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Nov 21
nClass for Humanities

Spruce up your Humanities Course with nClass

We’re sure you’ve already heard active learning is revolutionizing education, but don’t let STEM monopolize the discussion. Active learning works great for the Humanities as well. Don’t know where to start? Check out a few of our ideas: Concept Mapping – If you’re covering a nuanced poem, a difficult philosophical thesis or dense chapter, your


Jul 29
nClass Learning

Improve Cognitive Domain Learning with nClass

Remember Bloom’s Taxonomy? It’s a set of vocabulary that explains the type of learning students experience. As a result, it also helps guide lesson plans in order to encourage learning. Here’s how nClass maximizes all aspects of cognitive learning:   Remembering –  This is the lowest level of cognitive learning, but also an important step


May 13
nClass to engage your disengaged students

5 ways to boost classroom participation

Do your students seem sleepy? Bored? Otherwise disengaged? They’re lack of engagement could be a sign that students aren’t learning. Stop this behavior in its tracks with these 5 tips:   Create a safe space for participation – Every teacher has experienced crickets after asking a question. Why didn’t anyone answer? It certainly can’t be


Aug 18
nClass timely and targeted feedback

Effective feedback – timely and targeted

Feedback is extremely important for the learning process. After all, one can only learn from their mistakes if they know they are making them. Feedback also should be timely to be most effective. As a result, it’s incredibly important to not only give your students feedback throughout the semester, but to also get feedback from


Aug 5
nClass student raising hand

4 reasons to start class with a question

Do your students seem lethargic when they come to class? If so, try motivating them with a pre-class question? If done right, a low stakes inquiry can be just the thing to reel in students’ attention before class even starts Make students comfortable with a silly poll: A comforting, but irrelevant question may be just


Feb 16
nclass peer instruction

Peer Instruction—no clickers needed

The trend of technology in the classroom is growing. Whether you are already running a flipped classroom or just interested in new teaching strategies, peer instruction may be worth a try. How does it work? Simply put, students teach each other during class. How? First, students come to class prepared with new knowledge on a


Oct 27
nClass Student-Centered Classroom

From Teacher-Centered to Student-Centered

Class is for the students, so is your classroom student-centered? Most classes feature a teacher at front doing most of the talking. In the traditional model, students have little control over their classroom experience, so it’s no wonder some students feel lost. Here are a few steps to reorient your classroom toward your students. Give


Oct 31
nClass students using mobile in classroom

Change Classroom Distractions into Tools for Learning

We’ve said it before, and we’re not alone: traditional lectures are dying! They’ve been proven ineffective compared to any kind of active learning. So how do teachers make sure their teaching in the most effective way? With nClass. Teachers and students already use nClass throughout the world to make their classrooms interactive using the devices


Oct 19
nclass flipped classroom

How to avoid 4 Flipped Classroom Mistakes

By making the lecture homework and the practice classwork, students benefit from peer collaboration and learn more actively. Not only does this make class more fun and save you from vocal strain during the day, but it’s effective! Ready to jump right into the world of flipped classrooms? Awesome–here’s what to avoid so that you


Aug 15

How classroom attendance boosts student retention and success?

Wake up. Get ready. Go to class. Behold, the daily routine for the standard college student. But, routines become monotonous and when young people grow tired of the homogeneity of their school routines, they may become complacent. This can potentially lead to the start of skipping class. An occasional absence may not be a big


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