Name: Kathryn Johnson
School: Northern Michigan University (MI)
Product: LaunchPad for Ways of the World 2e (Strayer)
How do you use LaunchPad? I use LaunchPad to create a partially flipped World History course. Students read the chapters, complete the LearningCurve assignment for each chapter, and one map quiz for each chapter before they ever come to class. In class, I often lead jig-saw activities with small groups analyzing the primary source documents we access from LaunchPad. I also encourage students to use the flashcards, summative quiz, and timeline functions in LaunchPad to help them study and review the content. I use these same features when I teach entirely online classes as well.
Advice on using technology with students: Take the risk of using technology because it makes your class more exciting and appealing to 21st century students!