A great song about twitter, my latest technology addiction.
I just came across this link on Science Roll http://www.boingboing.net/2007/11/25/anatomical-heart-mad.html
Nathan Sawaya’s 2003 sculpture “Sweet Heart” is an anatomically correct 3D heart made from hundreds of Necco Conversation Hearts. Says the artist, “I’m not a fan of Valentine’s Day. It is a made up holiday and makes more people feel sad than happy. It can make your heart feel vulnerable. Almost edible.” Link (via Neatorama)
This is a great example of how creative students can be.
Medical Students at the University of Maryland class of 2006 have created a series of skits called Real Medical Students of Genius. Here is a sample called “Mr. Always Prepared for Everything Guy” Click twice to play.
To see the whole series go to http://www.youtube.com/user/adamfp01
Cartoons can engage students in learning. Here are some tools for creating cartoons:
Scutmonkey is a cartoonist/medical student who takes stories from medical education and converts them to cartoons.
Here is an easy to use tool for creating content that looks like multi-frame cartoons, Comic Life at http://plasq.com/ In under 30 minutes, I made a simple 5 frame version to explain how to teach a procedure.
Here is a less sophisticated version that makes a single frame cartoon http://www.txt2pic.com/comic-strip/doctor.htm Here is a sample I made.
Drs Adam Kay and Suman Biswas (aka the Amateur Transplants) have performed a series of song parodies about medicine
A funny song about what Anaesthetists do set to the tune “Total eclipse of the heart”. Click twice to activate.
A funny song about history taking
A song about drug names
“There are more honour students in India than there are students in the United States” Click twice to play.
“You dont have to turn your computer on to have fun with it”. This is a video welshdave made in support of Shutdown day 2007. visit www.shutdownday.org for more info.