Video: Crash course on Prezi

Dr. Rob Rogers has started a great series of videos which highlight resources and tools which medical educators may find useful and innovative. This video takes you on a guided tour through making a Prezi presentation. Although I am still torn about using Prezi as a delivery tool because of the excessive motion-based transitions, I do like such features as:

  • Really professional looking templates
  • The presentations can live online and/or on your desktop
  • Ability to easily embed videos
  • Ability to see your entire presentation on the canvas
  • Allows more flexibility in content delivery
  • It just looks cool.

You can look for more excellent videos on the Academic Emergency Medicine Education Masters site. Hey maybe you can next teach people how to use Google Reader, Evernote, Dropbox!

By |2019-01-28T22:25:01-08:00Feb 27, 2012|Social Media & Tech|

Blog Incubator Experiment: Be the next big thing in blogging

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There are many health and technology incubators out there, which help to build start-up companies into thriving and profitable organizations.

Why can’t we do this for those who are thinking about starting a blog? In 2009 when I was thinking about starting the blog, I had lots of support and encouragement. I slowly grew my readership by word-of-mouth and things really got going when the folks over at Life in the Fast Lane, Poison Review, EMCrit, and so many more graciously pointed their readers toward my site.

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By |2017-03-05T14:18:34-08:00Jan 7, 2012|Social Media & Tech|

Crowdsourcing all of your burning questions about EM

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Have you noticed that on “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire”, asking the audience as a lifeline almost always results in the right answer (over 90% of the time)?

Dr. David Thorisson (Lund University, Scandinavia) recently approached me with a novel idea of doing the same for Emergency Medicine questions. These questions are currently posted to a public Google Docs document, which allows anyone to post and answer questions.

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By |2016-11-11T18:51:44-08:00Nov 21, 2011|Medical Education, Social Media & Tech|

G-Advising: Using Google Hangout to advise medical students

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Get an advisor.

Don’t try to navigate medical school and residency on your own.

This is key especially during medical school as you try to get through and around the mounds of reading, paperwork, options, and pitfalls. If you are interested in Emergency Medicine (EM) as a career, that means getting one or several great EM advisors. Don’t rely on non-EM faculty to give you any insight into EM. Inevitably, I have found that they give incomplete or slightly skewed perspectives about the pros and cons of EM.

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By |2016-11-11T18:51:55-08:00Oct 26, 2011|Medical Education, Social Media & Tech|