Pear Deck is a digital platform, which facilitates teachers to make their teaching more interactive and fun for students. Teachers create slides in this regard. Students need 5-digit codes to join these sessions. After entering the produced codes, this platform allows students to participate in the interactive presentations that their teachers created and shared with them through a link or code.
Students’ Guide to Join Pear Deck Session
As a student, you do not need to have a Pear Deck account to join a learning session. However, you need a code to access the interactive teaching materials your teachers have created. You have two options to join Pear Deck session:
Use a code
Step 1: Open a web browser on your device and log onto www.joinpd.com.
Step 2: Type the 5-digit code in the box and click on the Join or Join Now option. Your teacher will produce the requisite code.
Step 3: Wait until the Pear Deck session loads on your device.
Open the received link
Step 1: Check the respective communication means where your teacher shares the link for Pear Deck sessions. These communication means could be Message, Email, or WhatsApp.
Step 2: Tap on the received link to open it and join the PD session.
Step 3: Select to open the link on your web browser, such as Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge.
Teachers’ Guide to Join Pear Deck Sessions
As a teacher, you need to create a Pear Deck account and have some original ideas to share with your pupils. Follow the below-mentioned steps:
Step 1: Browse the website – peardeck.com – on a web browser of your device.
Step 2: Create slideshow-style content or presentations with the support of several different tools on this platform.
Step 3: Allow students to join these sessions anonymously or with their email addresses.
How to Enable Students to Login with Email to Join Pear Deck Sessions
Use Pear Deck Home Setting Page
Step 1: Go to the homepage after browsing peardeck.com on your device.
Step 2: Tap on the Profile Icon as you get on the homepage.
Step 3: Choose My Account under your profile window.
Step 4: Go to the Require Student Logins tab after scrolling down the displayed options.
Step 5: Now, slide the tab towards the right to turn this option ON. It will enable Student’s Login required with Email to join Pear Deck sessions.
Use the Pear Deck Sidebar
Step 1: Open the Pear Deck for PowerPoint Add-in or Pear Deck for Google Slides Add-on.
Step 2: Touch the menu option.
Step 3: Move to the Require Student Logins.
Step 4: Make its tab green by sliding it towards the right.
Let Your Students Join Pear Deck Anonymously
Your students do not need to enter their email account information and there is no prompt or respective screen for it as you allow them to join Pear Deck sessions anonymously. This platform assigns a nickname and avatar to every student. You will not see their names when participants respond to your interactive teaching materials/slides. To let your students join Pear Deck anonymously, you need to turn the Require Student Logins option off on the home page setting or in the sidebar menu.