Logically, the best way to find out what students learnt during a lesson…is to ask them.
Exit tickets are a powerful way to get instant feedback on student learning, reinforce learning intentions or essential understandings, find out any questions or misunderstandings students may have or even find out if they can apply their learning in different ways. All vital to enable us to plan to best meet student learning needs.
Exit tickets can be used at the end of a lesson, series of lessons, unit of work or even the end of the day. All you need is a process or tool to use and a prompt to inspire student thinking.
Great prompts could include:
There are many ways to have students create ‘Exit Tickets”. For me using a variety of tools to keep interest high and support the varied learning styles of our students is vital.The speed of the iPad and the wide variety of apps available make iPads the perfect tool on which to create Exit Tickets.
For quick responses to questions and quotes try Socrative or Poll Daddy. For a collaborative approach Today’s Meet creates an in the class “Twitter type” conversation. Create a shared notice board with Padlet or Corkulous, images can be added and the class can share their reflections.
Screencasting apps like Educreations, Mini Doodlecast and Explain Everything take reflections one step further, adding images, text and voice and are a great way to respond to pompts that ask students to demonstrate what they have learnt.
Exit tickets are a powerful and essential element of our teaching and iPads can support this in ways only limited by our imaginations…as Dr Seuss said….”Think left and think right and think low and think high.Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!”