The Bootcamp Includes:
By the end of the Bootcamp, you'll have all you need to create your own customized decks, publish them to the Boom Learning Store, and start earning some extra $$ for all your hard work!
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4) Scroll down to the bottom and click on the green "Show me free stuff!" button. You can type in a specific topic in the search bar or refine the results by subject and grade level.
5) Click on the deck of cards that you would like to use and click on the Add to Library green button. Don't forget you can preview the first 4 cards of any deck - make sure to click on full-size preview to see how they work. Check out my free Order of Operations deck to see an example.
6) Next, click on Classes. You can now enter your name and picture (if you want).
You may notice here that the membership information says you only have 5 students. Don't worry! You can always use the FastPlay option for free! I'll go into detail later on in the post, but there's a way for students to use the cards without needing to log in. The free plan includes unlimited FastPlay for as many students as you need, but it doesn't record their scores. If you want to be able to see reports for students or create your own decks, you can upgrade your membership plan (and currently at $15 a year for 50 students, that's not a bad deal if you ask me).
7) Create a classroom. Click on the blue "New Classroom" button at the bottom. It will automatically create a name based on what you entered in your profile. You can click on it and change it to Mrs. Smith's class, 1st period, Algebra 1, or whatever you would like to call the class. You can also change the username and password for your class.
8) Add students to your classroom.
Option A: Add the students yourself. This is probably the best option if you have young students or only a few students. You can do this by clicking on "Add 1 Student" if you want to enter one at a time, or on "Add Many Students" if you want to add several at once. If you choose the second option, you just enter the names separated by commas and create a default password. Students can change this password when they log in (don't worry, you can reset it for those that forget their password!).
Option B: Let students create their own accounts! I would recommend this option if you have older students. It's especially nice if you have a lot of students and don't want to type in all their names! You just share the classroom username and password with your students (write it on the board, post it in your Google classroom, etc.). Students go to Boom Learning just like you did, but they go to where it says Students and choose "Create Student" to make their own account.
After they've entered the classroom username and password, they type in their name and create their own password.
9) Assign decks to students. So easy to do! Go to your library and find a deck that you want students to complete. If you click on the blue "Action" button by the deck, it will give you several options to choose from. (My Rounding Decimals deck is also free if you're interested.)