Digital exit checks

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Digital exit checks

  1. 1. While you are waiting…. How do you check students’ learning at the end of the lesson? What techniques have you found to be useful? Please add your ideas to the chat box on the left.
  2. 2. Digital Exit Strategies: Using Technology to Check Student Learning By David Read Technology Coordinator, English Language Teaching Centre, The University of Sheffield
  3. 3. What do I mean by Exit Strategy? A short check at the end of the lesson identifying what the students have learnt. Traditionally, done through… Writing in their notebooks Getting the students to explain What they’ve learnt posters quizzes Asking the students Check questions
  4. 4. Why do we want to do this? ……… …………. …………. …………… ……….. ………………..
  5. 5. Why do we want to do this?  Student progress and achievement  Matches student to teacher goals  Needs analysis  More writing/speaking practice  Rounds off the lesson neatly  Develops student autonomy
  6. 6. And why digitally?  ……….  ………..  ……….  …………  ……….
  7. 7. And why digitally?  Novelty and motivation  Possibility of anonymity  Allows quieter students to shine  Permanent record  Encourages creativity from students
  8. 8. Images…(Thinglink) Alternatives: Voicethread, Skitch
  9. 9. Avatars.. (Tellegami) Alternatives: Voki, Blabberize
  10. 10. Backchannels (Today’s Meet) Alternatives: Twitter, Edmodo, blogs
  11. 11. Posterboards (Padlet) Alternatives: linoit, Glogster
  12. 12. Short Videos (YouTube) Alternatives: Vine, Instagram, mobile phones
  13. 13. Response quizzes (Socrative) Alternatives: Polleverywhere, Strawpoll, Edmodo
  14. 14. Surveys (Google Forms) Alternatives: Survey Monkey
  15. 15. Considerations: Methodological and Technical Encourage pair and group work where possible/relevant Keep it relatively short (5 minutes or so) Avoid abstract questions (‘What have you learnt?’) Use results to inform future classes Use the devices the students already have with them Avoid sites with lengthy sign-up procedures Make sure the tools can be easily adapted for different levels
  16. 16. Thank you for your attention… Any Questions? Any ideas for how you check student learning?

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