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    How to Equip Your Students With Essential Soft and Hard Skills Using Ed Tech

    Students entering the workforce need essential hard and soft skills. Find out how instructors are using ed tech to to prepare their students…

  2. Why Digital Textbooks Are A Necessity for Today’s College Students

    Digital textbooks allow students to learn in a way that is more flexible and empathetic to their needs—especially important in online and…

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    The Ultimate Guide to Blended Learning [PLUS: 8 Free Strategies]

    Get the tools, strategies and tactics necessary for effective and engaging blended learning experiences

  4. Backward Design Model: Lesson Plans and Examples [PLUS: Free Lesson Plan Template]

    Stop feeling lukewarm about how your lesson went. Transform your teaching with a backward design model.

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    6 Reasons Students Love Top Hat

    Valentine’s Day is around the corner. In their own words, here are just a few reasons why higher ed students love Top Hat.

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    8 Ways to Keep Your Course Flexible

    Ensure your class is equipped to handle change while providing the same engaging, inclusive learning experience for students

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    11 Ways to Show Students You’re Looking Out for Them

    Building connections and community in your classroom are essential to ensuring students are engaged in learning in all modalities

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    8 Do’s and Don’ts For A Great First Week of Class

    Check out these tips on introductions, icebreakers and first lectures

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    How To Master the First Week of Class: 8 Tips for Professors

    Set the stage for a successful semester by making a great first impression on your students

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    A 12-Point Checklist for Any Hybrid or Online Educator

    From practicing your lectures to testing your tech, we provide 12 tips to help every educator thrive in the college classroom

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    The ‘Why’ and ‘How’ of Building Community in the Classroom

    Fostering community and belonging has to be more intentional—and the perfect place to start is in the classroom

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    How to Implement Experiential Learning in Your College Classroom

    Experiential learning, or learning through doing and then reflecting, is the key to higher-order thinking and critical analysis

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    Considering Digital Textbooks? 5 Questions to Ask Before Diving In

    Digital textbooks are the way forward in higher education. Here are five questions to ask yourself when evaluating one for your course.

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    Modernizing Organic Chemistry Textbooks With an Interactive-First Model

    Dr. Steven Forsey, the author of Top Hat’s Organic Chemistry textbook, shares why he wrote his own text and how he uses it to improve the…

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    How to Email Your Professor: A Student’s Guide

    Setting expectations for how and when students communicate with you will lighten your workload and create a more open and transparent…

  16. 7 Easy Ways to Add Brain Breaks Into Your Classroom

    Giving students the opportunity to pause, recalibrate and reflect on course content helps them engage more deeply in their learning

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    How to Keep Your Presence Alive Amidst a Sea of Black Zoom Boxes

    Zoom can feel distant and impersonal. Here’s how eight educators maintain their presence and build connections online.

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    How These 8 Educators Maintain Flexibility in Their Online Classes

    In our recent #ProfChats, educators share how they incorporate flexibility and empathy into their courses to ensure students are engaged

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    How to Include Inquiry-Based Learning in Your Classroom

    Inquiry-based learning helps deepen students' curiosity and critical thinking by extending education outside the classroom

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    How to Spark Great In-Class Discussions: 6 Ideas That Work

    Class discussions are a great way to gain insights into student comprehension, encourage community building and explore new ideas. Here are…