Micro-learning Teaching Technology Sessions

Integrating technology into the classroom is an effective way to connect with students of all learning styles.  On this page you will find several videos on teaching technologies to implement into the classroom.  These videos last approximately 10 to 15 minutes each and were designed as mini-sessions for brief education to get “connected” to the latest trends for technology in the classroom.


presented by Allen Blackwood, MD, Internal Medicine, Carilion Clinic and VTCSOM

Poll Everywhere

presented by Mariah Rudd, BS, Manager Professional Development, Carilion Clinic and VTCSOM

Poll Everywhere PowerPoint

Poll Everywhere Additional Instructional Guides and Videos

Google Drive

presented by Rita McCandless, MLS, Librarian VTCSOM


presented by David Halpin, PhD, Instructional Designer, Carilion Clinic

QR Code Readers

presented by Sandra DeHart, Media and Curriculum Specialist, Carilion Clinic

Installing a QR Code Reader PowerPoint

Making Voice-Over PowerPoints Easy!

Microsoft Tutorial: Click here!

Super Short, Super Helpful Video: Click here!

Add Your Voice-over PowerPoint to Blackboard – Click here!

Converting your Voice-over PowerPoint into a iSpring Free Flash format (eliminates problems associated with the use of different versions of PowerPoint) – Click here!

Using Twitter in Medical Education – Give tweeting a try!

Twitter can serve as a meaningful social networking tool to engage and collaborate with learners! This “micro-blogging” service allows users to create posts consisting of 140 characters or less that can be categorized and searched using hashtags. Students, organizations, libraries, journals and faculty members across the medical community are making the most of Twitter to create connections and valuable learning moments. Twitter can be used to communicate announcements, provide study information, share resources and to promote upcoming educational events. Real time classroom applications for Twitter include connecting students, fostering learning collaboration, student polling and for receiving curricular feedback. If you are interested in trying Twitter, consider these quick tips: 1) Ask questions to open a dialogue with colleagues and learners 2) Always Tweet with value 3) Utilize hashtags to link posts.

To learn more about using Twitter in Medical Education, please read the Medical Teacher Twelve Tips article by clicking here. This article summarizes how Twitter has been described in the medical literature and shares practical reasons for using Twitter.