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 →
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 →
Test Beyond the Facts
We all know it’s important to test more than factual knowledge. We must help students develop critical thinking, reasoning and communication skills to articulate their ideas and thoughts. Appropriate test questions can be difficult to formulate. Essay questions seem like the go-to to test higher-level thinking, but are time-consuming to grade. Instead, tweak your your multiple →
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 →
4 ways to streamline grading and lesson plans over spring break
If only spring break could be as relaxing for the teachers as it is for the students. Here, at nClass, we’re trying to make that a reality. We record your important class-time information to review at your leisure. Here’s a few ways teachers with nClass can catch up on grading, and create better lesson plans →
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 →
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 →
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 →