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Mar 20

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


Sep 18
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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


May 27
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Summer classes with nClass

Summer is fast approaching and while that can mean trips to the beach and fun in the grass, for many students it means a chance to catch up or get ahead in school. With smaller classes and the distraction of sunshine, it’s important to make summer classes fun for everyone involved–including you. What better way


Jul 25
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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


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


Dec 15
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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


Mar 18
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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


Apr 9
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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


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


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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