Beyond PowerPoint: Delivering Truly Interactive Presentations

Andrew O'Halloran
Google Classroom, Google Apps, Add-Ons and other ICT enthusiast
"Beyond PowerPoint" shows teachers how to create truly interactive presentations which can be delivered online with rich formative assessment tools.
Target Audience
Teachers who have used PowerPoint to create and deliver lessons.
30 reviews
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Learning Areas

General Description

The course is about showing how to create and manage interactive presentations using the Pear Deck Add-On for Google Slides. The Add-On enables teachers to import existing presentations to add interactive questions which are saved and sent to the teacher in real-time and afterwards as published Google Docs called “Takeaways”. Rich formative and summative assessment features are built into the free version of Pear Deck which are shown in the course, and the optional Premium version too.

Audience

Teachers who have used PowerPoint to create and deliver lessons.

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

24/7 course access


IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

- If you have a TTA subscription or membership please ignore the pricing when enrolling. Rest assured if your school has a subscription you will not be charged and for Memberships, your invoice will be adjusted accordingly to reflect your discount.

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Teaching Standards
1.5.2 Proficient Level – Differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities
3.4.2 Proficient Level – Select and use resources
5.2.2 Proficient Level – Provide feedback to students on their learning
5.4.2 Proficient Level – Interpret student data

Are you in NSW? If so, this is relevant for you

This course may contribute towards Elective PD hours. Visit NESA website for more details.


This course contributes to 5.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

There are no occurrences of 2. Online in Australia (ACT) at this time.

Sessions

Installing and Creating a PearDeck Presentation

1 hour

This session introduces the Pear Deck Add-On and guides teachers through the installation and setup of a Pear Deck presentation.

Presenting a Pear Deck Session

1 hour

This session will show teachers how to present a Pear Deck lesson and will introduce some of the innovative features of a Pear Deck presentation such as new prompts, showing student responses and premium features such as the Teacher Dashboard.

The Student View of a Pear Deck Presentation

30 minutes

This session shows a Pear Deck presentation from the teacher AND student perspective side-by-side.

Ending and Reviewing Student Data from Presentations

1 hour

This session will show teachers how to use Pear Deck “Takeaways” and how to share them to the student learning platforms like Google Classroom.

Ending a Session and Creating Your Own Takeaways

1 hour and 30 minutes

This session will introduce teachers to ending Pear Deck sessions and exporting student responses to a Google Sheet and creating a mail-merge “Takeaway” of their own.

User Rating

4.6

Latest Reviews

Please note the feedback listed here is unfiltered, and includes all comments and ratings collected.

Beyond PowerPoint: Delivering Truly Interactive Presentations - Andrew O'Halloran
08/10/2020

Andrew has presented an add-on with excellent potential for creating interactive presentations, exactly as described. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to use what I’ve learned as the app has been disabled by my school’s IT department.

Beyond PowerPoint: Delivering Truly Interactive Presentations - Andrew O'Halloran
08/10/2020

Great and clear quality and very relevant to school to engage whole classroom with device.

Beyond PowerPoint: Delivering Truly Interactive Presentations - Andrew O'Halloran
08/10/2020

Done well and could be useful for interactive lessons

Beyond PowerPoint: Delivering Truly Interactive Presentations - Andrew O'Halloran
08/10/2020

good

Beyond PowerPoint: Delivering Truly Interactive Presentations - Andrew O'Halloran
08/10/2020

Very relevant. Good quality.

Beyond PowerPoint: Delivering Truly Interactive Presentations - Andrew O'Halloran
08/10/2020

I didn’t realise it was going to be on Google slides, which we do not use at my school.

Beyond PowerPoint: Delivering Truly Interactive Presentations - Andrew O'Halloran
08/10/2020

Clear and concise – able to be followed by someone who is not keen on technology!

Beyond PowerPoint: Delivering Truly Interactive Presentations - Andrew O'Halloran
08/10/2020

Interesting

Beyond PowerPoint: Delivering Truly Interactive Presentations - Andrew O'Halloran
08/10/2020

This was very helpful in providing another opportunity to allow students to engage in learning, particularly in the online environment from home.

Beyond PowerPoint: Delivering Truly Interactive Presentations - Andrew O'Halloran
08/10/2020

If you are familiar with using the Google suite and want to expand your ‘tool kit’ then this course would be great.

Beyond PowerPoint: Delivering Truly Interactive Presentations - Andrew O'Halloran
08/10/2020

This course was very relevant to primary and secondary teaching practices. Using Google slides with the Pear Deck add on will result in a positive impact in classroom engagement and student learning.

Beyond PowerPoint: Delivering Truly Interactive Presentations - Andrew O'Halloran
08/10/2020

I think this is extremely relevent, especially in the given online learning environment and this add on feature allows immediate feedback from student to teacher and vice versa.

Beyond PowerPoint: Delivering Truly Interactive Presentations - Andrew O'Halloran
08/10/2020

The content is very relevant to teachers using powerpoint/google slides who wish students to be more engaged and interactive in any presentation.

Beyond PowerPoint: Delivering Truly Interactive Presentations - Andrew O'Halloran
08/10/2020

It was great! Practical, step by step guide on how to use Pear Deck

Beyond PowerPoint: Delivering Truly Interactive Presentations - Andrew O'Halloran
08/10/2020

This was a great course. I really enjoyed the presentation by Andrew. He spoke clearly and showed each step of the way clearly. I am thinking of ways to incorporate this in my teaching. It will most likely be with my senior students, I am thinking. I am looking forward to having a go and practising using the tools Andrew has introduced me too. A side bonus is that I did not know very much about add ons in any of the google suites and so I am looking forward to exploring others in each of the suites I regularly use.

Beyond PowerPoint: Delivering Truly Interactive Presentations - Andrew O'Halloran
08/07/2020

Very explicit when giving instructions, adaptable for all ages. Unfortunately as I got halfway through the course, my IT support said that the add on cannot be used within my school. But I will be using it with a personal email.

Beyond PowerPoint: Delivering Truly Interactive Presentations - Andrew O'Halloran
08/07/2020

It was very informative.

Beyond PowerPoint: Delivering Truly Interactive Presentations - Andrew O'Halloran
08/07/2020

Well presented and relevant

Beyond PowerPoint: Delivering Truly Interactive Presentations - Andrew O'Halloran
08/07/2020

Excellent quality and highly relevant

Beyond PowerPoint: Delivering Truly Interactive Presentations - Andrew O'Halloran
08/07/2020

I found the instructions simple and easy to understand, the videos were clear and extremely relevant as a step-by-step guide.


About the team


Andrew O'Halloran

Creator

I am a secondary high school teacher in my tenth year of teaching. I am currently teaching Economics, Business Studies, Commerce, Geography East Hills Girls Technology High School, and have taught Stage 6 Economics and Ancient History previously at Canterbury Boys' High School.

In my teaching experience thus far I have embraced new technologies for my lesson planning, delivery, reporting and assessment.

I have led a number of professional development days for teachers in our local teaching area and within the school in service of improving teacher knowledge of ICTs as well as delivering over 5000 hours of professional development to teachers through TTA.