Tips and Tricks for Educators

Stefan Tigges “How to” Powerpoint Podcasts
These resources have been kindly developed and donated by Stefan Tigges MD, Emory University. They will lead you step-by-step through producing animations with Powerpoint™

Educator’s toolkit from ARRS
Including lecture and learning objectives development tips

The MCG Medical Teacher's Handbook
MedEdPORTAL ID#: 450
Resource Type: Faculty Development Materials
Description: Medical school educators typically have extensive knowledge in the area of their professional discipline, but little or no formal training in educational theory or techniques. Their demanding clinical, teaching, and/or research responsibilities leave them little time for improving their own educational skills by attending scheduled courses or workshops. This short handbook was written to provide brief, practical, useful information on teaching, learning, evaluation, and career development for medical school faculty who have interest, but a limited background, in formal educational theory and methodology. The handbook is targeted primarily for those who teach medical students. It should be especially helpful to faculty who are beginning their teaching careers, and those who are assuming more of a research or leadership role in medical education. This handbook is also intended to be a resource on educational theory and principles that they can consult at their leisure. Author Institution: Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine Primary Author: Christopher B. White, MD

Presentation Skills Assessment Tools
MedEdPORTAL ID#: 7930
Resource Type: Faculty Development Materials
Description: These interactive assessment tools take less than five minutes to complete and are designed to measure presentation effectiveness by SELF evaluation or by PEER evaluation. The tools have been assessed with 1,280 speakers across different professions. It has been determined that there are 21 desired skill categories as perceived by two different types of audiences, STUDENT LEARNERS and PROFESSIONAL LEARNERS. Our research findings indicate that students and professionals value the 21 skill categories differently. Each assessment tool summarizes the results (Speaker Index) of all skill categories. Further, it calculates the index according to different types of learners (students, professionals and both). For example a professor may give a lecture in medical school and later give the same lecture as a continuing education to colleagues. These audiences have different needs and the assessment tool will help the presenter in identifying his/her challenges for future improvements. Three evaluation forms are as follows:STANDARD - for lectures, presentations, or seminars, where the presenter is seen and has accompanying slides. SPEECH-ONLY - for lectures or speeches, where the presenter is seen but does not have accompanying slides WEBINAR - for lectures where the presenter cannot be seen, only heard, and has accompanying slides.
Author Institution: New York University College of Dentistry
Primary Author: Leila Jahangiri, BDS, DMD, MMSc

Radiology Jeopardy/Blank Jeopardy Template
MedEdPORTAL ID#: 8209
Resource Type: Desktop Application
Description: This resources contains both a premade hyperlinked Powerpoint version of a "Jeopardy" game suitable for teaching 4th year medical students key radiological findings (based on the AMSER 'Must See' list) and a blank template for educators to make their own versions on any topic. It is used as an interactive means of education to reinforce topics covered during a clerkship or elective. Author Institution: Dartmouth Medical School
Primary Author:
Petra J. Lewis, MB.BS

Creating Radiology Line Art with Photoshop Tools and Filters
MedEdPORTAL ID#: 8296

Resource Type: Tutorial
Description: In this article, we will outline a method to convert radiology images into line-art. Our novel approach primarily utilizes a Stylizing filter and the Levels tool in Photoshop. We will present the steps as a detailed tutorial, complete with sample images, to guide the reader through the process. In addition, we have also included a Screencast (movie) showing all the steps and resulting effects.

Author Institution: University of Washington School of Medicine
Primary Author:
Mahesh Thapa, MD

Utilizing Smart Objects, Smart Filters, and Layers for Nondestructive Radiology Image
MedEdPORTAL ID#: 7995

Resource Type: Tutorial
Description: Photographers and graphic artists have used Photoshop (Adobe Systems, San Jose, CA) extensively to create and enhance their art. Radiologists have also utilized Photoshop and there have been several excellent publications written about radiology image editing. In this article, we introduce a novel method to edit radiology images nondestructively, using new tools such as Smart Objects and Smart Filters available in the latest versions of Photoshop (CS3 and CS4). A tutorial is provided to guide the reader through the process.

Author Institution: University of Washington School of Medicine
Primary Author:
Mahesh Thapa, MD

"Talk or Text": Generational Differences and Their Effect on Graduate Medical Education
MedEdPORTAL ID#: 8172

Resource Type: Exercise
Description: This resource provides materials needed to present an interactive and didactic workshop which outlines generational differences between groups in academic medical departments and discusses strategies to address issues that arise because of them.

Author Institution: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Primary Author:
David G. Metro, Associate Professor

Copyright - Good Habits: Getting a Handle on Copyright
MedEdPORTAL ID#: 4061
Resource Type: Faculty Development Materials
Description: The 'Copyright - Good Habits' module addresses the copyright and fair use issues that are important for all educators to be well-informed as they use copyrighted materials in their courses. This module includes narrative text summarizing copyright law, fair use, teaching exemption, TEACH Act. Situations which require permissions from copyright holders are discussed as are public domain, Creative Commons, and sources of shared materials like MedEdPORTAL. Brief scenarios and quizzes reflecting the real world of copyright and fair use decision making are provided to allow the user to evaluate a copyright situation. Links are provided to appropriate sites helpful in making copyright decisions. This module reflects the current copyright guidelines of University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and is intended for general use. Educators must turn to their institutions for further determinations when appropriate. The module was written by a librarian and has been approved for use at UAMS by the lawyer designated to review copyright questions. Author Institution: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences COM Primary Author: Jan Hart, MLS, EdD