Pear Deck and Canva are a match made in heaven! Combine the two and you have a plethora of ways to engage your students. Explore these ready-to-use Canva templates designed for Pear Deck — along with many more or jump on into Canva and create your own! Here are just a few examples:
- About Me — Build connections with your students by sharing an “About Me” presentation.
- Social Emotional Learning (SEL) — Understand your students with a Mood or Feelings check-in.
- Science — Teach a ready-to-use Science presentation template.
- Social Studies — Engage students with an eye-catching Social Studies lesson.
Did you know, If you’re a K-12 educator, you can access Canva for Education for free? You’ll get all the benefits of Canva premium features such as millions of images, fonts, graphics, videos, animations, and templates, plus a dedicated classroom workspace to invite students and teachers to share, review, and manage your work.
AND if you’re an Iowa educator you get Pear Deck Premium for free! This allows you to use Pear Deck’s ‘draggables’, the immersive reader, student paced mode, locks, timers and more!
Pear Deck is also partnering with Newsela. These decks are an amazing way to have your students engage in literacy skills. This Pear Deck tip comes from Stephanie Hnesh, a 5th grade teacher in Iowa City, IA. She loves using the ‘Daily Decks with Newsela content to engage students in rich conversations.
Each month, be on the lookout for a variety of tips, tricks and testimonials shared via our newsletter, the statewide Iowa AEA website and via social media. For more information or to share your favorite Pear Deck features and ideas, check out the AEA website!