Resources for Nurse Educators/ Strategies to Enhance Critical Thinking - page 2

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  1. by   VickyRN
    a research institute in pensacola, fla., is taking concept-mapping software designed in part to preserve scientists' knowledge and is giving it to schools worldwide at no cost, as a tool to help students learn. the move could threaten some vendors that offer similar concept-mapping software for a fee--most notably inspiration software inc., which has based its entire business model on selling a similar type of product.

    institute for human and machine cognition

    cmap tools

    managing, mapping, and manipulating conceptual knowledge

    http://www.ihmc.us/about.php
  2. by   VickyRN
    Through an agreement with the National Archives, Google Inc. has added historic video footage of such events as the Apollo moon landing and Japan's surrender in World War II to its internet search engine. Students, teachers, researchers, and others now can access these digital video clips free of charge through the Google Video search portal.

    The pilot program features 103 films from the audiovisual collections preserved at the Archives. Highlights of the project include:

    • The earliest film preserved in the National Archives holdings, "Carmencita: Spanish Dance," by Thomas Armat, an 1894 film featuring the famous Spanish Gypsy dancer;
    • A representative selection of United States government newsreels from 1941-1945, documenting World War II;
    • A sampling of documentaries produced by NASA on the history of the spaceflight program; and
    • Motion picture films, primarily from the 1930s, that document the history and establishment of a nationwide system of national and state parks--including early footage of modern Native American activities, Boulder Dam, documentation of water and wind erosion, Civilian Conservation Corps workers, and the establishment of the Tennessee Valley Authority. In addition, a 1970 film documents the expansion of recreational programs for inner-city youth across the nation.


    Google said it is exploring the possibility of expanding the project to include more video. The company also said it wants to make the Archives' extensive textual holdings available via the web, too.

    http://video.google.com/nara.html
  3. by   VickyRN
    Get the big picture on video in education with resources provided by Atomic Learning.

    Atomic Learning provides software training using a unique, just-in-time approach. Our library of thousands of short tutorials on dozens of applications are focused on answering the common questions teachers, students and anyone else may have when learning software. We like to call them "atoms of learning" and they are easy to access whenever and where ever you need them. A subscription to Atomic Learning provides you access to all of the tutorials and other valuable educational resources.
    Among software training offered:
    Photoshop Elements: Adding special effects to text; Flash MX 2004: Creating a Flash document; ACTIVStudio 2 Professional: Creating a flipchart & using the Flipchart Toolstrip

    http://www.eschoolnews.com/marc/showme.cfm

    http://www.atomiclearning.com
  4. by   VickyRN
    Center for Teaching Excellence

    COOPERATIVE METHODS: PEER LEARNING AND TEACHING

    "What is the most effective method of teaching?" "Students teaching students". There is a wealth of evidence that peer teaching is extremely effective for a wide range of goals, content and students of different levels and personalities (Johnson & Johnson (1974); Johnson, Maruyama, Johnson, Nelson & Skon, (1981); Dansereau, (1983); Hall (1988); and Johnson, Johnson 8 Smith (1991).

    The superiority of student-led discussions was particularly marked for students below the median in ability, Beach (1960, 1968). Richard H. Hall researched the role of individual differences in the cooperative learning of technical material and found the studying in cooperative dyads proved more effective than studying alone (1988).

    "Pay to be a tutor, not to be tutored". Results of studies done by Armis (1983) show that teaching resulted in better learning than being taught. Bargh and Schul (1980) also showed that there was a big gain in retention being attributable to deeper studying of material when preparing to teach. Which correlates to learning theories of learning and memory: preparing to teach and teaching involved active thought about material, analysis and selection of main ideas, and processing the concepts into one's own thoughts and words.

    Other research showed that cooperative learning was consistently more effective than individual learning and that field independent and highly verbal partners facilitated the learning of field dependent and moderate verbal ability partners, with no adverse consequences to themselves, Dansereau (1983).

    In addition, the National Teaching and Learning Forum (1992) reports that peer group teaching encourages student-student interaction and participation. As a consequence a greater diversity of ideas emerges and students become better acquainted with one another, which in turn, enhances participation in discussion.

    http://www.uncw.edu/cte/deskpress/cl...s/tlc_rsch.htm
  5. by   VickyRN
    what are multiple intelligences?

    according to gardner, linguistic intelligence and logical-mathematical intelligence measured in traditional iq tests are too often the focus of education programs, creating disadvantages for individuals who are influenced by and have heightened sensitivities toward non-lingusitic/numeric phenomena (e.g. visual art, music, face-to-face interactions).

    gardner's theory articulates eight intelligences which exist, in varying degrees, within all learners.

    how to activate multiple intelligences

    seven strategies, including descriptions, tips and related links for activating multiple intelligences.

    more ways to activate multiple intelligences

    excellent article:

    amerson, r. (2006). energizing the nursing lecture: application of the theory of multiple intelligence learning. nursing education perspectives, 27 (4), 194-196.


  6. by   VickyRN
    how to maximize video learning

    video learning shouldn't be passive; use these tips to promote active viewing and maximize learning.
  7. by   VickyRN
    landmark article on the paradigm shift from teacher-centered to learner-centered education.

    from teaching to learning
  8. by   nursinginstructordmy
    Hi, I've been a nursing instructor for 15 years at the LPN level. I love this career. I love leading the students to start to critically think. During lecture I am fortunate to have a projector that I use to post pictures from which I create a "patient" with issues. The students will input there thoughts on assessment and intervention.....My goal to lead them to not only come up with the right answer but to but to come up with the right questions. I try to do this with even the simplest of concepts such as body mechanics....we constantly talk about the "patient" not just the concept.
  9. by   VickyRN
    Quote from nursinginstructordmy
    Hi, I've been a nursing instructor for 15 years at the LPN level. I love this career. I love leading the students to start to critically think. During lecture I am fortunate to have a projector that I use to post pictures from which I create a "patient" with issues. The students will input there thoughts on assessment and intervention.....My goal to lead them to not only come up with the right answer but to but to come up with the right questions. I try to do this with even the simplest of concepts such as body mechanics....we constantly talk about the "patient" not just the concept.
    What a wonderful idea. Thank you so much for sharing and welcome to the Nursing Educators Forum
  10. by   bsm58
    Quote from VickyRN
    So much content... so little time What active teaching/ learning strategies have you found effective in the classroom to encourage critical thinking in our future nurses?
    In psych< I've given the students a stack of cards and asked them to sort according to relationships about neuroleptic meds. They struggle, have to use their books, but are definitely involved in the learning process.
  11. by   nursinginstructordmy
    If you are looking for activities that the student can do try http://freenursetutor.com. There are learning activities that are for the memory facts.....plus lots of scenarios and assessments with charting.
  12. by   fgoff
    i saw this site awhile ago...( it may have already been posted forgive me i new here..) but i've enjoyed using this site for many different students na or rn
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  13. by   VickyRN
    Thank you so much for sharing this, Faith

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