Task cards are an effective, fun, and easy way to allow students additional opportunities to practice the skills that they need to know. This school year has offered challenges on using task cards with students since sharing items is not highly recommended. No need to fret! You can STILL use these awesome learning tools for instruction and high engagement. Here are 3 touch-free ways to use task cards in your classroom!
These tips will give all of your students a chance to view the skills and challenges while keeping each of them safer and germ-free.
1. Post Them on Your Classroom Walls
Just grab some Mauvelous tape and your favorite task cards. Then, place them all around your classroom on the walls. Print a recording sheet for each student. Or, you can have students record their answers in a notebook or journal to reduce the need for printing.
Post Them On the Walls Outside of Your Classroom, Too
Using the Back of Classroom Doors Can Help Keep Task Cards Touch-Free
2. Use Your Furniture to Your Advantage to Limit Student Touching
3. Use Cubbies to Limit Touching
These tips aren’t just great for elementary students. These ideas are great for middle and high school students, too! (Maybe not the part about using cubbies, though. LOL)
I hope that you found these tips on 3 touch-free ways to use task cards in your classroom helpful. I just wanted to share a few ideas that might help to make this school year feel more “do-able”. Feel free to leave a comment to let me know if any of these ideas worked well for you. You can also share any tips that you have found easy and effective.
Bonus Idea for Being Touch-Free
Staying touch-free just requires a little extra thinking outside of the box. You can focus on a few specific skills, events, or individuals for research by using your Hover or Docu’ cam with your task cards. This will require you to manipulate the cards yourself. You’ll have a different, attention-getting way to engage your students.
I’m sharing a post that I wrote a few years ago that still brings a smile to my heart. You can read about the activity that I did with my students here.
The task cards that are featured in this post are from my resources:
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Have a wonderful week! Remember to take time for yourself!