Name: Solina Lindahl
School: Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (CA)
Product: LaunchPad for Modern Principles of Economics (Cowen, Tabarrok) and LaunchPad for Economics (Krugman, Wells)
How do you use LaunchPad? I use LaunchPad for pre-lecture quizzes, weekly homeworks, posting outside material and also diagnostics and just-in-time-teaching.
Advice on using technology with students: One piece of advice: Frame (and remind often) WHY you're using technology, especially if you're using it intensively. Also, make sure to be clear about your policies for late work, tech failures etc up front. Make sure to walk them through the site in class; I think they know less about tech than we assume.