Boost Student Engagement with Blooket: An Interactive Teaching Tool

Boost Student Engagement with Blooket: An Interactive Teaching Tool

Engaging students in today’s digital age is challenging

There’s a new interactive teaching tool that’s making it easier than ever:

Check out Blooket

This innovative platform transforms traditional lectures into interactive exercises, fostering a more dynamic and engaging learning environment.

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Replace Slides with Games

Blooket is a real-time, multiple-choice game similar to Kahoot!

Instead of static, bullet-heavy slide lectures, create multiple-choice questions that students can answer on their phones with Blooket.

Blooket, an interactive teaching tool

The faster they answer, the more points they earn, adding an element of excitement and competition to your lessons.

Imagine replacing your lecture slides with interactive questions where students have to use their quick thinking and even Google to find the correct answers.

This approach not only keeps students engaged but also encourages active participation and critical thinking.

Why You Will Love Blooket

  1. Interactive Learning: Blooket is more interactive than traditional lectures. Pre-testing students with Blooket allows them to use logic and prior knowledge to answer questions, fostering a deeper understanding of the material.
  2. Recap and Reinforce: Use Blooket to recap material and encourage reading. Start each class with a Blooket quiz to ensure everyone is on the same page and ready to dive into the day’s lesson.
  3. Student Engagement: Students love breaking the monotony of typical lectures with games. The competitive element of Blooket makes learning fun and engaging, increasing student participation.

Blooket is free for up to 60 students, making it an accessible option for many classrooms.

For more information on how to use Blooket, check out this demo video:

Instantly Create a Blooket with Flex

While Blooket is fantastic, creating a series of fun and challenging multiple-choice questions can be time-consuming. That’s where Flex comes in.

Flex is an AI-enabled teaching assistant designed specifically for higher education.

It can automatically generate Blooket questions for you, saving you valuable time.

Use Flex AI teaching assistant to generate Blooket questions and get an interactive teaching tool that engages students.

What is Flex?

Flex is your new teaching assistant, trained to help you save time and deliver engaging classes. Here’s what Flex can do for you:

  • Course development
  • Lesson planning
  • Grading and assessment
  • Creating interactive games like Jeopardy, Bingo, and Blooket

Watch the full demo to see Flex in action:

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Ready to make your teaching more interactive and efficient? Click the button below to request an invite to Flex’s private beta:

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With tools like Blooket and Flex, you can transform your classroom into an engaging and dynamic learning environment, keeping students excited and motivated to learn. Give them a try and see the difference they can make!

Create Your Course Outline In a Snap!

Create Your Course Outline In a Snap!

Overwhelmed with course prep?

Flex is here to help!

Creating a comprehensive course outline is just a few clicks away with higher education’s new AI-powered TA, Flex.

3 Steps to Course Prep

3 simple steps is all it takes to create a full course outline for any subject:

  • Tell Flex the name of your course
  • Fill out your course details (duration, class length, etc.)
  • Download and customize your course outline!
Create a course outline with Flex

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Fresh & Engaging Material

Flex keeps your course fresh and your exercises engaging.

Whether you use it as a starting point or to fully prep your course, Flex is invaluable.

Creating a course outline with Flex is a breeze

Want to See a Sample?

If you want to see a sample course outline generated by Flex, click below:

Sample course outline for intro to entrepreneurship course

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Of course, Flex can create a course outline for any course you’re prepping (e.g. physics, chemistry, management, etc.)

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Request an invite to use Flex for free this Summer!

In addition to course outlines, Flex can help you:

  • Create lesson plans
  • Build games like Bingo, Jeopardy and Blooket
  • Draft grades and feedback on assignments

Sign up to test drive Flex Beta and let us know how we can improve it for you.


Want more resources to create an amazing course this fall?

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Top 5 Engaging Exercises for Your Entrepreneurship Curriculum: Refresh your entrepreneurship curriculum with exercises that truly engage your students.

The Topics Your Entrepreneurship Curriculum Needs for The Fall 2024 Semester: Engaged students are more likely to succeed and make meaningful contributions to their fields. We cover some must-have topics for Fall 2024!

Engage Your College Students with Classroom Games: Jeopardy Edition

Engage Your College Students with Classroom Games: Jeopardy Edition

Are you looking for a surefire way to captivate your college students?

Why not spice up your teaching toolkit with classroom games for college students like Jeopardy?

These engaging games not only capture students’ attention but also significantly improve learning outcomes, as numerous studies have repeatedly shown.

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Why Use Jeopardy as a Classroom Game for College Students?

Jeopardy is a timeless, versatile tool that can be adapted to teach virtually any subject. Its game-show format is familiar and exciting, offering a fun yet educational experience. Here’s how Jeopardy can enhance your teaching:

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  1. Engagement and Motivation: The competitive nature of Jeopardy motivates students to participate actively. It turns learning into an interactive experience, making students more likely to retain information.
  2. Versatility in Teaching: Jeopardy can introduce new topics, review material, or reinforce key concepts. It’s suitable for all subjects—from finance and history to entrepreneurship and the sciences.
  3. Collaborative Learning: Students can work in groups, fostering teamwork and collaborative problem-solving skills. This peer interaction enhances their understanding and retention of the material.
  4. Active Learning: Unlike passive learning methods, Jeopardy requires students to actively recall information and think critically, which strengthens their cognitive skills.

How to Use Jeopardy as a Classroom Game for College Students

Implementing Jeopardy in your classroom is simple and incredibly effective. Here’s how you can make the most of it:

  1. Introduction to the Course: At the beginning of the term, use Jeopardy to introduce key concepts and topics. This sets a fun, engaging tone for the rest of the course.
  2. Collaborative Learning Activities: Encourage students to form groups and use resources, including the Internet, to find answers. This not only helps them learn collaboratively but also teaches research skills.
  3. Exam Preparation: Before exams, use Jeopardy to review the course material. This helps students recall information and identify areas where they need further study.

Introducing Flex: Your Personal Teaching Assistant

To streamline your teaching process, meet Flex: Higher Education’s Virtual Teaching Assistant. Flex is designed to assist professors with various teaching tasks, making creating engaging and interactive learning experiences easier, like a custom Jeopardy game.

What Can Flex Do for You?

  • Course Preparation: Flex helps you organize and prepare your course materials efficiently.
  • Assessment Assistance: It aids in creating and managing assessments, ensuring that you can evaluate student performance effectively.
  • Interactive Game Creation: With Flex, you can effortlessly create interactive games like Jeopardy, adding a dynamic element to your teaching toolkit.

See Flex in Action!

Check out the video below for a comprehensive demo of Flex’s capabilities:

Use Flex to Create Your Own Jeopardy Game: The Ultimate Classroom Game for College Students

Creating a Jeopardy game with Flex is quick and easy. In less than 3 minutes, you can set up a customized game that aligns with your course objectives. Here’s how:

  1. Open Flex: Log in to Flex and select the Jeopardy game template.
  2. Customize Your Game: Input your questions and answers based on your course material.
  3. Launch and Play: Use the PowerPoint slides to run the game in your classroom.

Not a Flex user yet? Flex is currently available by invite only, sign up now to get on the waitlist and we’ll let you know when spots are open.

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Wondering if you aced the Jeopardy game above?

Check your answers below:

  • A funding strategy that involves raising small amounts of money from a large number of people, often via the Internet: What is crowdfunding?
  • A business that takes natural resources and converts them into a consumer good: What is a manufacturer?
  • One of the more specific groups of potential consumers toward which an organization directs its marketing program: What is a target market or customer segment?

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Prep Faster Than Ever This Summer: Meet Flex Your Virtual TA

Prep Faster Than Ever This Summer: Meet Flex Your Virtual TA

This Summer, prep for the fall semester faster than you ever have with Flex. Your new AI-powered virtual TA, made specifically for higher education. Here’s how Flex can make your teaching life easier:

Flex is the ultimate virtual assistant for:

  • Course prep
  • Game creation
  • Assessment

Let’s Dive In:


1. Prep Faster

With Flex, you can create comprehensive course outlines and detailed lesson plans in minutes.

No more spending hours crafting the perfect syllabus or lesson plan.

Simply input your course details, and Flex will generate a downloadable and editable document tailored to your needs.


2. Engagement with Game Creation

We all know that engaging students is a never-ending cycle. Flex, your virtual TA will make engagement seamless in your lessons. By Keeping your students engaged with interactive games like Jeopardy, Bingo, and Blooket.

Flex allows you to create customizable games that fit your course content, adding a fun and competitive element to your lessons.

These games are perfect for reviewing material and keeping students motivated.


3. Assessment

Grading can be a time-consuming task, but Flex simplifies it.

Upload your grading rubrics, and Flex will apply them to your assignments, ensuring consistency and saving you valuable time.

Flex can handle various formats and types of assignments, making the grading process smoother and more efficient. Your virtual TA has you covered, so you can spend less time grading and more time doing what you love: teaching.


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Built By Professors for Professors

Flex isn’t just another generic AI tool. It’s built by professors, for professors, ensuring it meets the unique needs of higher education.

Here’s what Professors have to say about Flex:

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Free For The Summer

This summer, Flex is offering exclusive access for free as you prepare for the fall semester.

However, access is currently by invitation only. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to:

  • Save time with course prepping
  • Reduce your grading time
  • Add gamification to your lessons

Get ahead of your prep work and experience the benefits of Flex. Join the waitlist now to secure your invitation.

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Top 5 Engaging Exercises for Your Entrepreneurship Curriculum

Top 5 Engaging Exercises for Your Entrepreneurship Curriculum

Are you tired of seeing blank stares while you lecture? It’s time to update your entrepreneurship curriculum to invigorate your classroom with exercises that truly engage your students.

Here are our top 5 exercises to include in your entrepreneurship curriculum:

Complete with lesson plans, that have proven to capture students’ interest and drive dynamic learning experiences.

#5 Teaching the Business Canvas Model

Image promoting a Business Model Canvas (BMC) teaching session with Dr. Alex Osterwalder as part of the Entrepreneurship Curriculum. It features a BMC template on the left and Dr. Alex Osterwalder smiling and seated with books on the right, along with text: "Exercises: Teaching the BMC with Dr. Alex Osterwalder".

First up is an exercise based on a workshop we did Dr. Alex Osterwalder, the creator of the Business Canvas Model. This Business Canvas Model teaching exercise is a hit among educators and students alike.

The Business Model Canvas helps students understand and develop business models effectively.

Follow along with the first part of this three-part series to introduce your students to the Business Model Canvas and see their understanding of business concepts deepen.


#4 The Marshmallow Tower Challenge

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Next, we’ll take a look at a challenge that will engage your students and get them thinking outside the box.

The Marshmallow Tower Challenge is a fun and interactive way to teach the importance of iteration, experimentation, and the value of failure.

This exercise challenges business model assumptions and encourages creative thinking. Plus, as a bonus, you can let your students enjoy any leftover marshmallows—a guaranteed way to get them smiling and engaged!


#3 The Backpack Design Challenge

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The Backpack Design Challenge is a step-by-step exercise that immerses your students in the entire design thinking process. It’s consistently one of the most popular projects in the entrepreneurship curriculum—creative, fun, and full of invaluable teaching moments. Students love it, and it effectively bridges theory with hands-on experience.

After completing this exercise, your students will be able to define problems, iterate solutions, and design prototypes based on customer needs. It’s an excellent way to bring practical, hands-on learning into your entrepreneurship curriculum.


#2 Failure Resume

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Next up is the failure resume, this exercise is all about reframing failure as a learning opportunity.

Helping your students recognize the value of failure will enable them to make the most of the learning opportunities that follow. It’s a powerful way to build resilience and a growth mindset in your classroom.


#1 Pilot Your Purpose

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Finally, our favorite and most popular exercise is the Pilot Your Purpose exercise. This activity helps students define their purpose, uncover their passions, and drive their engagement.

When students discover what truly excites them, their enthusiasm for learning skyrockets. This exercise is a cornerstone of an effective entrepreneurship curriculum.


Want More?

If you enjoyed these exercises and are looking for more, you’re in luck! All of these engaging and innovative exercises are part of our online curriculum, ExEC.

Request a preview of ExEC today and see why it’s the only resource you’ll need for your entrepreneurship curriculum this semester.

By incorporating these exercises into your teaching, you’ll transform your classroom into an interactive, engaging environment where students are eager to learn and participate.

Say goodbye to blank stares and hello to a dynamic entrepreneurship curriculum!


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The Topics Your Entrepreneurship Curriculum Needs for The Fall 2024 Semester

The Topics Your Entrepreneurship Curriculum Needs for The Fall 2024 Semester

As an entrepreneurship educator, keeping your entrepreneurship curriculum current is crucial. Business and technology are rapidly evolving, and staying current is essential to keep your students engaged and informed.

If your entrepreneurship curriculum hasn’t been updated recently, it might be time for a refresh.

Here are some topics to consider adding to your curriculum to enhance student interaction and interest.

1. Expand on Social Entrepreneurship

Did you know that a recent study found that 9 in 10 college-age students are passionate about social causes?

Integrating a social entrepreneurship module into your traditional entrepreneurship curriculum can significantly boost student engagement.

Social entrepreneurship focuses on creating social value and addressing societal issues, which resonates with many students today.

To help you get started, we have prepared some slides that discuss the differences between traditional and social entrepreneurship.

These slides can form the basis of a compelling new module in your entrepreneurship curriculum.

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Slide 1: Traditional vs Social Entrepreneurship

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Slide 6: Key differences between traditional and social entrepreneurship

To further enhance this module, consider incorporating the “Pilot Your Purpose” exercise. This activity will not only engage a wide range of students but also provide them with a practical framework for pursuing their social entrepreneurial goals.

Pilot Your Purpose

 

To Summarize, Here’s how to Start Implementing Social Entrepreneurship Into Your Course:

  1. Get your Entrepreneurship Slides (see button above)
  2. Implement Pilot Your Purpose

 


Next up to keep your curriculum fresh in 2024 is a new way to approach case studies using AI to create more engagement.

2. Introduction to AI Case Studies

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing various industries, and understanding its applications is crucial for future entrepreneurs.

Teaching AI through case studies can make the subject more relatable and exciting for your students.

We suggest using the “Case Study Wheel of Fortune” to add an element of surprise and engagement.

While the prize might be presenting a case study, this method keeps students on their toes and encourages active participation.

Here’s how you can set it up:


All in All…

In the ever-changing landscape of entrepreneurship, continuous improvement and innovation in your entrepreneurship curriculum are vital.

For a comprehensive curriculum filled with engaging exercises and activities, consider exploring ExEC. It offers a wealth of resources designed to keep your entrepreneurship curriculum fresh and exciting.

Keeping your entrepreneurship curriculum up to date is not just beneficial for your students but also for you as an educator.

Engaged students are more likely to succeed and make meaningful contributions to their fields. Start by incorporating social entrepreneurship and AI case studies into your curriculum, and don’t hesitate to seek out additional resources to enhance your entrepreneurship curriculum.


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AI in Academia 2024 Summit

AI in Academia 2024 Summit


TeachingEntrepreneurship.org is excited to invite you to the AI in Academia 2024 Summit with… 

4 AI Workshops for Educators!

Invite your entire department because . . .

The AI in Academia Summit won’t be entrepreneurship-specific, so everyone is invited.
I.e. you’ll use what you learn to improve all your classes:
  • Increase student engagement 
  • Decrease your prep time
  • Combat AI plagiarism and 
  • Finally, reduce grading time 

Each session will run from 1:00 – 2:30 pm Eastern on their respective days but if you can’t join us live, recordings are available afterwards for purchase so you won’t have to miss out.

Register Here


Tuesday, May 7th

Speed Up Course Prep with AI

Next, you’ll learn how to use AI to create:

    ●  Syllabi 
    ● 
 Lesson plans &
      Finally assignments


Tuesday, May 14th

Creating Engaging Games with AI

Also, learn how AI can help you design interactive games so you can engage your students.


Tuesday, May 21st

Half Your Grading Time with a Virtual TA

Next, learn how to use AI to:

      Reduce your grading time
      Decrease student questions about grading
      Finally, Send students feedback more quickly and more consistently


Tuesday, May 28th

Create the Perfect Case Study with AI

Finally, discover how AI can help you develop and customize case studies for virtually any topic so you can rock the classroom.

Register Here


Early Bird Tickets Available

Additionally, we know budgets are tight right now so we’re offering a “Live Access Only” ticket free of charge.

Plus: Full Access tickets, which include recordings, slides, and a certificate of participation are another $100 off before April 30th. Because we want to share the knowledge with you and help you suceeed. 

 

Moreover, you can register here so you don’t miss the AI in Academia 2024 Summit!

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AI Copilot: Slides & Tools to Improve Group Work

AI Copilot: Slides & Tools to Improve Group Work

Let’s face it:

Getting students to do group work, especially online, can feel like herding cats in a thunderstorm.

But Remote Group Work is Essential

Thanks to the pandemic, the workplace has fundamentally changed. In 2023…

80% of remote-capable employees expected to work in remote or in hybrid environments.

We need to ensure our students know how to collaborate effectively, especially online.

To that end, here are:

Slides for Smooth Group Work

Download and modify these slides to help your students use ai copilots to work better in groups:

Inside these slides are a bunch of ai copilot resources for your students including:

  • A group contract
  • Scheduling tools
  • Communication tools
  • Video collaboration tools
  • Whiteboard tools

ChatGPT Prompts for Students: Part 1

ChatGPT Prompts for Students: Part 1

Student anxiety is skyrocketing around ChatGPT.

  • Can they use it?
  • Should they use it?
  • How do they use it?

The answer is yes, yes, and see the ChatGPT prompts for students below!

Entrepreneurship students spend their time consuming, curating and creating.

What if they could minimize the time investment and maximize the learning?

They can with these 5 ChatGPT prompts for students:

  • Get tutored
  • Get quizzed
  • Create a presentation
  • Debrief a team experience
  • Get a team coach

LAST CHANCE!

If you liked our Chatgpt prompts, check out our AI Interviewing Simulator or the How AI Thinks exercise for more engaging ways to up your students' AI game.


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  • Pilot Your Purpose. This exercise helps students discover what they’re passionate about and see how learning entrepreneurial skills can turn that passion into their purpose.
  • How to Improve Lesson Plans. Improve lesson plans by asking students how they feel, analyzing the data, implementing improvements, and compare the before data.
  • “The best class I’ve taken!”  We all want a Dead Poets Society moment in our entrepreneurship class. One professor using the Experiential Entrepreneurship Curriculum got hers!
Quick Slide: AI Is Your Co-Pilot

Quick Slide: AI Is Your Co-Pilot

Using AI makes some students nervous because they aren’t sure what it can and can’t do. They aren’t sure whether they can use it or how they can use it.

It’s our job to explain it in an engaging way.

Like the prototyping slides, you can use this slide to start a conversation to help your students think about how they can start using AI:

AI is a coplit

This sets you up to introduce AI in an approachable way so your students generate more realistic output.

Combine these with the AI Interviewing Simulator or the How AI Thinks exercise or the exercise and your students will discover that…

AI can be a huge help on their journey!

LAST CHANCE!

In spring, if you’d like:

  1. Engaging activities
  2. Skills-based structure and
  3. Easy LMS integration

Get a preview of the Experiential Entrepreneurship Curriculum (ExEC).


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Whether you are new to our community of entrepreneurship educators, or you’ve been contributing for years, we wanted to give you a list of the posts our community finds most valuable:

  • Pilot Your Purpose. This exercise helps students discover what they’re passionate about and see how learning entrepreneurial skills can turn that passion into their purpose.
  • 2021 Top Lesson Plans. Here is the list of our 2021 top entrepreneurship exercises and lesson plans based on feedback from our fast-growing community of thousands of entrepreneurship instructors.
  • “The best class I’ve taken!”  We all want a Dead Poets Society moment in our entrepreneurship class. One professor using the Experiential Entrepreneurship Curriculum got hers!
  • Teaching Customer Interviewing. This card and the online game is a powerful way to teach students the importance of customer interviewing, and the right questions to ask.