Pear Deck

Cloud-based student engagement platform for schools

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Pear Deck Overview

What is Pear Deck?

Pear Deck is a cloud-based student engagement platform that enables schools to organize synchronous and asynchronous classes for remote students, enhance group discussions, and track participation in real-time. Features include presentation streaming, screen locking, a countdown timer, and team communication.

The application helps teachers create courses and assessments with interactive questions, polls, or quizzes and aggregate and sort candidate responses for review. Students can join sessions anonymously through a link received via email and add answers to questions while navigating the slides. Using the instructor-paced session mode, mentors can control the pace of slides, collect and display candidates' replies in real-time, and save session decks for upcoming classes.

Pear Deck offers integration with various third-party applications such as Gmail, Google Drive, Microsoft Teams, Schoology, Canvas, and more. The dashboard helps mentors evaluate answers, hide or highlight responses in projector view, and provide individual feedback to candidates. Using Takeaways, teachers can leave comments in editable Google Docs and allow students to view their submitted answers.

Pear Deck Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$149.99/year

Pricing options

Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Pear Deck offers a 60-day free trial for new users, after which the software is available across 3 pricing tiers. Pricing details are outlined below.
Basic: Free
Individual Premium: $149.99/year
Schools & Districts: Please contact Pear Deck for pricing details.


Pear Deck Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States
Supported Languages
English

Media

Pear Deck adding audio
Pear Deck slide library
Pear Deck teacher feedback
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Pear Deck Reviews

Pear Deck Reviews

Overall rating
4.5
/
5
Excellent
4

Very good
4

Average
0

Poor
0

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4.2
Features
4.3
Ease of Use
4.1
Customer Support
3.6
100% recommended this app
Madi M.

Integrative, interactive slides

I really like Pear Deck and find new ways to utilize it every time. I love that I can add voiceover for hearing impaired students, let the students go through a deck at their own pace, and see their answers in real time. I am still discovering new uses, and I love it!


Stacey B.

One of the Best

PearDeck is a wonderful program that makes lessons engaging for my students and allows me to help them work through misunderstandings in real time.


Verified Reviewer

Good, with room for improvement

I use it daily because my first graders find it user friendly.


Jennifer P.

Great way to connect with students!

Positive!


Verified Reviewer

I LOVE PEARDECK

It's a really really great platform! I'm so thankful we purchased it as it makes learning interactive and much more seamless during these times.


Madi M.
Industry: Education Management
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Integrative, interactive slides

Used Weekly for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 17/12/2020
Review Source: Capterra

I really like Pear Deck and find new ways to utilize it every time. I love that I can add voiceover for hearing impaired students, let the students go through a deck at their own pace, and see their answers in real time. I am still discovering new uses, and I love it!

Pros

I love that I can use slides more effectively by making them more interactive. Google Slides are already so easy to use, and having a simple add-on that lets me ask questions and see the answers in real time makes Slides even more useful for learning. My favorite feature is the ability for students to answer questions by adding a drawing. I love seeing their creativity, and they have so much fun that they forget they're learning.

Cons

I understand that they need to make money off of their product, but it is frustrating that they hide certain features behind a paywall. To have students be able to draw an answer, you must be a premium user. I think it would be more productive to have the tiers be more substantial. Drawing seems like such a small (but my favorite, most useful) feature to hide behind the paywall.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Stacey B.
Industry: Primary/Secondary Education
Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees

One of the Best

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 05/01/2021
Review Source: Capterra

PearDeck is a wonderful program that makes lessons engaging for my students and allows me to help them work through misunderstandings in real time.

Pros

PearDeck allows me to help my digital learners immediately. If they are not understanding a concept I am able to see where they are making their mistakes and help them correct it. I've used PearDeck in the classroom and teaching digitally and in both cases it is so easy to use and deliver lessons. Students can easily access PearDeck and with the paid version I can see who is working on the lesson and who is not yet in.

Cons

My one request would be that the add audio pop up, is always blocking the pages that you are trying to record from which makes it difficult to remember what was on that page.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Education Management
Company size: 10,000+ Employees

Good, with room for improvement

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 18/01/2021
Review Source: GetApp

I use it daily because my first graders find it user friendly.

Pros

Pear Deck allows a teacher to see her students’ work in real-time and therefore make better instructional decisions. Pear Deck allows students to write on slides, answer multiple-choice questions, and drag up to five shapes.

Cons

This software could improve by allowing teachers to upload their own draggables and allow more than five draggables on a slide. Additionally, the customer service is very limited. I’ve had a student unable to access the slides for a couple of weeks now. Waiting to hear back from Pear Deck because my school’s technical support has not found a solution on their end. Additionally, I’ve google my student’s problem and haven’t found a solution. I am tech savvy.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 6.0/10

Jennifer P.
Industry: E-Learning
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Great way to connect with students!

Used Other for 1+ year
Reviewed on 08/10/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Positive!

Pros

As a teacher it is nice to be able to connect with students in class in a remote way. Students can add there thoughts, opinions, and ideas to a class discussion without necessarily needing to speak. Gives even the shyest student a voice.

Cons

Not completely user friendly. Takes a few times to figure out how to use and implement.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: E-Learning
Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees

I LOVE PEARDECK

Used Other for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 07/01/2021
Review Source: Capterra

It's a really really great platform! I'm so thankful we purchased it as it makes learning interactive and much more seamless during these times.

Pros

Online learning is HARD. Pear Deck makes is much easier, and is one of my favorite platforms for e-learning so far. It has great features, particularly the ability to save student results as evidence of learning. I truly love it!

Cons

It took me a while to figure out how to use it seamlessly. It's got a lot of great features and isn't necessarily difficult to figure out, but require time and focus to do so.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

User recommendation
8.4/10
Based on 8 user ratings
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Pear Deck Pricing

Pear Deck Pricing

Starting from
US$149.99/year
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Pear Deck offers a 60-day free trial for new users, after which the software is available across 3 pricing tiers. Pricing details are outlined below.
Basic: Free
Individual Premium: $149.99/year
Schools & Districts: Please contact Pear Deck for pricing details.

Pear Deck offers a 60-day free trial for new users, after which the software is available across 3 pricing tiers. Pricing details are outlined below.
Basic: Free
Individual Premium: $149.99/year
Schools & Districts: Please contact Pear Deck for pricing details.

Value for Money
4.2/5
Based on 8 user ratings
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Pear Deck Features

Pear Deck Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Assessment Management
Attendance Management
Attendance Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Blended Learning
Calendar Management
Communication Management
Content Management
Course Authoring
Customizable Branding
Data Import/Export
Learning Management
Progress Reports
Progress Tracking
Reporting & Statistics
Student Management
Third Party Integration
Features
4.3/5
Based on 8 user ratings
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Pear Deck FAQs

Pear Deck FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Pear Deck.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Pear Deck offer?

Pear Deck offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$149.99/year

Pricing model: Free, Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Pear Deck offers a 60-day free trial for new users, after which the software is available across 3 pricing tiers. Pricing details are outlined below. Basic: Free Individual Premium: $149.99/year Schools & Districts: Please contact Pear Deck for pricing details.

Q. What are the main features of Pear Deck?

We do not have any information about Pear Deck features

Q. Who are the typical users of Pear Deck?

Pear Deck has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does Pear Deck support?

Pear Deck supports the following languages:

English

Q. Does Pear Deck support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices Pear Deck supports

Q. What other apps does Pear Deck integrate with?

Pear Deck integrates with the following applications:

Canvas LMS, Gmail, Google Classroom, Google Drive, Google Meet, Microsoft OneDrive, Microsoft Teams, PowerPoint, Schoology, Zoom

Q. What level of support does Pear Deck offer?

Pear Deck offers the following support options:

FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials