Thursday, May 9, 2013

Exit Tickets: Mobile Student Assessments

There is a wonderful mobile resource for teachers called Exit Tickets.   It is free to register and use for classroom teachers.  The resource is similar to Socrative and Infuselearning, but has more data tracking options and advanced features.  There are three levels of interactivity (before class--pre assessment, during  class--in the moment assessment, and at the end of class--exit ticket assessment).  Therefore you can be proactive and develop assessments and information gathering surveys before class, or you can ask questions in the moment and get immediate answers and feedback.  Exit Tickets works on mobile devices like Smartphones, iPods and iPads as well as laptops/desktops.  In addition, the common core standards are integrated into the software.  Furthermore, each student's data is tracked and gives detailed information about their learning and/or weaknesses.  There is even a "reteach" option in the software!  Mighty cool!  Mighty free!  Worth a look!

3 comments:

Jeanine Francois-Gonzalez said...

Liz,

The thing that I think would be most useful to me at this point, as far as cell phones go, would be the entrance and exit tickets. I have found these processes engaging and I think my students would too. It's especially interesting when you're observing the change of the visual as participants submit their data. We've done this in a few of our classes, as well as the end of term evaluation of the program. I think cell phone use bypasses the issue of accessibility to a large degree, if not completely, because most of my students have them. I also think it's a great way to get feedback about how successful you're being as a teacher, whether or not you're reaching your goals in helping students get where they need to go, and if not, you can reflect on how you might change that. Thanks for the interesting presentation at the SOE. It was insightful and your willingness to share your own story lent a lot of power to what you had to say. I'm definitely not an avid tech user, but we'll see what kinds of doors will be opened in the future as I begin putting some of these things into practice.

hanna said...

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I have found these processes engaging and I think my students would too. It's especially interesting when you're observing the change of the visual as participants submit their data. We've done this in a few of our classes, as well as the end of term evaluation of the program. I think cell phone use bypasses the issue of accessibility to a large degree, if not completely, because most of my students have them. I also think it's a great way to get feedback about how successful you're being as a teacher, whether or not you're reaching your goals in helping students get where they need to go, and if not, you can reflect on how you might change that.

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