Tech Tip Tuesday: Spice Up Your Pear Deck Presentation


For those of you using Pear Deck, you are probably using it to “up” the engagement level in your classroom during those pesky moments of “direct instruction” when attention, interaction, and engagement seem to be at their lowest. So Pear Deck does a wonderful job bringing engagement back into your lesson.

What Pear Deck allows is a slide called “web links” where you can embed other edtech tools and websites WITHIN your presentation, never sending the students out to another site.

Tools to try:

  • Padlet (making for a great Do Now and/or Exit Ticket or Share Session)
  • Google Doc, Google Sheet, Google Map, Google Form, or Google Drawing (and Google Drawings can be interactive!)
  • NewsELA
  • Kahoot! (and never leave Pear Deck)
  • Desmos Graphing Calculator
  • PheT simulation
  • Quizlet
  • PollEverywhere

Here is how to get this to work:

  1. Access the page/tool you want to add to your Pear Deck presentation
  2. Find and copy the share link/URL of the site/tool you want to use
  3. Paste this link into your web slide in Pear Deck

Simple AND engaging.

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