Exit Tickets are an idea i have always *wanted* to do. I talk about them, I use them as examples of formative assessment for the newer teachers I mentor, in theory I think they're great! I think I've actually done it once. Maybe twice. Because the sticking point is always taking/finding the time to go through them all and analyze the data I get. There is always the voice in my head that says "You know you won't really LOOK at them, so why bother?"
It occurred to me this morning (I'm kind of slow sometimes) that since we are going 1 to 1 with the iPads this year, I could streamline the data collection piece by having students complete their exit tickets on the iPad using something like Socrative, which will do a lot of the data collection and summary for me.
So now my thinking cap is on and running. If I'm going to do this, I need to start planning so I'm ahead of the curve. Might be best to try it out with Algebra 2, since this is my fourth year through, and I have a good handle on which concepts the kids tend to smack up against.
I really want to do exit tickets, and stop just talking them up!