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Author: McGraw-Hill Education

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An audio podcast series dedicated to the sharing of ideas, best practices, teaching tips, educational solutions, and other exciting topics in Anatomy and Physiology.
75 Episodes
It's a new year and after 2020's transition to fully online, we want to make it easier than ever for you! Join Valerie Kramer (McGraw Hill), as she shares some of McGraw Hill's brand new assets available for A&P and ideas to implement them into your course. Whether you've never used McGraw Hill before or have used it for years, this is a great opportunity to integrate these tools into your Spring semester and beyond. 
In honor of Valentine's Day, Jim Connely (interim host) talks about Dr. Michael Koot's (McGraw Hill) article about how to integrate the new Heart rotatable 3D model, including the top five views! 3D models in Anatomy & Physiology Revealed (APR) provide students students with a great perspective and allows them to see the spatial relationship between structures they can't see in a flat image.  How might you use the Heart 3D model in your course?Create an assignment using the Anatomy & Physiology Revealed Connect Assignment type. Any APR Connect Assignment can include an activity that uses one of the available 3D models.Learn more about the APR Connect Assignment here: the “Create link” feature to bookmark an interesting view you have created with the 3D model. You can then share this link with your students or use it to quickly access this specific view of the 3D model during lecture or lab for demonstration purposes.Create an Active Learning Activity. A scavenger hunt makes APR even more engaging and fun. Give your students a specific task with the 3D model and ask them to copy their link and send it to you when they have completed the task. For example, you might tell them to find a view in the heart 3D model that will allow them to observe the septomarginal trabecula piercing the anterior papillary muscle.
We've flipped the script! Join Jim Connely (McGraw Hill), as he talks with Valerie Kramer (current Succeed in A&P host) about some lessons learned from the online transition COVID-19 placed on the Spring 2020 semester. Tips from utilizing your LMS, accessibility—and taking your lab course online. Oh, and you won't want to miss the surprise giveaway at the end! Reach out to And, learn more about McGraw Hill's virtual/online labs at the following links: Connect Virtual Labs Anatomy & Physiology Revealed (APR)
Now in its 17th year, Anatomy & Physiology Revealed (APR) has some exciting enhancements that bring more customization to your online or face-to-face course: New! 3D Models allow students to see the spatial relationships between structures. Read more about how to incorporate in your course, here. Animations. With actions and views—and attachments. Customizable Custom Link Feature. Read more here. Coming in 2021: APR Integration with Connect for even more customization and Coming in 2021: Integration of Practice Atlas with APR. Want to listen to more shows about APR? Check out these episodes: Tools to Move your Lab Course OnlineNew! 3D Rotatable Models to Engage StudentsThis Tool will Make your Course More ProductiveGet Creative and See Engagement Soar
Join Valerie Kramer (McGraw Hill) and McGraw Hill Lead Product Developer, Lora Neyens, as they discuss behind-the-scenes of bringing the new Connect Virtual Labs to students and instructors around the world! Connect Virtual Labs, officially launched May 1, 2020, is a solution for an online lab replacement, preparation or makeup, created from instructor and student feedback. New technology makes these realistic lab simulations user- and mobile-friendly, and more accessible for all students! 
Join Michael Koot, PhD (McGraw-Hill) as he shares advice and tools to successfully move the lab portion of your A&P course to fully digital. Go easy on yourself, be flexible, and utilize digital tools available! Michael describes ways to incorporate tools like Anatomy & Physiology Revealed, Practice Atlas, and Connect Virtual Labs ( Not a current user of McGraw-Hill? We are here to help by offering all of these tools at no cost during this time. Please share more about your course at this link:, so we can get you set up as quickly as possible.
A&P Instructor Nahel Awadallah (Nash Community College) shares his tips for successful remote learning. With more than 20 years experience in education and half of those years with courses fully online, he provides great advice, from tools like Tegrity and Virtual Labs—to ideas of changing your perspective and the importance of communication. You won't want to miss this!     This is the second in a series of podcasts dedicated to moving courses online quickly in the wake of the news and recent school closings. 
With recent events, it's time to think about getting your A&P course online! This is the first in a series of podcasts that will share ideas and advice for successful remote learning. Join Valerie Kramer ( and Jim Connely ( as they discuss moving your course online. It's all about communication, organization—and keeping it simple!          Inspiration comes from a recent article by professors Stephanie Moore (University of Virginia) and Charles B. Hodges (Georgia Southern University). You can find their article at: 
To kick off 2020, Valerie Kramer (McGraw-Hill) welcomes special guest—student Carly Franklin (University of Dubuque)—to share her perspective on passing the A&P course and how it has helped her have success in nursing school. 
Join Valerie Kramer and Matthew Garcia (McGraw-Hill) as they share exciting, modern updates to Anatomy & Physiology Revealed (APR). After listening, you'll be equipped with ideas for new tools to engage today's students for the ultimate success in the A&P course! 
Join Jim Connely (McGraw-Hill Education) and his guest Richard Pirkle (Tennessee Tech University) as they discuss the nursing shortage, drop/fail/withdraw rates in A&P I and five unique strategies you can use today to improve both student performance and teaching effectiveness. Jim and Richard have some fun along the way!#MHEhappiness
Join Valerie Kramer (McGraw-Hill) and special guest Cynthia Leaver, PhD (American Association of Colleges of Nursing) as they discuss the importance of A&P and the national nursing shortage crisis. You'll gain ideas and feel motivated to help your students stay engaged and pass the A&P course to get into nursing school! 
You're not alone! Most A&P instructors are faced with many of the same challenges. Join Valerie Kramer and Kristine Rellihan (McGraw-Hill) as they talk about listening to you, the instructor, so we can create the content and solutions to help you and your students succeed in the A&P course.
Want to see your drop-fail-withdrawal (DFW) rate decrease? Join Valerie Kramer (McGraw-Hill) and Richard Pirkle (Tennessee Tech University) as they talk about the challenge of the underprepared student and some tips to help get students on the same playing field—and ultimately succeed in the A&P course!
Listen as Valerie Kramer (McGraw-Hill) discusses the NEW SmartBook 2.0 and how to make your course meet Quality Matters standards with Bill Hoover, MD (Bunker Hill Community College). On average, students spend 80% of their time NOT with the instructor. Hear how this tool engages students to read and ultimately helps them succeed.
Join Valerie Kramer (McGraw-Hill) and Molly Schiel (Northeast Iowa Community College) as they discuss the importance of student motivation in the A&P Course. You'll leave inspired to motivate your own students with these five easy-to-implement ways to keep students engaged! 
Join Valerie Kramer (McGraw-Hill) and Myles Hunter (TutorMe) as they share their passion for education and how they are collaborating to provide help to students 24/7. Both McGraw-Hill and TutorMe want to make learning convenient AND effective! Listen as they discuss how their platforms are working together to do just that. 
Join Jim Connely and Valerie Kramer (McGraw Hill Education) as they talk about the start of our implementation season! We are excited to offer a world class implementation event on July 19th. This event is virtual and open to anyone teaching with a McGraw-Hill book and Connect. Jim and Valerie talk about Nutrition, Microbiology, Anatomy and Physiology plus Medical Terminology. Sign up today!Additionally, we will be conducting a face-to-face session for course preparation on July 25th and 26th in the Dubuque, Iowa office. Seats are limited. Reach out to your learning technology representative today! 
Join Valerie Kramer, Jim Connely and Matt Garcia (McGraw Hill) as they interview HAPS attendees and hear what tips they have for you. (Note: Voices listed below are not in order of appearance.) Listen now for inspiration!Tips are from the following faculty: Andy Russo, University of IowaMichael Koot, McGraw-Hill Education Bill Hoover, Bunker Hill Community CollegeBeth Kersten, State College of Florida (Manatee) Mary Beth Dawson, Kingsborough Community College Judy D' Aleo, Plymouth State University  Feel the energy of the event and win a plethora of prizes!
Join us for Pro-Tip Friday at HAPS! Join Valerie Kramer, Jim Connely and Matt Garcia (McGraw Hill) as they interview HAPS attendees and hear what tips they have for you. (Note: Voices listed below are not in order of appearance.) Listen now for inspiration!Tips are from the following faculty: Carrie Espasandin, Olympic Community CollegeLeslie Hendon, University of Alabama BirminghamNahel Awadallah, Nash Community CollegeSteve Sullivan, Bucks County Community CollegeMatt Garcia, McGraw-Hill Education  Feel the energy of the event and win a plethora of prizes!
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