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.

Track contributions

The attribution feature means everyone’s contributions are tagged with their name.  

 Pear Deck

Compare Pear Deck, which is an add-on for Google Slides or PowerPoint and does not offer shared workspaces for free-form group collaboration. 

Limited participation

Pear Deck’s student participation is limited to individual contributions, primarily polling questions or drawings. 

Whole-class brainstorming and discussion with Shout It Out


Pear Deck

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.
Pear Deck does not offer features designed for this kind of brainstorming or collaborative discussion via individual student contributions of text or images to a shared space.

Equal, active opportunities 

Individual student contributions can be tagged, and students have equal, active opportunities to share and develop their voice and ideas.

5. Team-based and competitive assessments


Pear Deck

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.

See in real-time what your students have mastered, and which learning to review next.
Pear Deck does not currently provide team-based or competitive assessments.

6. Monitor Progress And Give Real-Time Feedback


Pear Deck

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.

Pear Deck currently allows for teachers to leave text comments for students next to Drawing, Draggable, Text, Number, and Multiple Choice response types via the Dashboard (paid feature).

Feedback a variety of ways

Give feedback using a variety of content, including ink, text, web and video links, and images. Place them directly into student work, adding notes or guiding students through key concepts. 
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