ExitSlips.pngIt's the end of the class and you want to know if students learned anything. Try some of these and add some ideas to this list....
  1. Have each student complete a statement like "I wonder _". "I learned _". "I still don't understand " and put it on a post-it and put it in a specified place on their way out of the room.
  2. If you start your lesson with a problem that students should be able to solve by the end of your lesson, let students solve it and turn it in at the end of the lesson to see if they and you met your objective.
  3. Have students write a reflection for the lesson at the end of the hour... Give them some questions that they should answer in this quick reflection.
  4. Have them write a 3 - 2 - 1 slip... for example - Have them write 3 vocabulary words, 2 new things they want to remember, and write 1 question that could be used on a quiz or a test over the material in the lesson.
  5. Make a review game to play at the end of the lesson.
  6. Create a puzzle to complete that is based on the lesson - word puzzle, jigsaw puzzle, logic puzzle, etc.
  7. Try pass the marker - hand a student a marker to write something from the lesson on the board and then pass the marker to another student to add to the list. If you do this on the Smart Board or other interactive whiteboard, you can save the page(s) and print it as a .pdf and post it to the web as a review for the day!
  8. Have students tweet their ideas or thoughts that they have about how they feel after a lesson that evokes some emotion like the Berlin Wall and separation of families.
  9. Poll your students using their mobile devices