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4th grade math teacher in FL

What a neat idea! I would

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What a neat idea! I would love to do a digital exit ticket, we have Edmodo, but Twitter is blocked. Sadly, by the time our antiquated computers open up the app, and hopefully the internet isn't down, the bell will have rang, and half the students gone. If I could find adequate wall space to hang 20 sentence strips, i could take a pic with the iPhone, then upload it to Edmodo for discussion.
I suppose my problem is, we have all these neat ideas I'd love to incorporate--and might even do it a time or two, then, soon, it just fades off into the sunset....

Matt, Formative assessment

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Matt, Formative assessment is indeed key, but being clear on what you are assessing is equally key. Your definition of synthesis is summary, not synthesis. As 21st century learning skills go, summary is quite a bit lower on the critical thinking continuum (but still important) than synthesis.

Teacher of the Gifted and Talented

The exit ticket strategy

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The exit ticket strategy shows up in classroom around the world. Similar to Mr. Levinson, I believe in its strength to solidify learning. In my elementary classroom, the students use the app Socrative or the website Poll Anywhere. Socrative is mainly designed for Apps, but the student may also log on to the website to answer question. It also has a built in exit ticket in case a teacher doesn’t have time to create a new exit ticket question. Poll Anywhere is mainly designed to be used with cell phones, but once again, the students can log in via a website. What high school student wouldn't want to use their cell phone in class to text an answer for an exit ticket?

Agree with some prevoous

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Agree with some prevoous comments. Privacy concerns exist with some of these ideas. Realy surprised to see Socrative left off the list (any web-enabled device will work). Designed exactly for this purpose.

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That's a great idea, and I'm

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That's a great idea, and I'm totally stealing it for a friend's classroom. Thanks! ;-)

Instructional Technology Specialist, Teacher Advocate, School Board Member

Agreed, Samer. We actually

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Agreed, Samer. We actually have laminated sentence strips attached to student pictures mounted onto the walls of the classroom and students can use an Expo marker to "tweet" about their feelings/thoughts/responses throughout the day. We call it "Analog Twitter"...teachers give it their own spin in their rooms. Kids really like it!

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Tweets don't have to be real.

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Tweets don't have to be real. They can also be on paper, which is a great way to also teach digital citizenship at the same time!

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