Looseleaf for Interpersonal Communication

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Author: Kory Floyd

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780077678692

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Kory Floyd's approach to interpersonal communication stems from his research on the positive impact of communication on our health and well-being. Interpersonal Communication, 2e demonstrates how effective interpersonal communication can make students' lives better. With careful consideration given to the impact of computer-mediated communication, the program reflects the rapid changes of the modern world in which today’s students live and interact. The program also helps students understand and build interpersonal skills and choices for their academic, personal, and professional lives.

Loose Leaf for Interpersonal Skills in Organizations

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Author: Beth Schneider,Karen O. Dowd,Suzanne de Janasz

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9781260141436

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 544

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Interpersonal Skills in Organizations by de Janasz, Dowd, and Schneider takes a fresh, thoughtful look at the key skills necessary for personal and managerial success in organizations today. Exploding with exercises, cases, and group activities, the book employs an experiential approach suitable for all student audiences. The book is organized into 4 distinct sections (Understanding Yourself, Understanding Others, Understanding Teams, and Leading) that can be used collectively or modularly depending on the instructors' preferences and students' needs. The emphasis in this edition focuses on making the text more current along with making the text pedagogically effective for students and instructors.

Fundamentals of Nursing

Active Learning for Collaborative Practice

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Author: Barbara L Yoost,Lynne R Crawford

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323296890

Category: Medical

Page: 1216

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There’s a new fundamentals text in town. One that centers on simple language, active learning, and a fresh new way to help you truly understand, apply, and retain important nursing information and concepts. Introducing the brand new Fundamentals of Nursing text from Yoost and Crawford. Written in a warm and conversational style, this innovative text starts by guiding you towards a basic understanding of the nursing profession and then logically progresses through the nursing process and into the safe and systematic methods of applying care. Each chapter features realistic case studies and critical thinking exercises woven throughout the content to help you continually apply what you’ve learned to actual patient care. Conceptual care maps further your ability to make clinical judgments and synthesize knowledge as you develop plans of care after analyzing and clustering related patient assessment data. All of this paired with a wealth of student-friendly learning features and clinically-focused content offers up a fundamentally different — and quite effective — way for you to easily master the fundamentals of nursing. UNIQUE! Active learning approach centers on case studies and critical thinking exercises that are woven throughout each chapter to ensure readers are able to apply chapter content to broader nursing concepts and realistic patient scenarios. UNIQUE! Simple to complex progression of information starts by guiding readers towards a basic understanding of the nursing profession and then logically progressing through the nursing process and into the safe and systematic methods of applying care. UNIQUE! Warm, conversational style devoid of repetitive discussions and unnecessary information slows down the pace of information to give readers time to critically think and master all fundamental concepts and skills. UNIQUE! Conceptual care maps require readers to develop a plan of care after analyzing and clustering related patient assessment data. This unique learning tool assists readers in recognizing the importance of each type of assessment data and furthers your ability to make clinical judgments and synthesize knowledge about the whole patient. Learning objectives carried throughout the chapter features the objective being showcased at the start of the chapter, tied to headings throughout the chapter, and once again reinforced at the close of the chapter. Nursing Skills sections provide information on the purpose, procedures, evidence-based practice, special circumstances, and more for a variety of important nursing skills — all supported by rationales, photos, and illustrations. Nursing Care Guidelines highlight information (including background, procedural concerns, documentation concerns, and evidence-based practice) and resources to reduce risk and ensure safety for the patient and nurse. Diverse mix of clinically focused boxes are incorporated throughout each chapter.

Essentials for Nursing Practice - E-Book

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Author: Patricia A. Potter,Anne Griffin Perry,Patricia Stockert,Amy Hall

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323554717

Category: Medical

Page: 1296

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Get a solid foundation in essential nursing principles, concepts, and skills! Essentials for Nursing Practice, 9th Edition combines everything you need from your fundamentals course and streamlines it into a format that’s perfect for busy nursing students. The ninth edition retains many classic features, including chapter case studies, procedural guidelines, and special considerations for various age groups, along with new content including a chapter on Complementary and Alternative Therapies, interactive clinical case studies on Evolve, a new Reflective Learning section, and QSEN activities to encourage active learning. Thoroughly reviewed by nursing clinical experts and educators, this new edition ensures you learn nursing Essentials with the most accurate, up-to-date, and easy-to-understand book on the market. Progressive case studies are introduced at the beginning of the chapter and are then used to tie together the care plan, concept map, and clinical decision-making exercises. Focused Patient Assessment tables include actual questions to help you learn how to effectively phrase questions to patients as well as target physical assessment techniques. Nursing skills at the end of each chapter feature full-bleed coloring on the edge of the page to make them easy to locate. Safety guidelines for nursing skills sections precede each skills section to help you focus on safe and effective skills performance. Detailed care plans in the text and on Evolve demonstrate the application of the 5-step nursing process to individual patient problems to help you understand how a plan is developed and how to evaluate care. Unexpected outcomes and related interventions for skills alert you to possible problems and appropriate nursing action. Patient Teaching boxes help you plan effective teaching by first identifying an outcome, then developing strategies on how to teach, and finally, implementing measures to evaluate learning. Care of the Older Adult boxes highlight key aspects of nursing assessment and care for this growing population. Key points neatly summarize the most important content for each chapter to help you review and evaluate learning. Evidence-Based Practice boxes include a PICO question, summary of the results of a research study, and a F description of how the study has affected nursing practice — in every chapter. Patient-Centered Care boxes address racial and ethnic diversity along with the cultural differences that impact socioeconomic status, values, geography, and religion. 65 Skills and procedural guidelines provide clear, step-by-step instructions for providing safe nursing care. 5-step nursing process provides a consistent framework for clinical chapters. Concept maps visually demonstrate planning care for patients with multiple diagnoses. NOC outcomes, NIC interventions, and NANDA diagnoses are incorporated in care plans to reflect the standard used by institutions nationwide.

Health Assessment for Nursing Practice

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Author: Susan F. Wilson,Jean Foret Giddens

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323377785

Category: Medical

Page: 552

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Today’s nursing students are busier and more pressed for time than ever. The good news is that Health Assessment for Nursing Practice, 6th Edition caters to your needs by focusing only on the information you need to master the core assessment skills and thrive in clinical practice. In addition to its focused content, you can look forward to straightforward and easy-to-understand language; vivid photos; clean page layouts; and of course the latest information on topical things like electronic documentation, QSEN competencies, and cultural considerations. Plus, with its abundance of engaging learning tools — like case studies, procedure videos, animations, and insightful call-outs — you’ll be able to maximize your learning AND study time! Straightforward, easy-to-understand coverage gives readers the knowledge and confidence to perform a complete physical examination. Clear differentiation between basic skills and advanced procedures or special-circumstance procedures helps readers pinpoint essential assessments. Two-column format creates a visual distinction between normal and abnormal findings and techniques. Vivid full-color photos walk readers step-by-step through key assessment techniques to better understand key abnormalities. UNIQUE! Concept Overview boxes present core concepts in the context of health assessment, with discussions of pain, oxygenation, perfusion, tissue integrity, motion, sensory perception, metabolism, and intracranial regulation. UNIQUE! Clinical Reasoning boxes explain the thought process of an experienced nurse making a clinical decision to help readers gain expert perspective on clinical judgment and the decision-making process in nursing practice. UNIQUE! Patients with Situational Variations sections address special circumstances or needs for patients in wheelchairs or other limitations and exam variations. Documenting Expected Findings sections demonstrate how to chart normal findings -- a perpetual area of struggle among nursing students. Review questions in the book help assess reader’s understanding of need-to-know content. UNIQUE! Case studies at the end of each chapter give readers practice in developing clinical reasoning skills in the context of health assessment and physical examination. UNIQUE! Adapting Health Assessment to the Hospitalized Patient chapter explains special techniques for performing a head-to-toe assessment of a patient in a hospital setting. Health Promotion for Evidence-Based Practice boxes apply the U.S. government's Healthy People 2020 objectives and include thorough discussions of recommendations for health promotion and reducing risk. Ethnic, Cultural, and Spiritual Variations boxes help readers anticipate the unique needs of a multicultural patient population. Health Assessment Across the Life Span unit contains four separate chapters that cover all lifespan content, including older adults, pregnant patients, and infants, children, and adolescents. Synthesis and Application of Health Assessment unit details how to conduct, document, and adapt the head-to-toe examination.

Kinn's The Administrative Medical Assistant

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Author: Deborah B. Proctor,Brigitte Niedzwiecki,Julie Pepper,Payel Madero

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323444210

Category: Medical

Page: 544

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Administrative Medical Assisting begins with Kinn! Elsevier’s Kinn’s The Administrative Medical Assistant, 13th Edition provides you with the real-world administrative skills that are essential to working in the modern medical office. An applied learning approach to the MA curriculum is threaded throughout each chapter to help you further develop the tactile and critical thinking skills necessary in today’s healthcare setting. Paired with our adaptive solutions, EHR documentation, ICD-10 coverage and, detailed procedural videos, you will learn the professional and interpersonal skills of modern administrative medical assisting! Professionalism in applicable procedures teaches you how to properly interact with patients and coworkers. Professional behavior boxes provide guidelines on how to interact with patients, families, and coworkers. Step-by-step procedures explain complex conditions and abstract concepts. Patient education and legal and ethical issues are described in relation to the Medical Assistant's job. Critical thinking applications test your understanding of the content. Threaded case scenarios help you to apply concepts to realistic administrative situations. Portfolio builder helps you demonstrate proficiency to potential employers. NEW! Chapter on The Health Record reviews how you’ll be working with a patient’s medical record. NEW! Chapter on Technology in the Medical Office introduces you to the role technology plays in the medical office. NEW! Administrative procedure videos helps you visualize and review key procedures. NEW! Chapter on Competency-Based Education helps you to understand how your mastery of the material will affect your ability to get a job. Basics of Diagnostic Coding prepares you to use ICD-10 coding system.

Looseleaf for Interpersonal Conflict

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Author: William Wilmot,Joyce Hocker

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9781259407901

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 400

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Interpersonal Conflict explains the key dynamics of personal conflicts that we all face. Written for courses such as Communication and Conflict, Interpersonal Conflict, Conflict Management, Conflict and Negotiation, and Conflict in Personal Relationships, this textbook examines the central principles of effective conflict management in a wide variety of contexts--whether at home or on the job. Its combination of up-to-date research and examples gives students a theoretical and practical foundation in conflict management. Instructors and students can now access their course content through the Connect digital learning platform by purchasing either standalone Connect access or a bundle of print and Connect access. McGraw-Hill Connect® is a subscription-based learning service accessible online through your personal computer or tablet. Choose this option if your instructor will require Connect to be used in the course. Your subscription to Connect includes the following: • SmartBook® - an adaptive digital version of the course textbook that personalizes your reading experience based on how well you are learning the content. • Access to your instructor’s homework assignments, quizzes, syllabus, notes, reminders, and other important files for the course. • Progress dashboards that quickly show how you are performing on your assignments and tips for improvement. • The option to purchase (for a small fee) a print version of the book. This binder-ready, loose-leaf version includes free shipping. Complete system requirements to use Connect can be found here: http://www.mheducation.com/highered/platforms/connect/training-support-students.html

Nursing Care of Children - E-Book

Principles and Practice

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Author: Susan R. James,Kristine Nelson,Jean Ashwill

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 032329345X

Category: Medical

Page: 880

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Master the art of caring for children with most effective, efficient, and affordable title on pediatric nursing care. Taking on a family focus, this student-friendly text teaches growth, development, and information on the major body system alterations. Plus, dramatically streamlined content and new learning tools make this new edition even more tailored to your learning needs. Expert reviews of chapter content ensure all chapters include current practices, terms, and updated information. Health Promotion boxes summarize information from the American Academy of Pediatrics to teach you how to perform a comprehensive assessment of well infants and children at various ages. Illustrated Procedure boxes include step-by-step instructions for common nursing tasks. Pathophysiology boxes explain changes in physiology that occur in a variety of diseases and disorders in children. Nursing process highlighted in nursing care plans and in-text discussions. Clinical Reference pages provide students with easy-to-find reference sections, including basic anatomy and physiology, pediatric differences, related laboratory and diagnostic tests, and commonly prescribed medications. Safety Alert boxes highlight patient safety as part of the QSEN initiative for better outcomes of nursing care. Updated Evidence-Based Practice boxes (formerly Using Research to Improve Practice) assist you in determining best practices in your future care of children. Patient-Centered Care boxes guide you in teaching the parents and child about self-care in the home and follow-up care in community-based health care settings. Streamlined Nursing Care Plans have been reformatted to make them easier to read and use. Updated photos throughout the book keep the text up-to-date and visually appealing. Key concepts are highlighted in the book and their definitions are provided in a glossary.

Looseleaf Interpersonal Communication with Connect Access Card

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Author: Kory Floyd

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9781259657016

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

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Kory Floyd's approach to interpersonal communication stems from his research on the positive impact of communication on our health and well-being. Interpersonal Communication, 2e demonstrates how effective interpersonal communication can make students' lives better. With careful consideration given to the impact of computer-mediated communication, the program reflects the rapid changes of the modern world in which today’s students live and interact. The program also helps students understand and build interpersonal skills and choices for their academic, personal, and professional lives. Connect is the only integrated learning system that empowers students by continuously adapting to deliver precisely what they need, when they need it, and how they need it, so that your class time is more engaging and effective.

Reflect & Relate

An Introduction to Interpersonal Communication

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Author: Steven McCornack

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1457633256

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

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In Reflect & Relate, distinguished teacher and scholar Steve McCornack arms students with the best theory and most up-to-date research and then helps them relate that knowledge to their own experiences. The most engaging examples and a lively voice hook students into the research, while features encourage students to critically reflect on their own experiences. Based on years of classroom experience and the feedback of instructors and students alike, every element in Reflect & Relate has been carefully constructed to give students the practical skill to work through life’s many challenges using better interpersonal communication. The new edition is thoroughly revised with new, high interest examples throughout, up-to-the-moment coverage of mediated communication (from internet dating to social media), new chapters on family and friends, integrated video program, and much, much more.

Business Looseleaf Version

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Author: William Pride,Robert Hughes,Jack Kapoor

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0618753141

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 832

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The Ninth Edition of this bestselling introductory text features a completely up-to-date, comprehensive survey of the functional areas of business: management, marketing, accounting, finance, and information technology. Core topics highlighted within these areas include ethics and social responsibility, forms of business ownership, small business concerns, and international issues. New coverage in the Ninth Edition more closely examines economics, the role of teams, customer relationship management, and globalization. In addition to updating and revitalizing the content, the authors have redesigned the entire textbook program to highlight its strengths as the most accessible and student friendly program on the market. The Your Guide to an A passkey ensures student success and mastery through premium online study content, including ACE Plus practice tests, flashcards, MP3 audio chapter summaries and quizzes, interactive games, and Career Snapshots. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Loose Leaf for Communicating at Work

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Author: Jeanne Marquardt Elmhorst,Ronald B Adler

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780078036965

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 496

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Communicating at Work provides students with strategies that are rooted in current research and real-world best practices. With Communicating at Work, students will gain the tools they need to make informed and ethical decisions in face-to-face and virtual environments and to master practical skills and competencies necessary for succeeding and maintaining balance in today's business world. Updates throughout the twelfth edition reflect the rapidly changing landscape of professional communication influenced by the visibility and connectedness of the mobile revolution.

Looseleaf for Effective Group Discussion: Theory and Practice

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Author: Katherine L. Adams,Gloria J Galanes

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9781260130928

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 432

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Now in its fifteenth successful edition, Effective Group Discussion combines the most recent research findings and practical tools students need to become productive group members. A variety of secondary groups are covered in the text: work groups, committees, task forces, self-directed work teams, and other small groups whose objectives include finding solutions to problems, producing goods, and creating policies. Instructors and students can now access their course content through the Connect digital learning platform by purchasing either standalone Connect access or a bundle of print and Connect access. McGraw-Hill Connect® is a subscription-based learning service accessible online through your personal computer or tablet. Choose this option if your instructor will require Connect to be used in the course. Your subscription to Connect includes the following: • SmartBook® - an adaptive digital version of the course textbook that personalizes your reading experience based on how well you are learning the content. • Access to your instructor’s homework assignments, quizzes, syllabus, notes, reminders, and other important files for the course. • Progress dashboards that quickly show how you are performing on your assignments and tips for improvement. • The option to purchase (for a small fee) a print version of the book. This binder-ready, loose-leaf version includes free shipping. Complete system requirements to use Connect can be found here: http://www.mheducation.com/highered/platforms/connect/training-support-students.html

Loose-leaf Version for Choices & Connections

An Introduction to Communication

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Author: Steven McCornack,Joseph Ortiz

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1457649268

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 560

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Based on decades of teaching experience combined with the latest in research and communication theory, Steve McCornack and Joseph Ortiz’s Choices & Connections helps students to transform their lives and become more adaptive and versatile communicators by revealing the connections that underlie all communication choices—and by showing how the outcomes students experience are rooted in the communication choices they make. Captivating students from page one, Choices & Connections weaves together a variety of topics into a unified view of communication, highlighted by built-in study tools and a variety of news, pop culture, and real-life examples.

Looseleaf for Communicating Effectively

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Author: Saundra Hybels,Richard Weaver II

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

ISBN: 9780077565725

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

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Loose Leaf for Customer Service: Skills for Success

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Author: Robert W. Lucas

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9781260157536

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 480

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Recipient of the 2017 Textbook & Academic Authors Association's Textbook Excellence Award, Customer Service Skills for Success by Robert W. Lucas is the top-selling customer service textbook in the United States.The 7th edition addresses real-world customer service issues and provides a variety of updated resources, activities, examples and tips from the author and active professionals in the industry to gain and hold readers' interest while providing insights into the concepts and skills related to customer service.The text begins with a macro view of what customer service involves today and provides projections for the future, then focuses on specific skills and related topics.The 7th edition of Customer Service Skills for Success contains 10 chapters divided into four parts, plus the Appendix, Glossary, and Bibliography. These parts focus on different aspects of customer service: The Profession, Skills for Success, Building and Maintaining Relationships and Retaining Customers. Along with valuable ideas, guidance, and perspectives, readers will also encounter interviews of real-world service providers, case study scenarios, and activities to help apply concepts learned to real-world situations. This allows the student to think critically on the issues presented.

Looseleaf for Kontakte

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Author: Tracy Terrell,Erwin Tschirner,Brigitte Nikolai

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9781259692628

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 576

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Kontakte continues to offer a truly communicative approach that supports functional proficiency, supported by the full suite of digital tools available in Connect German (now including LearnSmart®!). This proven Introductory German program maintains its commitment to meaningful communicative practice as well as extensive coverage of the 5 Cs and the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines 2012. In its eighth edition, Kontakte has greatly expanded its digital offering: Connect German now contains the full scope of activities originating from both the white and blue pages of the student text and the Arbeitsbuch. Furthermore, the program now offers LearnSmart®, an adaptive learning program that helps students learn grammar and vocabulary more efficiently by tailoring the experience to individual student needs.· Communication in meaningful contexts: Students read and listen to comprehensible German and have ample opportunities to use it in interview, information-gap, role-play, autograph, writing,and other personalized activities that are theme-based. The video segments—Interviews and Perspektiven—feature interviews with a variety of speakers that allow students to hear authentic German in context. They provide models for talking about topics using authentic language, guiding students in communicating with one another. In the Connect activities for the student textbook and Arbeitsbuch,students can also take advantage of the audio and video live chat tool to communicate with their classmates online. In Connect German, students have full access to the digitally enhanced eBook, the online Arbeitsbuch activities, LearnSmart®,and all of the accompanying audio and video resources, giving them the ability to interact with the materials (and one other) as often as they wish. A solid theoretical foundation: Firmly grounded second-language acquisition research, Kontakte also supports the National Standards as outlined in the Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century. As presented in the Standards, the five Cs—Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons,and Communities—provide a framework for what students should know and be able to do as a result of their language study. The five Cs are present in countless ways throughout the program, particularly in the wealth of communicative activities and cultural content. Students are also encouraged to explore connections by linking their study of German with their own lives and other subjects of study, to make comparisons between their world and that of German-speaking people, and to learn about real-world German-speaking communities. Kontakte also integrates several modes of language, as described in the ACTFL Proficiency Descriptors.The activities, exercises, and tasks offer students a wide variety of opportunities for communication and interaction in interpersonal, interpretive,and presentational modes. For example,the many interviews in Kontakte require students to negotiate meaning and therefore reinforce the interpersonal mode of communication. The diversity of readings, whether literary, cultural, or encyclopedic, requires students to interpret information within context and apply it to new contexts. Tools for Digital Success: Connect German and LearnSmart®, McGraw-Hill’s digital teaching and learning environment allows students to engage in their course material via the devices they use every day.The digital tools available in the Connect German platform facilitate student progress by providing extensive opportunities to practice and hone their developing skills. These include online communicative activities, instant feedback, peer-editing writing tools, sophisticated reporting, and a complete eBook with embedded audio and video. LearnSmart® is the only integrated learning system that empowers students by continuously adapting to deliver precisely what they need, when they need it, and how they need it, to make your class time more engaging and effective.