Last week our content creator, Colleen Graves, was challenged on Twitter to Makey Makey a version of this informal exit rating system found in the Toronto International airport.
Seizing this design thinking moment to create something that fulfills a real need for teachers, Colleen set out to create two different systems.
One system is for librarians to track how many students come to the library by grade level:
The other system is for teachers to get a pulse on how students feel about a lesson.
Our friend Simon Fittock, a teacher turn professional learning consultant who is working for an organization called Scitech in Perth, Western Australia shared a great hack to export this all of this data to a Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet.
We thought Scitech sounded like a really cool STEM environment and so we asked him about it. Simon says, "the focus of the organization is to increase participation and attainment levels in STEM and 21st Century Learning capabilities for school students all over the state. We provide professional learning for schools and teachers and showcase the most engaging, educational technology which can be used in schools."
How cool is that? It was awesome of him to share this idea for exporting data from Scratch.
Here are his steps for creating the exit ticket feedback system in Scratch and exporting the data to an Excel spreadsheet:
Last but not least.....Now it's your turn to hack the system!
We noticed just last week that Jesus Huerta was promoting the idea of challenging kids to design their own Makey Makey wall!
We love this idea and want to see what kids will come up with based on this idea of creating of an exit ticket/data tracker/feedback system.
Students can create switches like the ones in our guide, invent their own, or just find even more creative ways to create a Makey Makey Exit Ticket project.
If they get stuck, here are some ways to collaboratively problem solve:
All that is required for the challenge is to:
So we challenge you and your students to create your own Makey Makey Exit ticket polling project. Poll your friends about their favorite pizza toppings, create surveys about favorite books, or have students track their own learning.
We wanna see what you come up with and make!
We will gather up all entries made throughout the month of September and share your work in a blog post. We will also choose 5 participants at random and send you an awesome Makey Makey swag kit. (Which includes but is not limited to: stickers, a super cool t-shirt, and posters.)