active learning Archives - Page 2 of 2 -

Dec 28
nclass classroom learning

Attendance and Learning

Educators and students around the globe, debate the matter of attendance policies in educational institutions. Is mandatory attendance a contributor to learning or does it have none or adverse implications on learning outcomes? Instructors and Institutions expect students to attend class. Research has shown a positive correlation between student attendance and their grades. Students are


Nov 6
nclass exit tickets

Exit Tickets – No Paper Required

  What’s the best way to get feedback on your teaching, test students’ participation and check up on comprehension: exit tickets. The concept is simple: ask students a question or two before class ends, and have each student submit an answer. For some classes, these exit tickets work like ballots for anonymous feedback, in other


Nov 3
ipads and smartphones over paper and pencils

Why tablets and smartphones are the new pencils and pens

We’re all used to taking notes with ink and lead, but maybe it’s time to update this technology. After all, pencils and pens can’t take pictures, can’t look up information on the internet and definitely can’t improve your students’ social skills and participation level. Worst of all, if your students lose, rip, or forget their


Oct 3
4 steps to better classroom engagement through social technology

4 steps to better classroom engagement through social technology

Traditionally, we’ve told students that the key to success is to sit still and be quiet in class. This certainly forces students to pay attention (that is, until they start doodling), but does this really teach them? More importantly, we live in a world fueled by social connections, long- and short-range communication, and teamwork. How


Oct 3
nclass teacher calling on student

To Call or Not to Call on Students

Every teacher encounters a quiet classroom at least once. You’ve waited minutes while students refused to volunteer answers or listened to the same couple of students speak. How do you get the rest of them engaged? Some teachers choose to call on students randomly, but does this really increase engagement, or does it just increase


Oct 3
3472576304_5457d43eb3_z

3 Ways to Engage Students in Large Classes

1. Start class with a multiple choice question Whether your question be philosophical, theoretical or mathematical, ask your students a probing question at the beginning of class. In lecture-based classes, students tend to zone out–writing down information without processing it. Stop this behavior in its tracks by pointing out opportunities to learn if they not


Oct 3
multiple choice questions

3 Easy Ways to Write Better Multiple Choice Questions

With nClass, you can test your students’ knowledge on a day to day basis, but how do you make the most out of daily quizzes? The nClass team has these tips to help pick your students’ brains in a constructive way:   1. Make students apply their knowledge  It’s easy to memorize a concept, but are


© 2012-2018 by NorthCanal Group LLC. All rights reserved. Patent Pending. Terms & Conditions. Privacy Policy