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 →
Increase engagement by giving every student a voice
Ensuring classroom attendance is one battle, but how should professors combat full, yet unresponsive classes? Student attendance is only part of the equation, being present and active participation is essential to enhancing learning. One of the toughest situations professors face is figuring out a way to involve the entire class. Even though students may be physically →
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 →
Go from Lecturing to Learning
When you lecture your class, does it sometimes feel like you’re just not getting through? Unfortunately, your instinct may be right. This is why nobel laureate Carl Wiemen has tossed traditional college lectures to the curb: “You give people lectures, and [some students] go away and learn the stuff. But it wasn’t that they learned →
4 best practices for using nClass in your classroom
With the school year swiftly approaching, you may be seeking new methods to increase student learning and expand student engagement. Whether that be incorporating hands-on activities, increasing student participation, group assignments, or changing up your lecture style, the options are endless. However, it can become overwhelming when choosing how to accommodate specific techniques. Luckily, by →
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 →
Why interactive quizzing is the new “homework”?
Testing after each unit is standard–but should it be? Traditionally, students come into tests nervous, knowing that it is a make or break moment. After all, it’s the culmination of their hard work. Instead, what if students were tested as the material is being discussed? Can Interactive Quizzing replace homework in it’s traditional sense? Think formative →
nClass: why it works in the classroom?
Sitting in a jam-packed lecture hall with 400 strangers isn’t just a hassle for students, it’s an absolute nightmare for professors. How can professors keep track of class understanding and lecture momentum? Does every student understand the concept? Is the material being presented too quickly? Too slowly? In order to address these concerns, nClass is →
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 →
3 Ways to Turn Students into Reflective Learners
Touching on controversial topics is certainly tough. Some teachers may even dread touchy subjects. Yet, students stand to gain from discussing these topics–tough discussions help students think critically, pick apart and strengthen their logic, separate emotions from facts, and improve their own opinions. It can be tricky to approach these subjects, but highly rewarding to →