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Prepping for Pop-Up Classes–make the most of impromptu learning events

Prepping for Pop-Up Classes–make the most of impromptu learning events

Following a growing trend at universities around the country, Pop-Up Classes are emerging in corporate training world as well. Pop-Ups Pop–up classes are short workshops that aren’t part of a standard curriculum. Rather, they are impromptu learning events that give learners the chance t... Read More
Me First: A Firsthand Experience with Game Buzzers

Me First: A Firsthand Experience with Game Buzzers

I asked Jonathan Winkler, a seventh grade history teacher in Newton, Massachusetts to test out a new Me First Buzzer System.  At my request, he gave it to me straight and shared his Game Buzzers experience—successes and challenges. To set the scene, understand that he introduced this snazzy new b... Read More
Ways to use Dice in Training

Ways to use Dice in Training

A long long time ago, Trainers Warehouse used to sell humongous  nine-inch dice as a training tool.  The product lost popularity, probably because they were a little too big, but the notes we created back then on ways to use dice in training still offer some good ideas.  When I saw a recent quest... Read More
9 Ways to increase student engagement

9 Ways to increase student engagement

As I culled through this week’s Marshall Memo I was pleased to find a bunch of suggestions to increase student participation. I was even more pleased that “Dry-erase boards” made the list. I believe it was about 10 years ago that we were sitting in a Trainers Warehouse product meet... Read More
Research shows: Clickers improve attentiveness

Research shows: Clickers improve attentiveness

In a study done at four University of Wisconsin campuses (University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire, University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh, and University of Wisconsin–Whitewater), faculty members and students in courses using clickers were given a survey that assessed ... Read More
Game show Buzzers

Game show Buzzers

Game show buzzers are great for eliminating classroom brawls over who gets to answer a question first. Stand-alone buzzers: use with game show software or alone for any impromptu classroom questioning activity.  Light or number monitor indicate “winning” team Software required buzzer:  buzzer ... Read More