Have you heard of Boom Learning and Boom Digital Cards?
If you haven’t heard of them or would like to try some free sets – then read on further.
So what are Boom Digital Cards?
To put it simply, they are task cards – but way more interactive than the traditional paper printable cards.
And what makes them so special?
They are digital – no printing (unless you want to), and best of all they are self grading. All done automatically – digitally.
That’s data at the tip of your ﬁnger tips! You can ﬁnd out how students perform on a skill and dictate teaching and learning accordingly. How convenient is that?
In contrast to the paper task card, a boom card is truly interactive.
For instance, on a Boom card , students can work on a drop and drag activity – an activity certainly not possible with the traditional task card.
In this activity, students will drag the right initial consonant and drop it in its place to complete the word .
Or a final consonant (ending sound) to complete spelling the CVC word.
The variety of themes sported by different sets also keep students highly motivated. This cute one below is a carpenter kids theme.
Items can also be dragged and sorted into categories as in the card below, where the modes of transport are dragged and dropped in the categories of Land, Sea and Air.
Then there’s the multiple choice activity where students will tap the correct option.
In this card, students have to identify the correct moon phase by tapping on the correct option.
If the answer is correct, a green circle appears around the tapped option.
If incorrect, a red circle appears around the selected option with a diagonal red line running across.
Students thus have the option to re-submit and get it correct.
The ﬁll-in-the-blank activity is equally interactive. In the card below, students type in their response.
Best of all on submission, a student’s response is instantly graded.
This beneﬁts both student and teacher. A chance for the student to try again and no grading for the teacher.
To get data on your students’ performance, you do need to sign up for the paid version at the Boom Learning site.
Else you can join for free and assign the ‘fast pin’ link to your students via Google Classroom or any other learning platform.
There are a lot of useful videos hosted by Boom Learning on setting up your classroom.
If using the fast pin option with your students, remember it expires in 14 days so it needs to be accessed by students before then.
And if you need to try some Boom Digital Cards and see for yourself how fun and interactive they are, then these three free decks are for you. Click on the picture below to access.
Word of warning though – Boom cards are highly addictive. Students will simply love working on them.
Boom Learning is sure the perfect medium to promote subtle learning.
Until next time…