How Digital Task Cards Can Keep Kids Learning At Home

Distance learning, online teaching, distance education.  Call it what you want, but millions of children are learning from home.  As teachers, we have been moving rapidly from teaching our children in our classrooms to trying to provide instruction to them through the computer.

Use digital task cards, like boom cards to keep student engaged and learning while at home.

I recognize there are many models out there.  Some teachers conduct online classes via video streaming platforms, while others send out content for parents to access.  Wherever you fall on that spectrum, I want to share with you a resource that will help.

Boom Cards!  

There are boom cards for many math and language skills including number recognition, addition, sight words and spelling.

Why Boom Cards for Teachers?

Boom Cards are digital task cards.  They are available on the Boom Learning website as well as Teachers Pay Teachers.   

Boom Cards give teachers the option to provide individualized practice for their students online in an easy-to-manage way.  You set up your class with Boom Learning. You can set up your class by manually adding each student or by importing a class from Google Classroom.  Assigning cards (or decks as they are referred to) is straightforward.  You can assign different decks to different students.

The reports inside of Boom Learning give insight into which questions students got wrong.  It shows their wrong answer so you can see if there are trends with their errors.  The reporting options are available to everyone now but only available with a paying account after June 30. 

You can check out a set for free by clicking on this image. 

free boom cards for addition

Why Boom Cards for Students?

It is easy for students to log into their accounts.  They can log in a few different ways:

  • Teachers can create a username and password for students to use when they log into Boom Learning. 
  • They can sign in with Google by using their sign-in for Google classroom. 
  • NO sign-in is necessary if students are given a fast pin to play.  

They are fun!   Students get immediate feedback about whether they are correct or not when answering the question or completing the task on the card.   Many decks have students manipulate something on the card, listen for instructions or type in their answers.

There are Boom Cards for every skill!  I have Boom decks for sight words, word families, blends, spelling, addition, subtraction, money and phonemic awareness skills.  You can find all of my boom cards and digital resources here:

Boom Cards and Digital Resources

Distance learning has become the new norm for teaching right now during the pandemic.  Use digital task cards or boom cards to have students practice important skills. Boom cards are fun for students and provide informative reports for teachers.

Good luck as you continue to embrace distance learning.

Until next time,


  1. I'm trying to find your digital google slide math units to purchase, but I cannot find them? Can you direct me to where I can purchase these units?

    1. hi Amanda. Were you able to find them? I missed your message amongst the spam messages. Please email me at