Maximizing Conferences through Twitter

Conferences are necessary. It’s how we network, exchange research ideas, and share advances in emergency medicine. The reality is that we cannot attend every conference out there because of time, money, and schedule conflicts. But thanks to Twitter, it is no longer necessary to be physically present to reap the benefits of a conference.

This post lists information on how to get involved and stay involved with the Twitter conversation and learn from our great conferences without breaking your bank or schedule.

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By |2017-03-05T14:14:47-08:00May 24, 2013|Medical Education, Social Media & Tech|

Need your input! PV cards becoming an app

It’s all about luck, opportunity, and timing.

I will be releasing the blog’s first ever Paucis Verbis (PV) native app this year. After a few years of brainstorming and lots of reader inquiries about an app, we were approached by two different app-building companies in the same week. I’m incredibly humbled to be approached by organizations, who can see the potential of these pocket cards (which started as actual index cards while I was in residency). It is an incredibly exciting time to be in the world of education and social media!

I need your help with step 1.

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By |2017-03-05T14:14:30-08:00Mar 12, 2013|ALiEM Cards, Social Media & Tech|

Video: How to make a screencast video

A reader, Mark, posted a question yesterday in the chat box about screencapture softwares out there. I personally use iShowU to capture such videos as my instructional video on linking your Evernote account (above) to automatically read and download my weekly public Paucis Verbis notebook. Mark also specifically asked about what Dr. Rob Rogers (Univ of Maryland) uses.

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By |2019-01-28T22:26:47-08:00Apr 11, 2012|Social Media & Tech|

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|