“I think autumn is such a wonderful time of year! It is so easy to find ways to make learning fun for our students. The changing leaves and shorter days provide the perfect opportunity for science discussions. Candy collected on Halloween can be used for graphing activities, and the vibrant hues of autumn are the perfect inspiration for artistic creations. Halloween-themed task cards on Boom Learning are also sure to motivate students to engage in learning and practice!”
The ghouls have been working hard in the pits of code. They’ve put together tricks and treats for your Booming pleasure.
New in the Store
Our authors have been busy too.
If you like to plan ahead, we have seasonal materials for
And don’t forget to look for value bundles.
More Deck Options in the Library
In the Library view for a deck, you have new options now. You can take a number of actions, including contacting an author with general feedback.
Don’t forget to take some time and “Rate” products you use. “Contact Author” is a private conversation between you and the deck author. “Rate” is a public review of the product. The “Feedback” option in deck play is also private. Use it to comment on a particular card.
“Delete” will remove a product entirely. Choose wisely as you will need to repurchase any product you delete.
Report Sorting and Data Resets
In the Reports view accessible from the Library you can now sort using the header fields. Below I’ve sorted by the number incorrect, but you can sort by any of the bolded title fields.
“Reset All Data” does just that. It wipes out all student data recorded to date and resets the deck as if students had never taken it. Choose wisely, you can’t recover the data once deleted.
The “Caption Pic” widget in the studio is the one to use when you want to have a specific word stay with a specific picture when randomizing.
The Fractions widget gives you a jump start on formatting fractions. Both are “container” widgets that combine elements of other widgets.
Be sure to watch our video on working with Complex and Multi Containers to make the most of widgets.
You can direct your students to Boom.Cards for simplified login. You can also post Fast Pin or Hyperplay links (available in the Library) in your LMS to take your students directly to their assignments. Although the video is titled Boom Cards + Google Classroom, you can use the tips in it about Fast Pins and Hyperplay links in any LMS.
Your students probably already know about this, but in case you don’t: students can now choose from a selection of avatars that includes some … hipper versions.
The Boom Team