How I Use It
I have used it in two different classes. I have 6th graders create a trading card of themselves that "advertises" who they are and in what ways they are a good friend as a nonthreatening way for them to apply the concepts of personality and friendship that we discuss. In my Parenting class, I have each high school student create a trading card of one of the child development theorists that we study. They then share their research of that theorist with the class in this format (as an alternative to a ppt, poster or oral presentation). Both formats worked well, both however require that students gather the appropriate information ahead of time. It would be nice if they could be shared as a digital and/or interactive format but it is free!
This is a pretty basic tool with little personalizing in the way of color, fonts or formatting. With that said, it is a great way for students to format guided research and share information with others.