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Leveraging Technology to Achieve Teaching Goals

5 Easy Ways to Flip Your Class and Engage Your Students with Squarecap

Flipped classroom models are designed to engage students in higher-level learning activities during class while assigning the lower-level activities as pre-class homework.

 

Students who come to class having already experienced the lecture or notes covering a particular concept are now free to spend valuable time with the professor refining their knowledge by solving problems, analyzing case studies or evaluating arguments presented by an author.

 

The focus of the in-class time is not the delivery of course content. It’s the application of it.

 

Professors who would like to flip their classrooms should utilize technologies which can simplify the process for both the teacher and student alike. Squarecap, a unique web-based classroom response application, provides an easy and reliable solution for professors looking for help in managing their flipped classroom. Here are five ways you can use the tool Squarecap in your class, engage students and improve learning in an active classroom setting.

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A Data-Driven Approach to Increasing Student Success

When the National Commission on Higher Education Attainment released its findings in April of 2012, it addressed the ways that faculty engagement can enhance student retention and persistence. It also highlighted the importance of faculty-student engagement and expressed an increased need for professional development opportunities that facilitate instructional effectiveness through the improved use of technology. (Rhodes 2012)
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5 Reasons to Use Technology In College Classrooms

Colleges will soon be filled with students who have never seen a world without smartphones, known to many as “Generation Z or Gen Z”. Having grown up entirely within the technological age, many of

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making technology an ally

 

Even before the days of digital distractions, teachers often struggled with inattentive students doodling on their notebook or falling asleep on their desk. The problem then as well as today is that students at every age have trouble focussing on a lecture for more than 15 minutes at a time.  

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3 Proven Techniques to Increase Student Success During Your Lecture

While the term “lecture” can have a negative connotation in many educational circles, it remains an effective and efficient way to transmit knowledge from one expert to a room full of students within the confines of a one hour period. Luckily, the traditional lecture format is evolving to include a few techniques that can maximize the amount of content retained and increase the attention span of the modern student.

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