I have received several questions regarding how to use Boom Cards in Seesaw, therefore I thought I would create a tutorial explaining how to assign Boom Card decks in Seesaw.
You can assign Boom Cards to your students in Seesaw using links. It is important to note that Boom Cards can not be played in Seesaw. Students must click a link that takes them to Boom Learning where they securely and safely play the cards.
There are 2 different ways that you can assign Boom Card decks in Seesaw:
- Fast Pin Link – requires no student log-in, does not generate student reports, link expires after 14 or 5 days.
- Hyperplay Link – requires students to log-in, generates student reports
Fast Pin Link Instructions
This is a good option to use if you just want students to practice a skill using a Boom Card deck and you do not wish to have any type of assessment record of their progress. It is a quick way to get students playing.
Fast pins do NOT require students to log in to a Boom Learning account.
You will NOT receive individual student reports.
Fast pins expire in 14 days for premium accounts and in 5 days for free accounts. (Please Note: In the video tutorial I say the links are valid for 14 days because I have a premium Boom account. If you have a free account, your link will only be valid for 5 days).
Watch this quick video tutorial to see how to assign a Boom Card deck in Seesaw using a fast pin link.
Since you do NOT receive student reports using Fast Pin links, you will not be able to see or know if students have completed the Boom Cards. However, there is a way around this that will hold students accountable for completing the deck. Require students to take a screenshot or picture of their screen when they reach the end of the deck and send it to you via Seesaw. The screen shows that they reached the end of play and also shows their score. Here is an example screenshot:
Hyperplay Link Instructions
To use this option you will need a Boom Learning account and you will have to set up a classroom for your students. This video tutorial walks you through the steps of setting up your classroom and student accounts or you can also click this link for printed instructions.
After setting up your classroom in Boom, you need to assign the Boom Card deck to your classroom in Boom Learning.
Go to your Library. Find the deck you wish to assign. Click the blue Action button and select Assign.
Then click in the box to assign it to your class.
Hyperplay links require students to log-in prior to playing the deck.
You will receive student progress and performance reports for assessment.
Watch this quick video tutorial to see how to assign a Boom Card deck in Seesaw using a Hyperplay link.
I hope this was helpful. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.