As current educators, everything is centered around data - how can we prove our students are learning? ExitTicket can give that proof in a matter of minutes.
You can create multiple types of assessments using ExitTicket, which they categorize into the following:
*quicket (very quick check)
*practice (mid-check for understanding)
*exit (check for understanding)
You can also create multiple classes. Students can be added either manually, in bulk, or with a class code (ie, students do the work!).
Assessments can be assigned on specific days and are ready for students to take when they log-in (a student iPad version is available). If you choose to project the questions and show the answers on the board, student names are switched to a number so as not to show individual answers. And all the results are color coded for easy understanding and reteaching.
I think one of the features I like best about ExitTicket is that you can collaborate with other teachers. When you sign up, ExitTicket links you to your school, which allows you to collaborate across schools and/or districts, aiding you in creating common assessments.
And the best part - it is free! It can also be used as an add-on for Google Chrome and there are applications available to enhance its features even more.
My knowledge on this tool is limited, but I wanted to share the cool findings as soon as possible. Check out the User Guide for more step-by-step instructions on setting up an account and using ExitTicket. I know I'm planning to use it in the very near future in my classroom!
Until next time,