TEACH-ing Technology, Tools & Tidbits

Micro-Learning Technology Segments

If you are interested in reducing the amount of didactic teaching you incorporate into each lecture consider exploring interactive learning methods appropriate to your subject matter. Take a fresh look at the way you plan and present your teaching by integrating interactive learning into your course curriculum!

Here are several practical and informative presentations (listed below) presented by faculty and staff, which last from 10 to 15 minutes, aimed at sharing interactive learning resources with faculty by clicking here

QR codes and readers
Poll Everywhere
Screencast-O-Matic
Kahoot
Nearpod
Google Drive
and Quizlet


Making Voice-Over PowerPoints Easy!

Voice-over PowerPoint instructions – 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.