Besides giving teachers a quick snapshot of students' understanding of a lesson, exit slips can be used as a launching point for another day's activities, educator Rebecca Alber writes in this blog post. For example, the slips, on which students quickly write down what they know about a topic, can be given back to students to use as starting points for a formal essay. "The beauty of the exit slip is that it puts the learning in the students' hands," Alber writes.

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