After getting some questions after the previous episode, host Kevin Patton continues his discussion of his wacky scheme of open online testing. Not unrelated is a new entry of an old book into The A&P Professor Book Club—it's Ken Bain's classic book ...
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More Quizzing About Kevin's Wacky Testing Scheme | Book Club | TAPP 100

 

After getting some questions after the previous episode, host Kevin Patton continues his discussion of his wacky scheme of open online testing. Not unrelated is a new entry of an old book into The A&P Professor Book Club—it's Ken Bain's classic book What The Best College Teachers Do. And we celebrate the one hundredth episode of this podcast!

0:00:00 | Introduction

0:00:42 | 100th Episode!

0:09:40 | Book Club

0:14:23 | Sponsored by AAA

0:16:07 | But, But, But...

0:29:00| Sponsored by HAPI

0:30:32 | An Open Test for All Seasons

0:58:58 | Sponsored by HAPS

1:00:27 | Test Feedback

1:19:16 | Staying Connected

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In the real world, the tests are all open book. (Jeff Jarvis)

 

100th Episode

9 minutes

We're celebrating the 100th episode of this podcast. Fighting the good fight against podfading is being won with every new episode. We appreciate your love, support, and help in keeping the fight ours.

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Book Club

4.5 minutes

Kevin discusses his long-time favorite book about college teaching, Ken Bain's classic book, What the Best College Teachers Do.

★ Check out The A&P Professor Book Club description theAPprofessor.org/bookclub.html#badge-B040

★ Find more details about this book and how to purchase a copy geni.us/8AoG9QY

★ Already read the book? Claim your credential! form.jotform.com/212247110608142

 

photo of bookshelves and cover of What the Best College Teachers Do by Ken Bain

 

Sponsored by AAA

1.5 minutes

A searchable transcript for this episode, as well as the captioned audiogram of this episode, are sponsored by the American Association for Anatomy (AAA) at anatomy.org.

Searchable transcript

Captioned audiogram 

Don't forget—HAPS members get a deep discount on AAA membership!

AAA logo

 

But, But, But...

13 minutes

Kevin discusses some questions and reactions to topics from the previous episode on his wacky scheme of cumulative, randomized, open, online tests.

Quizzed About Tests | FAQs About Patton Test Strategies | TAPP 99 (the episode upon which this discussion is based)

★ Kevin discusses teaching as an art and faculty as artists, bringing up the abstract paintings of Brian Smith briandavidsmith.com/about.html

The Case for Transparency | Episode 51 (more about the transparency discussed in this segment)

Taking Bold Steps in Teaching | Notetaking | Science Updates | TAPP 90 (includes strategies for getting colleagues and supervisors on board when trying something wacky, er, bold)

Pandemic Teaching (Kevin's book and other resources that discuss many of the topics discussed here)

Now available in paperback! Best seller. cover of Pandemic Teaching: A Survival Guide for College Faculty

 

Sponsored by HAPI Online Graduate Program

1.5 minute

The Master of Science in Human Anatomy & Physiology Instruction—the MS-HAPI—is a graduate program for A&P teachers, especially for those who already have a graduate/professional degree. A combination of science courses (enough to qualify you to teach at the college level) and courses in contemporary instructional practice, this program helps you be your best in both on-campus and remote teaching. Kevin Patton is a faculty member in this program at Northeast College of Health Sciences. Check it out!

nycc.edu/hapi

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An Open Book for All Seasons

28.5 minutes

Are open-book tests appropriate for all kinds of courses? What about graduate vs. undergraduate? What about graduate programs in health professions? What about courses that prepare students for board exams or licensing exams? Not unrelated to these issues are issues of test integrity. Lots to discuss here!

Micro-Credentials & Gamification in the A&P Course | Brown & Black Skin | Refresher Tests | TAPP 87 (discusses the "Test Zero" refresher test)

Teaching in Higher Ed podcast with Bonni Stachowiak Episode 350 Ungrading with Susan D. Blum (includes a comment by Bonnie regarding adopting radical strategies in disciplines with board exams) my-ap.us/2WY4hLG

★ Using the calculator at my-ap.us/2Vj1PyH the number of possible versions of a test with 30 items, each with a 5-question pool of 5-choice multiple-choice items is 105,775,006,930,246,814,341,036,073,590,891,431,129,862,778,778,247,166,740,330,846,420,091,063,500,800,000,000

Promoting Academic Integrity in Our Course | Episode 25

The Cheater! Academic Integrity in Remote Learning | TAPP 81 
an open blank book with caption: open-book testing, does it work?

 

Sponsored by HAPS

1.5 minute

The Human Anatomy & Physiology Society (HAPS) is a sponsor of this podcast.  You can help appreciate their support by clicking the link below and checking out the many resources and benefits found there. Watch for virtual town hall meetings and upcoming regional meetings!

Anatomy & Physiology Society

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Test Feedback

8.5 minutes

In this segment, Kevin discusses how open, online tests can be added to a scheme of closed exams.  He continues with some ideas and strategies for giving students feedback on their online tests. And we circle back to transparency and how it needs to be done in multiple rounds.

Test Debriefing Boosts Student Learning | Episode 11

★ Test Item Analysis (walks students through the process of analyzing their scored tests to find patterns that can be fixed for subsequent tests; includes form that a student can use; you can link to this in your course) lionden.com/testreview.htm

★ Test Item Challenge (explains to students how to challenge a tests item) lionden.com/testchallenge.htm

practice test

 

If the hyperlinks here are not active, go to TAPPradio.org to find the episode page.

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★ Transcript available in the transcript box: theAPprofessor.org/podcast-episode-100.html

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Take The A&P Professor experience to the next level!

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Earn cash by referring other A&P faculty to this podcast:

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Tools & Resources

★ TAPP Science & Education Updates: theAPprofessor.org/updates

★ Amazon: amzn.to/2r6Qa3J

★ Text Expander: theapprofessor.org/textexpander

★ Rev.com: try.rev.com/Cw2nZ

★ Snagit & Camtasia: techsmith.pxf.io/9MkPW

★ Krisp Free Noise-Cancelling App: theAPprofessor.org/krisp

★ JotForm (build forms for free): theAPprofessor.org/jotform

★ The A&P Professor Logo Items: https://www.teepublic.com/stores/the-a-p-professor

Sponsors

★ Transcript and captions for this episode are supported by the American Association for Anatomy | anatomy.org

★ The Human Anatomy & Physiology Society provides marketing support for this podcast | theAPprofessor.org/haps

★ Distribution of this episode is supported by the Northeast College of Health Sciences online graduate program in Human Anatomy & Physiology Instruction (HAPI) | northeast.edu/hapi

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Quizzed About Tests | FAQs About Patton Test Strategies | TAPP 99

 

In this episode, I answer a bunch of questions from Jerry Anzalone about the whacky strategies I have for testing in the A&P course. I discuss open online tests with multiple attempts, cumulative testing, pre-tests, test integrity, and much more. A virtual roundup of oddities!

0:00:00 | Introduction

0:00:54 | Quizzed About Tests

0:05:45 | Retaking Tests

0:29:37 | More on Retaking Tests

0:36:33 | Sponsored by AAA

0:38:27 | High Stakes and Low Stakes

0:46:06 | Sponsored by HAPI

0:47:30 | Open Book Tests

0:56:24 | Sponsored by HAPS

0:57:25 | Academic Integrity

1:06:17 | Final Thoughts

1:11:27 | Staying Connected

 

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I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference. (Robert Frost)

 

Quizzed About Tests

5 minutes

Kevin's friend Jerry Anzalone calls in to the podcast hotline with questions about Kevin's somewhat unusual methods of online testing in the A&P course.

★ Have some follow-up questions? A completely different question? Some answers of your own?

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old-style phone with caption: podcast hotline 833.546.6336

 

Retaking Tests

24 minutes

Kevin summarizes the core ideas behind his online testing strategy: retrieval practice, spacing, interleaving, randomized question sets/pools, and more, in response to Jerry Anzalone's question...
You mentioned that you give your students the opportunity to retake the assessments as many times as necessary until they can answer the questions correctly. How exactly does that work in your courses?

Spaced Retrieval Practice | Episode 1

Revisiting Retrieval Practice | Episode 68

Taking Bold Steps in Teaching | Notetaking | Science Updates | TAPP 90

Teaching For Long Term Learning | Episode 7

Testing as Teaching

 

soccer ball with caption: what does athletic practice have to do with retaking tests?

 

More On Retaking Tests

7 minutes

The discussion continues by moving on to the topics of pre-tests and cumulative testing.

Pre-Testing for a Powerful Learning Boost | Episode 3

Cumulative Testing Makes Learning Last | Episode 4

Long Term Learning | Five Strategies for Teaching A&P

increasingly high stacks of coins with caption: cumulative testing build proficiency

Sponsored by AAA

2 minutes

A searchable transcript for this episode, as well as the captioned audiogram of this episode, are sponsored by the American Association for Anatomy (AAA) at anatomy.org.

Searchable transcript

Captioned audiogram 

Don't forget—HAPS members get a deep discount on AAA membership!

AAA logo

 

High Stakes and Low Stakes

7.5 minutes

Kevin answers Jerry's next couple of questions...
Do unlimited retakes apply only to formative assessments such as low stakes quizzes?
How much of the overall course grade do these unlimited test opportunities make up?

Taking Bold Steps in Teaching | Notetaking | Science Updates | TAPP 90

grilled steaks with caption: high-stakes, low stakes testing

 

Sponsored by HAPI Online Graduate Program

1.5 minute

The Master of Science in Human Anatomy & Physiology Instruction—the MS-HAPI—is a graduate program for A&P teachers, especially for those who already have a graduate/professional degree. A combination of science courses (enough to qualify you to teach at the college level) and courses in contemporary instructional practice, this program helps you be your best in both on-campus and remote teaching. Kevin Patton is a faculty member in this program at Northeast College of Health Sciences. Check it out!

nycc.edu/hapi

Logo of Northeast College of Health Sciences, Human Anatomy & Physiology Instruction

 

Open Book Tests

9 minutes

Kevin talks hows and whys in response to this question from Jerry:
You also mentioned open-book or open-resource tests. How do you use open-book tests as assessments in your courses. For example, do your courses include one or more mid-term exams, multiple unit or module or chapter tests, frequent quizzes, and which of these, if any, are open book?an open blank book with caption: open-book testing, does it work?

 

Sponsored by HAPS

1 minute

The Human Anatomy & Physiology Society (HAPS) is a sponsor of this podcast.  You can help appreciate their support by clicking the link below and checking out the many resources and benefits found there. Watch for virtual town hall meetings and upcoming regional meetings!

Anatomy & Physiology Society

theAPprofessor.org/haps

HAPS logo

 

Academic Integrity

8.5 minutes

Kevin answers Jerry's final question:
Finally, how do you try to maintain standards of academic integrity with repeat test opportunities and open book tests?

★ What the Best College Teachers Do

★ ★ Book Details: geni.us/8AoG9QY

★ ★ The A&P Professor Book Club

★ ★ Already read the book? Claim your credential

Promoting Academic Integrity in Our Course | Episode 25

The Cheater! Academic Integrity in Remote Learning | TAPP 81

Taking Bold Steps in Teaching | Notetaking | Science Updates | TAPP 90

heavy chain with caption: online test security, academic integrity

 

Final Thoughts

5 minutes

These strategies are not the only way to do things, but may be interesting if they spark ideas among listeners.

 

If the hyperlinks here are not active, go to TAPPradio.org to find the episode page.

★ More details at the episode page: theAPprofessor.org/podcast-episode-99.html

★ Transcript available in the transcript box: theAPprofessor.org/podcast-episode-99.html

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Take The A&P Professor experience to the next level! 

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Tools & Resources

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★ Amazon: amzn.to/2r6Qa3J

★ Text Expander: theapprofessor.org/textexpander

★ Rev.com: try.rev.com/Cw2nZ

★ Snagit & Camtasia: techsmith.pxf.io/9MkPW

★ Krisp Free Noise-Cancelling App: theAPprofessor.org/krisp

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Sponsors

★ Transcript and captions for this episode are supported by the American Association for Anatomy | anatomy.org

★ The Human Anatomy & Physiology Society provides marketing support for this podcast | theAPprofessor.org/haps

★ Distribution of this episode is supported by the Northeast College of Health Sciences online graduate program in Human Anatomy & Physiology Instruction (HAPI) | nycc.edu/hapi

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Star Power Helps Students Identify Learning Goals | TAPP 98

 

Students often ignore published learning objectives, but we often use subtle clues to help them understand what they need to know. In this episode, Kevin Patton discusses how to be less subtle about that, while also teaching our students how to spot important clues. That elephant in the room? It's the textbook. Cilia are amazing and vital. In COVID-19, we see how cilia damage can kill us. Did you know that cells make soap? Listen and learn why.

  • 00:00 | Introduction
  • 00:54 | The Appearing Elephant Trick
  • 06:05 | Sponsored by AAA
  • 07:26 | COVID-19 and Cilia Damage
  • 10:54 | Soapy Cell Defense
  • 15:04 | Sponsored by HAPI
  • 16:35 | The Star Story
  • 29:59 | Sponsored by HAPS
  • 31:05 | Helping Students Identify Learning Goals
  • 40:43 | Staying Connected

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As I stared at the stars, I realized that there were always this many of them. It was only when the other lights were removed that I could see what had been there all along. (Morgan Matson)

 

The Appearing Elephant Trick

5 minutes

What does the Appearing Elephant illusion have to do with teaching and learning anatomy & physiology? That mystery is revealed in this segment—in more ways than one!

Do A&P Textbooks Have Too Much Content? | TAPP 94

Six More Textbook Tricks | TAPP 97

★ HOW TO MAKE AN ELEPHANT APPEAR! (video showing how to make an elephant appear in the middle of a parking lot—seriously) youtu.be/2-WHR8muZk0

image of elephant with caption: textbook, the elephantin the room

 

Sponsored by AAA

1.5 minute

A searchable transcript for this episode, as well as the captioned audiogram of this episode, are sponsored by the American Association for Anatomy (AAA) at anatomy.org.

Searchable transcript

Captioned audiogram 

Don't forget—HAPS members get a deep discount on AAA membership!

AAA logo

 

COVID-19 and Cilia Damage

3.5 minutes

We know that the SARS-CoV-2 virus potentially wreaks all kinds of havoc in the infected human body. Here's one viral effect that may help students better understand the vital role of cilia.

★ SARS-CoV-2 infection induces the dedifferentiation of multiciliated cells and impairs mucociliary clearance (journal article in Nature Communications; has some cool images you have permission to use in your course; also two AWESOME videos demonstrating movement of mucus blanket by cilia) my-ap.us/3jaVeyv

★ The coronavirus cuts cells’ hairlike cilia, which may help it invade the lungs | Trimming the structures prevents mucus from moving the invaders out toward the throat (summary of the discover in Science News) my-ap.us/3zG9B4j

★ Lung cell images show how intense a coronavirus infection can be | Microscopic views reveal virus particles coating the hairlike cilia of an airway cell (a related article in Science News)my-ap.us/3BLlQON

★ Cilia image adapted from my-ap.us/3ryRCtD

micrograph of cilia with caption: what happens when a virus damages lung cilia?

 

Soapy Cell Defense

4 minutes

When we think of immune defense, we often first think of professional immune cells like macrophages and lymphocytes. But each cell has it's own defenses, too—for example, interferon. But did you know that soap is another of those cell defenses? Listen and find out how that works.

★ APOL3 (apolipoprotein L3 details; for the biochem enthusiasts) my-ap.us/3fn1kug

★ A human apolipoprotein L with detergent-like activity kills intracellular pathogens (journal article from Science) my-ap.us/3BNy21C

★ Human cells make a soaplike substance that busts up bacteria | A surprising cellular defensive strategy could inspire new antibiotics (summary of the discovery from Science News) my-ap.us/3zJvNdW

image of bars of soap with caption: our cells make soap? but, um, why?

 

Sponsored by HAPI Online Graduate Program

1.5 minute

The Master of Science in Human Anatomy & Physiology Instruction—the MS-HAPI—is a graduate program for A&P teachers, especially for those who already have a graduate/professional degree. A combination of science courses (enough to qualify you to teach at the college level) and courses in contemporary instructional practice, this program helps you be your best in both on-campus and remote teaching. Kevin Patton is a faculty member in this program at Northeast College of Health Sciences. Check it out!

nycc.edu/hapi

Logo of Northeast College of Health Sciences, Human Anatomy & Physiology Instruction

 

The Star Story

13.5 minutes

Kevin goes back in time to tell a story of his freshman year at the university, when an incident in a chemistry class altered his life forever. Yes, that's when he became a superhero. Just checking to see if anybody actually reads these notes that I spend so much time on. No time travel, but indeed story of a freshman chem course and a teaching and learning method that Kevin still uses.

The Storytelling Special | Episode 48

image of stars with caption

 

Sponsored by HAPS

1 minute

The Human Anatomy & Physiology Society (HAPS) is a sponsor of this podcast.  You can help appreciate their support by clicking the link below and checking out the many resources and benefits found there. Watch for virtual town hall meetings and upcoming regional meetings!

Anatomy & Physiology Society

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HAPS logo

 

Helping Students Identify Learning Goals

9.5 minutes

In this segment we learn why Kevin told us that weird story about chemistry, Dr. Malone, and stars. It turns out, there's a strategy for teaching, learning, and notetaking that we and our students can use.

★ Star Power (and other stories written for A&P students; feel free to link to them in your course so your students can use them) my-ap.us/StudentStar

image of stars and caption: helping students identify learning goals

 

If the hyperlinks here are not active, go to TAPPradio.org to find the episode page.

★ More details at the episode page: theAPprofessor.org/podcast-episode-98.html

★ Transcript available in the transcript box: theAPprofessor.org/podcast-episode-98.html

★ Need help accessing resources locked behind a paywall? Check out this advice from Episode 32 to get what you need!
my-ap.us/paywall
 
Take The A&P Professor experience to the next level! 

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Tools & Resources

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★ Amazon: amzn.to/2r6Qa3J

★ Text Expander: theapprofessor.org/textexpander

★ Rev.com: try.rev.com/Cw2nZ

★ Snagit & Camtasia: techsmith.pxf.io/9MkPW

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Sponsors

★ Transcript and captions for this episode are supported by the American Association for Anatomy | anatomy.org

★ The Human Anatomy & Physiology Society provides marketing support for this podcast | theAPprofessor.org/haps

★ Distribution of this episode is supported by the Northeast College of Health Sciences online graduate program in Human Anatomy & Physiology Instruction (HAPI) | nycc.edu/hapi

Clicking on sponsor links helps let them know you appreciate their support of this podcast!

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Six More Textbook Tricks | Teaching With Your Textbook Effectively | TAPP 97

 

We faculty rarely talk about how to use textbooks effectively. Not with each other, not with students, not with anybody. And we've probably not ever had any training in how to use what is a key tool in teaching and learning the typical A&P course. This episode solves that problem!

00:00 | Introduction

00:46 | More Textbook Tricks

03:20 | Transparency

06:46 | Sponsored by AAA

08:04 | Read and Raid

12:46 | Sponsored by HAPI

14:17 | Honor The Textbook

32:44 | Sponsored by HAPS

34:28 | (You) Read The Textbook

39:44 | Teach Your Students How to Read Textbooks

49:26 | Loving & Learning About Textbooks

51:16 | Staying Connected

If you cannot see or activate the audio player, go to: theAPprofessor.org/podcast-episode-97.html

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“While you can't hold on to everything forever, you're a fool if you sell back your college books at semester's end: have you learned nothing of this life?” (Ander Monson)

 

More Textbook Tricks

2.5 minutes

In Episode 94, I discussed the reasons why our A&P textbooks often seem to be too large. In this episode, I return to the scene of the crime to discuss some other aspects of how we look at our textbooks and how we use them.

Do A&P Textbooks Have Too Much Content? | TAPP 94

★ Your Textbook is a Mitten, Not a Glove (Kevin's brief article mentioned in this segment) https://my-ap.us/2E0sZP1
READ and RAID your textbook (Kevin's brief article for students on a useful approach to using their A&P textbook) my-ap.us/2P3KuBZ

★ Selling your textbook? (Kevin's brief article for students on why they need to keep their A&P textbook—to access that "extra content" in their later courses & career) my-ap.us/3g8Q9Fm

open book with text: Do A&P Textbooks have too much content? Episode 94

 

Transparency

3.5 minutes

In Episode 51, I discussed why we should be transparent with students about how and why we do things in our course. In this episode, I apply that principle to the A&P textbook.

The Case for Transparency | Episode 51

Episode 51

Sponsored by AAA

1.5 minute

A searchable transcript for this episode, as well as the captioned audiogram of this episode, are sponsored by the American Association for Anatomy (AAA) at anatomy.org.

Searchable transcript

Captioned audiogram 

Don't forget—HAPS members get a deep discount on AAA membership!

AAA logo

 

Read and Raid

4.5 minutes

In Episode 75, I briefly explained the "read and raid" principle of using textbooks briefly, when discussing how it can be applied to the course syllabus. Here, I discuss the original notion of read and raid by discussion how it works in the A&P textbook.

The Syllabus Special | TAPP 75

READ and RAID your textbook (a link for students; explains the “read & raid principle” as applied to textbooks) my-ap.us/2P3KuBZ

two common ways to use a textbook: read, raid

 

Sponsored by HAPI Online Graduate Program

1.5 minute

The Master of Science in Human Anatomy & Physiology Instruction—the MS-HAPI—is a graduate program for A&P teachers, especially for those who already have a graduate/professional degree. A combination of science courses (enough to qualify you to teach at the college level) and courses in contemporary instructional practice, this program helps you be your best in both on-campus and remote teaching. Kevin Patton is a faculty member in this program at Northeast College of Health Sciences. Check it out!

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Honor The Textbook

18.5 minutes

If we want to model professional behavior, we can voice any disagreements we have with our course textbook without resorting to disagreeable "hating" on the textbook. And we should remember to give feedback to the authors when we find mistakes or other issues. That's the kind of professional we want to be, right?

man with book at a computer

 

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1.5 minute

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(You) Read The Textbook

5.5 minutes

We should read the textbook every time we teach. It's a habit that pays big dividends for teaching and learning.

Stiff! The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers (book mentioned here as being an upcoming selection of the HAPS Book Club has also been listed in The A&P Professor Book Club) theapprofessor.org/bookclub.html#badge-B019

man reading

 

Teach Your Students How to Read Textbooks

9.5 minutes

Reading a textbook requires a strategy. We are in a position to help our students find their strategy by using metacognition and available published textbook strategies.

★ Reading Strategies: Reading the Textbook (Kevin's page for A&P students that you can link to from your course) lionden.com/reading.htm

★ The A&P Student Reading Strategies (collection of posts from Kevin's blog for A&P students) theAPstudent.blogspot.com/search/label/reading

woman reading a book

 

Loving & Learning About Textbooks

2 minutes

There's a lot more to a textbook than most of us think. What I mean is that we ought to think more about how to best use our course textbook and how to best coach our students in learning from their A&P textbook.

books

 

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Even More Slide Tricks | Ultimate Effective Teaching Presentations | TAPP 96

 

We continue our two-part series that explores simple ways that we can make our teaching slides more engaging—and therefore more effective for learning. Let's leave behind those boring slide templates and make our presentations work better for our lectures, case studies, labs, and other learning activities.

00:00 | Introduction

00:46 | Previous Slide Tricks

06:23 | Sponsored by AAA

07:36 | Proper Use of Terminology

14:34 | Distorting Images

15:50 | Sponsored by HAPI

17:06 | Terrific Title Slides

29:12 | Sponsored by HAPS

30:07 | Avoid Presenting in Edit Mode

32:12 | Don't Read Slides & Don't Always Follow Rules

34:33 | Staying Connected

 

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Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere. (Albert Einstein)

 

Previous Slide Tricks

5.5 minutes

Before getting down to learning new tricks, we take a moment to review the tricks already learned (or reviewed) in the previous episode—Episode 95.

More Slide Tricks | Effective Teaching Presentations | TAPP 95

★ Also review:

★ ★ Teaching Slides: Smooth and Simple Animations Dramatize the Story of A&P | TAPP 89

★ ★ Slides Serve the Story of Anatomy & Physiology | Episode 66

★ ★ Simple Ideas for Pandemic Teaching | Episode 67

★ ★ The Storytelling Special | Episode 48

cover for episode 96: Even More Slide Tricks with photo of lecture hall

 

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1.5 minute

A searchable transcript for this episode, as well as the captioned audiogram of this episode, are sponsored by the American Association for Anatomy (AAA) at anatomy.org.

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Don't forget—HAPS members get a deep discount on AAA membership!

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Proper Use of Terminology

7 minutes

If we use different terminology or formatting (e.g., of ion notation, chemical formulae, etc.) than our textbook, we need to connect that for students. Even better, stick with the content and style of the textbook. Proper usage models professional and accurate communication for students.

International Terminology

More on Spelling, Case, & Grammar | Episode 56

Communication, Clarity, & Medical Errors | Episode 55

The Eponym Episode | Using Modern Terminology | Episode 40

More on Eponyms in A&P Terminology | Episode 41

mammillary

 

Distorting Images

1.5 minutes

We want to make our images on slides as large as possible. But if we enlarge disproportionately—to make it fit just right—then it may confuse students. At the very least, it will appear unprofessional and perhaps a bit jarring. Just don't, okay?

distorted image of sagittal section of head showing the olfactory bulb

 

Sponsored by HAPI Online Graduate Program

1.5 minute

The Master of Science in Human Anatomy & Physiology Instruction—the MS-HAPI—is a graduate program for A&P teachers, especially for those who already have a graduate/professional degree. A combination of science courses (enough to qualify you to teach at the college level) and courses in contemporary instructional practice, this program helps you be your best in both on-campus and remote teaching. Kevin Patton is a faculty member in this program at Northeast College of Health Sciences. Check it out!

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Terrific Title Slides

12 minutes

Why use boring title slides that simply have the topic, chapter title, and/or chapter number? That signal to students, "prepare to be bored." Yep, I think so. Let's chunk our slide decks into short modules, each with an interesting title slide that tells students, "we're going on another adventure!" Here are some ideas.

★ 10 creative Ideas for your Title- and End-Slides in Presentations my-ap.us/3jvIMeo

Using Media in Our A&P Course & Advice From Barbara Waxer | Episode 28

Finding Media | Images and More for Teaching Anatomy & Physiology

★ Public Domain Images For Artists - 25+ Collections | MoMa UK (curated collection of art you can use in your presentations) my-ap.us/2Tb7QfU

Vincent Van Gogh's painting of a skull

 

Sponsored by HAPS

1 minute

The Human Anatomy & Physiology Society (HAPS) is a sponsor of this podcast.  You can help appreciate their support by clicking the link below and checking out the many resources and benefits found there. Watch for virtual town hall meetings and upcoming regional meetings!

Anatomy & Physiology Society

theAPprofessor.org/haps

HAPS logo

 

Avoid Presenting in Edit Mode

2 minutes

Lots of ideas on using images effectively in our slides. Images may be the true heart and purpose of using slides to teach.

Finding Media | Images and More for Teaching Anatomy & Physiology

edit screen of PowerPoint with red circle & slash symbol

 

Don't Read Slides & Don't Always Follow Rules

2.5 minutes

Just don't.

person doing trick on skateboard

 

If the hyperlinks here are not active, go to TAPPradio.org to find the episode page.

★ More details at the episode page: theAPprofessor.org/podcast-episode-96.html

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★ Need help accessing resources locked behind a paywall? Check out this advice from Episode 32 to get what you need! https://youtu.be/JU_l76JGwVw?t=440
 
Take The A&P Professor experience to the next level! 

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Tools & Resources

★ TAPP Science & Education Updates: theAPprofessor.org/updates

★ Amazon: amzn.to/2r6Qa3J

★ Text Expander: theapprofessor.org/textexpander

★ Rev.com: try.rev.com/Cw2nZ

★ Snagit & Camtasia: techsmith.pxf.io/9MkPW

★ Krisp Free Noise-Cancelling App: theAPprofessor.org/krisp

★ The A&P Professor Logo Items: https://www.teepublic.com/stores/the-a-p-professor
 
Sponsors

★ Transcript and captions for this episode are supported by the American Association for Anatomy | anatomy.org

★ The Human Anatomy & Physiology Society provides marketing support for this podcast | theAPprofessor.org/haps

★ Distribution of this episode is supported by the Northeast College of Health Sciences online graduate program in Human Anatomy & Physiology Instruction (HAPI) | nycc.edu/hapi

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