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Exit Cards is a low-prep strategy. Such strategies are often implemented on the fly and usually don't require much, if any, prior preparation. Adding a technology component to these low-prep strategies can add time for preparation and/or implementation. As with any technology implementation, do so only when it makes a difference, not just for the sake of using technology.

Using exit cards can be a simple as posing a question to elicit a brief answer at the end of class to check for understanding and/or reinforce learning. No more than 3 questions or prompts are typically used, and the prompts can be written on the board when they are not prepared ahead of time. Students can write responses on half slips of paper or 3x5 cards and turn them in on the way out of the class (hence the name). Exit Cards can also be done anonymously, but this eliminates the individual assessment element.

Resources about Exit Cards...

How can technology be used to facilitate Exit Cards? Add your ideas to the list...
  • When students all have access to laptops or tablets and if they already have learning blogs set up, they can respond to the prompts online (note that this eliminates the potential for using exit cards anonymously)
  • Here is an idea for using a wiki to gather Exit Card responses: http://exit-card.wikispaces.com


Tiered Exit Cards -- a little more preparation required...