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Aug 5
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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


Oct 31
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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


Sep 30
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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


Mar 20
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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


Apr 9
nClass Course Evaluation

4 Problems With Course Evaluations

At the end of the semester, students evaluate your work as an instructor. These evaluations can help teachers improve their instruction but in a somewhat flawed way. Here at nClass, we’re put together a few instances where student evaluations can be improved. Students evaluate too late –The feedback teachers get from students can be extremely


Feb 16
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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


Nov 7
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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


Dec 15
nClass College Classroom

Flip your Classroom Without Flipping Out

You may be intrigued by the concept but haven’t yet made the flip. You may have flipped already and are looking to improve your classroom experience. You may just be learning about flipped classrooms right now. No matter how far you’ve flipped your classroom, nClass can help make the process easier. What Is a Flipped


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


Aug 26
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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


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