iPhone uses in the Emergency Department

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Occasionally, I get a rare – “Hey congrats on the article!” comment from residents or students. It’s usually in reference to my ACEP News column that comes out every 3 months on Tricks of the Trade. However, I got about 3 shout-outs in the past 2 days. How odd.

Then I saw one of our office staff who was reading EM News. “Hey cool!” she said. Totally confused, I realized that I was quoted on the front page of this week’s publication about iPhone applications in EM. Many months ago, I had done a brief telephone interview with the writer.

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2016-11-11T19:01:35-07:00

Three phases of educational technology in the classroom

I recently encountered a thought-provoking video about how technology is transforming education in the classroom setting. We are slowly experiencing a culture shift in how learners are learning. It follows that this should affect how teachers should be teaching. Briefly, the author lays out the progression of educational technology in 3 phases.

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2016-10-26T17:05:43-07:00

Cool web tip: Getting a "reader" – bringing web content to you

Do you feel like you are routinely checking various websites to follow up on recent journal publications, reading blogs, catching up on the news? What’s new in Annals of EM or Academic EM? What’s on today’s CNN or EducationPR blogs?

I’m a firm believer that technology should make things streamlined and easier, rather than creating more steps and hassles. I recently discovered online RSS readers on the web. If you don’t have one, you should get one.

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2016-11-11T19:01:59-07:00

Blogs – perfect for medical education

I started this blog on life in academic emergency medicine after having read many articles about how a blog (short for “web log”) is the communication and teaching tool of the future. This is an example of Web 2.0 technology.

I found a great slide set by Frank Calberg, an innovator and educator from Switzerland. Step through the following slides to read more about how blogs are great for teaching and are here to stay.

2017-03-05T14:18:36-07:00

Joining the blogging world

I am joining the Web 2.0 world of social networking and am inspired by all the medical blog sites out there. As an Emergency Medicine faculty member at San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, the county affiliate hospital to UCSF, I have gravitated towards a niche in medical education and particularly how it intersects with new technologies.

 

2016-10-26T17:05:45-07:00