Boom Learning cards – where are you with them? Are you brand new to them or using them like a pro? I’m sure because of distance learning you probably have at least heard of Boom Cards. One thing I’m loving is progress monitoring with Boom Cards.
If you haven’t checked out Boom Learning yet, head to THIS POST. I shared a step-by-step tutorial on how to set up an account and get started. Boom Cards are amazing because:
- There is no printing out anything.
- You can use them on just about any device.
- They are self-checking.
You can try a FREE Boom card deck HERE.
That self-checking feature saves so much time because you don’t have to grade anything. Boom Learning also generates reports so you can easily monitor your students’ progress. Let’s dive into how to do just that!
Class Progress Monitoring with Boom Cards
There are two different ways to monitor progress with Boom Cards. A great way to check your class’s overall progress is with the Reports tab. From your homepage, click “Reports”.
Then, you will see a class snapshot that includes:
- the number of times a student has done a deck
- the average accuracy
- the time spent on that deck
- each student’s best and last accuracy score
This report gives you a detailed, but simple to read, view of how your students are doing. You can easily compare your whole class to see if everyone overall has mastered a skill.
This is also a great way to make sure students are making progress in real time versus finding out at the end of a grading period that they haven’t done the tasks. You can intervene before students get too far behind.
If you see too many students struggling with a particular deck of tasks, you can assign a new easier one. Or if you see that all of your students complete a deck with excellent accuracy and quickly, you can find a more challenging deck to assign.
Individual Student Progress Monitoring
If you need to dive deeper into progress monitoring for some students, you can easily do that, too! First, you can go to your class. Choose which student you are checking on and click the blue arrow. Then, click “Report”.
This is where you’ll get a detailed report. First, you’ll be able to see which decks they’ve completed, how many times they did each deck, and their overall mastery for each deck.
Then, you can click either the green or the blue circle for a more in-depth report. This report will show you which slides the student got correct and incorrect for each time they did the deck. It makes it really easy to find a pattern if students are struggling with a certain concept!
Back on the student’s report home page, you can scroll down to view their recently played decks. This area shows you:
- how many cards in a deck
- number of correct and incorrect responses
- total time spent on the deck
This individual student report is a great way to make sure that once you’ve assigned a deck to a student, they are actually completing it successfully. We don’t want students practicing incorrectly.
If they are struggling, you can log in and see how many times they attempted a deck. I love the time spent report so you can see if students clicked through too quickly or spent focused time on a task.
I know distance learning has really stretched teachers as far as learning new things, staying connected with students, and trying to keep learning on track. That’s why I wanted to share one easy way to monitor progress for your students without creating a ton of more work.
Feel free to leave me a comment if you have any questions about progress monitoring with Boom Cards. I’d love to help!