I’ve always been on the lookout for new and innovative ideas for my students, though I try not to
get sucked into all of them. Which is probably why I didn’t give Boom Cards another thought. I
just brushed past mentions of it and completely forgot about it. When I had to quickly switch gears
for distance learning, I heard about it again and decided to look into it. I am so glad that I gave it
What Are Boom Cards?
Simply put, boom cards are digital task cards that are perfect for little learners! Since they are digital,
they instantly become interactive, which is an important component for new skills. They are also
paperless (because who wants to make more copies), so there will be no prep, and it provides
immediate feedback for students.
Getting Started With Boom Cards
If you’re thinking of maybe getting started with boom cards, it’s super easy! They are hosted directly
or anything like that! With boom cards you must be connected to the internet and students can play
the decks on modern browsers. There’s also an app available for Apple and Android devices such as
the iPhone, iPad, and Kindle Fires. All you have to do is create an account and you’ll be ready to get
started! If you want to see what the fuss is all about, I have a free deck just for you!
Just grab your deck, and when you click the link you’ll be prompted to create an account for security
and privacy reasons! Once you create your account this deck will be added to your library. Check it
Using Boom Cards in Your Classroom
There are a few ways that you can use boom cards in your classroom. You will always be able to
assign decks to students through the fast pin. You can add this fast pin in Google Classroom as well
as Seesaw. Fast pins are always free, so even if you choose to keep your Boom Learning account free,
you will always have access to your decks and so will your students. Side note, fast pin links are only
good for 14 days, then you would have to provide a new fast pin link for your students.
If you choose to upgrade to a premium account, you will be able to create a classroom and assign
decks to your students, as well as see their progress on the assigned decks. However, this is not
Boom Cards are a fantastic addition to your center rotation
, and children love them because they
are interactive and they receive immediate feedback. I hope that you love them as much as I do!
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