About Pear Deck

Pear Deck is a cloud-based student engagement platform that enables schools to organize synchronous and asynchronous classes for remote students, enhance group discussions, and track participation in real-time. Features include presentation streaming, screen locking, a countdown timer, and team communication.

The application helps teachers create courses and assessments with interactive questions, polls, or quizzes and aggregate and sort candidate responses for review. Students can join sessions anonymously through a link received via email and add answers to questions while navigating the slides. Using the instructor-paced session mode, mentors can control the pace of slides, collect and display candidates' replies in real-time, and save session decks for upcoming classes.

Pear Deck offers integration with various third-party applications such as Gmail, Google Drive, Microsoft Teams, Schoology, Canvas, and more. The dashboard helps mentors evaluate answers, hide or highlight responses in projector view, and provide individual feedback to candidates. Using Takeaways, teachers can leave comments in editable Google Docs and allow students to view their submitted answers.

Pricing starting from:

US$149,99/year

  • Free Trial
  • Free Version
  • Subscription

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Pricing starting from:

US$149,99/year

  • Free Trial
  • Free Version
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of Pear Deck: 31

  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Assessment Management
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting / Notes
  • Communication Management
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Customizable Questions
  • Drag & Drop
  • Feedback Management
  • Interactive Content
  • Interactive Learning
  • K-12
  • Learning Management
  • Monitoring
  • Polls/Voting
  • Presentation Streaming
  • Progress Tracking
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Search/Filter
  • Skills Assessment
  • Student Management
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Timer

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,5 /5
(12)
Value for Money
4,1/5
Features
4,3/5
Ease of Use
4,3/5
Customer Support
3,9/5

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Madi M.
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Integrative, interactive slides

Reviewed on 2020/12/17

I really like Pear Deck and find new ways to utilize it every time. I love that I can add voiceover...

I really like Pear Deck and find new ways to utilize it every time. I love that I can add voiceover for hearing impaired students, let the students go through a deck at their own pace, and see their answers in real time. I am still discovering new uses, and I love it!

Pros

I love that I can use slides more effectively by making them more interactive. Google Slides are already so easy to use, and having a simple add-on that lets me ask questions and see the answers in real time makes Slides even more useful for learning. My favorite feature is the ability for students to answer questions by adding a drawing. I love seeing their creativity, and they have so much fun that they forget they're learning.

Cons

I understand that they need to make money off of their product, but it is frustrating that they hide certain features behind a paywall. To have students be able to draw an answer, you must be a premium user. I think it would be more productive to have the tiers be more substantial. Drawing seems like such a small (but my favorite, most useful) feature to hide behind the paywall.

Jennifer P.
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  • Industry: E-Learning
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Other for 1+ year
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  • Value for Money
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Great way to connect with students!

Reviewed on 2020/10/08

Positive!

Positive!

Pros

As a teacher it is nice to be able to connect with students in class in a remote way. Students can add there thoughts, opinions, and ideas to a class discussion without necessarily needing to speak. Gives even the shyest student a voice.

Cons

Not completely user friendly. Takes a few times to figure out how to use and implement.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 10 000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Pear Deck for Virtual Learning

Reviewed on 2021/02/13

I use Pear Deck to teach virtually, create collaborate small groups and give meaningful assignments...

I use Pear Deck to teach virtually, create collaborate small groups and give meaningful assignments where the users can respond. I can record their responses or save them in order to give them feedback. I use it daily as so many of my students are virtual learners.

Pros

Peardeck allows me to interact with my audience in a genuine and authentic way. Through Pear Deck, I can create a presentation and ask a collaborative question, poll the audience or have them complete an assignment. Their individual responses are collected and easily visable. I can offer real time fedback and know immediately their progress and thinking. It is easy to convert a prevvious presentation or Google slide into Pear Deck in a matter of minutes. Users can add the Pear Deck app and log on. I can have it as I live session or can save it to go back and review individual responses.

Cons

A drawback that I have encountered is that individuals must put their name when they respond. If not, the presenter will not know from whom the responses are coming from. I always have to remind my audience about this.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 10 000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

Good, with room for improvement

Reviewed on 2021/01/18

I use it daily because my first graders find it user friendly.

I use it daily because my first graders find it user friendly.

Pros

Pear Deck allows a teacher to see her students’ work in real-time and therefore make better instructional decisions. Pear Deck allows students to write on slides, answer multiple-choice questions, and drag up to five shapes.

Cons

This software could improve by allowing teachers to upload their own draggables and allow more than five draggables on a slide. Additionally, the customer service is very limited. I’ve had a student unable to access the slides for a couple of weeks now. Waiting to hear back from Pear Deck because my school’s technical support has not found a solution on their end. Additionally, I’ve google my student’s problem and haven’t found a solution. I am tech savvy.

Stacey B.
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  • Industry: Primary/Secondary Education
  • Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

One of the Best

Reviewed on 2021/01/05

PearDeck is a wonderful program that makes lessons engaging for my students and allows me to help...

PearDeck is a wonderful program that makes lessons engaging for my students and allows me to help them work through misunderstandings in real time.

Pros

PearDeck allows me to help my digital learners immediately. If they are not understanding a concept I am able to see where they are making their mistakes and help them correct it. I've used PearDeck in the classroom and teaching digitally and in both cases it is so easy to use and deliver lessons. Students can easily access PearDeck and with the paid version I can see who is working on the lesson and who is not yet in.

Cons

My one request would be that the add audio pop up, is always blocking the pages that you are trying to record from which makes it difficult to remember what was on that page.

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Pear Deck offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$149,99/year
  • Pricing model: Free, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Pear Deck offers a 60-day free trial for new users, after which the software is available across 3 pricing tiers. Pricing details are outlined below. Basic: Free Individual Premium: $149.99/year Schools & Districts: Please contact Pear Deck for pricing details.

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Pear Deck has the following typical customers:

2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001+

We do not have any information about what languages Pear Deck supports

Pear Deck supports the following devices:

Pear Deck integrates with the following applications:

CANVAS, Gmail, Google Classroom, Google Drive, Google Meet, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Teams, OneDrive, Schoology, Zoom Meetings & Chat

Pear Deck offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support

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