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MindTap Agriscience for Agricultural Mechanics: Fundamentals & Applications 7th Edition

Ray V. Herren

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Overview

MindTap® Agriscience for Herren's Agricultural Mechanics: Fundamentals and Applications, 7th edition is the digital learning solution that helps instructors engage and transform today's students into critical thinkers. Through paths of dynamic assignments and applications that you can personalize, real-time course analytics, and an accessible reader, MindTap helps you turn cookie-cutter into cutting-edge, apathy into engagement, and memorizers into higher-level thinkers. As an educator using MindTap, you have at your fingertips the right content and unique set of tools curated specifically for your course, including engaging activities, interactive image labeling, games, video, lab exercises and quizzing. Logically organized into content specific sections containing each of these features, the all-in-one interface is designed to improve workflow and save time when planning lessons and course structure. The control to build and personalize your course is all yours, focusing on the most relevant material while also lowering costs for your students. Stay connected and informed in your course through real-time student tracking that provides the opportunity to adjust the course as needed based on analytics of interactivity in the course.

Ray V. Herren, University of Georgia, Athens (Emeritus)

Dr. Ray V. Herren has been actively involved in agriculture for most of his life. He grew up on a diversified farm, where he played a major role in the production of livestock. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in agricultural education from Auburn University, a master's degree in agribusiness education from Alabama A & M, and a doctorate in vocational education (with an emphasis in agricultural education) from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Dr. Herren has taught at Gaylesville High School in Alabama, Virginia Tech, Oregon State University, and the University of Georgia in Athens (UGA), where he retired as head of the Department of Agriculture Leadership, Education, and Communication. In addition to serving as National President in the Future Farmers of America (FFA) alumni organization, he has served on numerous committees from the local to international level, including a national task force to develop FFA programs for middle school and the national committee for career development events. His prolific scholarly activity includes 26 journal articles, 51 invited or refereed presentations, and 12 books and manuals. He has also earned several awards for his commitment to service, including induction into the Georgia Agricultural Teacher Hall of Fame and UGA's prestigious College of Education Outstanding Teaching Award.
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  • Build and personalize your course by integrating your own content into the MindTap Reader using your own documents or pull from sources like RSS feeds, YouTube videos, websites, Google Docs and more. Control what content students see and when they see it with a learning path that can be used as-is or matched to your syllabus exactly.
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Unit Overviews provide students with an introduction to the main topics presented in each lesson, combining learning objectives with supporting text, images, and graphics in a highly visual PowerPoint presentation.

Logically organized, each reading in the ebook falls under a specific module of learning, including important topics such as careers, orienting students to the shop, woodworking and metal working, power tools, project planning, tool fitting, gas heating, cutting, brazing and welding, arc welding, painting power mechanics, electricity and electronics plumbing, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, concrete and masonry and agriculture structures.

Videos explore the intricacies of specific topics through engaging narrative and visuals, enabling students to experience realistic industry-related scenarios and expand their knowledge of the content.

Lab Exercises encourage the application of content learned in each lesson, successfully connecting the hands on experience of the lab with interactive online reporting of lab results.

Engaging activities and games, including image labeling, matching, and crossword puzzles serve to reinforce and encourage the practice and remediation of key concepts in each lesson.

Auto-graded quizzing for each lesson tracks students’ progress and acquired knowledge, while providing remediation for areas requiring improvement.

A combined English Glossary/Spanish Glosario App provides instant access to definitions for terms in both English and Spanish, ensuring that all students have equal opportunity to learn key concepts.
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This Cengage solution can be seamlessly integrated into most Learning Management Systems (Blackboard, Brightspace by D2L, Canvas, Moodle, and more) but does require a different ISBN for access codes. Please work with your Cengage Learning Consultant to ensure the proper course set up and ordering information. For additional information, please visit the LMS Integration site.

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  • ISBN-10: 1305950143
  • ISBN-13: 9781305950146
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Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

FOR INSTRUCTORS

Online Instructor's Manual

ISBN: 9781285058986
A PDF Instructor’s Manual provides objectives, competencies, glossary terms with definitions, and answers to the end-of-unit question. New to this edition, the instructor’s manual now includes lesson plan outlines for each unit with suggested class activities, a correlation guide to the National AFNR Career Cluster Standards, and additional suggested resources. Access via login.cengage.com.

ClassMaster CD-ROM

ISBN: 9781285058993
The ClassMaster CD-ROM is a complete instructor's teaching package on CD-ROM composed of innovative tools designed to correlate to and reinforce the text. ClassMaster CD-ROMs include the following components: A PDF Instructor's Manual provides objectives, competencies, glossary terms with definitions, and answers to the end-of-unit question. New to this edition, the instructor's manual now includes lesson plan outlines for each unit with suggested class activities, a correlation guide to the National AFNR Career Cluster Standards, and additional suggested resources. A PDF Lab Manual Instructor's Guide provides answers to lab manual exercises and additional guidance for the instructor. It has been expanded for this edition to include more answer keys for the lab exercises found in the lab manual. A computerized test bank created in ExamView® makes generating tests and quizzes a snap. Expanded to include 1500+ questions with different question formats to choose from, you can create customized assessments for your students with the click of a button. Add your own unique questions and print rationales for easy class preparation. Instructor support slide presentations that can be customized in PowerPoint® format focusing on key points for each chapter. There is a slide presentation for each unit available to accompany the textbook. New! An Image Library with all of the illustrations from the textbook can be used in slide presentations or as part of classroom discussion. New! Correlation guides include content mapping to STEM, Common Core, and National AFNR Career Cluster Standards.

Lab Manual

ISBN: 9781285059013
The Laboratory Manual is a valuable tool designed to enhance your lab experience. This comprehensive workbook tests students' knowledge and reinforces learning of text content. Job sheets for each unit include an objective, tools and materials needed, and a procedure with short answer questions, procedural checklists, image labeling activities, or other activities meant to reinforce comprehension of unit content.

FOR STUDENTS

Lab Manual

ISBN: 9781285059013
The Laboratory Manual is a valuable tool designed to enhance your lab experience. This comprehensive workbook tests students' knowledge and reinforces learning of text content. Job sheets for each unit include an objective, tools and materials needed, and a procedure with short answer questions, procedural checklists, image labeling activities, or other activities meant to reinforce comprehension of unit content.