The start of a new school year is always busy. Setting up a classroom, writing lesson plans, getting used to a new schedule, learning new names, establishing routines with new students all takes time. When I first heard about ExitTicket in September, I didn’t think I had a moment to spare to learn how to use a new tool. As it turns out, ExitTicket is really easy to set up and use!
In just a few minutes, I was able to create classes and compose a few tickets for each class. The next day, I had my students sign up using a class code and then complete a Launch ticket before I taught that day’s lesson. Before the end of the period, I assigned an exit ticket to check for understanding. Using the Teacher View, I was able to watch (in real time) how my students were doing. I could easily identify which students were struggling and also which questions seemed to stump my students. Earlier this week, I assigned a practice ticket before a quiz. Then, I looked at the Intervention Hot List to see which students might need extra support during the quiz.
ExitTicket does it all! All of the sudden, giving assessments, checking for understanding during and at the end of class, comparing classes and student performance from week to week, and identifying class superstars and those in need of help got much easier. I am so glad I took the time to learn about ExitTicket, it is proving to be an invaluable tool!