LaunchPad contains resources for you and your students. In this tutorial, we'll take a detailed look at both types separately. Let's begin with student resources. Click here to go to the landing page of LaunchPad for Speak Up.
What resources are available for my students?
From your LaunchPad home page, click Resources, then Content by Type. You'll see a list of all the resources available to your students. We'll now take a closer look at each.
Bonus Videos and Key Term Videos
The video library includes full length recordings of student speeches to provide approachable examples of best practices for every type of speech. Those speeches are also broken down into shorter snippets to illustrate a particular concept. Videos labeled “Needs Improvement” are less than perfect examples, so students can also see what not to do when presenting a speech. There are 60 Key Term videos already associated with chapters and 143 assorted Bonus Videos.
LaunchPad’s e-Book integrates the text with an assortment of media-powered learning tools and includes every word on every page of the printed text, including all images and pedagogical tools. Students can highlight and comment, making it easier to access key content and organize studying. Teachers can customize and rearrange chapters and add notes and discussions.
Other resources include Relaxation Audio Download and Speech Outliner 2.0. The Relaxation Audio Download is based on highly successful communication research on the relief of common pre-performance speech anxiety and takes the listener through a series of techniques that encourage self-confidence through positive visualization. In Speech Outliner 2.0, students respond to a series of step-by-step prompts and advice, which help them organize their speech points, add transitions, cite sources, and make notes for visual aids. Responses are automatically organized by the Bedford Speech Outliner into correctly formatted outlines.
Every chapter offers a pre-built summative quiz which allows students to practice or instructors to assign it for higher-stakes assessment. Quizzes are fully editable and customizable. Multiple Choice and True/False questions are auto-graded.
Each chapter has several short video clips with accompanying short answer discussion questions and are a mix of student speeches and famous speeches.
There are 39 video quizzes where a short video clip from a sample speech, demonstrating 2-4 concepts, is accompanied by multiple choice questions about the video.
What resources are available for instructors?
From the same screen where you've been viewing student resources, you can scroll down to see those available to instructors. Let's now take a closer look at each.
Instructor Resources and e-Book
The Instructor's Resource Manual contains chapter learning objectives, chapter outlines, lecture strategies, suggested classroom activities and suggested discussion topics. Also included are appendices featuring case studies, video resources, and a teaching philosophy.
Ready to use PowerPoint presentations include a complete lecture outline for each chapter of the book, plus images and figures from the text and can be easily customized.