I just had a wonderful impromptu session at NISOD 2014 (for those of you wondering, “impromptu” is the correct pronunciation of the graphic on the left). The presenter fell through and the group of us just kind of got together and shared ideas and questions with respect to technology in the classroom. I wanted to […]
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The AED, or Automated External Defibrillator, is an extremely valuable tool that saves many lives every day. It can be used by citizens as well as the Emergency Medical Services professional. Malls, airports, and many businesses have AEDs available for the bystander to use. As an EMT, we do not often witness a patient’s sudden […]
EMT students are certified in CPR at BLS for Healthcare Provider level prior to entering the EMT Program. Many do not know that Heartsaver CPR (Citizen CPR) is different- the layperson is not taught to ventilate the patient via mouth-to-mouth or mouth-to-mask. This video is a fun, perhaps irreverent way to illustrate the difference between […]
This video explains what an anti-hero is and compares it to a hero. The anti-hero is not the villain, but also is radically different from a hero and an idea we are more familiar with today. It does a good job of separating the classical, mythical hero from the hero of today. I will […]
This video condenses Joseph Campbell’s The Hero with a Thousand Faces into to 5 minute video. I will use this as part of an introduction to my Supervillains course offered in the Fall. What Makes a Hero from TEDEd
The nice thing about math is that in general we always know there is going to be one answer, but sometimes we don’t know what that answer is but we’ll know when the answer “just doesn’t look right.”. Take a look at this clip of Abbot & Costello, and see if you can figure out […]
This video post shows just a little bit on how the math that students learn (geometry, trig, graphing) are used in media today such as the building of Disney’s Pixar characters such as Woody from Toy Story and Sulley from Monster’s Inc. Take a look at how math and technology are intertwined.
This colorful graphic depicts the steps in the scientific method: http://www.cooldailyinfographics.com/images/infographics/2014/04/The_Scientific_Method.jpg