Joinpd.com is indeed a subdomain of Pear Deck, a platform that enables interactive presentations for classrooms. JoinPD Teachers use Pear Deck to create engaging presentations, and Joinpd.com allows students to access these presentations using a specific code or link provided by the teacher.
Students can join and participate in the interactive sessions without needing a Pear Deck account. However, they may need a Gmail or Live ID to sign up or log in, especially if the teacher requires authentication for participation.
Pear Deck integrates with Google Slides, allowing educators to create interactive presentations directly within Google Slides. This integration enhances the functionality and interactivity of the presentations.
Additionally, Pear Deck offers the option for educators to enable anonymous enrollment, allowing students to join the session without revealing their identities, which can be beneficial for certain classroom activities or discussions.
Join a PearDeck meeting:
Joining a Pear Deck session using a Join Link or code is relatively straightforward. Here are the steps to participate in a Pear Deck session:
Check Your Correspondence: Teachers typically share the Join Link or code through email, text message, or another communication method. Check your inbox or any communication channels provided by your teacher for information about the Pear Deck session.
Access the Join Link: Click on the Join Link provided by your teacher. This link will lead you to the Pear Deck session where the interactive presentation is hosted.
Open the Session in a Web Browser: When you click on the Join Link, it should open a web browser. Google Chrome is often recommended for optimal performance, but other browsers should also work. Enter the Pear Deck session through the link provided.
Join the Pear Deck Session: Once the web page loads, you will be directed to the Pear Deck session where you’ll see the presentation slides shared by the teacher.
Participate in the Session: As a participant, you’ll have access to the student view of the presentation. Follow along with the slides your teacher presents and engage with interactive elements like answering questions or responding to prompts during the lesson.
Use Student View: Utilize the JoinPD tools available in the Student View to interact with the presentation and contribute to the lesson by answering questions or providing input as guided by your teacher.
In summary, Joinpd.com serves as the entry point for students to join interactive presentations created by teachers using Pear Deck, where participation can occur through a provided code or link without requiring a Pear Deck account (although an authentication method might be necessary).