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Edtech Advocacy &
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Learning Explodes With Boom Cards

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Participate and share : Poster

Lindsay Foster  
Anne Truger  

Boom Cards are interactive, student-driven activities that increase engagement. Educators can use activity results to assist with data-driven decision-making. In this hands-on session, learn to create your own Boom Cards tied to your state’s learning standards, the ISTE Student Standards and Common Core Standards.

Audience: Teachers, Coaches, Curriculum/district specialists
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Set up a Boom card account. Free is acceptable and will work.
https://wow.boomlearning.com/
Topic: Instructional design & delivery
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Language arts, Special education
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
Designer
  • Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.
  • Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.
For Students:
Empowered Learner
  • Students use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice and to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.
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Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

OBJECTIVE: Participants will be able to replicate cross curricular Boom card activities or adapt cross curricular projects for grades PreK to age 22.
EDUCATIONAL CHALLENGE: Educators are adopting Boom cards as an instructional tool within their classrooms but lack the understanding of application to cross-curricular topics as well as differentiation for a wide variety of student populations.
INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES/STRATEGIES: Participants will have the opportunity to replicate and create content specific, differentiated Boom cards for their classroom learners.
EVIDENCE of SUCCESS: Educators will be generating individualized, content specific, standards based Boom cards rather than purchasing pre-made, generalized, commercially available materials.

Supporting research

Greaves, T., Hayes, J., Wilson, L., Gelziak, M, & Peterson, R. (2010) The technology factor: Nine keys to student achievement and cost-effectiveness Shelton, CT. MDR. https://www.k12blueprint.com/sites/default/files/Project-RED-Technolgy-Factor.pdf

Wang, M. Online collaboration and offline interaction between students using asynchronous tools in blended learning. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2010. https://ajet.org.au/index.php/AJET/article/view/1045

Medina MS, Medina PJ, Wanzer DS, Wilson JE, Er N, Britton ML. Use of an audience response system (ARS) in a dual-campus classroom environment. Am J Pharm Educ. 2008 Apr 15;72(2):38. doi: 10.5688/aj720238. PMID: 18483604; PMCID: PMC2384213.

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Presenters

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Lindsay Foster, Gainesville ISD

Lindsay Foster has two decades of educational experience as an elementary classroom educator, a technology applications instructor, and as an instructional technology coach. As an Instructional Technology Coordinator, Mrs. Foster helps students & educators alike build meaningful & engaging learning experiences using technology across the curriculum. Mrs. Foster is a Google Certified Trainer, a LEGO Education US Master Educator, Book Creator Ambassador, and BreakoutEDU Trainer. Mrs. Foster loves to showcase student and educator experiences in the classroom, on the campus and across her district and state, and her speaking engagements have included ISTE, TCEA, MACUL, NCTIES, TCEA ETC, TCCA, TiA, and TXGoo.

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Anne Truger, TrueNorth Educational Cooperative 804
ISTE Certified Educator

Anne Truger is an educational technology consultant with over 20 years of conference presentation experience. Anne dreams of a world where technology integration becomes truly seamless and invisible. Currently Anne works as a Instructional Technology Coach for TrueNorth 804 Educational Cooperative. In her free time she provides Google Training for private clients. She is a Google for Education Certified Trainer and a Google Certified Innovator. Anne has presented at APC 2018-2021, ISTE 2001-2021 and at many other local conferences. She enjoys presenting and sharing her lifelong love of learning and technology passion with others.

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