By Aviv Weiss, Senior Product Marketing Manager for Educators at Khan Academy and former Teacher
Exit tickets are an awesome way to gauge our students’ understanding and progress before they head out of class. But hey, ever struggled with creating effective exit ticket questions? Worry not because Khanmigo, a super-smart AI guide by Khan Academy, is here to help you generate engaging and effective exit ticket questions. In this blog, we’ll dive into exit tickets, share tips on crafting killer questions, explore the benefits of using Khanmigo, and even showcase some question examples generated by Khanmigo. Let’s get started!
What Are Exit Tickets?
Exit tickets are little assessments that teachers give their students at the end of a lesson. They’re designed to help teachers understand how well students have learned the material that was taught. These tickets can take many forms, like a quick quiz, a written response, or an open-ended question. The best part is that they’re super quick to complete and provide valuable insight into student learning.
For example, teachers may ask students to sum up the main idea of the lesson in just one or two sentences or jot down one burning question they still have about the topic. This info really helps the teacher fine-tune upcoming lessons to better meet students’ needs.
Exit tickets also give teachers a chance to tailor instruction. If a bunch of students are struggling with the same concept, the teacher can add in a review or go over that topic again in future lessons. On the other hand, if most students have totally nailed it, the teacher can jump right into the next topic in the curriculum. How cool is that?
Tips for Creating Effective Exit Tickets
- Keep it short and simple. Students should be able to complete the task within five minutes or less.
- Be clear about what you are assessing. Make sure that your exit ticket aligns with the objectives of the lesson.
- Offer a variety of question types. This can keep students engaged while also providing you with a more comprehensive understanding of their learning.
- Use the information gathered to inform future instruction. Creating exit tickets is not enough. Make sure to use the results to adjust your teaching practices.
The Benefits of Using Khanmigo for Exit Tickets
Khanmigo is your friendly tutor and teacher’s assistant, leveraging AI technology to offer personalized guidance and support to learners. One of its cool features is generating customized exit ticket questions for teachers. Here are some awesome benefits of using Khanmigo for exit tickets:
- Time-saving: Khanmigo generates questions for you, saving you time you can use to plan for other things.
- Engaging questions: Khanmigo generates questions that are interesting and engaging for students, which increases their motivation to answer the questions thoughtfully.
- Customized questions: If you tell Khanmigo your learners’ needs, it will generate questions to better serve your students so you can better assess their progress and understanding.
- Data-driven insights: Khanmigo can be used to analyze students’ answers to provide you with actionable insights into their learning progress.
How Khanmigo Can Help Teachers Generate Exit Tickets
To generate exit tickets using Khanmigo, follow these simple steps:
Step 1: Log in to the Khan Academy platform and navigate to the Khanmigo section.
Step 2: Select “Write exit ticket questions.”
Step 3: Enter the grade level and subject you’re teaching.
Step 4: Khanmigo generates customized exit ticket questions.
Examples of Exit Ticket Questions Generated by Khanmigo
To give you an idea of what kind of questions you can expect from Khanmigo, here is another great example!
Khanmigo: Let’s write some questions! What grade level and subject do you want questions for?
Teacher: Grade 5 geometry, area of triangles.
Khanmigo: Great! Here are some questions related to the area of triangles for 5th-grade geometry:
- If the base of a triangle is 5 units and the height is 10 units, what is the area?
And here are a couple of self-assessment questions:
- On a scale of 1-5, how confident do you feel about calculating the area of triangles?
- What questions do you still have about finding the area of triangles?
How do these questions look to you? Would you like to make any changes?
Level Up Your Exit Tickets with Khanmigo!
Exit tickets are an awesome way to assess your students’ understanding and progress before they head out the door for the day. But hey, we get it, coming up with effective questions can be a challenge. Well, guess what? With Khanmigo, generating personalized and engaging exit ticket questions is a breeze! You’ll save time, get super accurate feedback, and give your students a fun and engaging way to reflect on their learning. So why wait? Start using Khanmigo today to level up your exit ticket strategy, and make your students’ learning experience even more awesome!