Monday, November 23, 2020

Bones: Inside and Out—A Chat with Dr. Roy Meals | TAPP 82


In this episode, we have a chat with Roy Meals, author of Bones: Inside and Out. We discuss what our students should know about bones and how that fits into their journey as learners. And we talk about how to make complex topics make sense to our students. Grab a drink and turn up the volume, we're going to tell some bone stories!

  • 00:46 | Dr. Roy A. Meals MD
  • 03:30 | Sponsored by AAA
  • 04:21 | Student Engagement with Bone
  • 16:52 | Sponsored by HAPI
  • 17:54 | Telling the Story of Bones
  • 32:50 | Sponsored by HAPS
  • 33:39 | The Beauty of Bone
  • 35:20 | Staying Connected

 

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To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funny bone. (Reba McEntire)

 

Dr. Roy A. Meals

2.5 minutes

We meet Dr. Roy A. Meals, orthopedic surgeon, educator, and author.

 

Roy Meals holding a femur

 

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1.5 minutes

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Student Engagement with Bones

12.5 minutes

We chat with Roy Meals about what students should appreciate about bones.

cover of Bones: Inside and Out

 

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Telling the Story of Bones

15 minutes

Telling the story of bone. And stories about bone.

bones of the hand

 

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The Beauty of Bone

1.5 minutes

We wrap up our chat.

sketch of a lumbar vertebra from Gray's Anatomy

 

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Monday, November 9, 2020

The Cheater! Academic Integrity in Remote Learning | TAPP 81


Cheating has become a concern in remote teaching. Host Kevin Patton discusses some approaches and best practices for preventing cheating, detecting cheating, and prosecuting cheating.

  • 00:52 | The Cheater
  • 04:00 | Academic Integrity
  • 20:26 | Sponsored by AAA
  • 21:54 | Consequences
  • 32:22 | Sponsored by HAPI
  • 33:20 | Remote Cheating
  • 42:50 | Sponsored by HAPS
  • 43:41 | Advanced Anti-Cheating
  • 51:34 | Staying Connected

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Look out for the Cheater. He's gonna build you up just to let you down …Tough luck for the cheater. Too bad for the fool-hearted clown. (John Krenski)

 

The Cheater

3 minutes

Cheating in remote tests and other online work has become a topic of discussion in higher education recently. Here's an intro to the topic—and to this episode.

 

Academic Integrity

16.5 minutes

One way to approach "the cheating issue" in our courses is to promote a culture of academic honesty from the start. But how do we do that? Kevin shares some practical tips you can use for a comprehensive approach to creating and maintaining a culture of professional and academic integrity in your A&P courses (or any courses, really).

    • What the Best College Teachers Do (the Ken Bain book mentioned in this episode)
    • The Syllabus Episode (mentioned several times in this podcast)
    • Academic Integrity (A special topic page at The A&P Professor website; includes additional information and links to resources)
    • Why be honest? (about academic integrity; for students)
    • Kevin’s Academic Integrity statement (This is a statement I have used in my course syllabi. You are welcome to adapt it according to your own course and institution’s needs. It’s an example to get you thinking about actively promoting honesty.)
    • Kevin’ Academic Integrity Case Study handout/activity (This document is an example of an in-class activity that I use to promote discussion of academic integrity. It’s a handout used for small group discussions. You can adapt it to fit your needs, per the attribution/share-alike license enclosed in the document.)
    • Frank O'Neill @growgraymatter (Turn on your "Frank O'Neill filter.")

 

person at a desk with an open laptop and holding a smartphone

 

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Consequences

10.5 minutes

Even though we should empathize with students in how we handle cheating, compassion dictates that we also hold them accountable.

 

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Remote Cheating

9.5 minutes

In the era of pandemic teaching and post-pandemic teaching, how can we best prevent cheating? Kevin has some ideas. And they're not new.

person on phone

 

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Advanced Anti-Cheating

8 minutes

Perhaps we can use the effective security strategy of misdirection as we try to manage cheating in our course.. And also look at student work inside and out for signs of academic dishonesty, including Rogeting.

  • Anti-Plagiarism Checker vs Rogeting - How do they work? How Plagiarism Detection Sofware and Rogeting tools actually work and what can you use to check if you're dealing with original work or not (online article) my-ap.us/352rvll
  • Rogeting: why 'sinister buttocks' are creeping into students' essays (news article) my-ap.us/354VJEg
  • 10 Free Anti-Plagiarism Detection Checker software tools | A list of 10 free plagiarism detection tools, applications and web-based solutions that can help you check if you're dealing with original work or not
    (online article) my-ap.us/3k94GR8

security agent on escalator

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Monday, October 26, 2020

New Organ, Dam Protons, & Our Secret Language | TAPP 80


The news is out: we have a new organ that's been uncovered in the body. Or do we? What's the secret language of A&P? And should we be telling people?! Host Kevin Patton continues his story of cellular respiration with another playful analogy.

  • 00:48 | Word Dissection
  • 04:58 | Sponsored by AAA
  • 06:23 | New Organ
  • 14:41 | Sponsored by HAPI
  • 15:38 | Secret Language of A&P
  • 20:19 | Sponsored by HAPS
  • 21:05 | Dam Protons
  • 32:05 | Staying Connected

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Our universe is a sorry little affair unless it has in it something for every age to investigate. (Seneca)


Word Dissection

4 minutes

We start with a brief word dissection of a term that Kevin proposes to use someday as a pseudonym.

  • Torus tubarius

trumpet being played

 

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New Organ

8 minutes

A recent paper proposes the existence of a new organ—the paired tubarial salivary gland. It's suggested that this be added as a major salivary gland along with the parotid, submandibular, and submaxillary salivary glands.

tubarial salivary gland surrounding pharyngeal opening of auditory tube

 

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Secret Language of A&P

4.5 minutes

Another one of those playful little games that Kevin plays with his students. Or is it only a game?

outline of character signaling silence or secret

 

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Those Dam Protons

11 minutes

Host Kevin Patton follows up on his analogy about cellular respiration mentioned in the last episode—Krebs Cycle: The Horror. After summarizing the Krebs Cycle story (no! not the Krebs Cycle!), he briefly outlines the sequel featuring those dam protons.

water wheel

 

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Monday, October 12, 2020

Krebs Cycle Horror Story | Anatomy Terms | TAPP 79


Say the term Krebs cycle around anyone who's had a biology course and watch for signs of stress. In this episode, host Kevin Patton provides a way to make the citric acid cycle less scary by playing into the horror of it all. And we revisit the idea of a standard terminology of anatomy.

  • 00:46 | Krebs Cycle Game
  • 15:22 | Sponsored by AAA
  • 16:07| Proof of Concept
  • 25:07 | Sponsored by HAPI
  • 25:54 | Riding the Krebs Cycle
  • 35:25 | Sponsored by HAPS
  • 36:01 | Anatomical Terms Info
  • 42:33 | Staying Connected

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We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones. (Stephen King)


 

Krebs Cycle Game

14.5 minutes

In the first season of this podcast, Kevin talked about storytelling—especially playful storytelling—being a key tool for effective college teaching. Especially in A&P. In this first of three segments on part of the story he tells about the Krebs cycle, Kevin talks about leaning into the horror of the Krebs cycle and making a game of that.

Krebs cycle detail

 

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Proof of Concept

9 minutes

Kevin tells the tale about how he came upon proof that people really do react to the Krebs cycle as if it were a horrible monster. At least under certain conditions. And, okay, it's not peer-reviewed evidence.

 

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Riding the Krebs Cycle

9.5 minutes

The pyruvate is forced onto a sort of metabolic Ferris wheel, despite the fact that pyruvates are getting onto this carnival ride, but the cars are empty when the wheel comes back around! But coenzyme A grabs the acetyl and forces the pyruvate into the Krebs cycle. And yes, mayhem and gore ensue.

Ferris wheel in the dark night

 

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Variation in Anatomical Terms

6.5 minutes

Tony Weinhaus and Sara Sulaiman recently gave a workshop about variability in anatomical terms and revealed the amazing free tool AnatomicalTerms.info (ATI).

  • AnatomicalTerms.info (the resource discussed in this episode) https://www.anatomicalterms.info/
    AnatoNomina (another online resource based on the Terminologia anatomica) my-ap.us/2GIBJOf
  • Terminologia anatomica 2nd edition (updated edition; also has links to other current/updated terminology lists) (TA2) fipat.library.dal.ca/ta2/
  • New Terminologia Anatomica: Cranium and extracranial bones of head (article going through some of the updates in the new edition) my-ap.us/3nw9Utc
  • Understanding Anatomical Latin (short booklet on basic principles of Latin as it's used in anatomical terminology) my-ap.us/3nBvgWc

woman reading a book

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Monday, September 28, 2020

Desirable Difficulty | More Web Meeting Skills | TAPP 78


Students want things easy. We often make it hard for them. Host Kevin Patton discusses desirable difficulty and contrasts it with undesirable difficulty. Did you know that healthy human cells have little sections of 4-stranded DNA? We can be better in our web meeting skills. And don't forget our new online community of anatomy & physiology faculty!

  • 00:46 | G4 DNA
  • 05:58 | Sponsored by AAA
  • 06:38 | Even More Web Meeting Ideas
  • 18:55 | Sponsored by HAPI
  • 19:55 | Desirable Difficulty
  • 35:35 | Sponsored by HAPS
  • 36:26 | Our New Online Community
  • 39:54 | Staying Connected

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There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure. (Colin Powell)


 

G4 DNA

5 minutes

Oh come on? Is there really a quadruple-strand DNA in our normal, healthy cells? Or is that only in space aliens? Or zombies?

  • Quadruple-stranded DNA seen in healthy human cells for the first time (news summary of the discovery) my-ap.us/2RXp7Vt
  • Single-molecule visualization of DNA G-quadruplex formation in live cells (journal article in Nature Chemistry) my-ap.us/2EwXr6O
  • Image: G-quadruplex by Julian Huppert my-ap.us/3i70AIv

G-quadruplex 4-strand DNA structure

 

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Even  More Web Meeting Ideas

12 minutes

Yep, more Zoom. In this segment, Kevin talks about unintended harmful effects of banter, comments on home webcam locations, and turning off video. Plus some advice on backgrounds, both real and virtual. And stuff.

TAPP Zoom background

 

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Desirable Difficulty

15.5 minutes

Robert Bjork proposed that the difficulties posed by retrieval practice, spacing, and interleaving are desirable difficulties that improve learning. But there are undesirable difficulties that do not help learning. Why must learning be difficult? How can we avoid undesirable difficulty? Hey, wait! Aren't we supposed to make learning easy for students?!

martial artist

 

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1 minute

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Our New Community

3.5 minutes

Take The A&P Professor experience to a new level by joining the new online private community away from distracting social media platforms, tangle email threads, and the roiling sea of available webinars.

  • Discussions that matter. In our private space, we can have the vulnerability needed for authentic, deep discussions. Discussions not limited to a sentence or two at a time.
  • No ads. No spam. No fake news. No thoughtless re-shares. Just plain old connection with others who do what you do!
  • Privacy. The A&P Professor community has the connectivity of Facebook and Twitter, but the security of a private membership site. None of your information can be shared outside the community, so you can share what you like without it being re-shared to the world. Like your dean, for instance. In our community, you can share your frustrations freely. And find support.
  • No algorithms. You get to choose what you want to see. You curate your own feed, selecting only those topics that interest you. Join subgroups that resonate with who you are—or who you want to be.
  • Access to mentors and like-minded peers. Our community is made up of all kinds of people from all over the world, each with different perspectives and experiences of teaching A&P. Find members near you—or far away. Connect with members online at that moment.
  • Courses, groups, and live events. As the community grows, we'll add mini-courses and micro-courses—some with earned micro-credentials, live virtual office hours with me and other mentors or guests, private special-interest groups, and more.
  • There is a very modest subscription fee to join our community. All subscriptions include a free trial period!

Deep discount on subscription to The A&P Professor community (good all of September 2020) theAPprofessor.org/Insider20


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Monday, September 14, 2020

Stress & Community | Acronyms | Media Tips | TAPP 77


Host Kevin Patton discusses the stress we are all feeling right now and introduces a new community of support. Word Dissection: What, if anything, is an acronym? New research on the use of acronyms in science. Some practical tips for instructional video & web meetings.

  • 0:00:49 | Instructional Media Tips
  • 0:20:54 | Sponsored by AAA
  • 0:21:35 | Acronyms: Enough or Too Many?
  • 0:33:38 | Sponsored by HAPI
  • 0:34:36 | Stress. Yeah. Stress.
  • 0:54:23 | Sponsored by HAPS
  • 0:55:55 | Your New Online Community
  • 1:07:31 | Staying Connected

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Working hard for something we don't care about is called stress: Working hard for something we love is called passion. (Simon Sinek)


Instructional Media Tips

20 minutes

How can we fix that Kilroy-was-here look in our videos? Review tips on avoiding creepy-face. What are the best microphones to use for teaching online or making videos? Oh come on, do I really need headphones or earbuds?

cardoid patternKilroy was here grafitti

 

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1 minute

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Acronyms: Enough or Too Many?

12 minutes

In a twist on the usual Word Dissection feature, we explore what an acronym is—and it's a bit more complex than you might think—and some current trends in the use of acronyms in science. There's new research, too!

  • Patton's definition of acronym & list of A&P acronyms (from Survival Guide for Anatomy & Physiology) my-ap.us/2ZnpGvY
  • From ACTH to DNA: the rise of acronyms in research (brief summary article from Nature) my-ap.us/2Fq6WVp
  • The growth of acronyms in the scientific literature (research article from eLife) my-ap.us/32bW4n7
  • GGTOTD (good generic time of the day)

 

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Stress. Yeah. Stress.

20 minutes

Okay, I kinda got nothin' for you. But I will tell you what I've done about stress that works for me. And emphasize that I"m here for you (and where you can find others to network with).

 

  • Doing What Matters in Times of Stress: An Illustrated Guide
    • This is a free downloadable stress-management guide for coping with adversity. The guide aims to equip people with practical skills to help cope with stress. A few minutes each day are enough to practice the self-help techniques. The guide can be used alone or with the accompanying audio exercises.
    • Informed by evidence and extensive field testing, the guide is for anyone who experiences stress, wherever they live and whatever their circumstances.
    • Download here: my-ap.us/33gZ4On
  • Managing Stress and Anxiety
    • Resources form the Anxiety and Depression Association of America
    • Tips for managing anxiety and stress during times of uncertainty. Advice and resources from trusted professionals. Find support today. Up To Date Statistics. 40 Years Of Experience. A Range Of Free Resources. Evidence-Based Advice. World's Leading Experts.
    • my-ap.us/35qdDSG
  • A U.S. Pandemic of Depression, Too? Rates Are Triple Pre-COVID Levels (news article) my-ap.us/3bAz6t4
  • Mental Health Needs Rise With Pandemic (Rising mental health problems has health advocates worried about the need for additional support for struggling students and the ability of colleges to provide it) my-ap.us/35pZ3u7
  • Helping Others Dampens the Effects of Everyday Stress (post from Association for Psychological Science) my-ap.us/2Fn0Zsi
  • Management‐related stress in the red‐shouldered hawk (that stress research I did years ago) my-ap.us/35qiFhK

two sleeping cats forming tai chi symbol

 

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Your New Community

11.5 minutes

Take The A&P Professor experience to a new level by joining the new online private community away from distracting social media platforms, tangle email threads, and the roiling sea of available webinars.

  • Discussions that matter. In our private space, we can have the vulnerability needed for authentic, deep discussions. Discussions not limited to a sentence or two at a time.
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