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Going Digital with Exit Slips

Digital ELA resources from DigELA are fun, organized, and easy to use!

It is likely that our new principal rued the day last September that he told us we would soon be getting a few carts of Chromebooks.

Okay, so he most likely rued the day he told ME we would be getting Chromebooks.

Because I went gung-ho, cuckoo bananas, Google gaga. Meaning I signed up for every training course offered in 16 states, give or take 15.9.

And I created some jazzy, pizzazzy DigELA resources like Argument Writing DigELA and Theme DigELA.

I may have asked him a few thousand times when the Chromebooks would be in.

Well…wouldn’t you?

They were scheduled for a November arrival. In actual real-time, that means June.

Yep. We got them in time to spend two days with them.

Which in real-time is…two days.

However, this year is different. Because this year we will be going 1:1 and I am so excited!

Exit Slips

I am expecting to use my DigELA Digital Exit/Entrance Slips almost every single day. Watch the video and you might see why I’m gung-ho, cuckoo bananas, Google gaga over digital exit slips. 🙂

I admit there was a time when my only exit question was “What!? Is that the bell already?”

Not anymore. The Chromebooks will mean that I can easily and quickly assign the perfect digital exit slip for any lesson.

How can we use exit and entrance slips to benefit instruction? ♦ Use them as a quick way to assess students’ learning. ♦ Collect exit slips as part of an assessment portfolio for each student. ♦ Use them to inform instruction by providing you with valuable information about students’ understanding. ♦ Exit and entrance slips can also be used to promote mindful learning and self-reflection.

How can we use exit and entrance slips to benefit instruction?

  • Use exit slips as a quick way to assess students’ learning.
  • Collect them as part of an assessment portfolio for each student.
  • Utilize exit prompts to inform instruction by providing you with valuable information about students’ understanding.
  • Exit and entrance slips can also be used to promote mindful learning and self-reflection.

    This set has DIGITAL and PRINT exit/entrance ticket prompts that cover the following skills:
  • document learning
  • support goal setting
  • generate wonder
  • promote self-reflection
  • encourage connections
  • whatever you’d like (blank slips are included)

Digital

In order to really “dig” into digital classroom learning, I’ll rely on digital classroom experts. This blog post, by Study All Knight’s Danielle Knight, is very helpful: Key Questions and Answers for Going Digital in Your Classroom. Additionally, I will rely on all of the digital teacher/bloggers in the links below. They really know their stuff!

As for me, I’ll continue to chronicle my digital classroom escapades. I’m also going to trying out some new apps. There’s Kaizena, which allows voice commenting on writing pieces, and Wordie, which evaluates the level of vocabulary in a passage. I’ll be posting more on these as I use them.

I’m sure we will have a combination of successes and failures, which I will be sure to fill you in on. At least there won’t be any nagging required. 🙂