Pear Deck was founded by educators on a mission to help teachers create powerful learning moments for every student, every day. With solutions rooted in active learning and formative assessment, we make it easy to connect with learners of all ages and abilities. Here’s everything you need to get started with Pear Deck.
Resources for Getting Started
There are many great ways to learn about Pear Deck! From webinars to how-to article to quick tip videos, our team of educators is here to help. No matter your role, below you’ll find some helpful resources to get started.
We'll cover the basics of creating and presenting with Pear Deck, best practices for leading discussions and engaging students remotely, and how to use Pear Deck features to facilitate synchronous and asynchronous remote lessons.
Quick Tip Videos
Getting started with any new tool can feel overwhelming, but don’t worry! Pear Deck was designed by educators to be simple, fast, and fun to use. Watch these quick-start videos, and you’ll be up and running before you know it.
As part of our effort to support the global
community of educators, here is our quick
start guide translated in 10 languages.
What Educators Are Saying
Awards & Recognition
Common Sense Media 2020
Best Tools for Virtual and Distance Learning
Cool Tool Awards Winner 2020
Rise of the Rest
SXSW Winner 2015
EdTech Program Winner 2015
Start Up of the Year 2014
Silicon Prairie News
Start Up of the Year 2014
Google for Education
Distance Learning Partner
Microsoft for Education
Distance Learning Partner
10 Best Distance Learning Tools for Teachers
HP Tech Takes
‘50 Tools for Remote Learning’
‘Best Remote Learning Tools’
Unesco Global Education Coalition
‘Distance Learning Solutions’
PEAR DECK IS AN ESSENTIAL TOOL FOR REMOTE TEACHING
In a survey of over 1,000 teachers, 90% agreed that Pear Deck is an effective and essential tool for remote teaching.
If you’re just getting started, learn how to use Pear Deck for teaching synchronous and asynchronous lessons, access our free, ready-to-teach content, and find tips and tricks from fellow educators.
Remote Learning Resources
LEVEL UP WITH TRAINING
From live daily webinars with our team to special-edition trainings with guest hosts, there are lots of ways to get started learning how to teach with Pear Deck! Educators, we know that you’re juggling a lot, so we offer both live and pre-recorded sessions so you don’t have to miss out. Visit our training page to find the right webinar for you and register today.
CONTENT FOR REMOTE LEARNING
Prompts and Ready-to-teach Activities
We know that every lesson is unique, so we created flexible content-area templates so you can easily insert beautiful, instructionally-effective prompts into any lesson. Editable and adaptable, they're ready to be mixed, matched, and dropped into your lessons (new or existing).
To supplement those prompts, we use trusted sources to create meaningful, ready-to-teach activities. Check out our Weekly Wonders and Newsela Daily Decks for great free content. Find all of these, plus our blog, in the Orchard.
HOW TO TEACH A REMOTE LESSON WITH PEAR DECK
Getting started with any new tool can feel overwhelming, but don’t worry! Pear Deck was designed by educators to be simple, fast, and effective to use. Watch these quick-start videos, and you’ll be up and running before you know it.
Watch this short playlist of videos to learn how to use Pear Deck with video conferencing software (like Google Hangouts, Skype, or Zoom) to teach a synchronous remote lesson.
GIVE TEACHERS THE TOOLS THEY NEED TO DELIVER POWERFUL LEARNING MOMENTS TO EVERY STUDENT, EVERY DAY — IN THE CLASSROOM OR ONLINE
Pear Deck’s award-winning tools seamlessly support effective teaching and learning methodologies. With solutions that work across all grade levels and subjects, Pear Deck helps teachers use active learning techniques to maximize student engagement. Districts that implement Pear Deck report improved outcomes and equity, improved student engagement and achievement, and a more positive school climate and culture.
Here you can learn more about Pear Deck’s efficacy and pedagogy, find webinars designed just for administrators, and get implementation resources. Interested in helping your teachers deliver effective instruction with district or school-wide licenses? Request a quote.
Support Effective Instruction
OVER 80% OF TEACHERS AGREE THAT PEAR DECK SUPPORTS THESE BEST PRACTICES
Promote critical thinking
Using formative assessment to adapt instruction
Allowing adequate processing time
In a study conducted by researchers at the University of Iowa, over 95% of educators agree that Pear Deck helps them deliver powerful learning moments to every student every day.
For those powerful ah-ha moments, students need to be engaged, participating, and processing. Pear Deck is designed to encourage instructional best practices in every lesson regardless of content, age-level, or format. Its features help teachers engage every student and efficiently manage class discussion. Read more about Pear Deck for Remote Learning here.
Pear Deck Resources
PEAR DECK FOR ADMINISTRATORS WEBINAR
Check out our webinar designed specifically for you! This session will help you learn more about the value Pear Deck brings to your classrooms. We'll cover Pear Deck for Google Slides and Microsoft PowerPoint, our proven tools that increase teacher efficacy, as well as the positive impact of Pear Deck on student engagement and learning.
Your teachers’ time is valuable, and learning to use new tools can be time consuming. That’s why Pear Deck solutions integrate with systems your teachers already know and use. Whether your school uses Google or Microsoft tools, Pear Deck will work in all of your classrooms.
Our training plans are tailored to give educators of every level an understanding of how to use Pear Deck and how to transform a classroom using active learning techniques. With Enhanced Service, we’ll provide additional dedicated support for your organization to ensure that your educators are getting the most out of your investment in Pear Deck.
on the blog
We’re fortunate to be part of a community of educators, administrators, and people passionate about teaching. On the Pear Deck blog, we share what we know (and invite special guests to do the same!) Here, you can learn more about the pedagogy behind Pear Deck, read posts from our educator-founders, discover helpful tips, find the latest news, and more.
Pear Deck's Commitment to Privacy
ESSA and CARES Act Funding
WHO: Overview of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak
CDC: Community Mitigation Guidance
NAIS: Understanding Coronavirus: What Schools Need to Know
Education Week: How to Respond to Coronavirus: 6 Steps for Schools
Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools: Resources to support emergency management planning
SUPPORTING YOUR STUDENT’S SUCCESS WITH PEAR DECK
Your children may be using Pear Deck to complete their school work from home. Pear Deck is built to support active learning and empower teachers to hear from every student, every day. While school is closed, Pear Deck is one way that we can help students stay connected to their learning community and on track with their educational goals. Here are some resources to help you understand what Pear Deck is and how you can support your children as they use it from home.
What is Pear Deck?
As a caregiver helping your children facilitate learning from home, you may have questions about the tools your student is using. Watch to find out more about Pear Deck, an educator founded company on a mission to help teachers deliver powerful learning moments to every student, every day - no matter where the learning takes place! Built to support active learning and rooted in learning science, Pear Deck is a great way to help students stay connected to their learning community and on track with their educational goals.
Remote Learning Resources
USING PEAR DECK AT HOME
We want to make sure you have all the information you need, so here is a PDF to help you understand how and why your students are using Pear Deck.
Download the guide:
English: Using Pear Deck at Home
Spanish: Cómo usar Pear Deck en el hogar
Simplified Chinese: 在家学习时使用 Pear Deck
EXPERIENCE PEAR DECK
The best way to understand Pear Deck is to experience it! Join a sample session and experience all of the interactivity of a Pear Deck lesson.
WELCOME TO PEAR DECK! WE’RE GLAD YOU’RE HERE.
Here are four videos to help you learn how to participate in a Pear Deck session as a student.
HOW TO JOIN A PEAR DECK SESSION
In this video you will learn how to join a Pear Deck session. You don't need to create a Pear Deck account to join a session, but you will need a Google or Microsoft Office 365 account to join a Pear Deck Session if your teacher requires it!
HOW TO ANSWER PROMPTS IN PEAR DECK ON ANY DEVICE
Answering questions in a Pear Deck varies slightly depending on what kind of device you're on. In this video you will learn how to respond to prompts in Pear Deck, on any device.
HOW TO NAVIGATE IN STUDENT-PACED MODE
In this video you will learn how to navigate through a Pear Deck presentation in Student-Paced Mode.
TEACHER FEEDBACK IN STUDENT-PACED MODE
In this video you will learn how to read and review Teacher Feedback in Student-Paced Mode