Are you looking for a powerful EdTech combo? The team at Pear Deck and GoGuardian have you covered! Regular readers of the blog know that I love to pair EdTech tools. So when I first heard about the partnership between Pear Deck and GoGuardian, I was pretty excited. I wanted to see what the combination of these two popular tools could bring to classrooms.
In this blog post, I’ll take you through Pear Deck and GoGuardian and explain what each of these tools can do on its own. We’ll also look at how the combination of these two tools can help you adapt instruction for all learners.
Engage Students in Every Lesson
Pear Deck makes it easy for teachers to create engaging lessons. Instead of simply sharing your screen with students in a video call or projecting a slide deck onto a screen in a traditional classroom, Pear Deck takes it to the next level. There are real-time formative assessment tools that encourage students to participate. Students can share their ideas, questions, and comprehension right within a lesson.
Imagine you are leading a lesson to a group of fourth-grade students on literary elements or introducing a biology concept to a group of eighth-graders. With Pear Deck, you can share information, visuals, and interactive components to engage your students with the content. You can also pair Pear Deck with GoGuardian Teacher’s video conferencing solution and capabilities as you deliver instruction. With this combination, teachers can connect with all of the students in their classroom. They can engage every student in traditional, hybrid, remote, and concurrent learning environments.
New to Pear Deck? Use this link to try Pear Deck for free for 60 days.
Manage Your Classroom (with Insights)
If you’ve heard of GoGuardian before, you know that this platform provides insights into student learning that can inform your decisions throughout the school year. You might remember this post from late last year on the blog titled, “Why Student Engagement is Essential This Year.” It featured some of the research from GoGuardian on the importance of engaging students and gathering actionable data.
GoGuardian Teacher provides real-time views into student online activity. Teachers have access to classroom management controls to keep students on task during the school day with this tool. Pear Deck’s Teacher Dashboard can help teachers manage the pace of class with engaging, interactive activities. With the combination of Pear Deck and GoGuardian Teacher, you’ll have insights into how students are learning. Using this information, teachers can make the most of their instructional time—all while discovering which students or areas need more support.
Adapt Instruction for All Learners
The combination of Pear Deck and GoGuardian is a powerful one. These two tools let teachers quickly and efficiently provide instant feedback to students and plan future learning experiences. GoGuardian Teacher includes grouping and communication tools that support more personalized instruction. Pear Deck gives teachers real-time data on the entire class and individual students, too. These two complementary tools help teachers provide equitable learning experiences that give each student a voice in their classroom.
An EdTech Clubhouse Conversation
If you already follow along with me on Clubhouse, you might have turned into a special conversation I hosted last month with team members from Pear Deck and GoGuardian. They gave a behind-the-scenes look at these two EdTech tools and answered lots of educator questions. One of the highlights of the room was hearing from educators who use these tools. They shared their personal experiences and plenty of lesson ideas.
This month we’re hosting another conversation, and you’re invited to join in!
On Friday, June 11th at 2:30 PM ET, you can join me and team members from Pear Deck and GoGuardian. This link has the official invitation and all of the details. At the bottom of that page, you’ll also find a link to “skip the waitlist” and get quick access to the Clubhouse app. Clubhouse first started as an iOS-only app but is now available on Android, too. If you’re new to Clubhouse and want a few tips to get started, check out this blog post with tips and tricks from two awesome educators.
For more information on using Pear Deck and GoGuardian together, use this link to see the special teacher bundle. Ready to get started? Head to this page to check out the bundle and all of the ways you can use Pear Deck and GoGuardian in your classroom.