Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Try @AdobeExpress for Quick and Insightful Exit Tickets #AdobeEduCreative

One of the things that teachers are often asked to do is come up with exit ticket ideas so the teacher has a better understanding of what students know. I think one sentence responses to questions do not really showcase whether a students knows something or not. Giving students time in class to actually create something that demonstrates what they have learned based on what was covered is more valuable. We use Seesaw in our Middle School and having students post their exit tickets there makes the most sense. For teachers who do not have access to that, other LMSs will work as well. If it comes down to it, the students can just how the teacher the completed exit ticket. Creating using Adobe Express is one of the easiest ways to have students generate exit tickets far beyond the scrap paper responses. Here are some examples across different classes. 

1. ELA: One-Sentence Summary

In an English Language Arts class, 6th graders can use Adobe Express to create a one-sentence summary of the day's reading. They can choose a background and text style that reflects the theme of the story or article they read, encouraging them to think critically about the essence of the text.

Example: After reading a chapter of "Charlotte's Web" in class, student Mia uses Adobe Express to create a one-sentence summary. She chooses a background with a barn and spider web and writes, "Wilbur the pig forms a unique friendship with a clever spider named Charlotte." This captures the central theme of the chapter and shows Mia's understanding of the story's main elements.

2. Social Studies: Today's Top Lesson Takeaway

For a 7th-grade social studies class, students can use Adobe Express to design a 'Top Takeaway' poster. This could involve summarizing the most important fact or concept they learned about a historical event or figure discussed that day.

Example: In a lesson about Ancient Egypt, student Alex designs a 'Top Takeaway' poster on Adobe Express. He summarizes, "The Nile River was crucial to Ancient Egyptian civilization for agriculture and trade." Alex chooses imagery like pyramids and the Nile River to visually support his summary.

3. Science: Concept Visualization

In an 8th-grade science class, students can demonstrate their understanding of a scientific concept (like the water cycle or photosynthesis) by creating a simple visual representation using Adobe Express. This encourages them to distill complex ideas into basic, understandable components.

Example: Learning about ecosystems, student Sara creates a simple diagram on Adobe Express to illustrate a food chain in a forest ecosystem. She uses icons of a sun, plants, a rabbit, and a fox, and arranges them to show the energy flow. This demonstrates her understanding of how energy moves through an ecosystem.

4. Math: Real-World Application Example

After a math lesson, 6th graders can use Adobe Express to depict a real-world application of the concept they learned, like fractions or algebra. They can create a visual example, such as dividing a pizza into fractions or calculating change while shopping.

Example: After a class on fractions, student Jake uses Adobe Express to depict how fractions are used in slicing pizza. He creates an image showing a a pizza with one slice partially removed. He notes that this would be 1/8 of the pizza. Another example of what the fraction would look like if 3 slices were taken. 

Adobe Express provides a quick, creative, and effective way for middle school students to demonstrate their understanding through exit tickets. These activities not only assess comprehension but also encourage students to engage with the material in a meaningful way. By incorporating such tools into everyday learning, educators can enhance the classroom experience and foster a deeper connection with the subject matter. Let's embrace the power of technology to make learning more dynamic and assessments more insightful. 

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