ExitTicket is an app that is free to teachers and is compatible on Apple products that have iOS 4.2 or later. This app is a great formative assessment tool that extends beyond traditional ‘clickers’ used in the classroom. ExitTicket can be used to give immediate feedback to questions, polls, quizzes, and exams. I would use this app in my class after I had covered a lesson. For example, if I had just taught a lesson on animal adaptations, I would use the app to ask my students to define what an adaptation is. This way, I know if my students got the main idea of the lesson. Based on the results, I would be able to see if I needed to revisit the topic or continue on to my next lesson.
How it works:
After downloading the app, teachers are required to recreate an account. Then, they will be given a code in which students can use when they login so that teacher can oraganize and seperate their classes. The teacher can launch questions onto the app, and the students can answer from any device that can be connected to the internet. There are many options once the account is set up. Teachers can use real-time responses to differentiate instruction, or use drive instruction to get immediate classroom checks to modify the lessons for the day. ExitTicket also offers an option to align learning targets with common core. Lastly, students’ results can be assessed for over long periods of time and sent to other teachers in the school system.