Modern Educator Blog

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Oct 14

How Winona State Went From 0 to 50% Student Engagement in 2 Months

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The most important thing that schools can do is not to use technology in the classroom more, but to use it more effectively. – John G. Palfrey

The ubiquitous adoption of personal computing and mobile devices sets a new stage for the applications that could revolutionize the educational experience. The pertinent question remains, though, of how to utilize these devices to best enhance the classroom experience and education process.

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30
Oct 14

Professor flips classroom and sees grades at a historic high

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If you teach a night class, law class, or want to try flipping your classroom, this post is for you!

Kara Bruce is a law professor at the University of Toledo College of Law and teaches Commercial Paper as a night class. With a passion for teaching and law, Kara ventured to flip her classroom in an attempt to engage students and ensure they fundamentally understand concepts that they can then practically apply when they become lawyers.

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30
Oct 14

Professor increases students’ verbal participation by 27%

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If you’re currently using hardware clickers or teaching a large class, this post is for you!

Chris Kondo is a Marketing professor at California State University. With an interest in education technology and a passion for teaching, Chris set out to create the most engaging classes offered at California State.

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29
Oct 14

7 reasons to flip your classroom

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The “Flipped Classroom” starts with one question: what is the best use of my face-to-face class time?  -Jonathan Bergmann, pioneer of the flipped classroom

Flip it. Flip it good.

Imagine a lecture experience that just works, where students are engaged, involved, and are understanding concepts in a fundamental way that will allow them to apply what they’ve learned in their lives and careers. That’s what the flipped classroom is aiming for – making education work.

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28
Oct 14

It is easy to forget that without the students’ involvement, there would be no teaching.

A student does not depend on us. We are dependent on the student.