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 here to go to the landing page of LaunchPad for Invitation to the Life Span.
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.
Chapter Intro Videos
Each chapter has an introductory video that briefly walks students through all the topics that will be covered in the chapter. The introductory videos use quick clips that relate to topic material to connect concepts with real world situations.
LaunchPad’s e-Book integrates the text with an assortment of media-powered learning tools, and a variety of customization options for students and instructors. Worth’s acclaimed e-Book platform was developed by a cognitive psychologist (PhD, Yale University) who taught undergraduate psychology at the University of Massachusetts.
Virtual flashcards are available for every key term. Students can view these in stack mode, table mode, definitions shown, terms shown, or use quiz mode to test themselves.
Based on the latest findings from learning and research, LearningCurve combines adaptive question selection, personalized study plans, immediate valuable feedback, and state-of-the-art analysis reports. LearningCurve’s unique game-like nature keeps students engaged in the material while helping them learn and remember the concepts. LearningCurve is and is written specifically for each text. A perfect resource for those looking to flip the class, or for instructors who would like students to come to class prepared to discuss the content.
Student Video Activities
In collaboration with dozens of instructors and researchers, Worth has recently produced more than 150 new video clips for classroom or online use in human development. This brings Worth's entire archive of video clips to more than 500--a collection that covers the full range of the course, from classic experiments (like the Strange Situation and Piaget's conservation tasks) to investigations of children's play, adolescent risk taking, or the devastation of Alzheimer disease. Instructors can assign these videos to students through LaunchPad or choose one of 50 popular video activities, which combine videos with short-answer and multiple-choice questions.
Every chapter offers a pre-built summative quiz which is built using pools of questions from each section of the text. This allows students to take the quiz multiple times for practice and receive randomized questions on the same topic. It also allows instructors to use these quizzes for higher stakes as each attempt will offer differing questions on similar material.
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.
Chapter Figures, Photos, and Tables
Instructors are provided with a downloadable folder containing all the photos from each chapter.
Clicker Questions - PPT
Each chapter includes a PowerPoint presentation with multiple choice critical thinking questions made to be used with an iClicker during lectures.
Instructors are provided with a PowerPoint presentation of all the figures from each chapter.
Instructor Resources - PDF
A PDF version of an Instructor Resources packet that includes lecture outlines, learning objectives, key terms, media resources, discussions, and handouts to aid with student learning is available for each chapter.
Interactive Presentation Slides for Human Development
This series of “next generation” PowerPoint lectures gives instructors a dynamic, yet easy-to-use way to engage students during classroom presentations. Each lecture provides opportunities for discussion and interaction, and includes a wide array of embedded video clips and animations.
Lecture Guides - PDF
A PDF version of a lecture outline that includes a preview of the chapter, main ideas of the chapter, and various speaking points is provided for each chapter.
Each chapter includes pre-assembled PowerPoint presentations that can be used during lectures.
Video Tool Kit: Instructor Videos
With the Instructor Videos, instructors can play clips to introduce key topics, to illustrate and reinforce specific core concepts, or to stimulate small group and full classroom discussions. Clips may also be used to challenge students’ critical thinking skillseither in class or via independent, out-of-class assignments.