What are Boom Cards?
Boom cards are fun digital task cards. They give your students immediate feedback and are highly interactive. Perfect for use with blended learning or distance learning.
You can find them on a site called Boom Learning. There are Boom cards for any topic you can think of and all grade levels. Plus there are a ton of free decks!
Using Boom Cards In Your Classroom
There are really a ton of things you can do with a free account. One of the best features, in my opinion, is that you can assign decks to individual students in your class. How great is that for differentiation!
After you set up your account, you can do a search for free decks (there are a ton of them!) or purchase a deck. Once you download it, it will appear in your library. From there, you can:
- assign the deck to your class or individual students
- hide certain cards that you might not want to use
- add the link to the deck into your Google classroom or other management system
- set up a station with a few computers for students to play the deck
- assign them as homework
- use it as part of a Blended Learning lesson
If you don’t want to bother setting up a class and just want your kids to use the deck right away, you can do that too. Just share the link with your students and they can use the deck on their own devices.
If you do purchase a paid membership you’ll have access to the student reports. Here you can see students accuracy level, how many times they’ve played each deck and how long it took them. It’s a great way to quickly see which students are struggling with certain concepts.
There are a lot of videos on the Boom Learning website that will walk you through how to set up your classes, how to use Boom cards with Google classroom, how to use reports, etc. They also have a Youtube channel that’s called Boom School, where they have videos to show you how to do just about anything!
I’ve started creating Boom cards along with my other resources, both on Boom Learning and Teachers Pay Teachers. As I mentioned earlier, I have a free deck for you to try out on Food Webs and Food Chains. Just click the image below to download it!
I hope you give these a try! I think your students will like them as much as mine do.
Drop a comment below to let us know what you think of them.