Use Takeaways™ to Extend your Lesson and Give Students Feedback

Overview

Pear Deck Takeaways™ are individualized Google Docs that contain the Slides from your Session and the students' responses. You can publish Takeaways for your students at the end of any Pear Deck Session. Please note: Takeaways are a Premium Feature and are only available to users who log into Pear Deck with a Google account as this time.

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Video Guide


Quick Facts about Takeaways

  • Takeaways must first be enabled on your Settings page.
  • Takeaways can only be published once per Session. But you can present an unlimited number of Sessions with Pear Deck.
  • They are individualized, editable Google Docs, so you can leave comments for students and vice versa. They also contain space for notes.
  • When you publish them, they're automatically saved in your Google Drive in the Pear Deck > Takeaways folder.
  • When you publish them, each student who joined the Session gets access to their own Takeaway only (not their peers' Takeaways). Students can find their copy in the Share with me section of their Google Drive.
  • In the Takeaway, students see every slide in the Session and all of the answers they submitted to the interactive questions. 
  • The teacher has ownership and editing rights to each student's Takeaway. You can share a Takeaway with other teachers, parents, or mentors via the Google Drive share interface.
  • Each time you publish Takeaways you get a blank responses copy, which is stored in the Google Drive folder with the rest of the Takeaways in the Session. You can share it to a student who missed class so they can work through the lesson.
  • If you are looking for a way to see all of your students' responses in one document, try exporting responses to a Google Sheet!
  • Teacher Feedback is a separate feature that lives in the Dashboard. The comments you give students there cannot be published in Takeaways.
  • See the Google Classroom Integration page to get the integration and publish Takeaways to Google Classroom.

Example Takeaway

The title field of the Takeaway contains the name of the Deck name ("Samples 1"), the Session name ("Class 2") the student name. Takeaways give you access to all of the Google Docs tools, so you and your students can leave comments for each other and type text underneath the images. Adjust the size of the images by clicking on them and dragging the border, like so:

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Extend the Lesson with Takeaways

When you publish Takeaways, you give students an easy way to go back and review the lesson later. BUT THERE'S MORE!

Peary_Normal (Forward)Takeaways can help you extend the lesson beyond the class period. You can leave specific feedback for individual students, assign Takeaways as homework, ask students to reflect on what they learned in the spaces provided, or describe their thought process as they unpack certain questions. This kind of activity can help students think about their learning process in a metacognitive way.

Enable Takeaways

Before you can use this feature, be sure to enable Takeaways in your Settings menu.

  1. Go to your Pear Deck Home screen.
  2. Click the person icon in the top right corner of the screen
  3. Click on My Account.
  4. Click on the Settings tab.
  5. Scroll to Takeaways and turn the switch to ON.

Publish Takeaways

Remember that Takeaways can only be published once per Session, so make sure you are done collecting responses for this Session! There are two ways to publish Takeaways:

  • When you end a Session
  • From a Sessions menu

When you end a Session

  1. On your Presenter View, hover over the Navigation Bar and click End. Or, open the More Actions menu and click End this Session
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  2. In the new window, name your Session.
  3. Check the box to publish Takeaways.
  4. Click Save & End Session.
  5. You will get a link to your Takeaways, which are automatically published to your Google Drive in the Pear Deck > Takeaways folder, which is created for you the first time you publish Takeaways. 

From a Sessions menu

  1. Open your Pear Deck Sessions menu
  2. Click on the More Actions menu. You'll need to end the Session from this menu before you can see Takeaways.
  3. Select Takeaways. If you've already published Takeaways for a particular Session and you click on this button, you will receive a link to those Takeaways in your Google Drive. Sessions, more actions, takeaways

Find Takeaways after they are published

When you publish Takeaways, you get a link. For you, this link leads to the list of the Takeaway documents for the Session. For a student, the same link opens the Takeaway made specially for them. When you publish Takeaways, they are automatically stored in Google Drive. Both teachers and students can find Takeaways in Google Drive.

Peary_Normal (Forward)If you have Google Classroom Integration with Pear Deck, you can share this Takeaways link directly to your Google Classroom by clicking on the Classroom button. Get the Google Classroom Integration!

 

In addition to following the link, here's how a student can find their own Takeaway:

  • Open Google Drive
  • Click on Shared with me. The student's own document will be listed there.

In addition to following the link, here's how the teacher can find Takeaways:

All of the Takeaways documents you published are listed there.

For questions, please email us at help@peardeck.com!