Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Exit Tickets and Polling Options

Ever wonder if your students understood your lesson?  At the end of a lesson, you may wonder did my students leave with a solid understanding of today's skill.  Upon reflection, you may ask do I need to reteach to the whole class, switch up my approach or review with a small group of students?  Exit tickets provide quick, reliable data as to the needs of your students and the next steps for you.

Plickers is a quick and easy tool which requires only one iPad or smartphone.  Students hold up a card indicating their response.  With a quick scan of the room answers are anonymously collected. Teacher can view which students responded correctly and which may need intervention.  Or responses can be instantly displayed in graph form for peer instruction.  Thank you to Judy Kress and Karen Carbone for creating this brief video of Plickers in action in the classroom.

Plickers, Poll Everywhere, Padlet, or Google Forms are all great choices depending on the lesson! There are many Exit Ticket tools highlighted in this article.  Let me know if you would like to try a new tool in your classroom!