|Digital Task Cards shown here on an iPad.|
Go Interactive Digital task cards. What are they? Good question. You haven't seen anything like it yet, right?
- Give students alternative ways of exploring and expressing key ideas and using key skills.
- Digital task cards allow students to work independently at their own pace. Or as the teacher…you set due dates!
- Gives credit for artistic/creative expression, use of technology, written responses, and effort.
- Great for a choice or alternative assignment with early finishers. I always have early finishers who yell out, "I'm done," or, "what do I do when I am done?" The digital task cards are an awesome way to get them working again at their own pace.
- Many students develop more positive on-task behavior by attempting an assignment of their choice.
- Allow students to use digital task cards for their summer reading assessment in September. Assign the cards to students during summer school, tutoring sessions, or assign to your own child for summer independent reading!
- Close reading.
- Vocabulary instructional strategy.
- The sentence starter cards can be used as writing prompts for reading journals. My students are used to me picking one card and displaying it on the smart board for the entire class to use as a writing prompt.
- Require students to complete a certain number of cards each week.
- Guided reading, literature circles, and class wide discussion prompts.
- Literacy centers and technology centers.
- In the resource room to reinforce specific skills.
One of the best perks of using the digital task cards is that you do not have to worry about storage, cutting, or laminating. It is also really annoying to have a student lose one of the cards during the school day.