Can you believe it? Even more questions about my wacky testing scheme are answered in this episode—this time regarding stats demonstrating effectiveness of these strategies. I also talk about gray hair turning brown, naturally, why we do NOT want our ...
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Online Testing Effectiveness Data | Turning My Gray Hair Brown | TAPP 102

 

Can you believe it? Even more questions about my wacky testing scheme are answered in this episode—this time regarding stats demonstrating effectiveness of these strategies. I also talk about gray hair turning brown, naturally, why we do NOT want our students to master A&P concepts, and why we want to become the hippocampus. One of the weirdest episodes yet!

00:00 | Introduction

00:42 | Growing in Kindness

10;02 | Sponsored by AAA

10:52 | We Are the Hippocampus

17:03| Sponsored by HAPI

17:46 | Turn My Gray Hair Brown

22:39 | Sponsored by HAPS

23:18 | Online Testing: Effectiveness Data

50:16 | Staying Connected

 

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If you need statistics to prove it, it isn't true. (anonymous professor)

 

Growing in Kindness

9.5 minutes

Following up on a theme about being sensitive and accurate in our terminology introduced in Episode 101, Kevin discusses wrestling with the term master and its derivatives such as mastery. This is part of his efforts at becoming a kinder, more compassionate, and more empathetic teacher.

Even MORE Test Answers | Normal Body Temperature? | TAPP 101

★ Racist Computer Engineering Words: ‘Master,’ ‘Slave’ and the Fight Over Offensive Terms - The New York Times (article about controversy surrounding potentially offensive terminology) my-ap.us/3laBH3c

★ Let’s dump master-slave terms: they’re vague, horrible, and we’re better off without them (article about the controversy that examines alternatives) my-ap.us/3Bdgk6O

 

Sponsored by AAA

0.5 minutes

A searchable transcript for this episode, as well as the captioned audiogram of this episode, are sponsored by the American Association for Anatomy (AAA) at anatomy.org.

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Captioned audiogram 

Don't forget—HAPS members get a deep discount on AAA membership!

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We Are the Hippocampus

6 minutes

New information about the functions of the hippocampus suggest that it helps us link together memories to form a kind of narrative in our minds. Likewise, the A&P instructor helps students connect together seemingly distant concepts into a coherent narrative. Let's be the hippocampus!

The Storytelling Special | Episode 48

★ Hippocampus Is the Brain’s Storyteller - Neuroscience News (summary of recent discovery) my-ap.us/3uD7MUx

★ The hippocampus constructs narrative memories across distant events: Current Biology (research article about the discovery) my-ap.us/3a80azK

 

Sponsored by HAPI Online Graduate Program

0.5 minute

The Master of Science in Human Anatomy & Physiology Instruction—the MS-HAPI—is a graduate program for A&P teachers, especially for those who already have a graduate/professional degree. A combination of science courses (enough to qualify you to teach at the college level) and courses in contemporary instructional practice, this program helps you be your best in both on-campus and remote teaching. Kevin Patton is a faculty member in this program at Northeast College of Health Sciences. Check it out!

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Turn My Gray Hair Brown

3 minutes

We know all too well that our hairs can turn from their natural color to white, giving the overall appearance of patches of gray hair. We also know that stress can be cause of that transformation. New research shows that in some people, a period of non-stress can allow some white hairs to return to their natural color. What?!

Making Mistakes Teaching Anatomy & Physiology | Episode 63 (includes segment on how stress causes graying of hair)

★ Gray Hair Can Return to Its Original Color--and Stress Is Involved, of Course - Scientific American (feature article summarizing new information on hair gray-reversal) my-ap.us/3l9a9uW

★ Quantitative mapping of human hair greying and reversal in relation to life stress | eLife (research article outlining the discovery) my-ap.us/2YsQUE9

 

Sponsored by HAPS

0.5 minute

The Human Anatomy & Physiology Society (HAPS) is a sponsor of this podcast.  You can help appreciate their support by clicking the link below and checking out the many resources and benefits found there. Watch for virtual town hall meetings and upcoming regional meetings!

Anatomy & Physiology Society

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Online Testing: Effectiveness Data

27 minutes

All kinds of practical tips on using randomized tests, why we (especially) need transparency when using them, making test items, formats, student-generated test items, and more.

Quizzed About Tests | FAQs About Patton Test Strategies | TAPP 99

More Quizzing About Kevin's Wacky Testing Scheme | Book Club | TAPP 100

Even MORE Test Answers | Normal Body Temperature? | TAPP 101

Testing as Teaching (seminar) theAPprofessor.org/testingasteaching 

★ ★ This is an updated & re-recorded version of the invited conference paper Testing as Teaching Co-Medical Anatomy: A Practical View (Anatomical Science International 79 p. 188) presented at the 16th International Conference of the IFAA (Kyoto, Japan) in 2002.

 

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Even MORE Test Answers | Normal Body Temperature? | TAPP 101

 

Have you ever really considered the actual meaning that word "normal" in the context of teaching anatomy and physiology? Is it even meaningful at all? We explore that in the context of human body temperature in Episode 101. And I give some practical tips as we continue our conversation about my open, online, randomized testing scheme.

0:00:00 | Introduction

0:00:47 | What Does Normal Mean?

0:08:32 | Sponsored by AAA

0:10:01 | What is Normal Body Temperature?

0:27:21| Sponsored by HAPI

0:29:13 | In Our Last Episode...

0:32:20 | Sponsored by HAPS

0:33:35 | Practical Tips on Testing

0:52:39 | What About Lab Practicals?

1:01:31 | Staying Connected

 

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Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal. (Albert Camus)

 

What Does "Normal" Mean?

7.5 minutes

What does "normal" mean? In this segment, Kevin asks whether that (very commonly used) term is really all that helpful.

Note: In my narration, I estimated 30% of the text in my Anatomy & Physiology textbook is the word "normal." That was hyperbole. To make a point. That percentage is not accurate. Nor is is it "normal."

brass old-fashioned balance

 

Sponsored by AAA

1.5 minutes

A searchable transcript for this episode, as well as the captioned audiogram of this episode, are sponsored by the American Association for Anatomy (AAA) at anatomy.org.

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Captioned audiogram 

Don't forget—HAPS members get a deep discount on AAA membership!

AAA logo

 

What is Normal Body Temperature?

17 minutes

The "normal" discussion continues by examining ideas about what the average human body temperature is. Hint: it's NOT 37°C. And...wait for it...it's getting lower over time!

★ A Critical Appraisal of 98.6°F, the Upper Limit of the Normal Body Temperature, and Other Legacies of Carl Reinhold August Wunderlich (Mackowiak article in JAMA) my-ap.us/3tQd8eG

★ Decreasing human body temperature in the United States since the Industrial Revolution (article from eLife) my-ap.us/3AltIFI

★ eLife Podcast Episode 63 (segment 4 features an author of the cited eLife article) my-ap.us/3tOQqUc

★ Introduction to A&P (Kevin's student outline that covers body temp issues) lionden.com/ap1out-intro.htm

thermometer used for body temperature

 

Sponsored by HAPI Online Graduate Program

1.5 minute

The Master of Science in Human Anatomy & Physiology Instruction—the MS-HAPI—is a graduate program for A&P teachers, especially for those who already have a graduate/professional degree. A combination of science courses (enough to qualify you to teach at the college level) and courses in contemporary instructional practice, this program helps you be your best in both on-campus and remote teaching. Kevin Patton is a faculty member in this program at Northeast College of Health Sciences. Check it out!

northeastcollege.edu/hapi

Logo of Northeast College of Health Sciences, Human Anatomy & Physiology Instruction

 

In Our Last Episode...

3 minutes

A brief recap of the two previous episodes, which prepares us for some follow-up discussion.

Quizzed About Tests | FAQs About Patton Test Strategies | TAPP 99

More Quizzing About Kevin’s Wacky Testing Scheme | Book Club | TAPP 100
an open blank book with caption: open-book testing, does it work?

 

Sponsored by HAPS

1.5 minute

The Human Anatomy & Physiology Society (HAPS) is a sponsor of this podcast.  You can help appreciate their support by clicking the link below and checking out the many resources and benefits found there. Watch for virtual town hall meetings and upcoming regional meetings!

Anatomy & Physiology Society

theAPprofessor.org/haps

HAPS logo

 

Practical Tips on Testing

19 minutes

All kinds of practical tips on using randomized tests, why we (especially) need transparency when using them, making test items, formats, student-generated test items, and more.

★ Teaching in Higher Ed podcast with Bonni Stachowiak Episode 350 Ungrading with Susan D. Blum (includes a comment by Bonnie regarding adopting radical strategies in disciplines with board exams) my-ap.us/2WY4hLG

Testing as Teaching (online seminar containing info on my use of Respondus test-editing software)

Test Question Templates Help Students Learn | TAPP 70 (episode with Greg Crowther explaining his TQT system)

Weight Stigma! The Difficult Cadaver | Journal Club Episode | TAPP 93 (episode with Krista Rompolski and a discussion of weight bias among health professionals)

Online testing

 

What About Lab Practicals?

8.5 minutes

More on how similar test items can cause issues for students who don't carefully examine each test item. Can open, online, randomized testing be used as a strategy to help students prepare for their lab practicals? Maybe even supplement or replace lab practicals during a pivot (like, um, er, a pandemic)?

pre-dissection

 

 

 

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★ More details at the episode page: theAPprofessor.org/podcast-episode-101.html

★ Transcript available in the transcript box: theAPprofessor.org/podcast-episode-101.html

★ Need help accessing resources locked behind a paywall? Check out this advice from Episode 32 to get what you need! my-ap.us/paywall

Take The A&P Professor experience to the next level!

theAPprofessor.org/community

Earn cash by referring other A&P faculty to this podcast:

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Tools & Resources

★ TAPP Science & Education Updates: theAPprofessor.org/updates

★ Amazon: amzn.to/2r6Qa3J

★ Text Expander: theapprofessor.org/textexpander

★ Rev.com: try.rev.com/Cw2nZ

★ Snagit & Camtasia: techsmith.pxf.io/9MkPW

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Sponsors

★ Transcript and captions for this episode are supported by the American Association for Anatomy | anatomy.org

★ The Human Anatomy & Physiology Society provides marketing support for this podcast | theAPprofessor.org/haps

★ Distribution of this episode is supported by the Northeast College of Health Sciences online graduate program in Human Anatomy & Physiology Instruction (HAPI) | northeast.edu/hapi

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More Quizzing About Kevin's Wacky Testing Scheme | Book Club | TAPP 100

 

After getting some questions after the previous episode, host Kevin Patton continues his discussion of his wacky scheme of open online testing. Not unrelated is a new entry of an old book into The A&P Professor Book Club—it's Ken Bain's classic book What The Best College Teachers Do. And we celebrate the one hundredth episode of this podcast!

0:00:00 | Introduction

0:00:42 | 100th Episode!

0:09:40 | Book Club

0:14:23 | Sponsored by AAA

0:16:07 | But, But, But...

0:29:00| Sponsored by HAPI

0:30:32 | An Open Test for All Seasons

0:58:58 | Sponsored by HAPS

1:00:27 | Test Feedback

1:19:16 | Staying Connected

★ If you cannot see or activate the audio player, go to: theAPprofessor.org/podcast-episode-100.html

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In the real world, the tests are all open book. (Jeff Jarvis)

 

100th Episode

9 minutes

We're celebrating the 100th episode of this podcast. Fighting the good fight against podfading is being won with every new episode. We appreciate your love, support, and help in keeping the fight ours.

★ Besides listening, you can support this podcast by...

★ ★ Sharing episodes (theAPprofessor.org/refer)

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bubbles with caption: 100th episode!

 

Book Club

4.5 minutes

Kevin discusses his long-time favorite book about college teaching, Ken Bain's classic book, What the Best College Teachers Do.

★ Check out The A&P Professor Book Club description theAPprofessor.org/bookclub.html#badge-B040

★ Find more details about this book and how to purchase a copy geni.us/8AoG9QY

★ Already read the book? Claim your credential! form.jotform.com/212247110608142

 

photo of bookshelves and cover of What the Best College Teachers Do by Ken Bain

 

Sponsored by AAA

1.5 minutes

A searchable transcript for this episode, as well as the captioned audiogram of this episode, are sponsored by the American Association for Anatomy (AAA) at anatomy.org.

Searchable transcript

Captioned audiogram 

Don't forget—HAPS members get a deep discount on AAA membership!

AAA logo

 

But, But, But...

13 minutes

Kevin discusses some questions and reactions to topics from the previous episode on his wacky scheme of cumulative, randomized, open, online tests.

Quizzed About Tests | FAQs About Patton Test Strategies | TAPP 99 (the episode upon which this discussion is based)

★ Kevin discusses teaching as an art and faculty as artists, bringing up the abstract paintings of Brian Smith briandavidsmith.com/about.html

The Case for Transparency | Episode 51 (more about the transparency discussed in this segment)

Taking Bold Steps in Teaching | Notetaking | Science Updates | TAPP 90 (includes strategies for getting colleagues and supervisors on board when trying something wacky, er, bold)

Pandemic Teaching (Kevin's book and other resources that discuss many of the topics discussed here)

Now available in paperback! Best seller. cover of Pandemic Teaching: A Survival Guide for College Faculty

 

Sponsored by HAPI Online Graduate Program

1.5 minute

The Master of Science in Human Anatomy & Physiology Instruction—the MS-HAPI—is a graduate program for A&P teachers, especially for those who already have a graduate/professional degree. A combination of science courses (enough to qualify you to teach at the college level) and courses in contemporary instructional practice, this program helps you be your best in both on-campus and remote teaching. Kevin Patton is a faculty member in this program at Northeast College of Health Sciences. Check it out!

nycc.edu/hapi

Logo of Northeast College of Health Sciences, Human Anatomy & Physiology Instruction

 

An Open Book for All Seasons

28.5 minutes

Are open-book tests appropriate for all kinds of courses? What about graduate vs. undergraduate? What about graduate programs in health professions? What about courses that prepare students for board exams or licensing exams? Not unrelated to these issues are issues of test integrity. Lots to discuss here!

Micro-Credentials & Gamification in the A&P Course | Brown & Black Skin | Refresher Tests | TAPP 87 (discusses the "Test Zero" refresher test)

Teaching in Higher Ed podcast with Bonni Stachowiak Episode 350 Ungrading with Susan D. Blum (includes a comment by Bonnie regarding adopting radical strategies in disciplines with board exams) my-ap.us/2WY4hLG

★ Using the calculator at my-ap.us/2Vj1PyH the number of possible versions of a test with 30 items, each with a 5-question pool of 5-choice multiple-choice items is 105,775,006,930,246,814,341,036,073,590,891,431,129,862,778,778,247,166,740,330,846,420,091,063,500,800,000,000

Promoting Academic Integrity in Our Course | Episode 25

The Cheater! Academic Integrity in Remote Learning | TAPP 81 
an open blank book with caption: open-book testing, does it work?

 

Sponsored by HAPS

1.5 minute

The Human Anatomy & Physiology Society (HAPS) is a sponsor of this podcast.  You can help appreciate their support by clicking the link below and checking out the many resources and benefits found there. Watch for virtual town hall meetings and upcoming regional meetings!

Anatomy & Physiology Society

theAPprofessor.org/haps

HAPS logo

 

Test Feedback

8.5 minutes

In this segment, Kevin discusses how open, online tests can be added to a scheme of closed exams.  He continues with some ideas and strategies for giving students feedback on their online tests. And we circle back to transparency and how it needs to be done in multiple rounds.

Test Debriefing Boosts Student Learning | Episode 11

★ Test Item Analysis (walks students through the process of analyzing their scored tests to find patterns that can be fixed for subsequent tests; includes form that a student can use; you can link to this in your course) lionden.com/testreview.htm

★ Test Item Challenge (explains to students how to challenge a tests item) lionden.com/testchallenge.htm

practice test

 

If the hyperlinks here are not active, go to TAPPradio.org to find the episode page.

★ More details at the episode page: theAPprofessor.org/podcast-episode-100.html

★ Transcript available in the transcript box: theAPprofessor.org/podcast-episode-100.html

★ Need help accessing resources locked behind a paywall? Check out this advice from Episode 32 to get what you need! my-ap.us/paywall

Take The A&P Professor experience to the next level!

theAPprofessor.org/community

Earn cash by referring other A&P faculty to this podcast:

theAPprofessor.org/refer

Tools & Resources

★ TAPP Science & Education Updates: theAPprofessor.org/updates

★ Amazon: amzn.to/2r6Qa3J

★ Text Expander: theapprofessor.org/textexpander

★ Rev.com: try.rev.com/Cw2nZ

★ Snagit & Camtasia: techsmith.pxf.io/9MkPW

★ Krisp Free Noise-Cancelling App: theAPprofessor.org/krisp

★ JotForm (build forms for free): theAPprofessor.org/jotform

★ The A&P Professor Logo Items: https://www.teepublic.com/stores/the-a-p-professor

Sponsors

★ Transcript and captions for this episode are supported by the American Association for Anatomy | anatomy.org

★ The Human Anatomy & Physiology Society provides marketing support for this podcast | theAPprofessor.org/haps

★ Distribution of this episode is supported by the Northeast College of Health Sciences online graduate program in Human Anatomy & Physiology Instruction (HAPI) | northeast.edu/hapi

Clicking on sponsor links helps let them know you appreciate their support of this podcast!

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The A&P Professor® and Lion Den® are registered trademarks of Lion Den Inc. (Kevin Patton)

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. I may be compensated for links to sponsors and certain other links.


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Quizzed About Tests | FAQs About Patton Test Strategies | TAPP 99

 

In this episode, I answer a bunch of questions from Jerry Anzalone about the whacky strategies I have for testing in the A&P course. I discuss open online tests with multiple attempts, cumulative testing, pre-tests, test integrity, and much more. A virtual roundup of oddities!

0:00:00 | Introduction

0:00:54 | Quizzed About Tests

0:05:45 | Retaking Tests

0:29:37 | More on Retaking Tests

0:36:33 | Sponsored by AAA

0:38:27 | High Stakes and Low Stakes

0:46:06 | Sponsored by HAPI

0:47:30 | Open Book Tests

0:56:24 | Sponsored by HAPS

0:57:25 | Academic Integrity

1:06:17 | Final Thoughts

1:11:27 | Staying Connected

 

★ If you cannot see or activate the audio player, go to: theAPprofessor.org/podcast-episode-99.html

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❓ Please take the anonymous survey: theAPprofessor.org/survey

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I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference. (Robert Frost)

 

Quizzed About Tests

5 minutes

Kevin's friend Jerry Anzalone calls in to the podcast hotline with questions about Kevin's somewhat unusual methods of online testing in the A&P course.

★ Have some follow-up questions? A completely different question? Some answers of your own?

★ Call the podcast hotline: 1.833.546.6336

old-style phone with caption: podcast hotline 833.546.6336

 

Retaking Tests

24 minutes

Kevin summarizes the core ideas behind his online testing strategy: retrieval practice, spacing, interleaving, randomized question sets/pools, and more, in response to Jerry Anzalone's question...
You mentioned that you give your students the opportunity to retake the assessments as many times as necessary until they can answer the questions correctly. How exactly does that work in your courses?

Spaced Retrieval Practice | Episode 1

Revisiting Retrieval Practice | Episode 68

Taking Bold Steps in Teaching | Notetaking | Science Updates | TAPP 90

Teaching For Long Term Learning | Episode 7

Testing as Teaching

 

soccer ball with caption: what does athletic practice have to do with retaking tests?

 

More On Retaking Tests

7 minutes

The discussion continues by moving on to the topics of pre-tests and cumulative testing.

Pre-Testing for a Powerful Learning Boost | Episode 3

Cumulative Testing Makes Learning Last | Episode 4

Long Term Learning | Five Strategies for Teaching A&P

increasingly high stacks of coins with caption: cumulative testing build proficiency

Sponsored by AAA

2 minutes

A searchable transcript for this episode, as well as the captioned audiogram of this episode, are sponsored by the American Association for Anatomy (AAA) at anatomy.org.

Searchable transcript

Captioned audiogram 

Don't forget—HAPS members get a deep discount on AAA membership!

AAA logo

 

High Stakes and Low Stakes

7.5 minutes

Kevin answers Jerry's next couple of questions...
Do unlimited retakes apply only to formative assessments such as low stakes quizzes?
How much of the overall course grade do these unlimited test opportunities make up?

Taking Bold Steps in Teaching | Notetaking | Science Updates | TAPP 90

grilled steaks with caption: high-stakes, low stakes testing

 

Sponsored by HAPI Online Graduate Program

1.5 minute

The Master of Science in Human Anatomy & Physiology Instruction—the MS-HAPI—is a graduate program for A&P teachers, especially for those who already have a graduate/professional degree. A combination of science courses (enough to qualify you to teach at the college level) and courses in contemporary instructional practice, this program helps you be your best in both on-campus and remote teaching. Kevin Patton is a faculty member in this program at Northeast College of Health Sciences. Check it out!

nycc.edu/hapi

Logo of Northeast College of Health Sciences, Human Anatomy & Physiology Instruction

 

Open Book Tests

9 minutes

Kevin talks hows and whys in response to this question from Jerry:
You also mentioned open-book or open-resource tests. How do you use open-book tests as assessments in your courses. For example, do your courses include one or more mid-term exams, multiple unit or module or chapter tests, frequent quizzes, and which of these, if any, are open book?an open blank book with caption: open-book testing, does it work?

 

Sponsored by HAPS

1 minute

The Human Anatomy & Physiology Society (HAPS) is a sponsor of this podcast.  You can help appreciate their support by clicking the link below and checking out the many resources and benefits found there. Watch for virtual town hall meetings and upcoming regional meetings!

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Academic Integrity

8.5 minutes

Kevin answers Jerry's final question:
Finally, how do you try to maintain standards of academic integrity with repeat test opportunities and open book tests?

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Promoting Academic Integrity in Our Course | Episode 25

The Cheater! Academic Integrity in Remote Learning | TAPP 81

Taking Bold Steps in Teaching | Notetaking | Science Updates | TAPP 90

heavy chain with caption: online test security, academic integrity

 

Final Thoughts

5 minutes

These strategies are not the only way to do things, but may be interesting if they spark ideas among listeners.

 

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Star Power Helps Students Identify Learning Goals | TAPP 98

 

Students often ignore published learning objectives, but we often use subtle clues to help them understand what they need to know. In this episode, Kevin Patton discusses how to be less subtle about that, while also teaching our students how to spot important clues. That elephant in the room? It's the textbook. Cilia are amazing and vital. In COVID-19, we see how cilia damage can kill us. Did you know that cells make soap? Listen and learn why.

  • 00:00 | Introduction
  • 00:54 | The Appearing Elephant Trick
  • 06:05 | Sponsored by AAA
  • 07:26 | COVID-19 and Cilia Damage
  • 10:54 | Soapy Cell Defense
  • 15:04 | Sponsored by HAPI
  • 16:35 | The Star Story
  • 29:59 | Sponsored by HAPS
  • 31:05 | Helping Students Identify Learning Goals
  • 40:43 | Staying Connected

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As I stared at the stars, I realized that there were always this many of them. It was only when the other lights were removed that I could see what had been there all along. (Morgan Matson)

 

The Appearing Elephant Trick

5 minutes

What does the Appearing Elephant illusion have to do with teaching and learning anatomy & physiology? That mystery is revealed in this segment—in more ways than one!

Do A&P Textbooks Have Too Much Content? | TAPP 94

Six More Textbook Tricks | TAPP 97

★ HOW TO MAKE AN ELEPHANT APPEAR! (video showing how to make an elephant appear in the middle of a parking lot—seriously) youtu.be/2-WHR8muZk0

image of elephant with caption: textbook, the elephantin the room

 

Sponsored by AAA

1.5 minute

A searchable transcript for this episode, as well as the captioned audiogram of this episode, are sponsored by the American Association for Anatomy (AAA) at anatomy.org.

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COVID-19 and Cilia Damage

3.5 minutes

We know that the SARS-CoV-2 virus potentially wreaks all kinds of havoc in the infected human body. Here's one viral effect that may help students better understand the vital role of cilia.

★ SARS-CoV-2 infection induces the dedifferentiation of multiciliated cells and impairs mucociliary clearance (journal article in Nature Communications; has some cool images you have permission to use in your course; also two AWESOME videos demonstrating movement of mucus blanket by cilia) my-ap.us/3jaVeyv

★ The coronavirus cuts cells’ hairlike cilia, which may help it invade the lungs | Trimming the structures prevents mucus from moving the invaders out toward the throat (summary of the discover in Science News) my-ap.us/3zG9B4j

★ Lung cell images show how intense a coronavirus infection can be | Microscopic views reveal virus particles coating the hairlike cilia of an airway cell (a related article in Science News)my-ap.us/3BLlQON

★ Cilia image adapted from my-ap.us/3ryRCtD

micrograph of cilia with caption: what happens when a virus damages lung cilia?

 

Soapy Cell Defense

4 minutes

When we think of immune defense, we often first think of professional immune cells like macrophages and lymphocytes. But each cell has it's own defenses, too—for example, interferon. But did you know that soap is another of those cell defenses? Listen and find out how that works.

★ APOL3 (apolipoprotein L3 details; for the biochem enthusiasts) my-ap.us/3fn1kug

★ A human apolipoprotein L with detergent-like activity kills intracellular pathogens (journal article from Science) my-ap.us/3BNy21C

★ Human cells make a soaplike substance that busts up bacteria | A surprising cellular defensive strategy could inspire new antibiotics (summary of the discovery from Science News) my-ap.us/3zJvNdW

image of bars of soap with caption: our cells make soap? but, um, why?

 

Sponsored by HAPI Online Graduate Program

1.5 minute

The Master of Science in Human Anatomy & Physiology Instruction—the MS-HAPI—is a graduate program for A&P teachers, especially for those who already have a graduate/professional degree. A combination of science courses (enough to qualify you to teach at the college level) and courses in contemporary instructional practice, this program helps you be your best in both on-campus and remote teaching. Kevin Patton is a faculty member in this program at Northeast College of Health Sciences. Check it out!

nycc.edu/hapi

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The Star Story

13.5 minutes

Kevin goes back in time to tell a story of his freshman year at the university, when an incident in a chemistry class altered his life forever. Yes, that's when he became a superhero. Just checking to see if anybody actually reads these notes that I spend so much time on. No time travel, but indeed story of a freshman chem course and a teaching and learning method that Kevin still uses.

The Storytelling Special | Episode 48

image of stars with caption

 

Sponsored by HAPS

1 minute

The Human Anatomy & Physiology Society (HAPS) is a sponsor of this podcast.  You can help appreciate their support by clicking the link below and checking out the many resources and benefits found there. Watch for virtual town hall meetings and upcoming regional meetings!

Anatomy & Physiology Society

theAPprofessor.org/haps

HAPS logo

 

Helping Students Identify Learning Goals

9.5 minutes

In this segment we learn why Kevin told us that weird story about chemistry, Dr. Malone, and stars. It turns out, there's a strategy for teaching, learning, and notetaking that we and our students can use.

★ Star Power (and other stories written for A&P students; feel free to link to them in your course so your students can use them) my-ap.us/StudentStar

image of stars and caption: helping students identify learning goals

 

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★ More details at the episode page: theAPprofessor.org/podcast-episode-98.html

★ Transcript available in the transcript box: theAPprofessor.org/podcast-episode-98.html

★ Need help accessing resources locked behind a paywall? Check out this advice from Episode 32 to get what you need!
my-ap.us/paywall
 
Take The A&P Professor experience to the next level! 

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Tools & Resources

★ TAPP Science & Education Updates: theAPprofessor.org/updates

★ Amazon: amzn.to/2r6Qa3J

★ Text Expander: theapprofessor.org/textexpander

★ Rev.com: try.rev.com/Cw2nZ

★ Snagit & Camtasia: techsmith.pxf.io/9MkPW

★ Krisp Free Noise-Cancelling App: theAPprofessor.org/krisp

★ JotForm (build forms for free): theAPprofessor.org/jotform

★ The A&P Professor Logo Items: https://www.teepublic.com/stores/the-a-p-professor
 
Sponsors

★ Transcript and captions for this episode are supported by the American Association for Anatomy | anatomy.org

★ The Human Anatomy & Physiology Society provides marketing support for this podcast | theAPprofessor.org/haps

★ Distribution of this episode is supported by the Northeast College of Health Sciences online graduate program in Human Anatomy & Physiology Instruction (HAPI) | nycc.edu/hapi

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