Let’s face it. Most learners do not learn a topic unless they are involved and engaged with the topic. Many teachers have presentations in their back pocket that they have used in the past. They click through the slide presentation and students consume the information that is being shared. With the help of a free web tool called PearDeck, students have the ability to actively interact in the slide presentation. As the teacher goes through the slides, students see those slides on their own device and in some cases are asked to interact with the slide. For example, answer a question based on the topic. Or maybe choose what they think the right answer might be from a multiple choice question. As a result, the teacher is able to see in real time if students are grasping the material through those different polls and questions. Student feedback can be shared immediately to the rest of the class which helps enhance and direct the class conversation.
In the time of remote learning, a teacher can turn their Pear Deck presentations into student paced mode. This feature allows students to interact with the content, at their own pace. It can be challenging knowing what students are able to understand during remote learning, but this tool can help assess students formatively.
During this hands-on workshop, participants will experience PearDeck as student – as well as a teacher. Participants will be given time to alter an existing presentation they might already have with PearDeck in order to implement it with their own students. (PearDeck has both a free and paid version – we will be focusing on the free version).
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 8, 2020
|Teachers grades 5 – 12
|Required Google Meet Wednesday, July 15, 2020 3:00 – 4:00pm Self-Paced Training and Creation July 16 – July 17, 2020
|MassCUE Member Cost
Craig has been in the education field for 16 years. He started his career teaching high school mathematics. He now works at Bedford High School, NH as a Technology Integration Teacher full time and part time at Fitchburg State University co-teaching graduate level technology courses. He is a Google for Education Certified Trainer and has helped implement G-Suite for the past 8 years at his high school. Craig enjoys sharing his love and passion for technology at various conferences, trainings, and workshops. Twitter: @csheil
Virtual Meeting: July 15, 2020 via Google Meet 3:00 – 4:00 PM On Your Own Time: 2 hours total between July 16, 2020 and July 17, 2020
This course supports the following Massachusetts Digital Literacy and Computer Science standards:
K-2.DTC.a.4 Use appropriate digital tools individually and collaboratively to create, review, and revise simple artifacts that include text, images and audio.
K-2.DTC.b.1Collaboratively use digital tools and media resources to communicate key ideas and details in a way that informs, persuades, and/or entertains.
K-2.DTC.b.2 Use a variety of digital tools to exchange information and feedback with teachers.
K-2.DTC.b.3 Use a variety of digital tools to present information to others.
3-5.DTC.b.1 Communicate key ideas and details individually or collaboratively in a way that informs, persuades, and/or entertains using digital tools and media-rich resources.
6-8.CAS.c.1 Describe current events and emerging technologies in computing and the effects they may have on education, the workplace, individuals, communities, and global society.
6-8.DTC.a.4 Individually and collaboratively, use advanced tools to design and create online content (e.g., digital portfolio, multimedia, blog, webpage).
6-8.DTC.b.1 Communicate and publish key ideas and details individually or collaboratively in a way that informs, persuades, and/or entertains using a variety of digital tools and media-rich resources.
9-12.DTC.a.1 Use digital tools to design and develop a significant digital artifact (e.g., multipage website, online portfolio, simulation).
9-12.DTC.a.2 Select digital tools or resources based on their efficiency and effectiveness to use for a project or assignment, and justify the selection.
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Interactive Presentations for Students with PearDeck Virtual Meeting: July 15, 2020 via Google Meet 3:00 – 4:00 PM On Your Own Time: 2 hours total between July 16, 2020 and July 17, 2020Register Now