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Revitalizing Exit Tickets with Digital Tools

exit-phoneIf you’re a proficient technology integrator, you know that using technology in lessons for technology’s sake is not effective — when decisions about tech are made in the lesson planning process before decisions about instruction, the outcomes sometimes suffer at the mercy of the tool.  Good lessons should be designed and only augmented with tech tools to improve the instructional process and learning experience.

Exit tickets are one of my favorite ways to assess students on a routine basis.  Admittedly, however, collecting and grading 90 stacks of paper per day can be a bit overwhelming. In this situation, digital tools can (and should!) be used to speed up the process more efficiently — and even collect some data along the way!

Matt Levinson, Head of School at University Prep in Seattle and author of From Fear to Facebook, shared a few excellent ideas for designing Digital Media Exit Tickets in your classroom:

  • A six-second Vine video to capture the most critical six seconds of class
  • A 16-second video to post to MixBit, YouTube’s new video sharing tool
  • A tweet that boils down the essence of the class to 140 characters
  • A photo illustrating the key learning moment that can then be posted on a class Instagram account
  • A question posted to a class Edmodo account inviting a continuation of the learning outside of class

For more information, check out the article linked below!

Source: Levinson, Matt (2013). Hit The Mark with Digital Media Exit Tickets.


About James Frye

James Frye (@mrjamesfrye) serves as Instructional Technology Facilitator and Public Information Officer for Newton-Conover City Schools. Formerly, he was an English and Journalism Teacher at Newton-Conover High School and a Blended/Virtual English Teacher. He is a NC Teaching Fellow and studied education abroad at the Hochschule Magdeburg-Stendal in Germany. James holds a Post-Masters Certificate in Educational Leadership & Cultural Foundations from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, a M.A. in Curriculum & Instruction with a Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology from Michigan State University, and a B.A. in English/Education from Lenoir-Rhyne University, where he serves as an Adjunct Professor. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Law with The University of Kentucky. In addition to modeling technological and leadership innovation and leading various professional learning, Jamie also serves statewide on the NC Digital Learning Initiative Advisory Board/Home Base Design Team, the NC Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development’s Board of Directors, the #NCed Leadership Team, and is co-founder of Edcamp WNC. He is a member of the NC Digital Leadership Coaches’ Network, and was named an international Emerging Leader by ASCD in 2015. He resides in Hickory with his wife and their baby girl.

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