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Boom Cards - The Easiest Way to Monitor Progress While Distance Learning

Boom Cards - The Easiest Way to Monitor Progress While Distance Learning

So, What's all the hype about BOOM CARDS™?

To be perfectly honest, they are just about the best thing that could happen to an ESL teacher. They are self-checking digital task cards that you can assign through the boom learning website. 

Why do I love them so much? My kids feel like they are playing a video game but they are actually completing a very important vocabulary or grammar related task.

Check out this Prepositions of Place Pirate Themed Set:

Prepositions of Place Boom Cards

So what exactly does your student do? They are given three choices per slide:

  • in front of
  • behind
  • in

Pirate Prepositions: in, on, under, in front of, behind, next to, between

They click the correct answer on the screen. On a computer they click the correct answer with a mouse. On a tablet, they touch the correct answer. They'll immediately get feedback on the answer: Right or Wrong.

You can then access your students progress on each deck you assign your students. Here's a link to some other great grammar and vocabulary based digital activities. You'll be able to preview and try each resource before you purchase.

BOOM CARDS™ digital task cards work on a laptop, desktop, Chromebook, tablet, iPad or any other mobile device that can access the internet. They can also be used on your Smart Board. You can assign the cards to your students by adding a deck to your library and assigning it to your students.

They are self-grading (time-saving) and allow you to monitor student progress.

More about BOOM Learning…

To use Boom Cards, you must be connected to the Internet. Boom Cards play on modern browsers (Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and Edge). Apps are available for Android, iPads, iPhones, and Kindle Fires. For security and privacy, adults must have a Boom Learning account to use and assign Boom Cards. You will be able to assign the Boom Cards you are buying with "Fast Pins," (play provides instant feedback for self-grading Boom Cards). Fast Play is always a free way for students to engage with Boom Cards decks. For additional assignment options you'll need a premium account. If you are new to Boom Learning, you will be offered a free trial of our premium account. Readhere for details: http://bit.ly/BoomTrial.