Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Every Pupil Response... gone Digital

At Benchmark, we know the value of the EPR in keeping students engaged in their learning.  In my blog reading, I came across an high-tech version of the EPR that looks very intriguing.  It's called Pear Deck, and it's a google app (available through the Google Chrome web store), so it integrates well into the google drive system that we already use.  You start by creating the slides that you want to use for your lesson (similar to smart board slides or power point).  When you are ready to present the lesson, your students log on using the code that appears at the beginning of the deck, and then they are answer group questions you pose by adding a dot or a line to the screen over the answer of their choice.  If this is all a little hard to visualize, the Pear Deck folks have kindly put together a video to help you understand it!

If you are interested, you can check out two additional step-by-btep videos, one for Creating a New Deck in Pear Deck and on for Presenting a Pear Deck.  Let me know how it works for you if you try it out!

1 comment:

  1. Addendum: In the "too good to be true" category, turns out some of the features are only available with a premium subscription version.