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Apr 11
nclass students using smartphones

Creativity and Critical Thinking through one-word answers

Multiple choice, short answer and true/false may be the main ways to test students but isn’t something missing? Something that requires more creativity than multiple choice or true/false but takes less time than short answer? One word answers. We think this flexible item type should make it into your next assessment. Have students…. Fill in


Jan 6
nclass students participating

3 Ways to Make an Active Learner Out of a Passive Observer

According to Late Dr. Mel Silberman, “Lectures put participants in a position of sustained, passive listening. Learning, unfortunately is not an automatic consequence of pouring information into another person’s head. It requires the person’s own mental processing. Therefore, lecturing by itself will never lead to real learning.” The road to creating an ideal classroom for


Jan 5
nclass student feedback

Use Student Feedback to become a Better Teacher

One of the most High-Powered tool for evaluating teaching and methods is the feedback from the students. It is well believed that students who are active in the class are not necessarily the students who have grasped the concept and not all students who comprehend the concept are equally as participative. nClass comes as a


Dec 7
student bored

How to Reel in your Students’ Attention

With shorter attention spans and the internet’s instant gratification, it can feel like you’re competing for your student’s attention. Don’t think all hope’s lost, don’t even ban electronic devices–just change your strategy Get to the root of the problem If scores of students seem to drift off into facebook and email in your class, first


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