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MyEducationLab Walkthrough for Woolfolk, Educational Psychology, 11th Edition
MyEducationLab gives your students powerful insights into how real classrooms work, plus a rich array of tools that will support them
on their journey from their first class to their first classroom. This exciting new learning and teaching tool is designed to help learners and
future teachers develop the essential skills needed to succeed, while helping you save time teaching your course.
MyEducationLab is easy to assign, which is essential to providing the greatest benefit to your students. MyEducationLab is
integrated into your text. Wherever the MyEducationLab icon appears in the margins or elsewhere in the text, you and your
students can follow the simple link instructions to access the MyEducationLab resource that corresponds with the chapter
Please take a moment and register for MyEducationLab before you explore the wealth of resources that are available to you
and your students.
Register for MyEducationLab
1. Go to www.myeducationlab.com
2. Go to New User? Start here! and select “Instructors.”
3. Once at Instructor Registration, under RegisterYour Access Code orRequest Access, select “I Already Have an Access Code.”
4. Accept the Terms for the User’s Agreement.
5. Click “No” under Do You Have a Pearson Account and create a user name and a password.
6. Use this Instructor’s Access Code HEWMED-SMALL-ROBLE-OMAGH-GNASH-NINES and submit.
7. Complete the Registration Process.
8. Write down your Username:________________ and Password: ____________ in a safe place.
9. Select the corresponding MyEducationLab text/course.
10. Once completed, you will receive a confirmation e-mail.
11. Return to www.myeducationlab.com and select “Returning User.”
12. Select your text/course to access.
13. Fill in your username and password under Returning User.
Let’s begin by creating your class.
Click on Class Manager at the top right of the MyEducationLab screen.
• Click on Create Your Class
In the Create Your Class screen fill in:
• Class Name
• Class Start Date 1
• Class End Date
• In the General Information box fill in any information you would like your students to see when they log in.
• Next, if you have a course syllabus you would like to upload you may do so by hitting the Browse button under Syllabus Upload.
• Finally, hit the Create Your Course button and the next screen that appears will contain your Class ID #.
• IMPORTANT - Write down your Class ID#, this is the ID # your students will need to log on to the site.
• Click on How to Join a Class and print this document. You can hand this document out to your students along with your class ID # on
the first day of class. (you can also access it by going to Help> Instructor Topics > How students join a class created for this website).
You have now created your own Class. Click on Class Manager at the top of the screen and you will see your new class displayed on the
screen. Click the green arrow to the left of your Class and once your students have enrolled you can view and edit class info, view the
roster, and retrieve grades.
When you have your students join your class(es), the results from website activities that the students complete are visible to you in a class
gradebook. Using the Class Manager you can easily upload your syllabus allowing your students access to your syllabus any time they log
on to the site. You can also include notes to your class such as when a test may be held or a homework assignment is due.
For more information on the Class Manager including step-by-step directions on how students can join a class please click on Help >
Instructor Topics > Manage classes for this website.
You will need to set up a Class in order to use the Grade Tracker function discussed below.
Would you like an easy way to capture your students’ responses to the Quizzes, Homework and Activities, and Building Teaching Skills and
Dispositions? Click on the words Grade Tracker located at the top right of the MyEducationLab site.
You can choose to use the Grade Tracker function as much or as little as you like. Some instructors choose to track each student‘s grade to
provide an overall grade at the end of the course. Since the quizzes are tied to chapter objectives, other instructors use it to review quiz
results to determine what concept or concepts the majority of the students struggled with.
The Gradebook is easy to set up (see Class Manager discussed above) and allows you to view student names, averages, activities, and
more. For a sample instructor gradebook visit Help>Instructor Topics>About the Gradebook.
Grades can be downloaded into an Excel document for use outside of the MyEducationLab program. To see more, visit Help> Instructor
Topics > Download results from the class gradebook to Microsoft Excel.
Index of Multimedia
Let’s move on to another useful Instructor Tool, located on the MyEducationLab homepage, the Index of Multimedia. Here you can
see the wealth of media resources you have available to use with your text, organized by chapter and type of media. You have access
to videos, images which are most often student or teacher artifacts or e-book pages, and simulations. As an instructor, this Index of
Multimedia is a quick reference to the media available to you while planning for class or integrating the MyEducationLab into your
syllabus. Let’s close out of this window and return to the MyEducationLab home page.
On the MyEducationLab homepage you will see four tabs at the top:
Home, Chapter, Resources, and Instructor.
Let’s begin by clicking on the Chapter Tab.
On the left-hand side you will see chapters that correspond with the chapters in your text. Each chapter will include an Individualized
Study Plan, Assignments: Activities and Applications, Building Teaching Skills and Dispositions assignments, Anita Talks Podcasts, and
Teacher Talk Videos.
Let’s click on Chapter 2: Cognitive Development and Language and then click on Study Plan.
The Study Plan helps students assess their strengths and weaknesses and provides remediation for
targeted study. Each Study Plan is made up of:
• Chapter Objectives provide students with key concepts they should become familiar with as they
read and study.
• The Study Plan Quiz provides multiple choice questions with hints, directing them back to the page
in the text to read for more information. Students who submit their Study Plan Quiz are provided with
feedback and an individualized study plan. The remediation included in each study plan may include
e-book pages, artifacts, video, and/or simulations to help students better understand the content they
• Review, Practice, and Enrichment provide students the opportunity to deepen their understanding of particular concepts and
principles of the chapter through text excerpts or interactive exercises with embedded video, artifacts, cases, or simulations. Detailed
feedback is available for the exercises, allowing students to see why answers are correct or incorrect.
• Flashcards provide students with an interactive way to review important vocabulary or concepts from the chapter.
(Close this window before moving on)
Activities and Applications
Now click on Activities and Applications. These activities are designed to be assigned by instructors
or used by students on their own, and help students apply what they have learned in each chapter by
analyzing real classrooms through video clips, artifacts, case studies, and simulations.
Click on Activity 1: Cognitive Development in Different Stages. Launch the video Cognitive
Development in Different Stages – each video is less than ten minutes long and is accompanied by
questions to help students apply what they are learning.
Answers for these exercises are available only to instructors in the Instructor Tab,
which we will visit later.
Building Teaching Skills and Dispositions
Next, let’s click on Building Teaching Skills and Dispositions. These assignments help students
practice and strengthen skills that are essential to quality teaching. Providing multiple opportunities to
practice a similar skill, these activities encourage a deeper application of text content and use of critical
In Chapter 2, Building Teaching Skills and Dispositions #1 students are comparing elements of
cognitive development in different grade levels and types of activities. As you click through each Part
notice how the videos change but the questions do not – helping students identify and apply what
they are learning about cognition to scaffold it for different teaching situations. Parts 1-3 are not graded, and provide hints and feedback,
allowing the student multiple opportunities to practice. Part 4 is a Final Quiz and can be submitted to the Instructor for a grade. An answer
key for the Building Teaching Skills and Dispositions is available only to instructors in the Instructor Tab which we will visit later.
Now, move up the left hand column to click on Podcasts. Here students can listen to selections from
Anita Talks about Teaching, a collection of podcasts in which Dr. Woolfolk discusses how chapter content
relates to the teaching profession.
Next, let’s click on Teacher Talk. This module features a direct link to video clips of
teachers responding to the question, “Why do I teach?” These videos help teacher
candidates see the bigger picture and consider why what they are learning in important
to their career as a teacher. Each of these featured teachers has been awarded the
Council of Chief State School Officers Teachers of the Year award, the oldest and most
prestigious award for teachers.
Now that you have seen the wealth of chapter specific resources, let’s go to the tabs at the top of the page
and click on the Resources Tab.
This Resources section is designed to help students pass their licensure exam, put together an effective portfolio and lesson plan, prepare
for and begin their career, navigate their first year of teaching, and understand key educational standards, policies, and laws.
The resources tab includes the following:
Lesson Plan & Portfolio Builders are effective and easy-to-use tools that students can use to create,
update, and share lesson plans and portfolios.
The Preparing a Portfolio module provides guidelines for creating a teaching portfolio that will allow
you to practice effective lesson planning and prepare a high-quality portfolio.
In Licensure Exams, you will find guidelines for passing the Praxis exam. This section includes a
Practice Test Exam with practice test questions, Case Histories with practice test questions, and Video
Case Studies with questions.
The Licensure and Standards module provides students with quick access to state licensure
standards for each state and national standards including professional teaching standards, Teacher
Education Program Standards, and content area standards.
Click on Beginning Your Career to find practical information:
• Resume and Interviewing- featuring expert advice on how to write impressive resumes and prepare
for job interviews.
• Your First Year of Teaching- providing practical tips to help new teachers set up their classroom, manage student behavior and learn
to more easily organize for instruction and assessment.
• Law and Public Policies- All teachers are held accountable for knowing what their responsibilities are with regard to certain federal
laws and educational policies. Click on Law and Public Policies to learn specific directives under the No Child Left Behind Act and to
understand the six requirements of The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
The Instructor Resources Tab provides you with quick access to the electronic Instructor Supplements available with your text.
Detailed directions to download instructor supplements appear below.
Take a moment and click on Answer Key. To save you time a chapter-by-chapter Answer Key for the open-ended Activities and
Applications and Building Teaching Skills questions are provided here.
To Download Instructor Resources
Begin at the Instructor Tab
• Click the Instructor Resources link.
• Click on Resources on the Product Page.
• Click on the View Downloadable Files of the supplement you wish to download.
• Click on the file in the window that pops up.
• Enter your username and password and click submit.*
• Click “I accept (proceed with download)” when the File Download page appears.
• It is recommended that you click Save and determine where you want to save the file on your hard drive.
* If you do not currently have a username and password for the Pearson Instructor Resource Center, please visit www.pearsonhighered.com, click
Educator, click on Instructor Resource Center and then click Request IRC access under Returning Users in the blue box. You will be sent an e-mail with an
access code and directions for registering. This process confirms you as an instructor and ensures that students do not access these instructor files.
You have now completed the MyEducationLab walkthrough for Woolfolk’s, Educational Psychology. As you can see, MyEducationLab
provides your students with an opportunity to think critically and practice applying what they’re learning in your course and through the
textbook to the classroom. Its integration in the text makes it easy to incorporate into your course while the homework and activities and
quizzes make it easy to assign. Finally, the Class Manager and Grade Tracker provide you quick access to the information you need.
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The Faculty Advocate Program is builds on our MyEducationLab peer-to-peer advising initiative that proved so effective with faculty
nationwide. Faculty Advocates are college instructors experienced in using our MyEducationLab in their classrooms who want to share
their experiences with colleagues interested in incorporating the same technology. Our Faculty Advocates participate in various activities
including one-on-one training, group demonstrations, and phone and email sessions.
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Join a 90-minute live training workshop – View the trainer’s computer screen and have
the opportunity to interact with MyEducationLab. You will need a computer with high
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For additional dates and times, visit our training site at: www.myeducationlab.com/
Hosted by Wesley Sellinger - Online workshops will introduce participants to an overview
of MyEducationLab from both the educator and student perspective, with discussion of
MyEducationLab features and how they might be utilized in an education course. Topics
will vary depending on textbooks being used and include:
Using MyEdLab for the first time – registration for you and your students
MyEdLab features including:
• Homework and exercises
• Building teaching skills
• Individualized study plans
• Student and teacher artefacts
• Case studies
• Incorporating MyEdLab into your syllabus
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NOTE: Please read the Description and Agenda of each workshop carefully to help you select the workshop that meets your needs.
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2. You will see a list of all the available online workshops - Click on the “Web Conference Link” for the workshop you would like to attend.
3. Click “Add to my Calendar” to upload information about how to join the conference – you will only be asked for your name and
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