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A Shared Vocabulary

For those of you who are unaware, I am a huge proponent and user of Pear Deck in my classroom.  If you’re unfamiliar with Pear Deck as a presentation tool that increases student interaction, please check out some of my previous posts.  My continued use is fueled by my students overwhelmingly positive response to the platform. It continues to be the #1 thing my students site that helps them learn in our classroom. So when Pear Deck announced a new tool, I was super excited to try it out.

But, you don't have to have any familiarity with Pear Deck to use their new app.

The new app is called Pear Deck Vocabulary or Flashcard Factory.  It is a collaborative vocabulary tool that features integrations with Google, Quizlet, and Merriam-Webster.

Why is this a beneficial app? It allows learners to collaborate in going beyond simple definitions for terms or concepts. It asks students to collaborate to generate multiple representations for terms and concepts.  Then, it allows learners to evalu…
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