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If you have read this blog in the past, you know that we are fans of Pear Deck, and so are our students! Pear Deck introduced their Flashcard Factory a few years ago, (read Garth's blog on it here) and it is a great review tool for students to illustrate and give examples of terms, or if you don't follow instructions like I do, have students define the term. During this process of remote teaching I have learned many things and the self paced Pear Deck Flashcard Factory has been the best one so far, and my students agree. They love doing this in class, they call it "playing Pear Deck". Not much beats having fun and learning at the same time!
Usually, the Flashcard Factory will pair students up so they can work together, but working and learning remotely can make that quite difficult to accomplish. With the help of @PearDeck, my students were able to work independently on their flashcards, illustrating and defining them on their own. You can set this up in a few minutes by following these seven steps.
Now you are ready to allow your students to have fun and learn at their own pace, remotely. Below is a gallery of some of the work that my students have submitted. I have found that the drawings are much better because they are taking their time working remotely and not rushing to fit them all in, in a 40 minute class. Enjoy the Experience, Everybody. -J. C.
I was very glad when they reached out to see if the presenters were willing to present and provide the video to them for an online conference. I was happy to do that. Anna Love, who is student teaching with me was very excited to present the first time at an educational conference, so I am glad we got the chance to do this. Then JC, Travis, and I presented a topic I was only going to present, so you will have to cut us some slack, as we could not be together to film, so we talk over each other a few times and you will hear the silent as we wait to see who will talk next. But the ideas are here. I hope you can find them useful and visit NEOTech next year!