04-04-2018 03:15 PM - edited 04-04-2018 03:16 PM
For public speaking, MindTap Outline Builder! This app walks students through the process of building a high-quality speech outline.
For interpersonal communication, MindTap Connect Yard! Students connect to others in their class via their preferred communication platform (Facebook, Twitter, email, SMS). I assign activities, ask discussion questions, and lurk as I see how they connect with one another.
Both are excellent engagement tools, although there are more.
04-04-2018 03:15 PM
REMIND: a way to remind students of deadlines, chat real-time, etc.
Wordle: a way to display words that are used multiple times in responses/essays
StoryBird: helps students visualize what they are writing back OR locate images to go with their writing
YouSeeU: interview software that is SO user-friendly! Helps students with answering questions "on the spot" and on camera
PathBrite: digital software so students can build portfolios and take them with them!
Questia: research database for students, has writing projects, writing review tools, etc. Great resource!
04-05-2018 12:52 PM
Thanks, I see that... It would be great if I could automatically see my student's profiles within MT, but not seeing a way to do that so I guess I will set up a Discussion and have them share their links.
I see a lot of Cengage content shared on the activity feed and wondered how that gets there?
04-04-2018 04:35 PM - last edited 13 hours ago by michael_britt
In a class that uses MindTap, my students LOVE ConnectYard. I have had them tell me it is the closest thing to their social media accounts that we have on campus. I use this in place of any of our LMS tools and they much prefer it.
04-08-2018 12:29 PM
I'd love to hear more about how you use Connect Yard, I've found the app to be confusing way to hold a discussion because you can only have one discussion at a time and overlapping threads are hard to follow.
04-09-2018 12:30 PM - last edited 12 hours ago by michael_britt
There are a couple of ways I do this. First, if I want everyone to discuss a specific topic, I will start the discussion and have everyone respond to my post. A second way is to tell everyone to use a hashtag in their post. For example, I may tell everyone to put #HIPAA in their post. This puts #HIPAA in the trending area on the right side of the screen. I can then click on the tag and it will pull every post that uses the hashtag. This makes it very easy to pull posts on certain topics. I hope this helps.
04-04-2018 04:47 PM
My favorite MindTap tools for engagement are:
The Mobile App.--This provides my students with ubiquitous access to the resources for my classes. They work on-the-go.
The e-book--The embedded activities, encourage the students to read the text and apply what they have read, engaging with the written content.
04-06-2018 04:41 PM
In MindTap - specifically in my f2f classes I like to use the You Decide module. We read through the scenario, then discuss and vote on which approach to take...then take it and find out what's next. Although I know which path will provide the optimal results, I use the discussion as a way to get students to justify why they made the selection (right or wrong).
No one gets to be a spectator and everyone gets a voice in the choice.