Michelle Blackwell

PearDeck vs NearPod

Discussion created by Michelle Blackwell Champion on Jan 7, 2020
Latest reply on Feb 12, 2020 by Emily L

My school is interested in using either PearDeck or NearPod. In researching which would be better for teachers and students, I thought the Canvas Community could share some insight on pros and cons. 

Our school serves students in K-12th grades. We are completely online - a public charter school where students and teachers attend class online. Our online classroom is Jigsaw Interactive and our LMS is primarily Canvas. Traditionally, our teachers will create a lesson plan via PowerPoint or Google Slides, upload this into Jigsaw interactive to present and work with students. These lessons will include media such as music and video. Teachers also create lessons with the intent to have interaction such as matching, drag and drop, etc.