Save Time – Use Content From Our Blog in Your Class
Today’s textbooks come with many instructional resources and many are fantastic. You may ask, however, “Do I need even more?” Consider how you could use blog materials to complement what you now use.
Some posts employ humor while others are games focusing on one aspect of learning. Terms are looked at in depth, and faculty support is offered. Perhaps most helpful the blog features new and emerging medical terms that may not yet be included in textbooks.
How can blog posts become part of your course content? Let’s look at it through the framework of the seven categories that make up the blog.
Use Medical Terminology MixUps to focus student attention at the beginning of your class. Project a MixUp on the screen so students can see it as they walk into the room. This will assist the students in getting mentally and physically ready for your lecture.
Use a Crossword for closure of your lecture. Project the crossword on the screen and allow the entire class to participate in solving it. This can be a perfect wrap up plus help the student organize information in a meaningful context.
Assign Medical Terminology Quizzes for extra credit or as a supplemental learning activity. Quizzes such as the Abbreviation Quiz are cumulative and reinforce learning from across many chapters. Others such as the Dermatology Quiz are body system related and can be assigned accordingly. For accountability, you can require the student to email the completed quiz to you.
Choose a Video from the list to complement your lecture or require students to watch on their own. The videos are carefully selected. These medical videos are short, accurate, and professional.
Keeping Current covers terms such as Intellectual Disability or Zika Virus Disease that are too new to be included in the textbook. You can either project the post on the screen as part of your lecture (PPT) or require the student to read it on their own.
Spotlight on Words
Use Spotlight on Words posts such as Endoscopic Surgery or Sepsis to enhance course content or as a student assignment for supplemental learning or extra credit. Many of the posts have a historical perspective of the term(s) featured.
Use Faculty Support posts such as Why Engage Students with Pretests? to try a new teaching technique, or use posts such as Cholelithiasis or Choledocholithiasis, What’s the Difference? in your class as a PPT to help the students comprehend how the more difficult terms are used.
The information below will help you easily locate posts on MedTerm Topics.
Find These Categories in the Header (bar at the top of the blog)
- Keeping Current
- Spotlight on Words
- Faculty Support
Find These Categories in the Right-Hand Column
Find “Post Related to Textbook” or “Post by Topics” in the Right-Hand Column
- Find posts for your unit of study by clicking on the chapter and number as in Chapter 5. If you are not using a LaFleur Brooks textbook, use the chapter title. Also use “posts by topics” to locate posts.
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Wishing you a successful Fall semester.