Modern Educator Blog

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Nov 14

How to Get your Students to Participate in Class

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Case Study

If you teach any kind of science or large class, flip your class, or want unique ways to engage your students, then this post is for you!

Every semester, Dr. Forsey teaches a huge number of students — sometimes upwards of 700! He wanted to make teaching more fun and loves staying up to date with the latest teaching technology and pedagogies.

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25
Nov 14

Do students have the right to use technology in the classroom?

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“We need technology in every classroom and in every student and teacher’s hand, because it is the pen and paper of our time, and it is the lens through which we experience much of our world.” – David Warlick 

Today’s modern student is growing up with technology as a part of every aspect in life – so why should the classroom learning experience be any different? If technology can enhance the educational experience, should learning institutions and administrations have the right to limit students’ access to technology? And what does this mean for professors and for the culture of teaching and learning?

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25
Nov 14

Show your students the way

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24
Nov 14

How a professor used her students' phones to increase participation in class

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Case Study

If you teach at a school of Dentistry, are currently teaching with hardware clickers, or want to increase participation and attendance, this post is for you!

Dr. Cheryl Fryer, Professor at the Howard University College of Dentistry, and four of her colleagues decided to try out Top Hat in their courses. Faculty used Top Hat to improve comprehension of material presented, increase class discussion and engagement, and monitor attendance.

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21
Nov 14

The Deeper Goal of Education

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