Lumio comparisons vs Pear Deck
Get more from your lessons and give students more ways to learn with Lumio.
Lumio gives students a variety of ways to learn, while providing flexibility in content creation and lesson delivery. All at a low price.
Give students more ways to learn,
especially with and from each other
1. Free-form Student Contribution to Small Group Workspaces.
Lumio lets students connect with one another digitally, just like they do face-to-face. Enable free-form group collaboration to a shared workspace so students can add ink, text, web and video links and search for online images using SafeSearch. Each group can take the learning in their own direction.
Compare Pear Deck, which is an add-on for Google Slides or PowerPoint and does not offer shared workspaces for free-form group collaboration.
2. Free-form individual contribution in digital student handouts
Give every student an individual copy of a lesson page, and empower them to respond in their own way, interacting with digital manipulatives, adding ink, text, web and video links, and safe-searched online images.
Student learning ownership
Lumio’s student creation tools let them choose how they share their knowledge, so they take greater ownership of their learning. Enable students to create digital artifacts, while you monitor their progress and provide feedback in real-time.
Pear Deck offers limited ways for students to contribute by responding to a question (open text, multiple-choice or number), using ink to draw or dragging an item on a page.
3. Whole-class brainstorming and discussion with Shout It Out
Get the whole class thinking together and capture every student's ideas, questions, and connections in one space.
Run a class discussion, brainstorming activity or take a quick poll where every student can share text or images into a shared space.
Equal, active opportunities
4. Ignite engagement with a greater variety of customizable activities
Give students over a dozen ways to interact and submit content with Lumio's 13 game-based activity and formative assessment templates.
Wide variety of game-based templates
Lumio's templates are fully customizable with your own content, each with multiple visual themes appropriate for a variety of grade levels and subjects. Student interactions include drag and drop, rank order, matching, sorting, hide-reveal, and many types of question and answer.
Ever-growing resource library
5. Team-based and competitive assessments
Lumio’s collaborative team-based, game-based quizzes give you an easy way to create informal checks for learning in a way that engages students and supports social-emotional learning.
6. Monitor Progress And Give Real-Time Feedback
Lumio provides teacher tools for meaningful synchronous and asynchronous feedback to students with a handout dashboard. See each student's work in real-time and give feedback as they progress. Students can also respond to feedback in real-time.
Feedback a variety of ways
SMART is our go to method to get the job done in a much more efficient way for us. We can give kids what they need at the touch of a finger.
7. More flexibility in content creation and lesson delivery
Multiple file types
Adapt on the fly
Lumio lets you combine pages from different file types in a single Lumio lesson, including PDFs, Google Slides, PowerPoint, and SMART Notebook files.
Compare Pear Deck, where file types are limited to adding questions to Google Slides and PowerPoint files.
Access many types of individual, team-based, collaborative, and competitive games, all customizable for the material you want to teach. These include multiple drag and drop activities like matching, sorting and fill in the blanks. Create a word search in seconds. Run a quiz where teams compete to answer their questions correctly, with their progress represented by race track, a virtual game show, or hatching monster eggs. Create sorting games that challenge students using a wide variety of fun themes, including braving a dragon, battling pirates, or duelling on an electric guitar.
Compare Nearpod, which offers fewer types of customizable games.
During live instruction, instantly add new pages, turn a new page into a student handout or group workspace, or add a Shout It Out activity – and save all your and your students’ work on these new activities to the lesson.
In Pear Deck, the ability to add content during lesson delivery utilizes prompts from a limited selection of templates while in a Live Session.
A much lower price
Spend less and get more
Lumio has a free plan, and paid plans start at $59* per teacher, annually.
*Some regions don’t list the price. Please reference our pricing page
Peardeck starts at $149 per teacher per year.
No restricted features
Lumio’s free plan includes access to all Lumio features.
Pear Deck restricts some features to its paid plans, including access to Draw and Draggable question types, ability to add on-the-fly questions and activities, the ability to provide feedback to students, and the ability to add audio to slides*.
*Available when using Pear Deck for Google Apps for Education
Free software for educators
Make any lesson interactive and access an ever growing resource and content library
Date of publication: January 12th, 2022.
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