Teacher Review For Trading Cards

Great tool for allowing kids to engage with and explore vocabulary across content areas

Holly S.
Classroom teacher
Fullerton School District
Fullerton, CA
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
My Subjects English Language Arts, English Language Learning, World Languages, Math, Science, Social Studies
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 3
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Homework
Individual
Practice
Small group
Great with ELL
General
Low literacy
How I Use It
Students in my middle school classes would create trading cards for their vocabulary - both the Tier 2 and Tier 3 terms. They would save the images their camera roll and then post them to the class discussion board. This allowed everyone to have copies of trading cards for review purposes. The students appreciate that there are prompts for each of the sections to remind them what they should think about when completing the cards.
My Take
I'm always looking for tools that can be used across the content areas, with little need for tutorials - this is one of those apps. I would like for there to be other ways for students to customize their cards, but I also appreciate that the limited choices probably keep the focus where it belongs: on developing an understanding of vocabulary terms.