Personally, I enjoyed the conversations and questions that stemmed from tweeted responses. Here is a summary of the main ideas that were shared as well as applicable links:
- Gerry Marchand (@) from Huntley, Illinois makes videos with trailers (example) to draw in and peak his students interest. This clip was very Blair Witchy:
- Gerry also holds an Amazing Race type field trip to the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry. Prizes are donated from local businesses!
- Gerry uses the flipped classroom model to help lessen the burden of lecturing in class
- Chris Ludwig (@chrisludwig) from La Junta, Colorado and his students visit a local professors' human cadaver lab. The dissection they see is the culmination of one years' worth of work. Highlights includes smokers' lungs and implanted pacemakers.
- Chris's students create digital portfolios using Google Sites.
- Erika Factor (@erikafactor) pushes her students to prepare for the material and time management skills required in college A&P. She finds that focusing on study skills helps students adjust to the sheer volume of material, as well as planning-out the semester to the day.
- Pete VanKempen (@MrVK) from Coopersville, Michigan uses cow and sheep eyes and hearts procured from local butchers for dissection. In addition, he uses cats for muscle and internal anatomy.
- Cara Johnson (@AHSAnatomy) from Allen, Texas vacuum seals her cats and uses them for the following five dissections: integumentary, muscular, skeletal, digestive and CV
- Cara also borrows the local CC's @syndaver synthetic cadaver. Her students take selfies with different portions of the model, which an explanatory blurb and tweet them out using the #syndaverselfie15 hashtag:
- Danielle Royer (@AnatomyRoyer) from Denver, Colorado uses ultrasound scanning to give students a glimps of their internal anatomy
- Dr. Ellen Weber (@ellenfweber) from Rochester, New York looks at the relationship between the amygdala, student emotional well being and student learning:
- Chris Baker (@bakerhhhs) from Horsham, PA teaches his students the basics of assessing emergency scenes, obtaining vital signs and H&P's, developing different diagnoses, clinical impressions and treatment plans.
- Chris's students also perform post-thoracotomy endotracheal intubation on dissected rats and pigs:
Participants: if any of the above is inaccurate, misinterpreted, incorrect or just plain missing, PLEASE let me know and I will fix!
Thanks again for a great first week and for your enthusiasm and time. I can foresee these chats and summaries becoming a very useful and well-used and shared resource.