Through Iowa’s AEAs, all Iowa educators and students have access to the premium version of Pear Deck, a communication platform that lets teachers create interactive assessments and presentations that students can follow from their personal devices.
Educators like Nicole DeGidio and Stefanie Throndson are impressed with the engagement of students when they use Pear Deck.
“My students love that they get to practice as we proceed through a lesson. They love the brain breaks I’ve created using Pear Deck. Flashcard Factory gets them up and moving and working with a peer. Pear Deck is my students’ (and my) favorite tool!” – Nicole DeGidio, teacher/instructional and technology coach, Clayton Ridge Schools
“My students and I love the interactivity provided by Pear Deck. I especially appreciate being able to view student responses in real-time.” – Stefanie Throndson, teacher librarian, New Hampton Schools
Sign Up Today for Pear Deck Webinar Series
To help educators learn more about the great features available to them with Pear Deck, Iowa's AEAs are partnering with classroom teachers to facilitate a series of webinars in Dec. 2021 and Jan. 2022.
The Pear Deck Delights Webinar Series will be kicking off on Dec. 16, 2021, with Pear Deck 101 offered by a member of the Pear Deck team.
Pear Deck 101 -- Dec. 16, 2021
My Favorite Pear Deck Things -- Jan. 5, 2022
Pear Deck Tips for Teachers -- Jan. 12, 2022
Pear Deck Hidden Gems -- Jan. 19, 2022
Read more about Pear Deck and register for the webinar series by visiting the Pear Deck page on the Iowa's AEAs website.