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 the following link 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.
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 of Speak Up's exclusive and engaging 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.
Speak Up's new Speech Choices feature follows the development of a student speech through all stages, from topic selection to delivery. The Speak Up LaunchPad includes videos of the final speeches, along with shorter clips and accompanying discussion questions.
Videos and Video Activities
Over 100 videos, including clips and full speeches, provide guidance and examples of the dos and don'ts of public speaking, as well as demonstrations of key terms. Dozens of videos also include discussion questions for in-class or at-home work.
The Speak Up LaunchPad also features LearningCurve, an adaptive quizzing system that helps students identify what subjects they've mastered and where they need additional studying in a game-like format.
Each chapter has a multiple-choice review quiz for students to complete.
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's Resource Manual
The Instructor's Resource Manual for Speak Up includes teaching notes on organizing, managing, and integrating assessment into a public speaking course, as well as additional discussion questions, more Speech Choices activities, writing assignments, and media resources.
Lecture slides offer outlines of each chapter in Speak Up for instructor presentations. The LaunchPad also includes separate lecture slides that contain all of the book's unique and engaging illustrations.
Speak Up offers a complete testing program that is available for Windows and Macintosh environments. Each chapter includes multiple choice, true/false, short-answer, and essay questions.