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Aug 25
nClass BYOD to class

4 ways to implement BYOD better

Allow students to bring phones to class? Sounds chaotic! Yet, it doesn’t have to be. Instead, your students can benefit from innovative edtech, while saving some money for your district if students can bring their own devices. Not to mention, most students fear losing their phone more than their clicker, so you’ll worry less about


Aug 18
nClass timely and targeted feedback

Effective feedback – timely and targeted

Feedback is extremely important for the learning process. After all, one can only learn from their mistakes if they know they are making them. Feedback also should be timely to be most effective. As a result, it’s incredibly important to not only give your students feedback throughout the semester, but to also get feedback from


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


Jul 29
nClass Learning

Improve Cognitive Domain Learning with nClass

Remember Bloom’s Taxonomy? It’s a set of vocabulary that explains the type of learning students experience. As a result, it also helps guide lesson plans in order to encourage learning. Here’s how nClass maximizes all aspects of cognitive learning:   Remembering –  This is the lowest level of cognitive learning, but also an important step


Feb 23
nclass ways to increase attendance

3 Ways to Increase Attendance

Importance of high attendance is sometimes underrated in the education system. In recent blog posts we discussed attendance policies in college and how faculty might benefit from high attendance. Instructors only gain from higher attendance which can help improve retention as well. Here are three ways to increase attendance in your classrooms. Techniques to increase attendance will


Jan 6
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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 14
nClass College Attendance skip class

The Right to Skip Class in College – Hit or Miss?

With the education system evolving to accommodate a student’s demands more perceptively, attendance is an often discussed area. While some instructors have a formal structure of a minimum percentage criteria and grade points allocated to  attendance, others have relativity lax policies and leave the issue of attendance to the student’s prerogative. This diversity in attendance


Dec 7
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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


Dec 6
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Students: Present Better with nClass

The oral presentation: ever present,ever nerve-racking. How do you secure an A? When making a snappy powerpoint just isn’t enough, add some kick with nClass. Here’s how: Include your audience Usually, you might reel in the rest of the class with a puzzling question. Next time, don’t just leave your audience to mull it over,


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