LaunchPad contains resources for you and your students. In this tutorial, we'll take a detailed look at both types separately.
When you're ready to create your LaunchPad course, you can click the following link to go to the landing page of LaunchPad for Thinking About Psychology. We also offer a course tour for Thinking About Psychology that will help you get started using this LaunchPad.
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.
A complete online version of the textbook, this e-Book is every word on every page of the printed text, including all AP® Exam Tips, images, and key terms. In addition to LaunchPad’s notes and highlighting features, you can easily hide chapters or sections that you do not cover in your course, rearrange the order of chapters and sections, and add your own content directly into the e-Book.
To make sure students understand the language of the course, 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.
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.
Clicker Questions Slides
Multiple-choice questions designed for use with the iClicker, presented in a customizable PowerPoint file.
Clicker Questions - Word
Multiple-choice questions designed for use with the iClicker, presented in a customizable Word document.
Instructors are provided with a PowerPoint® Presentation of all the figures, photos, and tables from each module.
Created by Kent Korek of Germantown High School in Wisconsin, these enhanced PowerPoint lecture slides are designed to assist teachers with lecture preparation and presentations. The slides contain graphs, figures, data tables, links, video clips, and explanations of key concepts suitable for lecture presentation. They may be personalized by adding personal data, questions, and additional lecture notes.
Complete lesson plans provide everything you need to know to successfully teach each module, including pacing, lesson objectives, and useful resources.
Module Figures, Photos, and Tables
For teachers who prefer to build their own presentation materials, we offer each figure, photo and table from the textbook, available to download as JPEG files.
These customizable quizzes with answers for each module are available to download as a Word file.
The pacing guides provide suggestions for pacing content for each module and help you decide what to teach on a daily basis. The guides offer a day-by-day plan for teaching learning objectives, vocabulary, class activities and homework.
Psychology Fair Guide
This guide, written by veteran Illinois high school teacher Carol Dean, will make conducting your own psychology fair easier by helping you both showcase student work and present psychology to the general public.
This includes every page of the Teacher’s Edition, which provides a wealth of guidance and support for teachers. Our philosophy for this Teacher’s Edition centers on providing tools and teaching tips that teachers will actually use. These tools include Building Vocabulary activities, Beyond the Classroom and Interconnections, Differentiation tips, and more.
Teacher's Resource Materials
The Teachers Resource Materials, written by Amy Fineburg, is a comprehensive accompaniment to Thinking About Psychology. This resource offers suggestions for numerous multimedia resources, classroom activities, demonstrations, and enrichment lessons that give teachers tools for active and differentiated learning. The Teacher’s Resource Materials is a toolkit for planning exciting, challenging, and engaging lessons.
This valuable resource provides a wide variety of activities that are closely aligned with the text, written by Psychology teachers from all over the country.
Thinking Critically Exercises
Give students more critical thinking practice with these exercises for every module, which probe relevant module topics.
ExamView® Test Bank
Create online tests from questions also available in our ExamView® Test Bank CD. Note that the CD might include questions not available in LaunchPad. Contact your sales representative for more information on this particular ExamView® Test Bank.