It’s that time of year. ELA state tests are around the corner and the urgency to test prep is even more.
But who says you need to test prep the conventional pencil and paper way. Use the medium that students love – technology.
Make it easy on yourself too. No grading and data at the tip of your fingertips. How time-saving is that?
Here’s one fun way you can test prep the digital way:
With Boom Cards in Boom Learning
So what are Boom Cards?
To put it simply, they are digital task cards.
And what makes them so special?
They are digital – no printing (unless you want to), and best of all they are self-grading and provide valuable data.
Combine this use of technology with test prep-style questions and you’ve got a powerful medium to prepare your students for the state tests.
Whether it be multiple-choice questions
spotting the spelling errors
or sequencing of steps, students will have so much fun that they will gladly test prep with little complaint.
How to Use
This kind of test prep review has a dual benefit. Other than benefitting the student, it benefits the teacher as well.
By alleviating the need for – marking!
Once students submit each test prep card, they get instant feedback in terms of their response being correct or incorrect. If incorrect, they have the opportunity to select the correct option. This is a classic case of learning by trial-and-error.
The teacher also gets a summary report of each student’s Plays, Mastery, Time, Average, Best, and Last data for each deck.
However, 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.
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.
Ongoing Test Prep
Preparing students for testing needs to be on a consistent basis, and not just when testing time draws near. So this test-prep freebie is part of a bigger collection.
Use a test prep activity from this collection throughout the year and your students wouldn’t have to worry when testing time approaches, for you have subtly prepared them to be resilient.
Word of warning though – Boom cards are highly addictive. Students will simply love working on them.
Boom Learning is sure the perfect medium to test prep your students without fuss.
Click here to assign ELA Test 3 Review to your students. Both American and British English spellings included. Just click on the specific link to select.
More test-prep activities in Boom Learning to come – HERE’S the best place to keep in touch.