Step 1: Launch PowerPoint Online and open an existing slide deck or create a new slide deck for your lesson.
- Watch the 2 short videos below to see how to create a Pear Deck
- OR Click here to take the Pear Deck Training in Roadmap.
Step 2: Prepare your questions
In PowerPoint, decide which lesson slides need to be interactive and which do not.
Then, Add Pear Deck Questions to the slides you want to be interactive by clicking on an option from the Pear Deck Add-in Menu
- PowerPoint Online > Home Ribbon >. . . More Options .. > Select Pear Deck.
- Click here for details about each question type
In the example below the slide does NOT have a Pear Deck question added because in this part of the lesson, the teacher will use the slide to define the lesson example.
In the example below the slide has a Pear Deck Website question type added because the teacher will let students watch a video example to illustration the concept being covered in the lesson.
- The slide also includes guiding questions for students to refer to as they watch the video clip.
- Click here to learn more about adding videos and websites to Pear Deck slides.
In the example below the slide has a Pear Deck Draw question type added because the teacher will check for understanding by having students annotate the text.
- On the slide the teacher also includes instructions for what the students need to do and uses different colors for the question.
Step 3: Share and Present your Pear Deck with Students
When you are ready, click the Present with Pear Deck button.
Then select a lesson mode
Ask students to Join your Pear Deck Session using one of the options below.
- In Google Chrome (or another web browser), go to joinpd.com and enter the code _______.
- Copy and Paste the Pear Deck student link to into your meeting chat, class channel or assignment in Microsoft Team