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How Much Is A Boom Card Membership In 2022?

This past summer, I did a “What Are Boom Cards” challenge for teachers who want to know how to use the Boom Learning platform from start to finish. You can access this for FREE right here! One of the challenges was choosing the right membership level for your classroom. In order to do that, you’re probably wondering, “How much is a boom card membership?”

With any digital platform, there’s always change, in October 2021, Boom Learning Cards is changing its membership levels. This article is going to walk you through what those changes look like and how they will affect your Boom Card Membership account.

This is what the previous Boom Card membership levels look like.

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And this is what they will be changing to in 2021.
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The cost of Boom Cards memberships increased, but the good news is that you can lock in your current membership rate for three years as long as you do this before Oct 1, 2021. This video shows you how to do that.

If you are reading this after Oct 1, 2021, and you have an existing paid membership, your current membership is still valid until your renewal date. From then, you’ll renew your membership at the new rates when your account expires.

Let’s look over the types of memberships in the new program.

Free Boom Card Membership

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The free membership looks about the same as before, so if you’ve been dabbling with Boom Cards using the free plan, it looks like you’re not going to be affected by these changes at all. However, if you were thinking about upgrading your membership, I’d do it asap before the prices are raised.

The 2022 Free Membership

  • 5 Students
  • 5 Self-Made Decks (no custom sounds)
  • Boom Cards Fast Play 
  • Detailed Reports For Your Students

Essential Boom Card Membership

This replaces the “basic” boom card membership. There is a price increase of $10, they raised the price of this plan from $15 a year to $25. But you do have a few more perks this way. You have 17 groups of students instead of three. Awesome for differentiation with your small groups! You also have up to 150 students! If you team teach with multiple classrooms, this is going to be helpful for you. There are sharing options too! Now you can share Boom Decks that you’ve made with other teachers, and you can share your student reports with their parents.

The 2022 Essential Membership

  • $25 per year
  • Previously “Basic Membership”
  • 17 Classrooms Or Groups Of Students
  • 5 Self-Made Decks (no custom sounds)
  • Boom Cards Fast Play
  • Detailed Reports 
  • Sharing Capabilities For Reports
  • Sharing Capabilities For Self-Made Decks

The Premium Boom Cards Membership

This membership looks like it combined the “Power” and the “PowerPlus” memberships. The price increased to $40.You’ll have everything the Essentials membership offers, plus live monitoring for your students and a “Creating Your Own Boom Card Tutorial”. You’ll also have the ability to use custom sounds of your own when you make your own Boom Decks. So if you’ve wanted to make your own decks with your own sounds, this is where to begin. You can make as many as you’d like too!

The 2022 Premium Membership

  • $40 per year.
  • Previously the “Power” Membership
  • 150 Students
  • 17 Classrooms or Student Groups
  • Unlimited Self-Made Decks WITH Custom Sounds
  • Boom Cards Fast Play and Live Monitoring
  • Sharing Capabilities For Self-Made Decks 
  • Sharing Capabilities For Student Reports
  • How to Create A Boom Card Tutorial

The Publisher Boom Cards Membership

This membership level has everything that the previous levels have, but more for teachers who would like to make and sell their Boom Decks. This is the new version of the “Ultimate” membership. The price raised from $25 to $50, an increase of $15 a year. But you’ll have access to a helpful Boom Card tutorial showing you how to create AND sell your Boom Cards.

The 2022 Publisher Memberships

  • $50 per year
  • Previously the “Ultimate” Membership
  • 150 Students
  • 17 Classrooms or Student Groups
  • Unlimited Self-Made Decks WITH Custom Sounds
  • Boom Cards Fast Play and Live Monitoring
  • Sharing Capabilities For Self-Made Decks 
  • Sharing Capabilities For Student Reports
  • How to Create A Boom Card Tutorial
  • How to Sell Boom Card Tutorial

The Boom Plus Membership

This membership is available for schools to customize a Boom Learning account for their student body. It reminds me of a “Seesaw For Schools” account. This would be a Boom Learning Account for everyone in your school, or a selected portion of teachers. Your administration can move a student to another class as the school year ends and the next one begins. Your school would have to contact Boom Learning with the number of classrooms and students enrolled to get a custom Boom Plus Membership.

Other Thoughts On Boom Card Memberships

Something else new: You can purchase spots for students now! Or maybe you could before, but it was in teeny tiny fine print that I couldn’t see. Either way, if you have a free account, and would like to increase the number of students, but not upgrade to the next boom card membership level, this option is available.

A quick word on price increases. Nobody likes it when this happens. Nobody. Especially when you’re talking about something you pay for out of your own pocket to use for your students. However, comparing the Boom Card prices to other similar education platforms, the previous prices were relatively low. These new prices are about average for the cost of using an educational platform. Keeping that in mind might help the sticker shock feel a little less painful. 

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Rachael Hull

Rachael Hull

Teaching literacy and facilitating literacy stations has been a passion of Rachael's and she wants to help you gain confidence in your classroom!

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