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Assessing Students with Twitter-Style Exit Slips

Lesson Objective: Use a Twitter-style exit slip to quickly assess learning
All Grades / All Subjects / Assessment


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Discussion and Supporting Materials

Thought starters

  1. What are the benefits of using an exit slip that is in the style of Twitter?
  2. What might you assess with this style of exit slip?
  3. With older students, how could you adapt this strategy for use on actual Twitter?


  • Private message to Paul Walker

great idea... 

it uses text

of limited length.

allows choice of topic &

gives practice in expression as it 

gives feedback to the teacher!

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  • Private message to Joseph Rosenfeld

Great idea. Remember tweets are 280 characters now!

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  • Private message to Chantal Fetus
Great idea!
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  • Private message to Muhammad Shahzad Aslam

i need to know is this work for undergraduate students?

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  • Private message to Flordine Williams
What another student engaging activity that allows students to think, write, and discuss! Students are in control of their learning and sharing their thoughts with their peers! In addition, it's a modern-day communication strategy!
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  • Private message to Lanita Wimberly
I love this idea. This would even be great for math, having them explain new or review concepts.
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  • Assessing Students with Twitter-Style Exit Slips Transcript

    Speaker 1: "Are you ready for this?"

    Class: "Yes."

    Speaker 1: "Okay." One way to quickly

    Assessing Students with Twitter-Style Exit Slips Transcript

    Speaker 1: "Are you ready for this?"

    Class: "Yes."

    Speaker 1: "Okay." One way to quickly assess your students when they leave their class is to give them a Twitter-style exit slip. "Now remember, this is a tweet." It's so sophisticated. Kids are like, "Ooh, Twitter." "Take your tweet, and start writing on that." Before my students leave the class, I have them choose one of three questions that they must answer in one hundred and forty characters or less. "What are the characters?"

    Class: "Letters, spaces, and punctuation."

    Speaker 1: "Okay." It provides variety for one, and it also gives them the challenge of thinking about what they learn.

    Speaker 3: "People write blogs to show emotions and feelings against a claim or an argument, like against somebody, like a debate in writing class." That would have been a Twitter.

    Speaker 4: "Yeah, because I feel like people, since it's a blog, people would share their opinions ..."

    Speaker 1: They have to think quickly, and they have to be concise in their answer.

    Class: "Have a nice day, [inaudible 00:01:27]."

    Speaker 1: "You, too." I don't have to pick out of a whole paragraph what they have learned. "Ooh, you did it. Okay."

School Details

George B. Armstrong School of International Studies

Chicago IL


Maria Perryman
English Language Arts / 6 / Teacher


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