Boom Learning™ – Interactive Task Cards
Be sure you click on the link at the bottom of this post for a free Boom Learning™ deck.
Teachers are so overwhelmed with hundreds of daily tasks. I wanted to add something to my book units to make their lives easier.
Many of my units contain Hot Potatoes quizzes. These are great, but have limitations. Once a teacher hands out a password, students learn they can practice taking the quizzes at home until they learn all the answers. Because of this, I recommend placing the quizzes on the SmartBoard. Students can write down the ABCD answer choices on a piece of paper. These are quick to grade.
What is Boom Learning™?
Boom Learning™ takes task cards and makes them a self-scoring interactive tool. The website collects data. Teachers receive detailed reports. It is a win-win situation.
Affordable – Without paying a dime, students can use the Boom Learning™ website using the FASTPLAY mode. This allows students to play all free Boom Decks (or decks purchased from Teachers Pay Teachers) without the teacher reports.
From now until December 31, you can get a one year membership for FREE. This allows you to assign up to 80 students (3 classes) which allows you to gather data each time students work on a deck.
Boom Learning offers four membership levels: all extremely affordable. The Starter (free), Basic ($9.00), Power ($19.00), and Ultimate ($25.00) provide one year of use.
No Preparation – Teachers can assign decks to students without the normal printing, photocopying, cutting out, and laminating of traditional task cards.
Integrating Technology – Paperless Activity – Since the decks are interactive, students use computers, labtops, iPads, and even phones to access the cards. This means you can assign decks for students to do at school or at home.
Create your Own Lessons OR Find Pre-made Ones – Many authors have already created lessons for you to use. If you can’t find what you are looking for, you can create your own lessons.
Extensive Reports – With Basic-Ultimate memberships, teachers set up classes and assign decks. Extensive reports are provided for the teacher. These not only include which questions were answered correctly, but the amount of time spent answering each question.