• Pear Deck

    • Pear Deck is an interactive presentation platform that enhances teacher-student interaction, offering real-time feedback and personalized instruction. 
    • Part of the GoGuardian family of products, Pear Deck is tightly integrated with GoGuardian Teacher, making it especially easy to adopt and use with students. 
    • A powerful research-based engagement tool, it’s well suited to support many of the needle-moving elements and strategies that are present within our instructional model. 
  • Pear Deck Teacher Log in

    For instructional tools, templates, and to create a slide deck with Pear Deck, go to the Pear Deck Teacher Log in and select "Sign in with Google".

  • Apply a Pear Deck to your Google Slide Deck

    To apply a Pear Deck to your existing or new Google Slide deck:

    1. Open the Pear Deck add-on from the Extensions menu. (It has already been added for PISD staff).
    2. Add interactive slides from the library or create your own custom questions. 
    3. Click the "Present Lesson" button to start your interactive lesson.

  • Use Pear Deck in GoGuardian

    Step-by-Step instructions: How to use Pear Deck in GoGuardian

    1. The first time you click the Pear Deck tab from a GoGuardian session, you must link your account.

    2. Once your account is linked, you will be able to open a file from Google Drive. 

  • Learn How Pear Deck Works

    🍐 Visit Pear Deck Resources & Community

    🎓 Become a Certified Pear Deck Coach

    Pear Deck YouTube Tutorials for Teachers

    Pear Deck YouTube Tutorials for Students

  • Convert a Nearpod to a Pear Deck

    Note: The Pear Deck add-on is already added in Google Slides for PISD staff. 

    1. From Webdesk, open your Nearpod account and your Canva account (the tile is called "Canva SSO New"). (You will use Canva to convert the downloaded Nearpod from the PDF file type to the PowerPoint file type).

    2. Locate the presentation you'd like to download from Nearpod, then:

      • Hover your mouse over the lesson until you see the three dots,
      • Click on the three dots on the top right of the presentation,
      • Select Export PDF
      • Save PDF to Local Drive.

      • It will save to your Downloads folder.

    3. Open Canva and choose Upload. Select the PDF you just downloaded.

    4. Open the presentation that you just imported from Recent designs

    • Click Share
    • Select Google Drive (you might have to click "More" at the bottom to find the Google Drive option)
    • Change the file type to PPTX
    • Click Save

    5. Open the presentation in Google Drive.

    6. To have access to the Pear Deck add-on, you must convert the presentation from PPTX to Google Slides. Click on File, Save as Google Slides.

    Now you are ready to use Pear Deck to deliver your presentation (found in the Extensions menu).

  • Support

    For technical support, please contact your CTA or the Help Desk - tsos@pisd.edu, ext. 28767.

    For instructional support, please contact the Digital Learning Team.