One-Pager (Grant Wood AEA)
Pear Deck Takeaways Blog Post (Grant Wood AEA)
Pear Deck Micro-Credential for Teachers (Green Hills AEA)
Perfect Pear Deck Presentations- Ed Tech Takeout Podcast (Grant Wood AEA)
What Teachers Are Saying
“I use Pear Deck EVERY SINGLE DAY to connect with my 300+ students. It helps me to check in with every one of them to see how they’re doing and make connections with them.” – Crystal Bobier, teacher, Waukee Schools
“I love to use Pear Deck Factory with Spanish vocabulary. Sometimes I will use it as an anticipatory activity and sometimes I will use it to review learned vocabulary. Students love to work together and show everyone what they created during the quality control. I love how I can quickly give the entire class immediate feedback.” – Paula Letsche, Spanish/ELP teacher, St. Paul’s Lutheran School, Waverly
Want to know more?
Contact one of your AEA’s digital learning/instructional technology consultants!