McGraw-Hill Connect is a digital assignment and assessment platform that strengthens the link between faculty, students, and coursework, helping everyone accomplish more in less time. For students, Connect uses innovative, interactive technology to enable a more personalized learning experience that better engages students in course content so they are better prepared, are more active in discussion, and achieve better results. Connect allows instructors to give homework assignments with immediate, automatic feedback, upload recorded class lectures and presentations through Tegrity, and track student progress and concept comprehension through robust reporting tools.
Available within Connect, SmartBook™ is an adaptive learning program designed to help students stay focused and maximize their study time. Based on metacognition, and powered by LearnSmart™, SmartBook’s adaptive capabilities provide with a personalized reading and learning experience that helps them identify the concepts they know, and more importantly, the concepts they don’t know.
Available within Connect, Concept Clips help students break down key themes and difficult concepts in Psychology. Using easy-to-understand analogies, visual cues, and stimulating animations, Concept Clips make Psychology meaningful to everyday life.
Available within Connect, Interactivities allow students to experience and apply their understanding of psychology to the world with fun and stimulating activities.
The McGraw-Hill Education Milestones video series is a powerful tool that allows students to experience life as it unfolds, from infancy to late adulthood. This ground-breaking, longitudinal video series tracks the development of real children as they progress through the early stages of physical, social, and emotional development in their first few weeks, months, and years of life. Assignable and assessable within McGraw-Hill Connect, Milestones also includes interviews with adolescents and adults to reflect development throughout the entire lifespan.
Data-driven revision. McGraw-Hill Education authors now have access to student performance data to analyze and to inform their revisions. This data is anonymously collected from the many students who use LearnSmart, the adaptive learning system that provides students with individualized assessment of their own progress. Because virtually every text paragraph is tied to several questions that students answer while using LearnSmart, the specific concepts with which students are having the most difficulty are easily pinpointed through empirical data in the form of a “heat map” report.
Connect Insight™ is a one-of-kind visual analytics dashboard—now available for both instructors and students—that provides at-a-glance information regard¬ing student performance. Designed for mobile devices, Connect Insight travels from office to classroom, available on demand wherever or whenever it’s needed.
Coverage of career opportunities in lifespan development. “Connecting with Careers” inserts profiles of individuals whose career relates to the chapter's content. The Careers Appendix describes a number of careers in education/research, clinical/counseling, medical/nursing/physical, and family/relationships categories.
Expert Consultants. Life-span development has become an enormous, complex field, and no single author, or even several authors, can possibly keep up with all of the rapidly changing content in the many periods and different areas of life-span development. With each edition, John Santrock seeks the input of leading experts about the content in a number of areas of development, who provide evaluations and recommendations in their area(s) of expertise.
Proven Learning Goals Pedagogy. This class-tested hallmark of John Santrock's programs encompasses learning goals, chapter maps, review and reflect, and reach your learning goals sections, which are all linked together. By following this pedagogical road map, students will read and retain course material more effectively and efficiently.
Connections between theory and applications. Santrock provides a wealth of applied examples to show students the personal meaning life-span development has for them. In addition to the narrative's applications, each chapter also boasts a “Connecting Development to Life” feature, which focus on health and well-being, parenting, and education.
Developmental Connections in the margins link discussions of topics across chapters.