Why did I want make digital task cards?
So, why are these so great?
1. We’ve already talked about the paper restrictions. If you are restricted on printing, these are handy, because they require no printing. You can use them on smartphones, tablets, computers, or even put it on the board for whole-class play.
2. You always have that one student who finishes first. Task cards are great, because they are a fun way to review or enrich without giving the student busywork. As more decks of cards get added, you can add to your library and students will have fun choosing activities that suit their needs.
3. You don’t have to grade these! They are self-checking and you can get performance reports to see just how your students are doing. Even better: students know just how they are doing! Imagine using this for a quiz review! You could even assign a deck as homework instead of printing off a study guide.
5. It’s fun! Kids love anything new and different, and working on a computer or tablet is just fun! It’s interactive, nice to look at, and different from the standard paper and pencil. Plus, kids can earn badges for doing well, making it feel like they are playing a game rather than learning.
Want to check out a free resource that is a perfect back-to-school review?
I’m super-excited about these cards, and I’ve been having so much fun making these decks. And great news! They are now available for purchase at my Teachers Pay Teachers store!
A bit more about Boom Learning
If you purchase from Teachers Pay Teachers, here’s a bit to know about the Boom Learning membership:
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