Pre-testing is not just for assessment—it helps learning, too.
A weird sneeze injury.
The Anatomical Society's list of online resources.
How many proteins are there in a cell?
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A recent analysis suggests that a reasonable average number of proteins in a cell is 42 million. How might we incorporate that bit of trivia in our A&P courses? (0:41)
- Scientists Counted All The Protein Molecules in a Cell And The Answer Really Is 42
- The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
The UK's Anatomical Society has put together a list of online resources under the auspices of their Education Committee (4:40)
Can the explosive power of a sneeze cause injury? You bet. Here's a recently reported case of a rupture of the pharynx. Yikes. (6:11)
- Holding a sneeze can be a literal pain in the neck (includes a video)
- Snap, crackle, and pop: when sneezing leads to crackling in the neck
Pre-Testing isn't just for measuring prior competence before new learning starts. By itself, regardless of its use in course assessment, it's a powerful learning tool. Listen to Kevin's experience with pre-testing in his A&P courses. (10:28)
- Pre-Tests as Student Success Tools (more on Kevin's case study; has links to other resources)
- Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning (a great book that includes some info on using pre-tests as a learning strategy)
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