Create and Implement Interactive Presentations for Students Using PearDeck

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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 asked to create an interactive PearDeck presentation by using the skills acquired from the training. (PearDeck has both a free and paid version – we will be focusing on the free version). 

Have a laptop/Chromebook with the latest Chrome browser so you can apply the skills learned! 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  January 5, 2022

Course Details

Audience K-12 Educators & Admin 
Level All
Instructor Craig Sheil
Dates January 12, 2022 – January 19, 2022  

Required Google Meet: Wednesday, January 12, 2022 4:15 – 5:45 pm (1.5 hr)  Self-Paced Training & Creation: January 13, 2022 – January 19, 2022 (1.5 hrs) 

Earn 3 PDPs 
Location Online
MassCUE Member Cost $45.00
Non-Member Cost $55.00
Limit 25 Participants
Prerequisites Participants must have a google account in addition to their own laptop/Chromebook with the latest Chrome browser! 

Craig Sheil

Craig is a Digital Learning Specialist at Bedford High School, a public school in Bedford, NH. He has been in the educational field for 18 years – where he initially started out sharing his love for mathematics to high school students. Over the past five years, Craig has helped Bedford High transition into a 1:1 Chromebook program. He can also be found sharing his love of teaching others at Fitchburg State University, where he co-teaches several technology courses for educators, as well as local conferences. He has been a Google for Education Certified Trainer since 2014.  

Twitter: @csheil  Blog: www.craigmsheil.com 

 

Required Google Meet: Wednesday, January 12, 2022 4:15-5:45 pm (1.5 hr) 
Self Paced Training and Creation: Thursday, January 13, 2022 – Wednesday, January 19, 2022 (1.5 hrs) 

This course supports the following Massachusetts Digital Literacy and Computer Science standards:  

Digital Tools [K-2.DTC.a] 

  1. Operate a variety of digital tools (e.g., open/close, find, save/print, navigate, use input/output devices). 
  1. Identify, locate, and use letters, numbers, and special keys on a keyboard (e.g., Space Bar, Shift, Delete). 
  1. Create a simple digital artifact. 
  1. Use appropriate digital tools individually and collaboratively to create, review, and revise simple artifacts that include text, images and audio. 

Collaboration and Communication [K-2.DTC.b] 

  1. Collaboratively use digital tools and media resources to communicate key ideas and details in a way that informs, persuades, and/or entertains.  
  1. Use a variety of digital tools to exchange information and feedback with teachers. 
  1. Use a variety of digital tools to present information to others. 

Digital Tools [3-5.DTC.a]  

  1. Type five words-per-minute times grade level (e.g., for Grade 5, type 25 words/minute). 
  1. Navigate between local, networked, or online/cloud environments and transfer files between each (upload/download). 
  1. Use digital tools (local and online) to manipulate and publish multimedia artifacts.  

Collaboration and Communication [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. 
  1. Collaborate through online digital tools under teacher supervision. 

Digital Tools [6-8.DTC.a] 

  1. Identify and explain the strengths, weaknesses, and capabilities of a variety of digital tools. 
  1. Identify the kinds of content associated with different file types and why different file types exist (e.g., formats for word processing, images, music, three-dimensional drawings.). 
  1. Integrate information from multiple file formats into a single artifact. 
  1. Individually and collaboratively, use advanced tools to design and create online content (e.g., digital portfolio,multimedia, blog, webpage). 
  1. Individually and collaboratively, develop and conduct an online survey.  

Collaboration and Communication [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. 
  1. Collaborate synchronously and asynchronously through online digital tools. 
  1. Demonstrate ability to communicate appropriately through various online tools (e.g., e-mail, social media, texting, blog comments). 

Digital Tools [9-12.DTC.a] 

  1. Use digital tools to design and develop a significant digital artifact (e.g., multipage website, online portfolio, simulation). 
  1. Select digital tools or resources based on their efficiency and effectiveness to use for a project or assignment and justify the selection.  

Collaboration and Communication [9-12.DTC.b] 

  1. Communicate and publish key ideas and details to a variety of audiences using digital tools and media-rich resources. 
  1. Collaborate on a substantial project with outside experts or others through online digital tools (e.g., science fair project, community service project, capstone project). 

Sign Up for This Workshop

Create and Implement Interactive Presentations for Students Using PearDeck

January 12, 2022 – January 19, 2022

Required Google Meet: Wednesday, January 12, 2022 4:15-5:45 pm (1.5 hr) 
Self Paced Training and Creation: Thursday, January 13, 2022 – Wednesday, January 19, 2022 (1.5 hrs) 

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