Today’s textbooks come with many instructional resources and many are fantastic. So, you may ask, “Do I need more?”
Well, maybe. Let’s consider how you could complement your class content with blog posts.
We will look at it through the framework of the seven categories that make up the blog.
How to Employ Posts from each Blog Category in Your Classroom.
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.
New Terms covers terms such asIntellectual Disability or Zika Virus Disease that may not be included in your 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.
Use Featured Terms 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 Tips 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 posts on the MedTerm Topics blog are for both teachers and students to use in any way that might be helpful in teaching and learning.
Print them, link to them, use them live in your classroom, or assign them as work toward extra credit.
The textbooks that are associated with the blog are Exploring Medical Language and Basic Medical Language . Each textbook is organized into chapters and lessons associated with body systems. Search for posts by body systems will work no matter your assigned textbook. We hope this information has been helpful for you to easily and quickly navigated the blog.