Formative Assessment Templates

Overview

The Formative Assessment Slide Templates were created by our team of educators. You can add these templates to any Pear Deck lesson to help your students warm up for the day, think more deeply about any subject, reflect on the lesson, and more! They are available inside of the Template Library, and include Beginning, During, and End of lesson templates for any subject or grade level, Newsela Social-Emotional Learning templates, Math, and Critical Thinking templates. Keep reading to learn how you can add these awesome templates to your presentation!

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In this article, you can learn about:

  • How to get the Slide Templates
  • The Template Types
  • Example Templates in Action

How to get the Slide Templates

First, make sure to create your Pear Deck account. Go to peardeck.com and click Teacher Login. You can log into Pear Deck with a Google account or a Microsoft 365 account. Finally, open the Pear Deck for Google Slides Add-on or the Pear Deck for PowerPoint Online Add-in.

If you're using Pear Deck for Google Slides...

Many of the templates can be added directly from inside of the Google Slides Add-on sidebar. Additional templates, as well as Example Decks, can viewed and copied from the Pear Deck Examples page.

If you're using Pear Deck for PowerPoint Online...

First, download the templates. Then, upload them to OneDrive. Finally, open and copy them into the presentation of your choice. PowerPoint Online users can access the Template Library in the PowerPoint Add-in sidebar, or go to the Pear Deck Templates website.

Please note: You can change the background image, text, or question type of any Slide Template that you add to your presentation! The templates are meant to jumpstart your use of Interactive Slides so that you can create amazing moments of classroom collaboration and engagement. You can change the question, font, theme, text color, background image - anything that enhances your lesson! Just make sure to keep the bar with the Pear on the bottom of the slide. If it's deleted, the slide will no longer be interactive.

Template Types

Beginning of Lesson

This group of templates can be used to introduce your lesson and get minds moving. These include easy-to-use warm-up, temperature check, and reflection slides.

During Lesson

Slides in this section could be used to prompt additional thought, discussion, or deeper engagement. Slide types include true/false, checks for understanding, summary, diagrams, maps, graphs, and more. These flexible slide types can be customized to an unlimited array of subjects.

End of Lesson

Wrap up class with opportunities for reflection and exit tickets.

Newsela Social-Emotional Learning

Use these templates to help your students explore the five important SEL topics with your students: Mindfulness, Empathy, Active Listening, Mutual Respect, and Mind-Body Connections.

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Critical Thinking and Math

The Critical Thinking and Math Templates are not currently located in the Pear Deck Sidebar. But worry not! You can still view and copy Critical Thinking templates for Google Slides here, copy Math Templates for Google Slides here, and download all templates for PowerPoint Online here.

Example Templates in Action

Warm-Up Slide

The Warm-Up Slide template is a great way to get students accessing prior knowledge about the day's topic.

  • Slide in the editor, prior to the presentation. Students will respond by drawing on the slide.

  • Student View during the presentation with an example answer.

Reflection Slide

The Reflection Slide template gives students an opportunity to think about something and put their thoughts into words.

  • Slide in the editor, prior to the presentation. Students will be able to respond by typing into a text box next to the slide.

  • Student View of the slide during the presentation with an example answer.

Temperature Check Slide

The Temperature Check template is good for getting a quick read on your class. Are they getting it? Not getting it? Ready to move on?

  • Slide in the editor, prior to the presentation. Students will be able to respond by dragging the red dot.

  • Student View of the slide during the presentation with an example answer.

Exit Ticket

The Exit Ticket template lets you see what students are taking away from the lesson and hopefully helps the main takeaway sink in before they're off to the next class.

  • Slide in the editor, prior to the presentation. Students will be able to draw on the slide.

  • Student View of the slide during the presentation with an example answer.

That's it for now! You've learned about the Formative Assessment Templates in Pear Deck for Google Slides.