Monday, March 26, 2018

Nine Super Strategies for Teaching the Skeleton | TAPP Radio 10

New Alexa skill for this podcast!
Free media from the National Science Foundation.
Tips for teaching the skeleton.

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(1:25) If you use an Alexa-enabled device, you can now enable "the a. p. professor podcast" Alexa skill to listen to any episode, navigate within episodes, and save your place for your next listening session. Just keep this in mind when you do eventually join this growing trend!
  • Enable the Alexa skill (Kevin's instructions on how to enable and use the new skill for this podcast; include a video)
  • Alexa skill (Amazon's page for this Alexa skill)
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(4:41) A huge library of science photos, videos, audio, and other objects you can use in your course—from the National Science Foundation (NSF).
(6:56) Learning the bones and bone markings of the skeleton can be an early, scary experience for A&P students. How can we prepare and support them to learn the skeleton effectively—and learn skills to help them in their continuing studies of human anatomy?
  • Bone Names (Kevin's tip page for A&P students; located in the Lion Den website)
    • Short URL (to provide to students) is
    • Provides a brief intro to bone naming and how that helps a student learn bones and markings
    • Provides 2 videos that walk students through the process of understanding bone names as a method of learning
    • Contains highlighted links to helpful lists
      • Lists are available as a docx or PDF "handouts" to use for study
      • Lists are also available as an interactive table on the web (can be sorted)
      • Access to lists requires a free registration in the Lion Den website
  • Skeletal Posts (from Kevin's blog The A&P Student, includes all advice for students on studying the skeleton)
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Margaret Reece said...

Kevin in strategy 10 the bonus you mention enough time to learn bones. I wonder if introductory A&P tries to teach too much in too short a time. What do you think?

Kevin Patton said...

I agree completely. There is pressure from many sides to have "accelerated" class sections, including summer sessions that are shorter than a regular term. But even a 16-wk semester isn't long enough, in my opinion. I've always dreamed of a three-semester A&P sequence to replace the current 2-semester sequence. I may have to rant about this in a future episode!

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