Adapted Digital Resources for Distance Learning in the Complex Needs/Life Skills Classroom – Boom Cards
Online teaching and learning is taking the world by storm. Because of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 we are experiencing a lot of change in schools around the nation and world. Online teaching (or e-learning, or distance learning) has already been happening for 4 months and many schools will be continuing this through the next school year. Will distance learning be something that occurs from time to time forever? Is e-learning/distance learning/remote learning the new normal? The truth is no one knows what tomorrow brings but teachers are doing what they do best. .. learning, shifting, and reinventing the wheel to meet the needs of all of their learners. (Simply Special Ed, Alyssa Shanahan, 2020).
We as teachers are suddenly tasked with teaching special education students through e-learning. Providing materials and digital resources to students and parents who are now receiving school at home? Trying to prevent regression during the long school break?
Boom Learning is an online platform with digital activities students can do at home to practice important skills. Boom cards are the task cards teachers create for students to do that are game-based. Each card has a task for students to complete, and the cards are self-grading so teachers can easily track students’ progress. Boom cards are self grading are self grading exercises that are gamified for students and provide data for teachers. Boom Learning cards can help make the remote/distance learning shift much less stressful.
There are cards that cover every subject and grade level. Boom cards can help students practice literacy, math, and science skills easily from home because they are available on all devices.
Boom cards allow for engaging and interactive lessons. Differentiated resources to use within the self contained special education classroom with children with autism and other developmental disabilities.