• Use the Cards w/a Class or Team!

Do you plan to use Boom Boom! Cards with a group of people? Are you forming a team to play the cards?

You are not alone! All kinds of folks…teachers, friends, families… have discovered it’s a great idea to buy decks of cards, pass them out to a “team” of people and have everyone work to accomplish the deck together.

We think this is a fantastic idea and want to support you by offering you some options regarding how you manage your decks. Depending on how you want to use the cards, there are several courses of action. Each is spelled out below. Simply identify the scenario that appeals to you and follow those instructions.

I want multiple decks to be registered under one account and I would like to be the only person to manage/access that account.

Easy peasy. Read on to find out how!

Step One: Create one account with a log in & password-don’t tell anyone what it is.

Step Two: Where prompted, register each deck number.

That’s it! You now have all your decks conveniently registered under one account and will all be in the “My Decks” portion of the website.

I want each deck to have its own account; I would like them to be managed by and accessible to more than one person.

No problem! All you need to do is follow these easy steps…

Step One:
For every account you create, decide who will be the main contact for that account and use that person’s information, including email, when you fill out the account profile. This person will receive all account notifications.

Then, for every deck you have, register each one under the different accounts you created, choosing a common user name and password for each account that everyone can use to log in.

Step Two:
Once the deck is registered, team members do the card (or cards) they are given.

Step Three:
Upon completing a card, team member logs into the website using the common log in and password and describes their experience. Encourage team members to upload pictures and/or video if they have it…it brings the Boom Boom! story to life!

Step Four:
Team member gives the card away to any person outside the team telling them to follow the instructions on the back of the card.

Step Five:
Team members can now track their cards, through a common account, on the website & find out how far their acts of kindness travel, as well as connect with other Boom Boom! Revolutionaries about their experiences with the cards.

I want multiple decks to be registered under one account and I would like it to be managed/accessed by more than one person.

That’s a snap!

Step One: Decide who will be the main contact for that account and use that person’s  information, including email, when you fill out the account profile. This person will receive all account notifications. Create a common log in & password for all to use.

Step Two: Where prompted, register each deck number.

That’s it! You now have all your decks conveniently registered under one account and the account can be managed by anyone who has the log in and password.

One more thing…

We totally endorse the idea of using the cards in schools and would like to offer a couple of suggestions for optimum success.

The most important is that we highly discourage the use of  Boom Boom! Cards as a required “assignment” for students, either in or outside of class. In the instances where this has happened, it has not yielded the best results.

Boom Boom! Cards have the most and best impact when the user is genuinely and authentically engaged in the process and is not completing it as a required task for credit. We recommend providing students the opportunity to participate and then letting them ultimately decide if it’s something they want to be a part of. We have found that this approach brings about the best experiences for the individual student, the adults involved and the school community itself.

Lastly, the cards are not meant for students younger than 13 to use on their own and are not the best fit for use in an elementary setting. If they are used in an elementary aged class, the teacher must be the one responsible for managing the account and posting to the site. Additionally, any cards the teacher wants the class to do are best done as a fun class project and in a manner where the students are supervised by the teacher while the students work together to accomplish the card.

We love the creativity and vision you have in using the cards! It’s good for everyone, because the more people that use them, the faster we change the world.

Keep up the good work.

17 Comments

  1. Dawn Miller says:

    I am a 5th grade teacher in an elementary school and would love to try these cards out with my students. I believe it would be a rewarding experience for them. I would love for you to donate a deck of cards to my class and we will let you know how successful we are. If that is possible please send them to Dawn Miller c/o Demarest School, 465 Broughton Avenue, Bloomfield NJ 07003.

    Thank you
    Ms Miller

    • MB says:

      Hi Dawn! We’re so glad you like what we are doing. And you are right, kids love it. Middle and high schools all over the country are having fun with the Boom Boom! Revolution and changing the world, one Boom Boom! at a time.

      Contact us at our email: info@boomboomcards.com…we’d love talk to you!

  2. Patricia says:

    I live in Aregntina and got to know about you through the Springwise newsletter. I really liked this revolutionary idea of guerilla kindness. Is this available in my country. Please let me know I would enjoy starting something here.
    Kind regards,

    • MB says:

      Hi Patricia,
      Thanks for your enthusiasm! We’re glad you like what we’re up to! You can get the cards by ordering them on line here on the site. At the top of this page there’s a link called “Get the Cards”. That will take you to the store where you can purchase the cards so you can start spreading goodness, guerrilla style in Argentina!We’d love to start seeing posts on the map from Argentina. That’d be too cool.

      If you have any other questions or need more info, you can always email us at: info@boomboomrevolution.com.

      Thanks again for your support and we hope to see you on the front lines of this revolution of kindness!

      Boom Boom!
      MB

  3. Lindsay says:

    My fiance and I are giving these as our wedding favors. We are to be married on September 24, 2011. I think this is a great way to not only share our love with our closest friends and family, but Spread the love we share around the world! I think this will be so unique. We love it!

    • MB says:

      We think that’s a great idea! LOVE it! Thanks for letting us know your plan and please report back how it goes. If you have any questions, need any tips or advice for ways to do this or just want to chat about it, we’re here! Gives us a call, we’d love to talk. Boom Boom!

  4. Michelle says:

    I’m confused about How these cards work exactly. Can you please give me a brief explanation?

    • MB says:

      Welcome to the Boom Boom! Cards site and thanks for your question. I am happy to answer it.

      Each Boom Boom! Card has a simple act of kindness on it. You do a card, then come here to the website, log your card in and tell your story about what happened when you did it. You can upload pictures and video too! Once you do this, the location of where the card was played is logged on the website map. Next, you give the card away for someone else to do, they log it in the website and so on…you can watch where your card goes every time it’s played. Each card you do contributes to a chain reaction of kindness.

      I hope this answers your question. If you need any more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

      Boom Boom!

  5. Jen Duston says:

    Hey Mary Beth!
    So I just got a job as prinicpal of an elementary school! I want to use the boom boom cards to do a team building activity during my first staff development day before school starts. Ever hear of anybody doing this in a scavenger hunt type format before I go create my own? Also I’d like to buy a deck for each of my teachers to do with their classes…which deck would you recommend–the family version? I think you need to start working on an elementary version:)
    xo,
    Jen

    • MB says:

      Hey Jen!
      Congratulations…that’s awesome! I think using the cards for team building as well as for a school project are great ideas and would love to help you with this. Shoot me an email and let’s get a plan together for you!

      Congrats again! So excited for you!

      Boom Boom!

  6. Darren C says:

    Hi Mary Beth,

    One of the teachers at my school referred me to this site to explore the Boom Boom Revolution. As the student council adviser for the school, giving students a tangible way to be committed to both their local, national, and global communities is challenging. This guerilla goodness concept definitely has no bounds. I’d like to consult with you regarding the best way to utilize these cards and figure exactly how many should be ordered.

    • MB says:

      Hi Darren!
      Thanks for contacting us. Glad you like what we’re up to. Feel free to give me a call at 888.842.4397 so we can chat! I’d love to brainstorm some ideas with you about how to use these at your school. Thanks for seeing the potential and for wanting to dive in and join the fun! Boom Boom!

  7. Theresa M. says:

    I am loving this idea for my 4-H club. As an organization that pledges to do positive things for club,community, country, and world I think this would be ideal for demonstrating how as a club we can have a far-reaching impact by starting where we are. Which set do you recommend for a group of varying ages? I’ve got 45 kids that range in age from 8 to 16 right now.

    • MB says:

      Hi Theresa,
      What a great idea! We love it!

      As far as which set to buy, that’s a little tricky as you have a wide range of ages there…the Teen Deck is really for middle and high school aged kids with actions that fit their mindset and lifestyle. However, with that said, if you looked through the cards you might find a few in the pack that younger kids could do. My suggestion would probably be to purchase one Teen and one Family Deck as both have cards that you could use in this capacity, although most likely not all would apply. If you want to read the cards before you purchase them, all you need to do is go to the home page, click on the icon for the deck you want to view and a grid of all the cards will pop up. Just click on each card and it will enlarge so you can read it. If you have any more questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Good luck with your project…let us know how it goes. Thanks for you support and Boom Boom!

  8. Annie says:

    Hi my name is Annie and I’m a seventh grader and I think it would be a great idea to have the whole pre-k through 8th grade involved with this project. i do however have a few questions and hopefully you guys can give me a few pointers. Please contact me soon. Thank you!

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