Canva and Pear Deck go hand in hand

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If you’re a K-12 educator, you can access Canva for Education for free! You’ll get all the benefits of Canva premium features such as millions of images, fonts, graphics, videos, animations, and templates, plus a dedicated classroom workspace to invite students and teachers to share, review, and manage your work.

AND,if you’re an Iowa Educator you get Pear Deck Premium for free! You’ll get all of the bells and whistles of draggables, immersive reader, student paced mode, locks, timers review and reflect and more!

Combine the two and you have a plethora of ways to engage your students. Explore these ready-to-use Canva templates designed for Pear Deck — along with many more or jump on into Canva and create your own!

About Me — build connections with your students by sharing an “About Me” presentation

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) — understand your students with a Mood or Feelings check-in

Science — teach a ready-to-use Science presentation template

Social Studies — engage students with an eye-catching Social Studies lesson

Pear Deck also partners with Newsela! This month’s tip is a recommendation from Stephanie Hnesh, 5th grade teacher in Iowa City. She loves using the Daily Decks with Newsela content that are new every day to engage students in rich conversations. Take a look! 

Each month, be on the lookout for a variety of tips, tricks and testimonials shared via our newsletter, the statewide Iowa AEA website and via social media (@iowa_aea, #iowaaea, #plaea @plaea ). 

For more information or to share your favorite Pear Deck features and ideas, check out the AEA website!